The Fluco Beat

  • March 20Interact Club is hosting a food drive. The class that bring that most items will have a donut party.
  • March 20Future's Night is Tuesday, March 28, from 6-8pm at FCHS.
  • March 209 weeks until Graduation.
  • March 20Pre-order your 2023 yearbook now for $85 at
  • March 20Senior Trip to Baltimore Payments are overdue. There are only a couple of seats left.
FCHS Drama puts on Peter and the Starcatcher

“Starcatcher” is on Its Way

Molly Pace, Senior editor March 17, 2023

The FCHS Drama team is putting on “Peter and the Starcatcher” at Fluvanna County High School this spring. Billed as “the story of the land you never knew,” the show will be offered to the public...

FCHSs Lisa Searcys daughter, Cara Leigh Searcy, who passed away at four years old.

Counseling Helps Students Handle Mental Health Challenges

Molly Pace, Senior editor March 10, 2023

With all the tragedies that have taken place this school year, whether it be the on-campus drug overdoses, the increasing number of fights, national incidents and wars, soaring rates of anxiety and depression,...

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Should the Voting Age Be Lowered?

Gabi Etchison, Journalist February 24, 2023

In high school, students are often told to engage with their political environment. So why is the legal voting age 18 instead of 16? In 1971, the 26th Amendment was passed, lowering the voting age from...

Choose Sociology to Relax Your Brain

Choose Sociology to Relax Your Brain

Mia Turley, Journalist February 16, 2023

We all know how big of a pain picking classes can be. You want to pick the best classes, but you also want a class that will give you a bit of a hiatus from difficult coursework. If you’re looking for...

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To Chat or Not to Chat?

Isabella Higginbotham, Journalist February 13, 2023

If you haven’t already heard of (or used) ChatGPT, it’s probably just a matter of time. ChatGPT is an AI or artificial intelligence created by OpenAI in late 2022 which many feel may revolutionize...

A Troop of Eagles

A Troop of Eagles

Matthew Gresham, Journalist February 8, 2023

In 2022, five members of Fluvanna’s Scouting Troop 154 achieved their goals of becoming Eagle Scouts, the highest rank in scouting. This is no easy task, as of all the scouts that go through scouting,...

Damar Hamilin Buffalo Bills player, went into Cardiac Arrest on the field.

Hamlin Injury Shocks the World

Savannah Morris, Journalist February 1, 2023

When Bills and Bengals fans sat down to watch the football game on Jan. 2, what they did not expect to see was an injury that would shock the world. The Bills were playing the Bengals in Cincinnati...

Eight Clothing Pieces to Get You Excited for Cooler Weather

Eight Clothing Pieces to Get You Excited for Cooler Weather

Sage Gibson, Journalist January 27, 2023

Many students love warmer weather and dread the challenge of looking fashionable in bulky winter clothes. Others find it difficult to navigate the variety of style trends out there, making it overwhelming...

A person feeling stressed.

Peer Pressure and Today’s Teens

Somer Sweitzer and Brie Ashnafi, Reporter December 7, 2022

Over 90% of teens report being affected by peer pressure. Peer pressure can cause long-lasting issues in teens such as decreasing self-confidence, self-worth, and self-esteem, as well as causing depression...

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Snapchat is the Most Popular Social Media Platform at FCHS

Breelyn Boucher, Journalist November 28, 2022

According to the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychology, some 90% of teens ages 13-17 have used social media. Social media has been increasing in importance for many years, ever since the very...

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