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Pro Provides New Perspective

Matthew Rupp, Staff Reporter November 1, 2022

On every other Wednesday, Mr. Matt McKeever leads the rhythm section through a basic B flat blues progression as he plays a jazzy saxophone solo over top of it. FHC’s jazz students follow by playing...

Eddy Fawcett and Dominic Debro read together in their creative writing class.

Playing Musical Chairs

Nolan Haberstroh, Staff Reporter October 20, 2022

Meeting in the 3rd grade, seniors Dominic Debro and Eddy Fawcett have been friends nearly all their lives. After being sent to separate middle schools, they reunited in their freshman year, and soon after...

Mr. Andy Messerli and his students work together to comprehend the complexeties of music theory. This class has faced many changes over the years, going from Central’s smallest class, to it’s largest.

Finding the Tempo

Analiesa Hollowood, Staff Reporter October 19, 2022

Tucked away within room 005b, during first hour every morning, students from all different backgrounds and experiences sit for AP Music Theory, taught by Mr. Andrew Messerli. This fine arts credit...

Dr. Suzanne Leake serves as interim head principal for the 2022-2023 school year.  “Im excited for the opportunity to be able to stay” Dr. Leake said.

Bringing Her Own Style

Cadence Rulo, Staff Reporter October 17, 2022

 After the wave of grief students succumbed to upon hearing Dr. Arnel had retired as principal of FHC, they were informed of the identity of the school's new leader, Dr. Suzanne Leake, on March 18. As...

Majorly Committed

Marygrace Cummings, Staff Reporter October 13, 2022

It's another Friday Night, spirits are high as Anna Schwarm and Caroline Tartleton senior drum majors put on their uniform, adjust their gloves and prepare to lead 110 of their bandmates Drum majors-...

Gwen Johnson smiles down at a project she works on in Mrs. Judy Russells classroom.

A Chronic Mirage

Sarah Schmidt, Staff Reporter October 10, 2022

Backpacks and heads of hair move through a hallway; all skin tones, body types and identities are represented. What you don’t see is what’s hiding beneath some of them. An insulin pump, weekly shots,...

One of your French Girls: Jack Schriber poses for the crowd, soaking in his victory as Mr. Moneybags

Majestic Men of FHC

Megan Murray, Staff Reporter June 2, 2022

For those of you who didn't attend Mr. FHC, it was a male beauty pageant. Students and teachers were allowed to participate in this once a year event. This was the first time in two years that we were...

Motivation is for Losers

Lorelai Finoch, Staff Reporter June 2, 2022

Illinois-based author Fred Venturini, the self-proclaimed “Doritos of literature,” is a collection of horrific childhood traumas, a singular sense of humor, and a realist unlike any other who’s been...

Seniors Abbie and Olivia Lester laughing receiving their awards.

Senior Night LAX Edition 2022

Maya Culian, Social Media Editor & Photographer May 31, 2022

On Wednesday, May 11, the Lacrosse team had their senior night. It was one of the hottest days of the month so far but that didn’t stop the girls from having an amazing night. Surrounded by family and...

HOUSE HUNTING: Lauren Risley, FHC Class of 2002, shows clients around a home. Lauren Risley owns her own realty business and recently starred in her own HGTV show, Call the Closer.

Closer to Home

Rachel Vrazel, Web Editor May 25, 2022

Beginning in November of 2021, the face of Lauren Risley could be seen across the country with the click of a remote or the tap of a thumb. But before she could be seen by the entire world as she showed...

Fred Venturini signs his book for a student.

Authorial Advice

Charlie Rosser and Samantha Castille May 20, 2022

On Wednesday, May 19, the learning commons hosted their very first author meet and greet with gateway nominee author Fred Venturini. Students had the opportunity to meet with the author and talk to him...

On Cloud 9

On Cloud 9

Keaton (Kiki) Frye, Photo EIC May 13, 2022

On Friday, April 29, Spartans dressed to the nines in their spiffiest get-ups for Prom. This years theme was Cloud 9 and the dance itself was held at the St. Charles convention center. The dance featured...

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