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Passing the Baton

Kaitlyn Morgan, Staff photographer April 24, 2024

On Apr. 16, the FHC Spartans held a track meet, officially renamed the Bob Breuer Invitational after retired coach Bob Breuer, to show their appreciation for him. This night was filled with many emotions...

On April 11 at the new marcher camp for color guard members, junior Katelyn Kohler swipes her foot across the floor as she teaches her group how to do her dance choreography. The group of new middle schoolers who are interested in color guard copy her movements before they perform.

Tossing the Flag to a New Talent

Katherine Albertson, Staff Photographer April 24, 2024

Flags flying, rifles spinning, and sword tossing are all common themes of the color guard throughout their season. During the new marcher camp for color guard members, people new to the sport learned about...

Illustration by Birdie Brereton

Why Not Use It?

Hannah Halterman, Staff Reporter April 23, 2024

There is little in this world that divides people more than politics. Riots break out in the streets over political issues; things can even turn ugly at the Thanksgiving dinner table when political subjects...

As the Fine Arts Festival begins and people begin walking in, junior Rhett Clauser plays his piano, as a part of Jazz Band.

Fine Arts Fascination

Thomas Ramos, Web Assignments Editor April 23, 2024

Guests walk the floors of the cafeteria, admiring the galleries of eye-catching art pieces as music from the Jazz Band fills their ears. At the Fine Arts Festival on Thurs, Mar. 21, there was much more...

Freshman Taylei Sesson focuses before kicking off her 4x1 race.

Pushing the Pace

Rachel Blanchard and Kaitlyn Morgan April 23, 2024

Between discus, javelin, hurdles, and more, it’s obvious that track and field is not a sport that can be easily fit into a box. And with so many different skills crammed under the one overarching...

By the Books

By the Books

Birdie Brereton, Print Assignments Editor April 22, 2024

All high schoolers are aware of such classics like “Romeo and Juliet” by Shakespeare and “Odyssey” by Homer, especially since many high schools cover these works in their English classes. There...

Sophomore Dylan Davis loads his arm back as he is about to hit the ball past the Troy blockers. The Spartans received a point after Davis followed through with his hit.

Setting Up Success

Ava Breuer, Staff Photographer April 22, 2024

The Junior Varsity Boys Volleyball faced the Troy Trojans in an exciting but easy game on Apr. 11. Capturing both sets with major leads the boys took an easy win to add to their building record. Making...

The boys’ varsity volleyball team huddles up before the game on April 4 against Fort Zumwalt West. Senior Liam Stover does a backflip in the middle of the team huddle as a way to hype everyone up for the game.

Launching Into Another Landslide

Audrey Webb and Caroline Kraft April 19, 2024

  With a near perfect record, the Spartan boys varsity volleyball team continue on their path to Districts. A hard earned victory ended with the Francis Howell Central boys on top with a score...

Junior Ethan Callison reads the pop fly and gets under it to catch the ball and make an out.

Down go the Wolves

Amelia Raziq, Staff Photographer April 19, 2024

  On April 10, the boys varsity baseball team took on Timberland for the second time this season. The boys started off the series strong winning 4-3 on April 9. The boys beat Timberland once...

Sitting in contemplation, senior Ryan Blanchard listens to Mr. Beckmann speak during in class. Contemporary Issues offers students an outlet to learn and speak about pressing issues.

Contemplating the Contemporary

Sophie Rosser, Staff Reporter April 18, 2024

As Mr. Nicholas Beckmann walks into class he closes the door behind him and greets his students. He asks the students to take out their notes and begins the class with a three-minute video about the failure...

At the Gateway Voters celebration, freshmen Amelia Heidt and Ryan Latta eat their donuts together. They decide which book to vote for while they hangout in the library on April 10.

Battle of the Books

Katherine Albertson, Staff Photographer April 18, 2024

Every year, students vote for their favorite Gateway book after they read two of them. At this year’s celebration, students enjoyed donuts and cookies provided by the library staff while they talked...

A snake slithers across a blanket during enrichment time.

Creepy Crawlies

Kailey Pallares, Staff Reporter April 17, 2024

When we think of a pet, the image that pops into our head is typically a dog or cat, maybe a goldfish we had when we were younger. Many people value their furry friends and consider them a part of the...

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