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What You Don’t Know About Vaping

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MacKenzie Tillman, FCHS Journalist

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?

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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

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John Bernat, Fluco Beat Editor

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...

Amazon Might Be Storing Your Private Conversations

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Maddy Eubank, Fluco Beat Editor

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...

The Many Theories of “Avengers: Endgame”

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Octavio Bollinger, FCHS Journalist

April 25, 2019

Eleven years and 22 films are all leading up to this: Avengers: Endgame is set to release April 26 and has an estimated run time of three hours. So how exactly does Marvel plan to wrap up the “Infinity Saga?" That’s the thing--nobody really knows. [Note: If for some reason you haven’t seen I...

That’s Not Love – Teen Dating Abuse Awareness

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Tyler Harris, Fluco Beat Editor

April 24, 2019

One issue many teens aren’t aware of is teen dating abuse. This February, the month dedicated to this cause, the Student Government Association attended an informational presentation regarding signs and aspects of teen abusive relationships. The organization that gave the presentation is called Shelter fo...

5 Tips On How To Wake Yourself Up In The Morning

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Danielle Bryant, FCHS Journalist

April 9, 2019

“Morning is wonderful. Its only drawback is that it comes at such an inconvenient time of day.” ― Glen Cook, Sweet Silver Blues I’m going to go ahead and assume everybody hates mornings as much as me. It’s a daily struggle to get up and do anything productive. If you are like me and you desp...

10 Spring Break Ideas That Won’t Drain Your Wallet

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Rylie Henderson, FCHS Journalist

March 28, 2019

With spring break approaching fast, you may find yourself in need of plans over the break. Few students want to spend spring break just sitting home all week. On the other hand, they don’t want to spend every last dime finding fun things to do.  If you are simply at a loss for ideas of how to spen...

Five Tips to Help Yourself Improve Over Spring Break

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Mia Smith, FCHS Journalist

March 20, 2019

While thinking about spring break, you may think of a week of traveling, hanging out with friends, and unwinding from the stress of school. But what if your family can’t afford a vacation, or take time off of work? Are you stuck sitting at home waiting to see your friend’s travel pictures? The fact is...

The Must-See Movies Of 2019

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Blake Berry, Fluco Beat Editor

March 5, 2019

Last year, I began my Must-See Movies series , lamenting about the string of lackluster movie duds plaguing Hollywood the previous year. Thankfully, in this spring's review, I can say the exact opposite about 2018. Movies like Avengers: Infinity War, A Quiet Place, Hereditary, Deadpool 2, Aquaman,...

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