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Coming to Terms with Coming Out

Coming to Terms with Coming Out

One family shares their story of acceptance
Kayla Reyes, Print Co-Editor-in-Chief May 27, 2021

Since as early as third grade, senior Krystal Arias (She/Her) has known she wasn’t exactly like the rest of her peers. Despite this, she never struggled to be social. She identified with her...

Out and About

Out and About

How transgender teens accept and embrace their identity
Sophie Delaney, Staff Reporter May 27, 2021

Like any student after a long lecture, senior Seth Wilcox (He/Him) headed to the bathroom before his next period. Except unlike other kids, Wilcox experienced threats, physical assault, and verbal...

Exploring Identities

Exploring Identities

Diving into the LGBTQ+ experience allows people to better understand it
Tea Perez, Web Editor-in-Chief May 27, 2021

Within These Walls

Within These Walls

The discussion regarding acceptance of LGBTQ+ students and staff
Faith Jacoby, Staff Reporter May 27, 2021

The LGBTQ+ community at FHC, both students and staff, can sometimes be overshadowed by other issues present in the school. Although the community is respected, they aren’t represented as much...

Waving Their Banners

Waving Their Banners

The realities of coming out as an adolescent
Faith Beckmann, Staff Reporter May 27, 2021

One December night, only a few years ago, a 12-year-old boy sat at a kitchen counter, writing a letter to his mother about why he needed to quit Boy Scouts immediately because he just couldn’t wait until...

What Does Pride Mean to FHC?

LGBTQ+ students describe what pride means to them
Tea Perez, Sydney Tran, and Hannah Bernard May 27, 2021

A soft blue glow shrouds the Thrive Rom in an aura of calm. The Thrive Room, or Behavioral Specialist Room, is a place where students can go to destress in times of mental anguish, as well as receive resources for mental health troubles.

Helping Students Thrive

Behavioral specialist offers comfort to struggling adolescents
Tea Perez, Web Editor-in-Chief April 26, 2021

When walking into the Thrive Room, one is met with an ambiance unlike any other seen on the rest of campus. Lights are dimmed, while sensory lights emit a soft blue glow. Mrs. Kalinda Dixon is...

Mental Illness, Meds and Me

Mental Illness, Meds and Me

Sydney Tran shares her story about mental health
Sydney Tran, Staff Reporter April 26, 2021

The hardest part isn’t the mental illness, the hardest part is stepping out of your comfort zone to fight it. It took me years to get help because it was easier to talk to friends than my parents....

A teenage girl basked in blue light stands with a stoic expression cast onto her face. Above her, a thought bubble floats; it encompasses the causes of her mental distress: relationship and communication issues, home troubles and overwhelming school work. All are example of potential factors that affect mental health.

Recognizing the Roots

An important part of a mental health journey is understanding sources of these issues
Kayla Reyes, Print Co-Editor-in-Chief April 26, 2021

From an early age, senior Nathan Shaver knew all too well the struggles of battling mental illness. Ranging from social anxiety and sensory issues to depression and manic episodes, Shaver has dealt...

A dead phone sits plugged into a charger. The phone represents mental health, which must stay energized to keep a person from mentally crashing.

Battling Low Battery

Students struggle to stay mentally charged
Natalie Walsh and Kayla Reyes April 26, 2021

There are several obstacles that we face that drain us. Our homework load, jobs, sports, and activities name a few. We charge ourselves through sleep where we obtain the energy to surge through...

Rewired

Rewired

Students and teachers must change their perspectives to improve mental health
Tea Perez, Web Editor-in-Chief April 26, 2021

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