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Life in the Age of Coronavirus

Life in the Age of Coronavirus

MacKenzie Tillman, FCHS Journalist

March 17, 2020

In the late 1340’s, beginning in China, a widespread disease known as the Bubonic Plague swept the nation and spread to Europe. Also known as the Black Death, it reduced the population significantly, with an estimated 75-200 million deaths.  Nearly 700 years later, in the fall of 2019, a new virus emerged...

Top 5 Sites & Apps for the Beginning Writer

Top 5 Sites & Apps for the Beginning Writer

Joshua Akers, FCHS Journalist

February 27, 2020

A lot of the time, struggling writers will sit with their eyes glaring over the bright screen of their computers while being unable to put their thoughts or ideas into words. Even if that’s not the case, they may think many of their ideas are unoriginal or boring. Being a writer can be hard, even if y...

Sweet, Sweet Tea

Sweet, Sweet Tea

Aiden Matula, FCHS Journalist

February 21, 2020

Sweet tea has become a kind of sensation at FCHS since the Culinary students have begun to prepare and sell it to students.  The tea has students flocking to the carts by the elevators where it is sold between 1st, 2nd, and 3rd block classes. The Culinary students prepare the tea and stock the cart duri...

The End Of Arrow, Part 2

The End Of Arrow, Part 2

John Bernat, Fluco Beat Editor

February 12, 2020

Well, it finally happened. After eight seasons, Arrow has finally come to an end in one of its best seasons yet. While the show’s themes have changed multiple times throughout its run, season eight of Arrow manages to pay tribute to all of them.  Except for one. Due to licensing issues, main chara...

Graduation Consternation

Graduation Consternation

Evynne Stafford, FCHS Journalist

February 6, 2020

Some things in life seem fixed, like Tax Day, Christmas, and Halloween. FCHS Graduation Day seemed one of those standard dates as well, always falling on the Saturday before Memorial Day. Until now. For perhaps the first time in FCHS history, FCHS’ graduation will be held on a Friday-- specifical...

Out to Lunch

Sophomore Alexa Divers at lunch

Mia Martinez, FCHS Journalist

January 31, 2020

Students began the 2020 school year with welcome news--namely, that students would now have 30 minutes to eat lunch, broken up into three longer lunch periods, compared to four shorter lunches. Yet while the longer lunches may have been a hit with students, the enjoyment was not to last.  This seme...

Library “Books” FCHS’s Newest Club

Students reading in the Fourth Floor Media Center. Photo courtesy of FCHS Journalism.

Jenna Glowatch and Syerra Milliman

November 14, 2018

For students who hate to read, it may seem difficult to understand why others love books. So it must be even stranger to learn that there are actually students who love books so much that FCHS now has a Book Club. Founded by FCHS librarians Lisa Lucas and Shannon Taylor, the club meets Wednesdays of cl...

FCHS Welcomes Another SRO

Photo courtesy of Officer Mathias Varga.

Syerra Milliman, Fluco Beat Editor

November 8, 2018

The 2018-2019 school year opened with many changes, including new staff members and a new traffic pattern for parents and student drivers. A more recent change has come in the form of new staff member Mathias Varga, who has joined Officer Lacorie Steppe as an additional SRO (School Resource Officer) a...

New Principal Has Big Plans for Fluvanna

Photo courtesy of Fluco Journalism.

Blake Berry, Fluco Beat Editor

August 30, 2018

While the 2018-2019 school year has brought many new changes to Fluvanna County High School, perhaps the most noticeable of these changes is that the school has a new principal, Margo Bruce, who took over from retired principal James Barlow. Yet she is not exactly a stranger to FCHS. She is a graduate of ...

Accidents Happen

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Gracie Walton, FCHS Journalist

August 22, 2018

My breath quivers as I carefully open my bedroom door. Once I do, I am faced with the dark hallway that hides my family’s past behind glass panes. They hold pictures of our once happy home: my smiling mother, my loving father, my serious yet silly sister, my baby brother with the big heart, and me. It ...

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