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  • FHC Art Club is selling Valentines. Buy one for $1 on Monday, Feb 13 for delivery on Valentine's Day.

  • On Feb 21 at 6pm, Improv Central will have their 3rd annual "Laughter is the Best Medicine" show. Tickets are $3.

  • There will be a free practice ACT on 2/20 at 10am. Those interested should call Sylvan Mid Rivers or talk to Guidance.

  • The chemistry guy

    The chemistry guy

    Garrett Allen, Staff reporter

    Silence. Wide, whitewashed hallways line a gleaming tiled floor, and huge fluorescent lights extend past door after door of classrooms, dark and uninhabited. Nothing stirs here, save the almost intangible rustling of stray paper. It is 6 a.m, according to the black digital clocks lining Francis Howell Ce... READ MORE »»

    Mr. Koz discusses with a student the best way to go about one of many complicated problems. Pre-AP Chem is one of the most intensive honors classes offered at FHC.

    Sydney Robbins

  • Sensations place sixth at nationals

    Sensations place sixth at nationals

    Reese McLaughlin, Staff reporter

    The Sensations went to nationals this past weekend, who have been practicing for months and have been waiting for this moment all year. They placed 6th in the nation for hip-hop and broke the school record for highest placement at nationals. Senior Genevieve Vogel had a fantastic time at nationals w... READ MORE »»

    The Sensations continued their rise in national competitions, taking sixth place at the Universal Dance Association Medium Varsity Hip Hop competition the weekend of Feb. 2-4. The dance squad has improved its placing every year since 2013.

    Roxanne Fetsch

  • The 28 headed to state

    The 28 headed to state

    Elaine Mallon, Discover Editor

    Eighty-eight Marketing 1 and 2 students, clad in ironed suits with ties and heels and pearls, traveled to the Chesterfield Mall for their DECA District 17 competition on Feb. 6. From writing a 30-page paper analyzing business operations to practicing for role-play simulations, DECA members have prepared... READ MORE »»

    Taylor Tinnes

  • Watch the Pink Out games LIVE!

    Watch the Pink Out games LIVE!

    Tyler Summers, Livestream Editor

    Francis Howell Central's fifth annual Pink Out game to support the American Cancer Society and Coaches Vs. Cancer STL airs tonight! Catch both the boys and girls games here!    

    Gracie Kruep

  • Winding down

    Winding down

    Liz Baker, Staff reporter

    d*Please note this story only includes what happened on the first day of GAC’s* When the team entered the GAC meet, they weren’t exactly certain of what would happen. The outcome of the meet was pleasant, though; eight of the girls qualified for the second day, including freshman Mariah Javier. ... READ MORE »»

    The girls swim team gets pumped up during the first day of the GAC swim and dive meet on Feb. 7. Eight members of the team qualified for the second day of the GAC meet.

    Connor Crites

  • Spartans fall short in battle against Howell

    Spartans fall short in battle against Howell

    Millennia Simmons, Staff reporter

    On Jan. 27, varsity and JV boys basketball battled for the home “W” against Howell. Although both good games, only JV was able to pull out a win. Sophomore Spencer Allen, on JV, feels like a champ for the 15 point-lead win they took against Howell. He states they played well offense and defense.... READ MORE »»

  • Another game, another win

    Another game, another win

    Bryce Lee, Staff reporter

    On Tuesday Jan. 31, the girls varsity basketball team visited one of their local rival schools, Francis Howell North. Lately, the girls have been playing at an high level including winning 1 of 2 tournaments and placing second to Warrenton High School in the Warrenton tournament this past month. This... READ MORE »»

  • Crying out

    Crying out

    Liz Baker, Staff Reporter

    I am crying. I am crying for the hundreds of thousands of people who won’t be allowed to come home for at least 90 days and for some 120. I am crying for those who hold a green card or were merely traveling for business or pleasure when they were stopped from coming home to their family. I am crying f... READ MORE »»

    Protesters on 10th street holding signs on Feb. 4th to contradict the ban on refugees.

    Hunter Rodgers

  • From student to recruit

    From student to recruit

    Elaine Mallon, Discover Editor

    With the majority of seniors anxiously awaiting acceptances letters to colleges, Kevin Cullen has traded in his school locker for a foot locker. Graduating an entire semester early, Cullen shipped off for bootcamp on Jan. 23. Over the course of the next thirteen weeks, Cullen will undergo the... READ MORE »»

  • LIVE! Watch boys basketball battle Howell this evening

    LIVE! Watch boys basketball battle Howell this evening

    Tyler Summers, Livestream Editor

    The boys basketball team will take on Francis Howell this evening in a GAC South showdown at 7 p.m. The Spartans will be looking for their sixth win on the season. Tune in live!

    Senior Marcus James lays the ball up during warm-ups against Timberland earlier this month. The boys basketball team looks to defeat archrival Francis Howell this evening at 7 p.m.

    Sydney Robbins

Hockey team goes into playoffs

Hockey team goes into playoffs

Elisa Swanson, Reese McLaughlin, and Hailey Stewart

The Spartan hockey team tied their first game in the playoffs on Saturday. For Brandon Van Dillan, the team could’ve played better. “We could have done better, but we...  Read More »

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Spartan Swim And Dive Send Off Their Seniors

Ashley Gault, Photographer

The Lady Spartans swim and dive faced St. Charles West for their senior night, sent off 7 girls total. Monday Jan. 30th swimmers said their goodbyes to Carli Buchanan, Jh...  Read More »

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Wrestling team crushes districts

Wrestling team crushes districts

Veronica Zieman, Staff reporter

The wrestling team competed in districts last weekend and beat the odds by placing second in the tournament, despite the fact that the team wasn’t expected to place in ...  Read More »

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Warped Christmas

Warped Christmas

Laura Weiss, Photographer/Creator

Christmas is known for "the most wonderful time of the year". For some students at Francis Howell Central, this may be accurate. However, for others, the happiness of Christmas...  Read More »

Dec 8

Answering college questions

Answering college questions

November 11, 2016

Cooked alive

Cooked alive

September 9, 2016

A letter to my classmates

May 6, 2016

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STL stands against travel ban

STL stands against travel ban

Hunter Rodgers, Staff photographer

"No Ban, no wall, America is home to all!" echoed throughout the streets of St.Louis on Saturday, February 4th as hundreds of Missouri citizens joined forces to march against...  Read More »

Feb 8

Song of the week: “I’m Yours” by Alessia Cara

Song of the week: “I’m Yours” by Alessia Cara

February 7, 2017

What bear is your Valentine date?

What bear is your Valentine date?

January 26, 2017

Northern Italian Pasta Recipe

Northern Italian Pasta Recipe

December 16, 2016

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