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Sierra Brummes first tattoo captured days after getting it. She wanted to dedicate her first tattoo to her father. Photo curtesy of Sierra Brumme

Permanently Painted

Cadence Rulo, Staff Reporter March 6, 2023

The buzzing sound of needles rings through the shop while the smell of antiseptic fills your nostrils. The dream of getting a tattoo becomes a reality. Senior Sierra Brumme is a canvas for not one, but...

Franklin and Chad eagerly swim towards the glass as they notice people entering the classroom. Photo taken by Kyly Jacobs.

Up Against The Glass

Amity Ianiri, Staff Reporter March 3, 2023

Entering Room 221 during the school week, students may notice people flocking around Kelly Staback’s tank as Taylor Spies [ Long term maternity substitute teacher for Mrs. Staback] wraps up a presentation...

Biscuits squirms over to greet Gravy who is snuggled up inside of a warm blanket that looks like a bee. Photos by Brock Slinkard.

Fuzzy Friends

Amity Ianiri , Staff Reporter February 28, 2023

Walking past the guidance office this year, students may overhear squeaking, alongside the laughter of students. These noises can be attributed to Biscuits and Gravy, the two Guinea pigs currently residing...

The Speech and Debate team posing for a photo.

Teamwork Makes the Dreamwork

Colin Nichols, Staff Reporter February 3, 2023

Argumentation. Domination. Emotion. All of these words represent what goes down during a typical Speech and Debate tournament. Seniors Zain Bari and Platinum Liang express unique teamwork in various events...

Strange People, Stranger Conversations

Strange People, Stranger Conversations

Nolan Haberstroh, Staff Reporter January 24, 2023

Late last summer, senior Santino Cirami and some close friends of his were walking around Main Street, St. Charles, looking for somewhere to eat. Down the street, the group was surprised to see an individual...

The Improv Intensive team pretends to be shocked at something in the distance.

The Superior Spotlight

Andy Waliszewski, Staff Photographer January 20, 2023

The FHC Spotlight Players have been planning tirelessly for ways to get more visibility in the thespian community, including performing at the Renaissance Festival this past fall and selling Richard...

Nick Beckman talks to curious students about him posing with a chocolate chip cookie.

FHC’s Cookie Monster

Ian Spencer, Staff Reporter January 20, 2023

Mr. Nicholas Beckmann, a big favorite among students for his humor and ability to keep students engaged with just the overall tone and passion he speaks with. When it comes to wintertime finals come up...

Sophomore Abby Myers, Junior Rebecca Turner, and Senior Kaylee Wright make up a song together.

A Brilliant Battle

Andy Waliszewski, Staff Photographer January 11, 2023

     The FHC theatre troupe has been rehearsing devotedly for their State Conference for the last two months, practicing not only vocal performances but also improvisation and monologuing, too....

Dressed in Hawaiian attire, Mrs. Christina Lentz smiles as she interacts with her class. One of her favorite aspects of being a teacher is being able o show students how fun class can be.

Taught with Thought

Amber Davis, Staff Reporter January 10, 2023

Class begins with an entertaining story that comes straight out of the life of English Language Arts teacher Mrs. Christina Lentz. Whether it is a dream, or a real life scene of her day, the students laugh...

Scott Harris smiles as the Choir brings him on stage. Scott Harris goes to every event at Central to support the activities.

Harris’ Hard Work

Anabel Gundersen, Staff Reporter December 16, 2022

Going to any of the activities Central has to offer are always a fun way to spend your night. At any given event, you’re bound to see Athletic Director, Scott Harris, supporting athletes, talking to...

Jakob Bejik stares, deep in thought, about whether or not he will eat breakfast.

Taking a Break on Breakfast

Analiesa Hollowood, Staff Reporter December 9, 2022

Two high schoolers wake up, get out of bed, get dressed, and continue their hygiene routines. As they get ready for school their routines are identical, except for one key part. While one heads straight...

Reese McDevitt puts on her spikes to prepare for her race.

Knocking on Wood

Emme Bernard, Staff Reporter December 8, 2022

Silence can be the key to a successful game. Junior Jackson Campbell walks around trapped in his thoughts. He is one of many on the varsity football team that has their own ritual before a game. He walks...

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