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  • April 9Four members of the debate team qualified for States at their Super Regional tournament on April 6. States will occur April 26 and 27 at JMU.
  • April 9Prom guest forms are available in the front office. Guests who do not attend FCHS must be approved by Mrs. Bruce. Tickets go on sale next week.
  • April 8Culinary will be selling Cake in a Cup, sweet tea, and lemonade during April. Cakes are $3 while sweet tea and lemonade are $1 each.
  • April 8SOL retests will take place April 24 at 8:40 am in room 3110. Contact Ms. Blevins ([email protected]) to sign up.
  • March 26The FCHS Speech team won the State Championship on March 23 at Dominion High School. Five students placed first, two placed second, and one placed third.
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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...

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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...

A photo of Ben Affleck, Tom Brady, and Matt Damon in Dunkins 2024 Super Bowl advertisement: DunKings. Photo courtesy of Fluco Journalism.

Why the Hype for Super Bowl Ads?

Anderson Miller, Journalist February 20, 2024

Every second Sunday in February, millions of people turn on their TV for one of the most anticipated sporting events of the year. Of course, not everyone watches the Super Bowl for the game. Instead, they...

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7 Ways to Uplift Your Spirts

Jennifer Wyant, Journalist February 20, 2024

Ever heard the phrase “when it rains it pours?” Life can become a lot to handle at times. It can feel as though you’re being drenched in that pouring rain with nowhere to turn. However, it is possible...

Apply foundation before concealer. Photo courtesy of Sage Gibson.

5 Makeup Tips For Beginners

Madelyn Treadway, Journalist February 14, 2024

Social media is filled with beautiful makeup looks that sometimes seem impossible to replicate. Whether you are a pro at doing your makeup or a complete beginner, everyone can benefit from a few makeup...

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AI’s Increasing Impact on Education

Molly Cook, Journalist February 9, 2024

When people hear the word "technology" they often associate it with something new and cutting edge. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the latest innovation on that list, and it is having an increasingly...

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