The Fluco Beat

  • December 7Swim & Dive Captain Mitch Messier named CBS19 Student-Athlete of the Week.
  • December 5Study Hall meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:45 to 5 pm.
  • December 5Early dismissals requires a parent note to the attendance office before 10am.
  • December 5Pre-order your 2023 yearbook now for $80 at
  • December 5Student drivers must have a parking pass to park on campus, they're in the front office for $25.00.
  • December 524 weeks until Graduation.
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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...

A vape pen held by Officer Henley.

That Puff Can Cost More Than You Think

Kaiya Wrigley and Jordan Lewis, Creative Writing Students November 21, 2022

For every action, there is a consequence. Sure, students have been told this repeatedly over the years, but the increasing number of teens doing drugs–even at school–means that many of them could benefit...

“Magic” Mushrooms: Menacing or Medicinal?

Ali Ball, Social Media Student November 17, 2022

You may have heard about recent studies on the medicinal benefits of hallucinogenic mushrooms (sometimes referred to as ”shrooms”) for certain mental health issues. But do the negative side effects...

Fentanyl: Undetectable and Deadly

Fentanyl: Undetectable and Deadly

Madison Vogt, Social Media Student November 14, 2022

When you first receive that discrete package on your doorstep, the only thing that consumes your mind is getting your next high. But after taking it, you suddenly find yourself struggling to breathe, and...

A student practices wrapping an ankle injury in Sharon Paynes EMT class.

High School Athletic Injuries are no Joke

Emily Cheripka, Journalist November 9, 2022

High School Athletic Injuries are no Joke Getting injured can be devastating for a student athlete. School sports seasons are not long to begin with, so a bad injury can make or break a student’s season. Injuries...

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Negative Impacts of Social Media

Sophia Stewart, Journalist October 28, 2022

While there is no question social media plays an increasingly significant role in society, something people don’t tend to realize is how much it can influence us, for better or worse This is especially...

Fentanyl is currently killing approximately 300 Americans every day.

Dangers of Fentanyl

Paola Gomez-Melgares, Reporter October 20, 2022

Students are increasingly being warned of the dangers of a drug known as Fentanyl after teen overdose deaths from the drug have tripled in the past few years. According to the National Institute of...

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Megalodon: Myth or Reality?

Breelyn Boucher, Journalist October 18, 2022

If you saw the 2018 movie “The Meg” about a giant shark living in the deep which made it’s way to the surface and terrorized a bunch of American and Chinese scientists, you may have thought it was...

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Surprising Myths and Facts About Dragons

Breelyn Boucher, Journalist October 6, 2022

Dragons have been featured in various stories and movies, from Dungeons and Dragons to Game of Thrones. But where did the idea of dragons come from? The dragon myth first evolved in Europe, possibly...

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