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  • Tomorrow night is the FHC Fine Arts Festival form 6 to 9pm in the Spartan Cafe. It's free to all. Come support your visual, vocal, instrumental, and performing artists. 3/31

  • Monday will be FHC Cardinal Day. Let’s turn our blue and silver, red for a day! Administrators will be giving away tickets to participating students during passing periods for prizes!

  • On May 10th, YA authors Julie Buxbaum and Jeff Zentner will be at FHC during seminar.

Break the Silence

Break the Silence

Taylor Amlong, Staff Photographer
April 27, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Voice

For most players, their pre-game can affect the way they perform in a game. I am one of those players. For soccer, we always play a CD that the captains made for all the home games. My teammates and I stayed up for days to cut and edit the music to ensure we would have it done for our home opener. Surprisingly,...

Books vs. movies

Books vs. movies

Laura Weiss, photographer
April 18, 2017
Filed under Video, Voice, Voice

Students of FHC try to answer the ultimate question of what form of entertainment is better: books or movies.

Labels are for soup cans

Labels are for soup cans

Veronica Zieman, Staff Reporter
March 6, 2017
Filed under Voice

“So, like, what are you?” This question could mean anything. What’s my job? My ethnicity? My species? Surely, “human, as far as I know,” isn’t the answer this person is looking for. After asking for clarification, I learn that they were not-so-sensitively asking what my sexual orienta...

Crying out

Crying out

Liz Baker, Staff Reporter
February 7, 2017
Filed under Editorials, Showcase, Voice

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...

Warped Christmas

Warped Christmas

Laura Weiss, Photographer/Creator
December 8, 2016
Filed under Video, Voice, Voice

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 time may be depicted as the complete opposite. Is Christmas truly about the value of family and belief, or sales and how many...

Answering college questions

Answering college questions

Kenzie Morris, Voice Editor
November 11, 2016
Filed under Editorials, Uncategorized, Voice

Now is around the time when more selective schools’ application deadlines are beginning to pop up. Some of us already turned in applications for early action and decision consideration on Nov. 1, but more deadlines are coming up fast for December and Jan. 1. Many of the students competing to get into...

Cooked alive

Cooked alive

Jessica Fults
September 9, 2016
Filed under Voice

Being left in a car without air conditioning is like being trapped in an oven with no way out, waiting for your demise. It’s a terrifying thought, but this is what could happen if you leave a child or pet in the car because of how fast the temperature can climb. According to Heat kills, a website about...

A letter to my classmates

Cadence Bippen, Print executive editor
May 6, 2016
Filed under Publications, Voice

I remember my very first day of high school. I remember how big the windows seemed when I walked up the staircases, I remember how many times I slipped up said staircases, and I remember the pure fear I felt trying to find a lunch table for the first time. It literally seemed like a scene out of a m...

Ten films nominated for Best Picture that should have won

Ten films nominated for Best Picture that should have won

Will Sills, staff reporter
May 5, 2016
Filed under Voice

Earlier this year, “Spotlight” took home the top prize at the Oscars for Best Picture over “The Revenant,” “The Big Short,” and several others. This was great because usually it seems that the rightful winner actually ends up losing. I am going to talk about the ten unlucky films that wer...

My 20 favorite movies of all time

My 20 favorite movies of all time

Will Sills, staff reporter
April 18, 2016
Filed under Voice

I’ve seen a lot of movies, approximately 800 films. That’s almost a movie a week since I was born. I’ve seen the silent classics such as 1920s “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” to Best Picture winners such as 1972s “The Godfather” to some of the most popular films of all time such as 1969s “...

Every theatrical Batman film ranked

Every theatrical Batman film ranked

Will Sills, staff reporter
April 7, 2016
Filed under Voice

A couple of weeks ago, “Batman v Superman” hit the big screens and has been raking in the money ever since. I’ve now seen it three times, so I think it’s a great time to rank all of the Batman films, from his highest perch in Gotham to his lowest garbage he’s delved in.   #10. ...

Forget the critics, “Batman v Superman” was awesome

Forget the critics, “Batman v Superman” was awesome

Will Sills, staff reporter
March 30, 2016
Filed under Reviews, Voice

Last Thursday, I stood in a line for about 30 minutes, eagerly waiting to get a good seat for my most anticipated movie of the year, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” While I was incredibly excited, I was also quite nervous. The Rotten Tomatoes score fell almost by the minute, dropping from a ...

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