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A senior student leaves school early, pulling out of the parking lot due to their shortened schedule.

Senior Schedule Shift

Seniors explain their reasoning behind shortening their schedules and how it helps
Faith Jacoby, Staff Reporter March 29, 2021

The 2020-2021 school year so far has undoubtedly been… different. The sea of masks is one thing, but the lack of seniors staying throughout the whole day is something different in itself. This year,...

A window opens up to a number of texts and individuals the new Black Lit class will discuss. Being exposed to the works of different cultures widens ones views of not only the world of literature but the world we live in.

A Window into Inclusivity

New Black History, Black Literature courses aim to create inclusivity
Tea Perez, Web Editor-in-Chief March 29, 2021

Starting in the 2021-2022 school year, a Black Literature and Black history course will be available for students to take. The Black literature course’s curriculum will be written by Dr. Ashley Eiswirth,...

Joe Weidig waiting patiently.

Rock The House

Aniya Sparrow, Staff Photographer March 18, 2021

The Spotlight Players have started rehearsals for their upcoming production of Schoolhouse Rock Live, a musical full of singing, dancing, and a lot of learning. Due to COVID-19, there wasn’t originally...

Junior Jack Schriber sits at his computer ready to debate. Photo courtesy of Jack Schriber.

Debate is Headed to State

The debate team has advanced to state for the first time in school history
Tea Perez, Web Editor-in-Chief March 11, 2021

On March 6 the Speech and Debate team competed in their district tournament. This was the second year that the team has participated in debate. Junior Jack Schriber and senior Jackson Ford placed second...

Mrs. Schellert teaching her online class.

Perfect Portraits

Our staff takes an unbelievable amount of photos, in class and on our own time. As a class we've done a lot of work with portraits this year, a portrait is taken to represent a persons personality or tell a story through the use of effective lighting, backdrops and poses. Our class got to work on this really captivating portrait project that consists of photos of virtual teachers. It was really compelling to try to capture what it's like teaching in pandemic. In class we've also done a good amount of themed photos including pictures that represent the color orange, pictures that represent the word "spiffy", we even did an adjective generator so that each photographer had a different theme for a shoot. This gallery is composed of some of our favorites, enjoy.
Keaton (Kiki) Frye, Social Media Editor February 25, 2021

Sophie Delaney hugs Coach Leak tightly.

Varsity Girls Basketball Senior Night

Aniya Sparrow , Staff Photographer February 24, 2021

After their game on Friday Feb. 12, the varsity girls basketball team celebrated their annual senior night The girls walked down the court next to their families with bright eyes and smiles as they accepted...

Mikayla Jacobs and Hannah Rodriguez looking at Mrs. Baird for direction.

Hitting the High Note

Chloe Schwab February 22, 2021

Possible budget cuts occurring in the state may affect the fine arts programs at Francis Howell Central, such as the choir program. Many students use choir as an outlet to their normal school routine,like...

Alex Vogel and his supporters.

Wrestling Senior Night

Aniya Sparrow , Staff Photographer February 12, 2021

On Tuesday Feb.2, the Spartan Wrestling team celebrated their annual senior night before the match against Fort Zumwalt South. With so much excitement surrounding our seniors, the game was sure to be full...

Art After Hours

Art After Hours

Paige Fann and Hannah Bernard February 5, 2021

National Art Honor Society, is a club that focuses on giving an outlet to students who want to express themselves through art. NAHS allows students to spend additional time outside of art classes perfecting...

A teacher's desk sits empty. Schools will soon face the loss of faculty members due to new budget cuts.

New Budget Cuts Will Result in Faculty Reductions

COVID-19's impact on an already tight budget will soon cause faculty numbers to decrease across the district
Tea Perez, Web Editor-in-Chief February 1, 2021

The future for many FHSD faculty members remains uncertain as new budget cuts will result in the reduction of staffing across all schools. For the past 10 years, the district has been dealing with issues...

Additional Games: This is the Round 1 Complete screen from the Esport teams recent Overwatch semifinals  play. They won the semifinals and hope to broaden their winning streaks with more games.

Engage in Esports

Ruthann Kimbrel, Staff Reporter January 14, 2021

The FHC E-Sports team is currently recruiting for two more of their competitive games, Super Mario Bros. and League of Legends. Senior Tyler Belina is ecstatic for this year's recruiting. “We recruit...

Very Important Persons: The FHC E-Sports team competed in state semifinals Jan. 12th. They will be moving into finals being held on Jan. 14.

Plugging in to Championships

The FHC E-Sports team will be participating in Overwatch Championships on Jan. 14
Ruthann Kimbrel, Staff Reporter January 13, 2021

The FHC Esports Club has officially entered their Championship Week! Last night, Jan. 12, the club faced off in the semifinals and proved victorious as they compete in the finals on Jan 14. Club sponsor...

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