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Senior Camrin Watkins pins her opponent at a meet on December 13th against Howell.

Wrestling With Success

Abby Myers, Staff Reporter February 22, 2024

Senior Camrin Watkins patiently waits on the sidelines at the FHC girls wrestling team’s meet against Troy. Wrestlers would say Watkins is ‘on deck,’ a term the wrestlers used to describe who is...

After they defeated Fort Zumwalt North in the district semifinals on Oct. 13, seniors Sydney Webb and Ashley Leible head toward their dugout to celebrate with the rest of their teammates. The team posted a 14-20 record this season and advanced to the district championship.

Taking Life’s Throws

Amity Ianiri, Staff Reporter February 15, 2024

As Spartan athletes ease their way into the winter season, softball has reached its bittersweet end. For seniors, this can be a time of intense retrospection, recollecting upon the diverse experiences...

Junior Edward Wilson playing the role of Dungeon Master in the groups current D&D Campaign: Its A Small World. The club met after school on Feb 14, 2024 in Mr Barths classroom, room 141.

Roll for Initiative

Ian Rashleigh, Staff Reporter February 15, 2024

Rising from the depths of mystery, a group intent on having fun through the fantasy roleplaying game known by many as “Dungeons and Dragons,” or D&D for short.  The Games Club offers an immersive...

The Sensations dance team gets the crowd hype for a football game. The Sensations performed alongside the cheerleaders at many of FHCs football games this past fall.

Sensations’ Success

Abby Myers, Staff Reporter February 8, 2024

Senior Heidi Strauss and her fellow team members feel the excited buzz on the school bus. The bus is headed to Fort Zumwalt North, where the Sensations' last dance competition before state is being held....

Students exchanging gifts for the holidays through special events like Secret Santa. Many people use gift-giving as a way to love others.

Literacy In Love

Thomas Ramos, Staff Reporter February 1, 2024

Two sisters argue for what seems like hours. They go back and forth, pestering each other until the both of them cannot take it anymore. Tired of fighting, they leave each other alone for some time. One...

Senior Natalee Shipley places 5th in the Congressional Debate. The debate took place on Dec 8 and 9.

That’s Debatable

Ian Rashleigh, Staff Reporter January 3, 2024

Walking up in front of the judge as their gaze falls upon her, waiting for her performance. Butterflies in her stomach as she tries to deliver her speech despite the intense anxiety she feels. This feeling,...

On December 19th our school hosted Christmas Concert. Francis Howell North, Hollenbeck Middle School and Francis Howell Central finished with the song Thats Christmas to me.

Raise Your Voice

Ava Schriber, Staff Reporter December 20, 2023

For choir members, their schedule two weeks before winter break looked a little different than the average student. The choir spent their time before break preparing for their 5 upcoming concerts.  The...

Senior Tony Valera looks down at his guitar.

Melodic Mastery

Amity Ianiri, Staff Reporter December 18, 2023

The lights dim as shifting bodies settle within their respective seats, all eyes converge upon the players lining the stage. Melodic sound permeates throughout the room, with exceptional instrumentation...

Veterans and students enjoy the veterans breakfast planned by Epsilon Beta. The veterans had come together and celebrated Veteranss Day with their families.

An Awaited Future

Laila Alkhatib, Staff Reporter December 8, 2023

The library is a comforting space for many of the students here. Whether they like to study, eat, read or just enjoy the silence, it's a place open to all. Epsilon Beta is a club that helps making...

Mrs. Stacey Dennigmann stares steadily at the computer infront of her, working on assignments for her classes and her extracirriculars.

Behind The Dance

Kailey Pallares, Staff Reporter November 20, 2023

Every student prepares for their Homecoming and prom night in a similar schedule. Selecting a color to coordinate with your date, finding a dress or tux, buying your ticket, and the entire stress of getting...

Vrhovac playing the guitar in a field. Photo courtesy of Marko Vrhovac.

Musician In Progress

Ethan Kull, Staff Reporter November 20, 2023

Whenever it comes to music, only a limited number of people can say they possess it as a talent, junior Marko Vrhovac, falls into this very special group. Ever since Vrhovac was just a toddler, he knew...

Catrina Shipley serves a student their sandwich. She has remade this students sandwich because they come to her line every day.

Served With Care

Abby Myers, Staff Reporter November 16, 2023

Lunch started 10 minutes ago, but students are still lining up outside the kitchen to get a sandwich from the lunch line. Catrina Shipley, the lunch lady in charge of making these delectable sandwiches...

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