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Jacob Edwards, Staff Wielder Supreme

June 6, 2019

The beat starts. The chords come in next. Percussion. Acoustics. Then, the melody and vocals. Behind the computer is Tony Belonog, a junior with a unique passion: music production. “I never really focus on the vocals, it’s more on, like, actual music,” Belonog said. “And I’ve always been cur...

Prom dreams do come true

Prom dreams do come true

Kayla Reyes, Social media editor

May 20, 2019

As soon as *Olivia Smith saw herself in the dress, she knew it was the one. She loved it: the silky, cream-colored material and the way the light gleamed on the iridescent sequins lining the fabric. She looked in a mirror, and tears trickled down her face. She looked beautiful. She tried on a few mo...

Hard work pays off

Hard work pays off

Payton Amlong, Photo Editor

April 16, 2019

The girls lacrosse team took on FHN nights on Apr. 15. After an intense back and forth game, the final score was 6-5. The spartans came out with a victory. They will continue the rest of their season with their next game on Apr. 18 against Howell.

Next up, State

Next up, State

Payton Amlong, Photo Editor

February 19, 2019

The wrestling team took on districts on Feb 10th. After putting all their hard work and dedication on the mat,  many spartan wrestlers continue to rep our school at State. On Feb. 16 the Spartans traveled to University of Mizzou and took 9th place at state wrestling wrapping up the rest of their...

My Favorite Photo: Payton Amlong

My Favorite Photo: Payton Amlong

Payton Amlong, Photo Editor

December 29, 2018

This is my favorite photo that I have taken so far. I waited and waited to get this shot. Anytime someone would come over to interview I would look for this picture. I love the fact that her smile is from ear to ear. You can tell that her smile is genuine. If you tried really hard you can read what s...

Driven by ambition

Driven by ambition

Kayla Reyes, Staff reporter

November 10, 2018

It’s 10 o’clock on a Tuesday night and senior Callie Bratsch is finally returning home, longing to retire to her bed. Exhausted after school, Sensations practice, and her shift at Title Boxing Club, she still has to do homework, eat dinner, and get ready for bed. To Bratsch, this hectic schedule ...

Cast, crew use rehearsal to perfect upcoming show

Cast, crew use rehearsal to perfect upcoming show

Corinne Vorderstrasse, Staff photographer

October 24, 2018

The cast and crew of the Francis Howell theater group, The Spotlight Players, rehearsed their acts in the auditorium and worked on the set on Tuesday, Sept. 18. Isaiah Henry, Sam Cole, Max Orre, and other actors strode across the stage, using gestures and projecting their voices. These actors have to me...

Step team provides an outlet for performers, dancers

Step team provides an outlet for performers, dancers

Ann-Maree Gammell, Staff photographer

October 24, 2018

Every Tuesday and Thursday, the Step Team comes together and practices routines in both, the multipurpose room and the Atrium. The team is led by Elizabeth Delaney-Deflore and sponsored/coached by Mrs. Jessica Bulva. The team is filled with both, boys and girls who love to dance and perform. Even...

Top 5 Favorite Directors

Top 5 Favorite Directors

Grant Boehne, Video Editor

October 2, 2018

1: David Lynch: He's surrealist genius and a master of the nonlinear plot. Every scene feels like a trip through something that has never happened but feels so familiar. He directs a scene with such persistence and motivation that he is able to get the very best out of his actors. Things may seem weir...

Top 5 petpeeves

Top 5 petpeeves

Zoe Lentz, Staff photographer

October 1, 2018

#1- Over sensitivity: I understand that it is the 21st century and things are changing, that’s not a bad thing. However, the littlest things really grinds my gears. For example, some people take it upon themselves to be overly offended about the most insignificant comments in tv shows, jokes or, movie...

Top 5 trees

Top 5 trees

Margaret Wilkerson, Staff reporter

September 12, 2018

Black Walnut The Black Walut is a species of deciduous tree native to eastern North America. The dark wood of this faithful tree is easily worked and used commercially in multiple ways- such as furniture and carvings. The nutmeats (walnuts) produced by this tree are a staple in American culture, cui...

Top 5 youtube channels

Top 5 youtube channels

Ruthann Kimbrel, Staff reporter

September 11, 2018

No. 1: Philip DeFranco                         A youtuber who covers recent events and online controversies from Monday through Friday in the afternoons. He spends time talking about two or three subjects a video depending on what’s highly requested by his 6.2 million follow...

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