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Competing For a Cause

Competing For a Cause

Rachel Vrazel, Social media editor

November 11, 2019

On a crisp September afternoon, siblings Payton Matz and Lucas Matz walk into their seventh hour Pre-Calculus class and take their seats, anxiously waiting for the bell to ring so their teacher, Mrs. Trisha Morrow, will come in from the hall to start class. However, what the siblings share isn’t me...

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...

Girl’s Golf Goes To State

Girl’s Golf Goes To State

Morgan Kromer, Staff Reporter

November 10, 2019

“I literally almost cried. I was so happy and a little in disbelief. [Coach] Otto said hurry let’s go before they change their mind,” senior Gabrielle Berger said. Berger was so excited because she had just found out she made it to state for the girl’s golf team, who made ninth place with...

Districts End Boys Soccer Season

Districts End Boys Soccer Season

Emily Wolfe, Amelia Vohsen, and Erin Reitz, Staff Photographers

November 9, 2019

As the clock ran out on the second half of the game, the varsity soccer team was filled with emotion. The players were hugging and comforting each other on the field, some even began crying, because losing the game on Nov. 6 signified the end of their season. With a score of 0-1 against FZN, the Spartan...

Spartans Lose Both Sets to Lafayette

Spartans Lose Both Sets to Lafayette

Kierigan McEvoy, Web Assignments Editor

November 8, 2019

The Spartans ace the first point of the match. Followed by a kill from senior outside hitter Olivia Green. Then another ace, and another kill, and another and another. The girls volleyball team leads the Lafayette Lancers 6-1 to start off their last game of the day strong. With the crowd cheering and the atm...

Facing Fierce Competition

Facing Fierce Competition

Natalie Walsh, Print Assignments Editor

November 8, 2019

As the girls warm up, they realize what needs to be accomplished. After losing both sets in their first game, winning their upcoming matches will be crucial in deciding whether they play for first or third place.  Unfortunately, winning both sets isn’t that easy. Battling the Liberty Blue Jays, w...

Spiking Through Loss

Spiking Through Loss

Kayla Reyes, Print Editor-in-Chief

November 8, 2019

As the first game in the girls volleyball state tournament came to a close, tensions were high. The Spartans lost both sets in their pool play game against Nixa High School, but as the girls sigh in defeat and disappointment, they pick themselves back up, prepare for their next game and hope for a chance...

Before the performance

Before the performance

Faith Carter, Staff photographer

November 8, 2019

On a stage filled with tension and argument, the actors of 12 Angry Jurors performed for their first ever dress rehearsal on Nov. 4. Dress rehearsals are vital for ensuring that the show can be performed with timeliness and accuracy. For many actors, this is their last chance to fix or adjust anythin...

Learning by Viewing in Painting Class

Learning by Viewing in Painting Class

Kayden Zipoy, staff photagrapher

November 8, 2019

Student watch as teacher Mrs. Russell shows them how to paint the perfect picture. Students learn by watching in painting class, as they explore the art of painting. Mrs. Russell tells why she chose to teach this way. "The reason I do that is because people are all kinds of different learners"...

Girls Volleyball Heads to State

Girls Volleyball Heads to State

Megan Percy, Web Editor-in-Chief

November 7, 2019

The girls volleyball team departed for Cape Girardeau and the campus of Southeast Missouri State University at 8:45 a.m. this morning through a tunnel of students sending them off to the team's first visit to the state championship. The Lady Spartans will take on Nixa High School, Lafayette High School...

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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