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Junior Noah Gunnar positions his headphones on his ears. Music acts as a calming stress reliever.

Battling Beats

Ava Schriber, Staff Reporter February 15, 2024

As our world constantly develops and advances in technology, we are always craving more out of the platforms we invest in. People are always questioning if the brands they put their money in are effectively...

Stan Lee and many of the characters he created in his comics stand together, loved for their personalities and development. But now characters no longer have the same appeal as they once did. Illustration by Marvel studios.

Missing: Stan Lee

Asher Wilson, Staff Reporter February 13, 2024

Marvel has been a big part of most high schoolers’ lives as some of the best Marvel movies came out while they were in late elementary and early middle school. However, the last several Marvel movies...

How to Avoid Getting Sick this Winter

How to Avoid Getting Sick this Winter

Ian Rashleigh, Staff Reporter February 13, 2024

This infographic shows who FHC thinks are the best football players in their respective positions. Each pie chart is measuring a different position.

The New Fantasy World

Asher Wilson, Staff Reporter January 10, 2024

There are tons of players this year who have exceeded and not even come close to the expectations of their managers. Students have strong opinions on these players and how they should be performing. They...

John McClain crawls though an air vent like Santa Claus as he avoids bullets from below. Photo courtesy of Entertainment Weekly

Yippee-Ki-Yay! ‘Tis the Season for ‘Die Hard’

Hannah Halterman, Staff Reporter December 21, 2023

Snuggled up on the sofa in your favorite blanket, fire crackling and a mug of hot chocolate in your hand, you reach for the remote and your bowl of popcorn. Snowflakes fall delicately outside and the soft...

Senior Robert Peel playing the game by RobTop Games, Geometry Dash, a game where you tap to make a cube jump, among other features. He is currently playing a level that is the pre-2.2 update.

Across Platforms and through the Platformer

Colin Nichols, Web Editor-In-Chief December 4, 2023

Senior Robert Peel expertly clicks his mouse in order to avoid his icon from hitting a spike causing the music to end. However, inevitably it does, and he is filled with a feeling of repetition all...

Tonisha LaMartina grabs a student paper slip that holds the chosen ‘briefcase’.

DECA Reigns Supreme

Laila Alkhatib, Staff Reporter November 29, 2023

Navigating the  world of extracurriculars at Francis Howell Central, students have voiced their preferences, and the rankings are in. Here's a snapshot of the most popular clubs, from student favorites...

Chad sticks his head up in a playful mood bringing smiles and laughter to the many student gathered around to watch him. “You can tell them apart [by their size]. Chad is a little bit bigger than the other one. Chads kind of a meanie, so if theyre interacting with each other, typically hes the one thats stepping on Franklin.

Therapeutic Turtles

Ava Schriber, Staff Reporter November 16, 2023

Walk into room 219 during any passing period and you would see multiple students gathered around the tank that is seated near the whiteboard. You would find heads peeking to catch a glimpse of the small...

One of the lunch options at FHC is breakfast for lunch. This meal was sausage, egg, and cheese burritos served with tater tots on the side.

Food Fight!

Hannah Halterman, Staff Reporter October 24, 2023

The horrors of school lunches are a popular joke among high school students. Stories of hot dogs that bounced off elementary school floors are swapped for tales of unbreakable cookies served in the middle...

Student wears Aiforce 1s shadow shoes  in school.

Fresh Kicks or Bad Tricks

Asher Wilson, Staff Reporter October 4, 2023

  Shoes are a huge part of peoples outfits and just like the rest of the outfit there are a lot of opinions on shoes.  Students want shoes that are comfortable and look good.  Starting with what everyone...

Pop star singer Taylor Swift gazes upon her sold-out stadium, holding her microphone close to her chest. Swift can always admire the crowd no matter the show, a cunning smile formed on her red lips. Photo courtesy of Aubrey Simpson.

Through The Eras

Moth Payne, Web Assignments Editor October 4, 2023

The crowd erupts into screams of excitement as Taylor Swift makes her first appearance on stage, opening The Eras Tour, one of the most iconic concerts in 2023,  “Miss Americana & The Heartbreak...

Nuclear Explosions and Bright Pink Dolls

Thomas Ramos, Staff Reporter September 29, 2023

In late July of this past summer, the latest pop phenomenon, “Barbenheimer” came to a head. Both "Barbie" and "Oppenheimer" released in theaters on July 21, having young children and history buffs...

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