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Natalie Walsh

Natalie Walsh, Co Editor-in-Chief

Natalie Walsh is a senior here at Francis Howell Central. This is her third year on the FHC Publication’s staff and her first year as Co-EIC. She is very active at school; playing soccer, swim, and cross country. She also is in speech & debate, principals council, NHS, as well as President of Epsilon Beta. Playing soccer year round with AFA Fillies, she juggles a busy schedule 24/7 with working at Fazolis, yet always enjoys being on the publication staff.

All content by Natalie Walsh
Senior Send Off

Senior Send Off

May 27, 2021
Vax Fax

Vax Fax

May 27, 2021
A journal lays open, pen touching the paper, as thoughts surrounding COVID-19 spill on to the page.

Dear Coronavirus,

May 24, 2021
A dead phone sits plugged into a charger. The phone represents mental health, which must stay energized to keep a person from mentally crashing.

Battling Low Battery

April 26, 2021
Game On

Game On

April 8, 2021
The Mobius strip can be seen in everyday objects as common as a piece of paper.

Paper With a Twist

January 25, 2021
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Unmasking The Effects

January 21, 2021
Sophomore Aidan Hernandez takes on a competitor during his dual.

Wrestling for a Win

December 24, 2020
The boys take on practice early in the season to prepare themselves for upcoming duals.

Masks and Matches

December 9, 2020
 A police officer kneels with an injured individual; another raises a baton, striking a person who cradles out of fear. The figures are made of newspaper, demonstrating that, regardless of whether explicitly stated, much of the media has taken a stance on the topic of police brutality.

Good Cop, Bad Cop

November 20, 2020
Natalie Walsh

Natalie Walsh

April 27, 2020
Carelessly Covered: Covers are haphazardly strewn across a bed, with undergarments laying messily across it. Adolescents relationship with sex can be a messy one but with careful thought and reflection, teenagers can form a healthy relationship with sex.

Let’s Talk About Sex

February 24, 2020
freshman Sophia Miller was one of three girls to compete against Timberland High School. Here she can be seen putting in the hours required to succeed in matches like the one they had on Tuesday.

The Toll On Timberland

January 30, 2020
Coach Kurt Kruse directs junior Rhyen Standridge on how to properly execute a half-nelson on Mary Kate Neal. Practicing challenges at practice improve their performance at meets. The details in wrestling are very important , they can make or break the move. Our coaches point out a lot of minor details to make us better, because though they are minor , they make a large impact.

Welcome to the Mat

January 4, 2020

Spencer Rodecap, junior

December 20, 2019
Crocheting needle and yarn used for crocheting beautiful masterpieces to keep warm during the fall. Crocheting and knitting are fun ways to take part in fall festivities even in cold weather.

[Photo] Fall Festivities

November 26, 2019
A teenage girl stands hunched over a sink and looks into a mirror, her hands bound with pastel-blue tape measures. Those affected by by eating disorders often feel disgusted within their own bodies, and turn to unhealthy tactics to fix themselves.

The Road To Recovery

November 18, 2019


October 11, 2019
People use those with mental disabilities for laughter. But beneath the jokes are pure discrimination.

The Retard

October 7, 2019
Competing at GACs

Competing at GACs

October 4, 2019
Senior Inge Petrie and sophomore McKenna Lenhardt celebrate after winning a point at the FHC Doubles Tournament on Friday.

Swinging through the heat

September 18, 2019
The Triple Play

The Triple Play

May 7, 2019
Mr. Beckmann lecturing his students on the history of government.

Mr. Beckmann

May 6, 2019
Senior Rishith Mishra laughs along with Michelle McCune during AP Art History. Mishra talks Mrs. McCune about his life because he knows that she will listen and help him problem-solve.

That unique spark

March 6, 2019
We are starting to interact through technology more than in person. Our fear of connection in person may be the cause for this.

Fearing connection

December 6, 2018
The first tip-off

The first tip-off

December 6, 2018
Boys swim competed in GACs. Some boys qualified for State and are anxious for what it holds.

Coming to the end

November 2, 2018
This photo was taken the night when the swim team members shaved their head. The after photo is shown here.

Shaving for swim

October 30, 2018
Adam Decker has been on swim for three years. Decker enjoys Swim and has grown significantly since starting.

Q & A with Adam Decker

October 30, 2018
The Swim Team competed in the Jaguar Invitational this weekend. The members feel the team bonded at this event.

Bonding in the water

October 12, 2018
Colin Williams qualified with a time of 56.99 in the 100 meter backstroke. The Ozark Invitational (September 8th) was successful for Colin and the rest of his team as well.

Swimming to state

September 24, 2018
Sophomore Madyson Bamvakais worked at Goodwill over the summer. She saves her money to purchase a car.

Saving after summer

September 18, 2018
Swimmer Michael Yu poses for a headshot after giving an interview on whats new with Boys Swim.

Pressure in the pool

September 7, 2018
DCs top 3 superheroes; Wonder Woman, Superman, and Batman, stand ready to fight crime. Superheroes have always presented a sense of faith and hope for the public.

Top 5 superheroes

August 30, 2018
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