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The Fluco Beat

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Spray Tan Do’s and Don’ts

Sage Gibson, Journalist May 20, 2024

As the weather warms up and dresses, skirts, and shorts start coming out of storage, many people start looking for ways to get tan skin. A common and method of getting a sun-kissed hue without the negative...

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TikTok Goes the Clock

Anderson Miller, Journalist May 14, 2024

With more than 170 million Americans on TikTok, it is the fourth-most-used social media platform used in the United States, behind Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. But recently, it seems this short attention...

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The Quest for the Perfect Graduation Dress

Sage Gibson, Journalist May 8, 2024

The final moments of high school celebrate an accomplishment of academic excellence. Graduation is the capstone of high school, with everything you’ve worked hard for and achieved summed up in a diploma. The...

Abigail Taylor 25, shows off her slickback and chunky gold hoops

Clean Girl Aesthetic – In or Out?

Molly Cook, Journalist April 18, 2024

In the world of TikTok and Instagram, fashion trends are dominated by aesthetics. Popular aesthetics in the 2020s have included Y2K, cottagecore, quiet luxury, and the VSCO girl aesthetic. Each of these...

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Thank the Moon for a Longer Spring Break

Madelyn Treadway, Journalist March 28, 2024

Fluvanna County Public Schools will be having an extra day of spring break due to the solar eclipse on Monday, April 8. Fluvanna will be experiencing a partial solar eclipse between 2:45 and 3:30 pm, the...

An example of curtain bangs. Photo courtesy of Miranda Anderson.

Seven Hair Trends for Spring

Sage Gibson, Journalist March 20, 2024

Spring is just around the corner, and with the advent of a new season means new trends, especially in makeup, clothing, and hair. Each season has its color palettes, styles, and aesthetics, and spring...

Sage Gibson in her dress for the 2023 Prom taken at Swannanoa mansion. Photo provided by Sage Gibson.

Six Tips for Finding the Perfect Prom Dress

Sage Gibson, Journalist March 20, 2024

Prom is when high school students get to dress up and feel glamorous for one night. They can dance the night away in formal gowns and suits. Attendees look forward to making sure every detail is perfect,...

FCHS students Audrey Jones and Duncan Ferrell portray a couple arguing through social media. Photo courtesy of Cecily McMillian.

Technology’s Effect on Relationships

Cecily McMillian, FCHS Journalist March 13, 2024

Between texting apps, social media, or even generated AI; it’s no secret that the world of technology can have its effects on relationships. Things aren’t always as they seem through the screen. The...

Sophomore Kaiya Wrigley gets her lifting in for the day. Photo courtesy of River McMillian.

The Dynamic Between Mental Health and Exercise

Cecily McMillian, FCHS Journalist March 7, 2024

When it comes to mental health, staying active through exercise can be an extreme mood booster. When you’re physically active, it not only improves your overall health, but also improves your mental...

A student shows off their comfortable Hey Dude shoes, a popular favorite at FCHS. Photo courtesy of Hailey English.

Stepping Into Style at FCHS

Hailey English, Journalist February 28, 2024

Fashion trends are always changing and evolving, and it’s always quite interesting to see what's trending online be brought into daily life. From skinny jeans to flared yoga pants, and from scrunchies...

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