The Fluco Beat

  • January 23Environment Club Will Meet On Jan. 27 In Room 3204
  • January 22Senior Scholarship Turn Ins Have Been Extended Until Jan. 31
  • January 13Blood Drive Donations Start On Feb.13th, Permission Slips In The Front Office, All Donors Must Be 16 Or Older
  • December 172020 Literary Magazine is accepting photo/writing submissions in Room 4501
  • December 172020 Yearbooks are $72 at jostensyearbooks.com - Price goes up Feb. 1
  • November 13ID badge clips/holders and lanyards are being sold by FCLA for $1 during lunches or in room 3415.

Accidents Happen

Accidents Happen

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 ...

Strangers in Lander

Strangers in Lander

Blake Berry, Fluco Beat Editor

May 14, 2018

Lander County, Nevada July, 1958 The sun was beginning to set on the dusty Nevada horizon. Frederick Milton, a World War II army veteran of the Pacific theater, sat on the porch of his ranch home, listening to the evening news for his small town. After the war, Milton wished to get far away fr...

Nine Lives: Part 1

Nine Lives: Part 1

Syerra Milliman, Fluco Beat Editor

May 7, 2018

Risking my life to save a kitten's was not something I ever thought I would do. I don't even like cats. But there I was, climbing up a tree next to an apartment building with smoke and flames billowing out of the left wall. All to rescue a frail, short-haired, orange kitten sitting in the third st...

Protector of the Darkness

Protector of the Darkness

Gracie Walton, FCHS Journalist

April 20, 2018

In the dark, You feel the pressure of the world, As you realize you have nowhere to turn. She will find you in the darkness.   She-- the protector of the darkness, The darkness of your heart-- Feeds and survives on your misery, Repairing you in the darkness.   She com...

Lifesaving Memories

Lifesaving Memories

Syerra Milliman, Fluco Beat Editor

April 11, 2018

My lungs slightly burned as I inhaled the cold December air. I sat at my usual spot at the far corner of the roof of my apartment building, facing the vast fields beyond the city. I rubbed my bare hands together for warmth, occasionally glancing at my watch as I waited restlessly for the sunset. I pi...

Come Back to Me

Come Back to Me

Amy Glowatch, FCHS Collaborator

March 23, 2018

My fallen tears did not fall in vain. For only four words have released me from this pain. His presence may not be near, But of death, I no longer fear. Death has left my love alone. Time himself has moved on, So of it, we shall atone. My love reflects in the midnight sky. So bol...

My Little Tulip

My Little Tulip

Gracie Walton, FCHS Journalist

March 13, 2018

I curl up with my journal, my favorite black gel pen firmly in my grasp. The music that flows through the headphones is steady, unlike my heartbeat. My lip slightly quivers as I hear the distant shouts and angry tones that float up from downstairs, my parents once again going at each other’s throats...

The Sound of the Forest

The Sound of the Forest

Emily Thomas, FCHS Journalist

March 6, 2018

If a tree falls in the forest and there's no one to hear it, does it even make a sound? The woman wondered this as she walked the trail, behind the neighborhood park. It was a crisp autumn afternoon, her favorite type of day. The kind of day where everything is quiet and tranquil, when the sun i...

A Beautiful Lie

A Beautiful Lie

Amy Glowatch, FCHS Collaborator

March 1, 2018

A beautiful lie A beautiful deception A beautiful disaster   A beautiful lie Grown from the hurtful truth Made to protect, not harm you   A beautiful deception Plotted by the ones who care Made to save you from the cruel world   A beautiful disaste...

The Calm and the Storm

The Calm and the Storm

Aubreanna Gray, FCHS Journalist

February 23, 2018

She is everything the coursing water is--soft, yet sharp, strong and gentle, calm and rushing all at once. She closes her eyes to the song that plays and has faith in herself alone. You could call her the calm before the storm and the eye of the hurricane. She overwhelms you with the same m...

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