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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.


The Central Focus, FHCtoday and Odyssey are the award-winning publication family of Francis Howell Central. The Central Focus and Odyssey began publishing in 1997, and began publishing on FHCtoday in 2009. We also produce an annual Literary Magazine, The Perihelion and a broadcast publication, iFocus.

All of our publications have been nominated for and won a number of awards. The Central Focus was a Pacemaker finalist in 2013 and FHCtoday has been a Pacemaker finalist three times, as well as winning the Pacemaker award in 2011. FHCtoday has also won the Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Crown award twice. Odyssey has won a number of state yearbook awards from MIPA and the Scholastic Press Association. Staff members of all publications have been honored with a number of awards including Missouri State Student Journalist of the Year in 2013.

To apply to join a publications staff, pick up an application from outside room 139 or ask a staff member.

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