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The Theater crew wrap up their final rehearsal for the “25’th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”.

Let Me Spell It Out For You

Amity Ianiri, Staff Reporter December 2, 2022

The FHC Spotlight Players have wrapped up their final showing of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” The musical comedy was performed on three separate occasions between Nov. 17-19. The Theater...

FHCs boys and girls basketball has a shoot-off. Girls basketball cheers with cheerleaders for their team.

Winter Blast 2022

Cadence Rulo, Staff Reporter November 22, 2022

FHC’s winter sports, boys and girls wrestling, boys and girls basketball, and girls swim and dive, were welcomed as their seasons began. On Friday, Nov. 11 Francis Howell Central held their Winter Blast. As...

Seeing the Difference

Analiesa Hollowood, Staff Reporter November 1, 2022

Freshmen and seniors are very different classes. Many people assume that they know what to expect but whether it’s common misconceptions or stereotypes, there is a lot to get wrong when profiling...

Flashback Fashion

Flashback Fashion

Alyssa Wittig, Staff Reporter October 20, 2022

Fashion has grown and changed throughout the decades. It’s something that has always been relevant and will always be relevant. The fifties had women in long skirts and poofy ankle-length dresses...

Senior Elaina Rainwater excitedly pets one of the cows at Eckerts Farm. The Farm had plenty of petting zoos with cows, goats, sheep and camels for people to interact with.

Autumn Activities

Emily Sirtak, Web Editor-In-Chief October 19, 2022

Through the smells of pumpkin spice and leaves fluttering through the sky, fall is in full bloom. As a fall worshiper, I look forward to the fall-themed decorations, activities and foods, yet I have a...

Functionally Floral: Stores start to prepare for the coming dances months ahead of time, like the floral shop, The Flower Stop, Rachel works at.

Corsage History

Rachel Blanchard, Staff Reporter September 23, 2022

Mark the date! Find a dress, find a suit, find shoes, find someone to go with, and don’t forget your corsages and boutonnieres! Every fall, high school students run down the list and check off the boxes....

Senior Jack Schiber

Mr. FHC 2022

Maya Culian & Aniya Sparrow, Social Media & Video Editor May 25, 2022

After two years FHC finally had their return of Mr. FHC on Friday, May 6. The event was run by FHC’s Student Council and had contestants: Jack Schriber, Bobby Soderstrom, Will Blumenberg, Ryan Getgood,...

Unapologetically, We

Aniya Sparrow and Raina Straughter May 5, 2022

“It's in the reach of my arms, the span of my hips, the stride of my step, the curl of my lips, I am woman. Phenomenally.” -  Maya Angelou.  From the beginning of American history, black women...

Mrs. Leake creating social media posts for game day during her plan period. Leake makes posts on facebook, instagram, and twitter for every game.

Livin’ Like Leake

Samantha Castille and Maya Culian, Staff Photographer and Social Media Editor May 5, 2022

  Nine hours to be a teacher, a coach, and a role model. Once Hayley Leake arrives at Central she begins her morning with a plan period where she puts together the lessons she has for the day...

Navigating Nature

Charlie Rosser and Rebecca Hornberger May 5, 2022

“And then I have nature, art, and poetry, and if that’s not enough, what is?” -Vincent Van Gogh. We can often be so consumed in our own lives that we forget to notice what’s right in front of us....

Student taking picture next to piece of art.

Art Festival Comeback

Maya Culian, Social Media Editor & Photographer April 25, 2022

After two years FHC finally had their Art Festival on Friday Apr. 1. The festival was ran by NAHS [National Art Honors Society] and was filled with all the different arts and activities. There were stations...

Starting the Day Off Wright

Clara Kilen, Staff Reporter April 21, 2022

“Good morning FHC please rise for the pledge of allegiance.” The beginning of each day at Francis Howell Central is marked by the morning announcements that feature the accomplishments of various...

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