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Seniors Everett Scott and Faith Green pose together. They have been dating for over a year and have built a tight knit relationship with each other.

Learning to Love

Abby Myers, Staff Reporter February 16, 2024

Seniors Everett Scott and Faith Green hold hands and scream as they zip down the hill of a roller coaster at Six Flags. They've been dating for a year and two months since meeting through marching band....

Junior Edward Wilson playing the role of Dungeon Master in the groups current D&D Campaign: Its A Small World. The club met after school on Feb 14, 2024 in Mr Barths classroom, room 141.

Roll for Initiative

Ian Rashleigh, Staff Reporter February 15, 2024

Rising from the depths of mystery, a group intent on having fun through the fantasy roleplaying game known by many as “Dungeons and Dragons,” or D&D for short.  The Games Club offers an immersive...

A person surrounded by negative words that people with different body types will hear throughout their lives. When one comments on anothers body, its deeply damaging to their psyche, which can cause many averse effects to them.

Everybody, Nobody

Birdie Brereton, Print Assignments Editor February 9, 2024

During the course of your life, your body goes through a multitude of changes, some of which are more welcome than others. There is no other time that is so vulnerable than your teenage years, which is...

Activities Director Scott Harris smiles at the student sections, showing his passion for FHC during a pep rally.

Activities Director Scott Harris retiring after this year

Colin Nichols, Web Editor-in-Chief February 5, 2024

Whether you knew Activities Director Scott Harris by a friendly smile and “Nice to see you,” or if you had a more personal relationship with him like quarterback and senior Tristan Graham, who became...

Rebecca Totra holds a sign to protest the boards decision to rescind approval for Black Literature and Black History class standards. Many parents, students, and teachers protested the decision at the board meeting.

Board Vice President, Teachers Share Opinions on Board Decision

Hannah Halterman, Staff Reporter February 5, 2024

The FHSD Board of Education made a decision on Dec. 21, 2023 that sparked both outrage and support across the district. While some organized protests against the decision, others wrote appreciative emails...

Sam Dobbins poses fora media day photo. Dobbins has been playing lacrosse since their freshman year. They were very supported when they came out as non-binary. A lot of people take the time to get to know me and make the simple change, Dobbins said.

Coming Out on the Court

Emme Bernard, Print Editor-in-Chief February 2, 2024

During lacrosse practice, senior Sam Dobbins walked up to their head coach. They anxiously thought about the conversation at hand. They were going to tell them what pronouns they go by. “Okay sounds...

Mrs. Michelle McCune describes information regarding the Fine Arts Festival that NAHS organizes and participates in.

Drawing in New Faces

Meghan Baumann and Katherine Albertson February 2, 2024

The National Art Honors Society club (NAHS), sponsored by Mrs. Michelle McCune, attempts to make a warm and welcoming environment for all of its members, even those who are not gifted at art. Junior...

Mrs. LaMartina receives flowers from Ms. Fay along with her Teacher of the Year award. The group was laughing and smiling along with Mrs. LaMartina.

FHC’s 2023 Staff of the Year

Abby Myers, Staff Reporter January 26, 2024

 Mrs. Tonishia LaMartina was announced as FHC’s Teacher of the Year on Wed, Jan. 24th. Mrs. LaMartina has worked here as a Librarian for 15 years, and is known for teaching and planning programs...

A student stands next to a sign that protests the board decision during the Board of Education meeting. The decision was highly controversial and caused many people to rally against the decision.

A Student’s View on Recent Board of Education Decisions

Birdie Brereton and Colin Nichols January 26, 2024

Francis Howell School District has been the subject of media attention as many students, families, and teachers have been pushing back against the original verdict and rallying together to attempt to reinstate...

FHC student Avontae Norman holds a microphone with a gloomy look after speaking while watching the collective student body stand in support of the speaker and in protest against the Boards decision.

Students lead walkouts across District in protest

Colin Nichols and Ian Rashleigh January 18, 2024

A walkout led by students took place on Thursday, Jan. 18 where students gathered to protest the FHSD Board of Education’s most recent decision to offer the Black History and Literature classes...

Stringing Together Connections

Meghan Baumann and Lana Mueller January 5, 2024

On Tuesday, December 12, NAHS and the Art Club hosted an after-school friendship bracelet making session to introduce the Saeger middle schoolers to the art aspects of Francis Howell Central. This...

One of the prizes Mrs McCune got sits on the board.

Tis the Season at FHC

Amelia Raziq, Staff Photographer January 4, 2024

  On Mon. Dec. 18, the NAHS had their Christmas party where there was food, drinks, and lots of fun contest. One of the fun things they did was they had a gingerbread house contest they went...

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