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The image of each song made by or with a feature by Kendrick Lamar and Drake(From left to right): Push Ups, by Drake, courtesy of OVO Sound, 6:16 in L.A., by Kendrick, Self Released, Euphoria, by Kendrick, courtesy of Interscope Records, “Meet the Grahams, by Kendrick, courtesy of Interscope Records, The Heart Part 6, by Drake, courtesy of OVO Sound, the album FATD, specifically First Person Shooter, by Drake ft. J. Cole, courtesy of OVO Sound and Republic Records, Family Ties, by Baby Keem and Kendrick, courtesy of Columbia Records and pgLang, Family Matters, by Drake, courtesy of OVO Sound and Republic Records, Like That, Official Music video by Future and Metro Boomin ft. Kendrick Lamar, courtesy of Wilburn Holding Co., Boominati Worldwide, Epic Records, and Republic Records, and Not Like Us, by Kendrick, courtesy of Interscope Records. Collage courtesy of Colin Nichols.

Rap Battle or Career Ender?

Colin Nichols, Web Editor-in-Chief May 27, 2024

“F*** a rap battle, this a long life battle with yourself,”  Kendrick Lamar said on “Meet the Grahams.” At first, this “rap battle,” was about petty insults and “sneak” disses(and...

This picture is from Rod Waves album Nostalgia released on September 15, 2023. The album tells the story of Waves life and his rise to fame. Photo by Hit House Records.

Well Versed

Ian Rashleigh, Staff Reporter May 26, 2024

Music has always been quite the popular art since its introduction to a large variety of audiences. With the addition of new singers and artists also came with them new genres of musical expression. Although...

Within a dark room surrounded by papers necessary for studying, a student stares down at their phone, the show The Amazing World of Gumball illuminating them.

Childhood Channels

Moth Payne, Staff Reporter May 25, 2024

The television illuminates the dark living room as junior Lia Anzalone sits down on the couch, wrapping herself around multiple warm and cozy blankets as the Monster High theme buzzed through the speakers, ...

Pushing the Truth

Pushing the Truth

Asher Wilson, Staff Reporter May 10, 2024

If you keep up with rap then you’ve most likely heard the ongoing dispute between Kendrick Lamar and Drake. This back and forth has been all that's talked about for the past couple of months in the hip-hop...

A mountainous view off the side of the Taum Sauk Mountain, with the trees and atmosphere displaying its beauty in the background. Photo taken by junior Jack Champion, edited by Summer Suarez.

Better call Sauk!

Colin Nichols, Web Editor-in-Chief April 29, 2024

Clean water flows down the mountain, slashing violently across the black rocks as golden lines of sunlight slice across the wet, trodden grass and fallen leaves form an organic carpet on the ground...

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...

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