• The girls basketball team will have a tryout meeting on Thursday, Oct. 12 at 2:30 p.m. in Coach Leake's room. Anyone wanting to be on the team should attend.

  • This week's Real World Wednesday will focus on car maintenance. Come to the library on Oct. 11 during Seminar.

  • Arete pillar forms are due on Friday, Oct. 13. Forms can be found just inside the entrance and should be submitted to Room 2.

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Preparation and anticipation

Preparation and anticipation

Whitney Klein, Voice Editor

November 16, 2017


Filed under 2017-18, Move, Showcase, Winter Sports, Wrestling, Wrestling

As students, fans, and parents excitedly await the start of the 2017-18 wrestling season, wrestlers and coaches are at work getting in shape and ready for their first tournament with hopes that it will end in victory. Practices began on October 13 and have increased as the first meet on November 29 m...

Author surprises students

Author surprises students

Chloe Bockhorst, Staff reporter

November 16, 2017


Filed under Events, Showcase, Uncategorized

The Other Wes Moore is an intricate story that serves as an autobiography as well as a biography of another man with the same name. Thus, it is great example of a book that students are introduced to in their high school career. One of the Wes Moores’ - author Wes, as he is called to deviate him from...

DECA creates sense of family, opportunity to compete

DECA creates sense of family, opportunity to compete

Abram Cutshall, Staff reporter

November 15, 2017


Filed under Discover, Showcase

In the past few years, DECA has grown both in size and popularity. Recently they held their annual officer election and with every new set of officers comes a new fresh set of ideas and plans to make the club better. To be in DECA, one simply has to be enrolled in a marketing class and pay the club fe...

Finding your place in The 300

Finding your place in The 300

Lauren Dubuque, Staff reporter

November 15, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Coming home covered in colored flour on a Friday night is not a rare occurrence after attending a football game in the student section. So far the football team has won a total of three games thanks to their outstanding efforts as well as a little help from the wildly encouraging student section. Th...

Students rally around hospitalized teacher

Students rally around hospitalized teacher

Austin McKinley, Staff photographer

November 15, 2017


Filed under Discover, Showcase

Aug. 9, school is in session. With it starting off to its normal start, students are in a hurry to see their friends and teachers are preparing for the long list of names they have to memorize. Little did they know the news that would send our school into a movement that may never be forgotten. Less...

Fees now required to participate in sports, activities

Fees now required to participate in sports, activities

Drew James, Staff photographer

November 15, 2017


Filed under Discover, Showcase

How would you feel if $40 was the deciding factor if you would be participating in school school activities? In the Francis Howell School District, $40 is your ticket in. Due to poor budget maintenance in the Francis Howell School District, families are now required to pay a fee of $40.00 in order to...

The unsung heroine of Spartan athletics

The unsung heroine of Spartan athletics

Justin Hedrick, Staff reporter

November 10, 2017


Filed under Move, Showcase

It’s a Monday afternoon in late September, and freshman football is playing Howell North. The players are pushing themselves as hard as they can go. All of a sudden, there is a player down. He’s a Spartan and he cannot move his arm. The game ceases. With coaches calling players to the sidelines for an...

Boys swim team finishes strong

Boys swim team finishes strong

Jennifer Ferry, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2017


Filed under 2017-18, Boys Swim, Boys Swimming, Fall Sports, Move, Showcase

The past weeks for the boys swim team at FHC have been a busy one with the team both at GAC’s and at state. GAC’s alone were about ten hours spread over three days and added pressure to swimmers like Adam Decker, a sophomore, who said, “GAC’s are different from a regular meet because there are ...

Arbitrary anxiety over the ACT

Arbitrary anxiety over the ACT

Talia Thambyrajah, Staff reporter

November 3, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Voice

7 a.m. Your alarms beeps, forcing you to get up out of your warm, comfy bed sheets and get ready for the thing we all dread to even think about: the ACT. As you eat the granola bar your mom told you to eat before you leave, you think to yourself, “What have I gotten myself into? Why am I even do...

Strong team battles on

Strong team battles on

Justin Hedrick, Staff reporter

November 3, 2017


Filed under Boys Soccer, Fall Sports, Move, Showcase

The Spartans steamrolled both Francis Howell North and Fort Zumwalt West last week, scoring six points and allowing three goals in total. Their momentum is being propelled by the fact that the team has not been this successful in a long time, which makes the Spartans hungrier for the win. The injuries that ...

Boys soccer lives another day

Boys soccer lives another day

Emily Hall, Staff photographer

November 1, 2017


Filed under Boys Soccer, Fall Sports, Galleries, Move, Move, Showcase

In a tense, even sectional matchup against Pattonville on Oct. 31 at Pattonville, the boys soccer team won 3-2, nine minutes into overtime. The Pirates had had several chances for a goal off of two free kicks, but the Spartans were the first to capitalize off a bouncing ball in the eight-yard box when...

Legends of horror

Legends of horror

Garrett Allen and Craig Eddy, Discover Editor, Staff reporter

October 31, 2017


Filed under Feature, FHC Guide to Halloween, Showcase

Across all genres of film, through all contemporary history, none have been as shocking or as controversial as horror. It makes just over a century that film directors across the world have been striving to rouse screams throughout theaters by eliciting a range of emotions, chief among them: fear. A...

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