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As the ball flies towards Logan Rubel, she prepares to hit the ball in a downward spiral. After having just lost a point to Howell, she is determined to destroy the opposing team.

Heart and Hustle

Mallory Davie, Staff Photographer September 29, 2023

  The tensions were high as district rivals faced off in a passionate volleyball game, the team played with a fierce attitude and a determination to beat Francis Howell during the popular blackout...

Nuclear Explosions and Bright Pink Dolls

Nuclear Explosions and Bright Pink Dolls

Thomas Ramos, Staff Reporter September 29, 2023

In late July of this past summer, the latest pop phenomenon, “Barbenheimer” came to a head. Both "Barbie" and "Oppenheimer" released in theaters on July 21, having young children and history buffs...

Dealing With a Defeat

Madison Scott, Staff Photographer September 28, 2023

    After a loss of 3-1 against Troy Buchanan High School the girls JV softball team walked off the field with their heads held high and their attitudes held together. Even after the...

McKenzy Held gets ready to serve. This was during the last set, during a tight game against Fort Zumwalt West on Sept. 14th

Maintaining Momentum

Meghan Baumann, Staff Photographer September 28, 2023

With a strong start to their first set, the JV girls volleyball team dominated over their hard fought game, and earned a 2-0 win over Fort Zumwalt West on Sept. 14th. Freshman McKenzy Held talks...

Rachel Latzel hits the ball back at the other players. This match was against FZS and she won on 9/16.

Trumendous Tournament

Gavin Bearup and Katherine Albertson September 27, 2023

The Girls JV tennis team did an astounding job during the FZW JV Girls Doubles Tournament. Out of six other schools there, the JV girls placed first. On Sept. 16 freshman Ivy Noelken and her freshman partner...

Captain Emme Fry backsets to the right side hitter. This was during a close volley between Central and Fort Zumwalt, with Central winning the point.

A Fierce Fight For Victory

Summer Suarez, Staff Photographer September 27, 2023

Fighting to keep the lead  after winning their first set against Fort Zumwalt West, the freshman girls volleyball team pushed through and won the second set on Sept. 14. Freshman setter Emme Fry,...

Scott Otey snaps a picture of the $21,000 check he donated to alleviate student lunch debt.

A Generous and Inspiring Donation

Kailey Pallares, Staff Reporter September 26, 2023

On August 22nd, the Francis Howell School district received an enthralling $21,000 donation put-towards student lunch debt from Scott Otey, a parent in the district. Otey first got the idea due to seeing...

Sophie Rosser and Rachel Latzel shake off a bad point in their match against Timberland High School. The duo pushed through and won their match 6-4 on Sept. 12.

A Tumultuous Triumph

Katherine Albertson, Staff Photographer September 26, 2023

JV girls tennis took another win in their matches against Timberland High School with a score of 8-3. Starting the season off strong freshman Rachel Latzel and her partner junior Sophie Rosser take their...

Daniel Best moves positions after a pass is thrown downfield. The Spartans gain yards against Fort Zumwalt South at the game on Sep. 11, after a catch is caught.

Devastating Deflections

Caroline Kraft, Staff Photographer September 21, 2023

A slow starting game soon picked up pace as the junior varsity Spartans took hard hits from Fort Zumwalt South as they gained more opportunities to score from interceptions. The game ended 28 - 7 on...

A photo of Francis Howell Central High School.

Policy set to remove anti-racism resolution after vote by Board of Education

Colin Nichols, Web Editor-in-Chief July 25, 2023

“We hear you, we are listening, and we are learning.” This was the stance the Francis Howell Board of Education took in August 2020 to “confront racism.” However, by a 5-2 majority, the 2023...

Jackson Ricketts is sprinting to 1st base

Rising to the Top

Bryce Cash, Staff Photographer May 25, 2023

On Friday May 5th, the Jv boys baseball ran up the score to almost secure another win for their season at home, SLUH was able to catch up in the end and win with the score being 2-1. The boys were...

One of many cracked chairs in the school remain available for student use.  Complaints regarding the damaged chairs have begun to make their way into the daily conversations among students. (Bella Smith)

Student Satisfaction?

Amber Davis, Staff Reporter May 23, 2023

In one classroom, students stare at the large cracks in their chairs that run from one corner to the center of them. In another classroom, an insufficient supply of materials for their classes require...

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