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New beginnings, same place

George Schlotzhauer, Staff reporter

November 12, 2018

Welcoming faces and a warm environment was more than expected when Dr. Andrew Downs made his return to Central. Only this time, his return is as a principal. Dr. Downs was a teacher at Francis Howell North until he was offered a principal position at Central and decided Central was a chance for a ne...

On the scene

On the scene

Liz Baker, Central Focus Editor-in-Chief

November 8, 2018

Everyone starts somewhere and for these musicians, St. Louis was their somewhere. From the St. Charles Main Street to house parties in the area, bands like The Slow Boys and solo artist Claudia Hensley have been bringing crowds to their feet with mellow jams and rocking bangers. The local St. Charles loc...

Featured artwork

Featured artwork

Robyn Ziegemeier, Staff reporter

October 30, 2018

It was just another day when senior Olivia Convery spotted a painting she had made hanging above the lockers. It features a bird, a turtle, and a squirrel on a purple background. She didn’t know that hers would be displayed, as her art teacher said only a few of them would be going up.   Her piece...

On Board with brownies

On Board with brownies

Whitney Klein, Social Media Editor

October 24, 2018

Tuesday, October 23rd. The Francis Howell Board of Education came together within the Howell Central Learning Commons. Their purpose? To greet the people as members of the community. The very first Brownies with the Board event brought the board together with Francis Howell faculty, families, and students...

Top 5 sports to watch

Top 5 sports to watch

Zach Jones, Podcast editor

October 19, 2018

Basketball, most definitely the 70s and 80s era of the NBA with fewer rules and more tempers flaring. Nothing beats two teams running back and forth, with peak physical endurance, chasing each other to get an orange ball out of another man's hands. The free agency/ trading, in general, can be ve...

Top 5 football players of all time

Top 5 football players of all time

Doug West, Staff photographer

October 18, 2018

1). Tom Brady. The current patriots quarterback is a no doubt, first ballot hall of famer. He has won five Super Bowl rings and is the only player to do it with one team. Brady is a consistent pocket passer despite every year having a new receiving core. Brady has thrown for 488 career touchdowns...

Top 5 Quotable Movies

Top 5 Quotable Movies

Abigail Tarleton, Staff photographer

October 16, 2018

#1: “The Wizard of Oz” - While it’s no modern day action movie, Mr. Great and Powerful certainly is a must see. This movie has been a classic since 1939 when it was the first to debut in technicolor and knocked everyone’s stripey socks off. With loveable characters and a crazy, dreamy twist, thi...

Top 5 Disney movies

Top 5 Disney movies

Payton Amlong, Photo Editor

October 12, 2018

No.1  “Lion King”: This film shows the life of the African wilderness and how they have to fight for their survival and their loved ones. Like when Mufasa died by a buffalo stampede just to save his cub Simba. It doesn’t only show the life of the african wilderness, it has the best soundtrack of a...

Top 5 Book Genres

Top 5 Book Genres

Faith Carter

October 11, 2018

No. 1: Realistic Fiction Although we tend to use books to escape reality, I find it quite interesting to find books that mirror situations I go through myself. Whether it be from the general pains of being a teenager to the dynamics of any relationship— platonic or not—, the way authors can ...

Top 5 dog breeds

Top 5 dog breeds

Gracie Kruep, Editor in Chief

October 9, 2018

No. 1: The Labrador Retriever. The Labrador, most commonly known as the “Lab” i.e. yellow lab, black lab, chocolate lab, are the definition of “man’s best friend”  the are very loyal, some of the most loyal dog breeds I have ever had the pleasure of interacting with. They are extremely smart, n...

Top 5 movies

Top 5 movies

Vinny Graczyk, Staff photographer

October 8, 2018

No. 1: “Back to the Future”: Robert Zemeckis’ 1985 film “Back to the Future” does what other science fiction movies attempt to do. By far my favorite movie of all time, and like Doc Brown says, “If you’re going to build a time machine, do it with style.” Also, this is the origin of my ...

Top 5 albums

Top 5 albums

Paige Fann, Staff photographer

October 4, 2018

No.1- Harry Styles by Harry Styles This album is Harry Styles' debut solo album after One Direction’s decision to go on hiatus. Styles took inspiration from artists and groups like David Bowie, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, and Fleetwood Mac. The album has some rock style songs that will pump you up, bu...

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