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  • Hockey ties it up

    Hockey ties it up

    Hailey Stewart, Staff reporter

    The Francis Howell Central Hockey team tied against Fort Zumwalt East 5-5 on Monday, November 28th; the team has not won a game yet this season. For freshman Grant Curtis the team's lack of turnovers on the puck is the key of the five goals this game. “We shot the puck more because we usually d... READ MORE »»

    Emily Hall

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    Join FHC Publications!

    Emily Hall and Molly Ebert

    Need a reason to join our newspaper, yearbook, broadcast or photography crews? People all over campus are checking out our work. Grab an application in Room 139 now or fill it out online.

  • The silos

    The silos

    Jake Hayden, Staff reporter

    The air was a pleasant 72 degrees with the gentle breeze, the air felt pure with no humidity and no noise. I passed a speed limit sign that I was not obeying by a slim margin, I was too busy enjoying the morning to worry about how fast I was hurtling toward it. Cottleville was still sleeping, all of the ... READ MORE »»

    Hayden at Klondike leaning against one of the silos.

  • Maine event

    Maine event

    Skylar Laird, Feature Editor

    On Nov. 17 through 19, the auditorium stage was busy with life as the Spotlight Players put on their production of "Almost, Maine." This production was truly an impressive one according to junior Jay Orr, who played the character Jimmy; he even coined it one of his favorite shows. “Overall, the play was very... READ MORE »»

    Laura Weiss (Senior) and Abram Cutshall (Junior) rehearsing their scene as Marvalyn and Steve in the theater.

    Emily Hall

  • Sisters on the court

    Sisters on the court

    Emily Hall, Staff photographer

    Get an inside look at what it's like to play on the same team as your sibling directly from sisters, Tori and Angel Ikeda. "What I'm bad at she's good at, and what she's bad at I'm good at."

    Gea Henry

  • Keeping spirits up

    Keeping spirits up

    Liz Baker, Staff reporter

    Yesterday, St. Charles County voted against Proposition Howell, 52.7 percent to 47.6 percent. The 60 cent tax levy would have helped maintain FHSD schools. Some of FHSD students are old enough to vote, but many aren’t, though they are the ones this outcome is affecting. The schools are now going ... READ MORE »»

    Senior Sean Earl works in Mr. Cross' marketing class, which is closely affiliated with the DECA program.

    Kortney Sheahan

  • New state champions

    New state champions

    Elisa Swanson, Multimedia Editor

    The Spartan cheer team went to Columbia on Saturday, to compete in the Missouri Coaches Association’s state competition. The girls and boy placed first in the small co-ed division, making them the first state champions in school history. For Ashley Lunders, the win at regionals gave the team the confidence... READ MORE »»

    The cheerleading team in Columbia at state. The girls and boy placed first out of 16 teams.

    Suzy Schulte

  • The Saucedo effect

    The Saucedo effect

    Elisa Swanson, Multimedia Editor

    The band room was more excited than usual with the arrival of Richard Saucedo, a retired band director and now Band of America judge and clinician. For senior Rachel Stepanek, a section leader in the marching band and member of Wind Ensemble, the experience was a remarkable one. “Mr. [Richard] S... READ MORE »»

    The Spartan Regiment performances at the Homecoming Parade. The band's season ended with a competition at Francis Howell at the end of October.

  • Political roundtable with teachers, students

    Political roundtable with teachers, students

    Sydney Kaiser, Odyssey editor-in-chief

    As the Nov. 8 election draws near, FHC Publications brings together an array of students and teachers do discuss the issues and races that we'll be talking about next Tuesday.

    Grace Roberts

Swimming up

Swimming up

Jessica Fults and Liz Baker

Despite entering the meet, not expecting much, the girls swim and dive team, started off winning against 3 of Fort Zumwalt North’s divers. This lifted team spirits, whic...  Read More »

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Freshman Girls Basketball

Freshman Girls Basketball

Haley Karlas, Staff Photographer

On the Monday night of Dec 12, the freshman girls basketball team took on North in what was a successful night for the Lady Spartans.  The girls celebrated their first w...  Read More »

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Dropping Off

Dropping Off

Liz Baker and Jessica Fults

Dropping off time is the goal this season for many girls’ swimmers, including juniors Jensen Schetter and Elizabeth Skelly. Shedding those few seconds can mean the differe...  Read More »

Dec 16 • No Comments

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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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Northern Italian Pasta Recipe

Elisa Swanson, Web executive editor

The recipe began a few generations ago in Dani Moore's family. It consists of tomatoes, garlic and other italian herbs. This sauce is perfect for pasta and pizza. In a p...  Read More »

Dec 16

Let them sing

November 15, 2016

Journey through Maine

Journey through Maine

November 11, 2016

Celebrating “brace face”

Celebrating “brace face”

October 25, 2016

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