H1N1: (over?)reaction

Megan Berberich

September 8, 2009

Everyone knows about H1N1. It's more commonly referred to as Swine Flu, but this virus is on the mind's of everyone this fall. The Francis Howell School District has taken some major steps to avoiding the flu. Precautionary tales of this new flu strain are popping up everywhere. On the district website one ca...

Common EOC myths debunked

Brittany Kinealy

September 8, 2009

The End of Course Exam: for one week each year, students adjust their schedules to accommodate this test. Though not every student is required to take it, it's fair to say that in one way or another it affects everyone. The EOC though can actually be beneficial. Colleges don't exactly review the score...

Reforming health care

Brendan Kinnison

September 3, 2009

We can all imagine it: the stress of an accident, maybe it's a car crash you were lucky to survive, but now you owe thousands of dollars for a problem that you did not even cause. No one wants to be put in that situation, and that is the argument that many people access in defense of the heath care...

Search engines shutdown

Alaina Babb

September 3, 2009

As the 2009-2010 school year commences, teachers have started handing out various projects that require internet research. However, some students may come across a small problem. All search engines except bing.com and google.com have been blocked. According to the Francis Howell District Internet ...

Missouri law bans texting while driving

George Yu

September 1, 2009

As of August 28, a Missouri law banning texting while driving is effective. Specifically, drivers under the age of 21 cannot text unless they are reporting illegal activities or emergencies. Those caught will be fined $200 and receive 2 points on their driving record. 38 other states have enacted s...

Websites help teens find jobs

Alli Keisker

September 1, 2009

Teens are faced with nearly the same difficulty in finding jobs as adults these days. The endless hours students waste on job searching itself could be its own job.  Plus the wasting of gas money, just to be turned down time after time, isn't any more encouragement to keep trying. Little do they kn...

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