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Putting the Pieces Together

Putting the Pieces Together

Andrew Houmes, Staff Photographer

December 9, 2019

As the semester comes to an end, the Francis Howell Central Wind Ensemble begins to put final touches on their pieces before the winter concert. Meeting after school on Dec. 2nd, the woodwind instruments practice their difficult parts, putting the final touches on integral sections containing challenging...

Taking The Lead

Taking The Lead

Robyn Ziegemeier, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2019

It was getting dark outside as the band room bustled with performers practicing or talking to their friends to alleviate the tension from the first ensemble performance of the year.  Meanwhile, relatives and peers lined up in the auditorium atrium waiting to get seated.  On Thursday, November 14, the Wind Ensemble ...

Frozen Fanfare

Frozen Fanfare

Faith Jacoby, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2019

This movie has been anticipated for six years by people (arguably) of every age group. I remember seeing Frozen in the theater with my grandma and two little cousins when I was ten years old, and I loved it. Now that I am sixteen and got to see Queen Elsa in the theater once again, I was overjoyed. Ac...

Inked Up

Inked Up

Isaiah Salin, Design Editor

December 5, 2019

Bzzzttt. Bzzzztt. The needle moves in and out of the skin, injecting ink into the second layer of skin. For many people, tattoos are a major appeal, for looks and meaning. Tattoos and piercings are a large factor of modern-day culture and they have become a simple way to show art on your body. Fo...

Stepping Up, Standing Out

Stepping Up, Standing Out

Morgan Kromer, Staff Reporter

November 26, 2019

A whole gym full of student’s phones are out, cameras are recording, and everyone is elated. It’s a typical pep rally. The Bounce Back Steppers are bouncing their way onto the empty Francis Howell Central gym floor for their performance. The Bounce Back Steppers are planning on becoming a spirit ...

In a Rush

In a Rush

Robyn Ziegemeier, Staff Reporter

November 25, 2019

The bell above chimes as junior Alli Rush opens the door to Guitar Center, with her guitar in hand. She and her band set up on the small stage as parents begin to trickle in for their kid’s recital. After a quick soundcheck, they are ready to play their opening song, “Californication” by Red Hot C...

Fishing for Memories

Fishing for Memories

Sam Chen, Staff Reporter

November 21, 2019

“This one okay?” “Yes, that one.” The sounds of people buying fish fill my ears as I enter the fish market. The lights flicker, illuminating a row of fish and seafood tanks, and the dead fish on display. The labels, laminated and water-stained paper, read both in Chinese and badly-translated...

Volleyball Battles for State

Volleyball Battles for State

Amelia Vohsen, Emily Wolfe, Erin Reitz, Photo Editor, Staff Photographers

November 17, 2019

As girls volleyball battles for state title, a variety of emotions fill the stadium, with the last game of the season quickly coming to an end. On Nov. 9, the Spartans went up against Liberty (KC) in the third place game. Although the girls lost the game, they ultimately placed fourth in the state, an ...

Renaissance Cupcakes: A Review

Renaissance Cupcakes: A Review

Essy Ingram, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2019

Caramel-coated light danced across the linoleum flooring, highlighting the dried up flakes of egg white, residue from the egg that got away. Just five minutes into gathering our raw ingredients, disaster ensues. The fallen embryo served as almost an omen of what our evening had in store for us.  The we...

FHC Has A New Officer

FHC Has A New Officer

Emma Clasen, Staff Reporter

November 11, 2019

Imagine being up on stage in front of hundreds of people. You feel free and powerful as you have the audience's attention. Sophomore Rachel Vrazel, had never considered theater being in her life until she saw her first show.   For many students at Francis Howell Central, drama and theater is a release. The theater c...

If I Did a Review on Marching Season Then…

If I Did a Review on Marching Season Then…

Ruthann Kimbrel, Staff Reporter

November 11, 2019

The cold fall air stung our eyes as the sequins on our costumes scraped at our right arms. Our skirts  twirled around our legs while the purple and pink gradient flag’s silk showed off its colours in the air and rifle straps snap on landing, allowing us to perform like no other. This past band season...

Crossing Borders

Crossing Borders

Sarah Percy, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2019

On the morning of Thursday, Sept. 27, Macedonia slept, but not junior Bojana Kuzmanoska. She could never, for that day was the day she went to America. She packed her bags and made her way to the airport. Her hand clenched onto her suitcase as she anxiously counted down the seconds until her section...

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