Caught in the Middle

Life in the midst of divorce and confusing custody arrangements
Lorelai Finoch, Staff Reporter December 21, 2021

In 2010, when my brother wasn’t even three, and I was five, my parents’ divorce was finalized. My mom, my brother and I moved in with our grandparents and I started seeing my dad during the days...

Poli Sigh is an editorial column written by Hannah Bernard that will feature in each issue as well as on FHCToday.com

Seeing Red

Dem trouble leads to GOP victories
Hannah Bernard, Multimedia Editor December 14, 2021

Although no major elections took place in Missouri this election day, results nationwide will continue to affect Missourians. The most closely watched elections this year were the gubernatorial races in...

The novels, The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett and Born a Crime by Trevor Noah, are pictured. These novels are just two examples of what students will read in the new Black literature course at FHC. The course is aimed at promoting diversity and allowing students to learn about the Black communitys influence in American society. However, this course has remained at the center of controversy in the community since its introduction.

There’s Nothing Wrong with Diversity

The reality of critical race theory's relation to the new Black history and literature courses
Faith Beckmann, Newspaper Editor November 19, 2021

It was the evening of July 15. Inside Westwood Trail Academy, dozens of angry parents filed into a room set-up to house the Francis Howell School District’s monthly Board of Education meeting. Some were...

Steven Finoch lies in his hospital bed at Saint Joseph, waiting to be transferred to Missouri Baptist for surgery.

The Complications of Operations

The difficulties of witnessing your family members recover
Lorelai Finoch, Staff Reporter November 11, 2021

I had just started up a Netflix comedy special on my TV when my mom walked into the room, my step-mom, Ravyn, on speaker phone. She sat herself down on my bed and waited for Ravyn to begin. She took in...

Reporter Clara Kilen as an infant being held by her mother, Julie Kilen, in 2004.

The Value of a Stay-At-Home Mom

Clara Kilen, Staff Reporter November 11, 2021

“A couple of weeks ago, I crashed my car … I almost started crying right away,” said Avery Ott. “The first thing that popped into my head was, oh, I should call my mom.”   Avery Ott,...

The vibrant colors of social media. Since theyre creation these platforms have used visual effects in order to captivate audiences.

A Virtual World

How social media is changing the way we perceive others
Reilly Scobey, Staff Reporter November 9, 2021

I despise social media. I remember when I first got it, I had been so excited to finally join my peers online. My excitement didn’t stay for long as it was not exactly as I expected. It was not as enjoyable...

Harry Styles performs in Las Vegas, Nevada. The first show of his tour.

Harry’s Styles

Reviewing Harry Styles: Love on Tour outfits.
Hannah Bernard, Multimedia Editor November 8, 2021

40 shows. 32 cities. 2 albums. One man. After being postponed for over a year, Harry Styles: Love on Tour has been sweeping the nation. If you’re anything like me, you’re a huge fan of Harry Styles....

The Complications of Crohns and Celiac

The Complications of Crohn’s and Celiac

The sudden onset of sickness is something I was never prepared for
Lauren Rohde, Staff Reporter November 5, 2021

Nobody ever imagines that if anyone was to get sick, that it would be them. Plenty of people would think of the elderly woman that lives down the street, or the father of a friend -- but the thought that...

Frost covers the grassy ground in a St. Peters neighborhood. With the recent drop into freezing temperatures, this is becoming a much more common sight for students when they wake up in the morning, signaling the arrival of the winter season.

A Change In Plans

How virtual learning as a replacement for snow days is ineffective
Rachel Vrazel, Web Editor November 4, 2021

With the recent drop into freezing temperatures begins a new chapter in the school year: the chapter of hoping, wishing and praying for the snow days that the changing of the seasons has finally made a...

Examples of worksheets lay scattered with various words and phrases highlighted among each of them. These are all examples of worksheets given to speech therapy students to help them correct improper pronounciations.

Say It Again

The unspoken contradictory experience of being a gifted kid in speech therapy
Faith Beckmann, Newspaper Editor November 1, 2021

Speaking is the most common way of communicating between fellow members of the human race. It is a skill that the majority of people are taught as infants and further develop throughout the rest of their...

Questioning Reality: With many still masking, it can be hard to tell if life is truly back to normal. This year poses more questions than it answers.

A New Chapter

The new school year has many wondering if life will ever be the same
Hannah Bernard, Multimedia Editor October 23, 2021

Returning to normal means something different for every one of us. For some, normal means painting your face, putting on a special outfit, and cramming yourself into the student section. For others, normal...

Woodward and Bernstein, played by Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman, pose for a movie poster. Throughout the film, the dynamic duo shows their immense dedication and tenacity.

All the Journalists’ Inspiration

The film that motivates me to be a better journalist
Kayla Reyes, Print Co-Editor-in-Chief June 4, 2021

In my sophomore year, my Newspaper advisor, Mr. Schott, announced that my Journalism class would be watching “All the President’s Men,” a film about two reporters who broke the story of the...

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