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.

David Dalglish’s Skyborn Breaks the Ceiling with Sky-High Flying

David Dalglish’s Skyborn Breaks the Ceiling with Sky-High Flying

Joshua Akers, FCHS Journalist

January 17, 2020

Skyborn is fantasy-writer David Dalglish’s dystopian envisionment of a brother-sister combo, Bree and Kale Skyborn, who begin an intense adventure of destined aerial combat and element-wielding ferocity. In Dalglish’s fantastic creation of a world, an ancient race of demons has forced humanity to ascend ...

Christmas in Virginia

Christmas in Virginia

MacKenzie Tillman, FCHS Journalist

December 17, 2019

It’s the time of year of again for snow, Christmas cheer, and everything festive. All around the world everyone has traditions or at least one way to celebrate the holidays. In Virginia, there are countless attractions to choose from to carry out holiday celebrations.  First, in Williamsburg, Virginia,  is where...

How to Navigate the Streaming Wars

How to Navigate the Streaming Wars

MacKenzie Tillman, FCHS Journalist

December 11, 2019

Over the last few years, there has been a steady decline in cable users, while a new generation of video streaming has effectively taken over. With hundreds of services that offer monthly subscription, free--or low-cost--seemingly endless TV is the direction to which many technological consumers are swi...

Is Cell Phone Use Dangerous?

Is Cell Phone Use Dangerous?

Tyler Harris and Anthony Hamill

November 22, 2019

Whether you’re at home or away, it’s hard to not pick up your phone every five minutes. But should you? Is there a danger to being on your phone for too long? According to various studies, this fear may be real. In a recent small survey at FCHS, one in 10 students said they feel that they are ...

El Vaquero, Local Mexican Restaurant

El Vaquero, Local Mexican Restaurant

Alison Sawyer

November 5, 2019

If you’re looking for a restaurant that is affordable, family-friendly, and a place to just kick back and enjoy a meal after a long day, El Vaquero is a good place to consider. “I think most of their food is really good, along with the service,” said senior Nolan Farrar.  The small, locally...

Fear Inoculum

Fear Inoculum

Nora Wells, FCHS Journalist

October 30, 2019

On August 30, 2019, Tool’s first album in thirteen years was released. Fear Inoculum is the album that every hardcore Tool fan has been waiting for. The word inoculum is a synonym for vaccine, so the title of the album literally means fear vaccine. The album contains only ten songs, but is almost an...

Three Steps for Coping with Lifestyle Inflation

Three Steps for Coping with Lifestyle Inflation

John Bernat, Fluco Beat Editor

October 29, 2019

Lifestyle inflation, at its core, is the adjustment of spending money on unnecessary items as your income increases, such as clothes or going out to eat more often. It’s a subconscious activity that, if prolonged, can lead to financial issues and instability as you run the risk of your expenses outwe...

The Next Single Player Star Wars Game

The Next Single Player Star Wars Game

John Bernat, Fluco Beat Editor

September 20, 2019

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is the next Star Wars game set to hit the gaming market. Ever since Disney bought the rights to Star Wars, the rights to make the video games went to Electronic Arts (EA) and a smaller company known as Visceral that had been working on a linear single player Star Wars game....

What You Don’t Know About Vaping

What You Don’t Know About Vaping

MacKenzie Tillman, FCHS Journalist

September 13, 2019

 It’s cool, it’s popular, and it’s in high demand. So what is so bad about it? Nicotine has lasting effects on many teens and has now surpassed cigarettes. A number of new nicotine products such as JUULS, Stigs, VAPOs, Vuse and NJOYs have surfaced in the last few years and have become very popu...

Movies are better than books?

Movies are better than books?

Madison Fain, FCHS Journalist

September 12, 2019

The students of Fluvanna County High School prefer movies over books, but why is that? Is it more convenient,  or are movies and TV more interesting than a book? Not only that, but are movies about books better, such as Harry Potter, A Dog's Purpose, and Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children?...

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