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Faith Beckmann, Newspaper Editor

Faith Beckmann is currently in her senior year at Francis Howell Central. This is her third year on staff and first year as Newspaper Editor. In school, she is involved as a thespian in Troupe #5743 and participates as part of the Women’s Chorale choir. Outside of school she is employed as a Sales Associate at Famous Footwear and as a Seasonal Interpreter/Naturalist at the First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site.

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Senior Drew Black throws the ball into the air to serve it during a Varsity Districts match on May 11. This was one of the matches which helped him and his doubles partner junior Konnor Eslinger qualify for state.

A Momentous Ending to the Season

Faith Beckmann, Newspaper Editor
May 31, 2022
A group of administrators stand smiling at the sign in the front of the building on it’s opening day.

A Break Down: Breaking News

Faith Beckmann, Newspaper Editor
May 12, 2022
Ms. Frys students look on as she cracks jokes and funny remarks during her lesson.  Fry tries to make her classroom enjoyable to students and loves to create a fun dynamic with everyone she meets.

Melissa Fry

Faith Beckmann, Central Focus Editor
May 5, 2022

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Faith Beckmann, Newspaper Editor
April 28, 2022
Andrea Head

Andrea Head

Faith Beckmann, Newspaper Editor
April 28, 2022
Sonny Arnel

Sonny Arnel

Faith Beckmann, Newspaper Editor
April 28, 2022
Eric Heumann

Eric Heumann

Faith Beckmann, Newspaper Editor
April 28, 2022
Michelle Burkemper

Michelle Burkemper

Faith Beckmann, Newspaper Editor
April 28, 2022
John Kozlowski

John Kozlowski

Faith Beckmann, Newspaper Editor
April 28, 2022
Patricia Shockley

Patricia Shockley

Faith Beckmann, Newspaper Editor
April 28, 2022
A Touching Tribute

A Touching Tribute

Faith Beckmann, Newspaper Editor
April 28, 2022

[Video] Cake-ing a Comeback

Faith Beckmann, Newspaper Editor
February 22, 2022

[Video] Moving for More

Faith Beckmann, Newspaper Editor
February 11, 2022

[Video] Finding Harmony

Faith Beckmann, Newspaper Editor
February 7, 2022

[Video] Dancing Into Battle

Faith Beckmann, Newspaper Editor
December 18, 2021

[Video] Say It Again

Faith Beckmann, Newspaper Editor
November 1, 2021

[Video] On the Road Again

Faith Beckmann, Newspaper Editor
October 29, 2021

[Video] Placing High in the Ranks

Faith Beckmann, Newspaper Editor
October 23, 2021

[Video] That’s Her Whole World

Faith Beckmann, Newspaper Editor
September 15, 2021
Waving Their Banners

Waving Their Banners

Faith Beckmann, Staff Reporter
May 27, 2021
Junior Drew Black hits a tennis ball with a racket. The drive he possesses is equal to the of the rest of the team. This is what has allowed them to rebound so successfully.

Rallying Back

Faith Beckmann, Staff Reporter
April 30, 2021
Sources: www.carbonbrief.org, climate.nasa.gov, www.torontoenvironment.org

Simply Living by Living Simply

Faith Beckmann, Staff Reporter
April 28, 2021
A necklace that bears the religious image of a cross is dangling, ready to drop. Letting go of something that was once so personal is very difficult no matter the circumstances; however, with religion theres a little more. The massive stigma around this act only accentuates these feelings.

Trapped in Religion

Faith Beckmann, Staff Reporter
April 7, 2021
Untying Myself

Untying Myself

Faith Beckmann, Staff Reporter
January 29, 2021
The Quaran-teens

The Quaran-teens

Faith Beckmann, Staff Reporter
January 21, 2021
After the change of plans for her original schedule for 2020, singer and songwriter Taylor Swift worked to find a way to still connect with her fans amidst the COVID-19 pandemic since she was unable to tour. One solution was to produce a concert film for Disney+, which was released on Nov. 24.

“Take Me to the Lakes…”

Faith Beckmann, Staff Reporter
December 21, 2020
Thurgood Marshall (pictured left) made history as the first African American U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice. During his time in the court, he played a part in many cases that included topics like civil rights, the death penalty, and other controversial or important issues. Margaret Sanger (pictured right) was a women’s reproductive health activist who advocated for the use of contraceptives and family planning to help women control the size of their families. She opened the first birth control clinic in the United States and created the  organization now known as  Planned  Parenthood.

A Circle in Motion

Faith Beckmann, Staff Reporter
November 19, 2020
The Francis Howell Central Spartan Regiment performs at the Howell Preview, one of their few performance opportunities this season. The preview also saw some performances from the other Francis Howell high school marching bands as they performed their shows for each other.

Marching to the Finish Line

Faith Beckmann, Staff Reporter
November 13, 2020
Headlines from newsources Deadline, CBC, Entertainment Weekly, and The Hollywood Reporter show a small portion of the amount of diverse shows Netflix has canceled.

Up Next, Underrepresentation

Faith Beckmann, Staff Reporter
November 10, 2020
Ending as a Team

Ending as a Team

Faith Beckmann, Staff Reporter
September 28, 2020
Faith Beckmann

Faith Beckmann

Faith Beckmann, Staff Reporter
May 5, 2020
During the rise in the popularity of aesthetics, so called niche memes increased in popularity as well by depicting various objects that all relate to one aesthetic. These memes all support the generalization of creativity that exists in the styles and lives of the teenagers who follow them.

Aesthetics Confine Creativity

Faith Beckmann, Staff Reporter
April 20, 2020
Some people use bucket lists to keep track of the goals they want to accomplish before they die. This is can help make sure they live a life they will be proud of in the end.

A Life Worth Living

Faith Beckmann, Staff Reporter
April 18, 2020
At the winter pep assembly, both general education and special needs students perform a dance together. The dance showcased the level of inclusion that All of Us Cub strives to promote to all students.

Inclusion For All

Faith Beckmann, Staff Reporter
February 20, 2020
Lauren Marino is pictured playing her flute at the Wind Ensemble MMEA practice concert. Lauren and several other students are members of both Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble, the top two bands at Francis Howell Central.

We Are the “We/Je Kids”

Faith Beckmann, Staff Reporter
February 18, 2020
In season three of Anne With An E, Anne (Amybeth McNulty) goes on a journey of self-discovery while facing many challenges due to the changing world around her. Season three premiered on CBC in Sept. and is currently available on Netflix worldwide as of Jan. 3, 2020.

“Tragical Romance and All”

Faith Beckmann, Staff Reporter
January 10, 2020
A volunteer at Calvary Church on Mid Rivers helps collect shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. Operation Christmas Child is an organization mainly run through churches where donators can pack a shoebox filled with goodies to be sent to children in war and poverty-ridden areas around the world.

Giving Back

Faith Beckmann, Staff Reporter
December 21, 2019
Freshmen Marygrace Cummings and Emma Schultheis look intently at a kitten at a local pumpkin patch. Pumpkin patches are a great way to get together with your friends and have some fun while celebrating the spirit of the season.

Fall Festivities

Faith Beckmann, Staff Reporter
November 26, 2019
The Spartan Regiment performs at Bands of America on Friday, Oct.18.

A Frantic Fall Break

Faith Beckmann, Staff Reporter
October 24, 2019
Cinderellas Castle aglow with bright shimmering lights right before the parks closing. Every evening when the park closes the castle in the Magic Kingdom lights up and has a fireworks display.

Never Growing Up

Faith Beckmann, Staff reporter
October 2, 2019
Eighth grade band joins Spartan Regiment for Light the Field football game on Friday, Sept. 13.

New Marching Middle Schoolers

Faith Beckmann, Staff reporter
September 19, 2019
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