National Suicide Awareness Week 2021

Learning the facts, raising awareness, and breaking the stigma surrounding suicide.
Lorelai Finoch, Staff Reporter September 9, 2021

Senior, Bobby Soderstrom sings in the stands.

Kicking the Season Off

Keaton Frye, Photo EIC September 3, 2021

On Friday Aug. 28 the Spartans varsity football squad walked onto Fort Zumwalt East's turf, unsure but hopeful for what the new season would bring. The away stands were jam-packed with high schoolers dressed...

A Fulfilled PROMise

Parents and student leaders organize unofficial prom
Maddy Mabray, Staff Reporter June 1, 2021

Prom is often viewed as the hallmark of high school, a night filled with laughter and memories, a chance to get dressed up and go out with friends, but with the changes brought on by COVID-19, long-awaited...

Vax Fax

Vax Fax

Everything you need to make an educated decision
Natalie Walsh and Anna Baranowski May 27, 2021

On April 9, the state of Missouri opened up vaccinations against COVID-19 to anyone over the age of 16, meaning older students at FHC are now able to receive their shots. Many have already taken the opportunity...

Peter Shea and Nick Marino tap sticks in the middle of their performance.

Virtual Spring Pep Assembly

Keaton (Kiki) Frye, Social Media Editor May 7, 2021

On Wed. April 28, Francis Howell Central celebrated athletes and activities with a virtual Pep Assembly. It took place during seminar, and all the teachers projected it onto smart boards for students to...

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Simply Living by Living Simply

The importance of switching to a zero-waste lifestyle to protect our planet
Faith Beckmann, Staff Reporter April 28, 2021

Rising tides. Forest fires. Extreme heat. All of these have sadly become such regular occurrences in our world today that we think little of them. However, they are prime examples of a real problem plaguing...

The Prom-lem

The Prom-lem

Widespread disappointment throughout the school due to the second cancellation of prom
Sydney Tran, Staff Reporter April 27, 2021

Like many students in the FHC community, junior class treasurer Sarah Percy was distraught with the outcome of this year's fight for prom.  “When the news came out that prom wasn’t happening,I...

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

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