The Fluco Beat

  • December 4FCHS will have SOL/s and Exams on December 13th-18th. Early dismissals are not allowed until 11:37 with a note from parents.
  • December 4Please make your donations to Mason's Toy box. Donations will be accepted until 12/7. The box is located in the front office.
  • December 4Auditions for the spring play, Peter and the Starcatcher. Auditions will be after school on Dec 2, 4, 9,10, 11, from 345-6pm. See Mr. Edgerton if interested.
  • November 21Ugly sweater Maker Space event on Dec. 4 & 5 - Sign up in the library
  • November 21There is still time to join the esports team for the winter season. See Mr. Grubbs in room 3512.
  • November 13ID badge clips/holders and lanyards are being sold by FCLA for $1 during lunches or in room 3415.

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 Jounalist

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, FCHS Journalist

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, FCHS Journalist

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 Jounalist

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?...

Halo TV is on its Way

Halo TV is on its Way

John Bernat, FCHS Journalist

May 13, 2019

Halo has redeemed itself and interest in the series has hit a new high. With constant good news reviving the game, a rumored TV show announced six years ago has resurfaced and is now being picked up by Showtime, the network behind Dexter and Ash Vs. Evil Dead. Steven Spielberg was announced as th...

“Sekiro Shadows Die Twice” Die Twice As Hard

“Sekiro Shadows Die Twice” Die Twice As Hard

John Bernat, FCHS Journalist

April 30, 2019

The Dark Souls series is famous for containing some of the most difficult video games to exist, even spawning its own genre of games, known as “Soulsborne” games. FromSoftware’s newest creation Sekiro Shadows Die Twice is twice as difficult as Dark souls. Fans of Dark Souls and Bloodborne ...

Amazon Might Be Storing Your Private Conversations

Amazon Might Be Storing Your Private Conversations

Maddy Eubank, FCHS Journalist

April 30, 2019

If you own an Amazon Alexa, those private conversations you have at home might not be as private as you thought. Amazon recently confirmed that they have tens of thousands of Amazon employees located all around the world that listen in on your conversations taking place after you say the wake wo...

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