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7 Ways to Help Prepare for the SAT/PSAT Test

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Tyler Harris, Fluco Beat Editor

February 27, 2019

Worried about how you’re going to do on that upcoming SAT test? Or have you taken the test, bombed it, and now feel like you can kiss your dream college good-bye? The good news is that there is a lot you can do to put those fears at least somewhat to rest with some planning and effort. According to ...

7 Tips for Getting That First Job

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Maddy Eubank, Fluco Beat Editor

February 1, 2019

Application after application, rejection after rejection. If you’re anything like most teens, that seems to be how it goes when looking for your first job. You’re either too quiet, too inexperienced, or not qualified. But there are things you can do, even as a teen, to help you snag that first job...

Coping With Dyslexia

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Danielle Bryant, FCHS Journalist

January 28, 2019

When someone thinks of the term dyslexia, they might think it only means having trouble with reading. However, dyslexia can mean different things to different people who have to deal with this disability. Up to 20% of Americans (or one in five) have a language-based learning disability which makes lette...

“Red Dead Redemption” Returns to the Wild West

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Blake Berry, Fluco Beat Editor

December 14, 2018

Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption 2 takes players back in time a little over a century into the age of cowboys and outlaws. With the massive success of Rockstar’s previous title Grand Theft Auto 5 (GTA 5), they had the ability to return to an older, less popular franchise and revive it. Re...

6 Things to Know Before You Schedule Classes

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Syerra Milliman, Fluco Beat Editor

December 13, 2018

Every year as school comes to an end, students are busy studying for finals and longing for summer break. The last thing on their minds’ is their schedule for the upcoming school year. Yet once scheduling forms are passed around--usually in February--many students are generally  confused about how ...

Iceland Will Surely Melt Your Heart

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Runa Scales, FCHS Journalist

November 14, 2018

Iceland is renowned for its beautiful scenery and legendary waterfalls, and of course, the Blue Lagoon. However, there are so many other surprises hidden in the little town of Reykjavik--the capital of Iceland--that people tend to miss out on. Being born there myself, I know just about every little ...

7 Songs You Should Consider Adding to Your Playlist

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Runa Scales, FCHS Journalist

November 1, 2018

Spotify, Apple Music, and Soundcloud are packed with songs that sometimes go unheard, even some catchy Drake songs. Many people have heard “Fefe” by 6ix9ine, or “I Love it” by Kanye West and Lil Pump--no matter how notorious it is for its lyrics--and other songs that find a way to make us hi...

Is Your Health Going up in Smoke?

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Runa Scales, FCHS Journalist

October 24, 2018

You’re at the doctor getting a check-up, only to hear bad news starts spilling from the doctor's mouth. He says you have “popcorn lung,” a form of lung cancer. Hidden deep in your lungs are heavy metals and particles, put there by something you thought was completely safe: a vape pen. Contrary ...

9 Senior Must Dos Before Graduation

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Syerra Milliman, Fluco Beat Editor

October 1, 2018

Every movie set in high school speaks to the glorious feeling of graduating high school and going off to college, but they don’t always show the path the characters took to get there. Senior year is packed with activities to prepare for graduation and getting accepted to college, and can be extremel...

Make Your Mark One Dot at a Time

Dots created by students from Ms. Coleman, Mr. Morris, and ms. Herrings' classes. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Pellicane.

Syerra Milliman, Fluco Beat Editor

September 28, 2018

If you thought you were seeing spots in front of your eyes the middle of September at school, you were right. Too bad the spots disappeared quickly. Students from the art classes of Michelle Coleman, Mike Morris, and Amanda Herring created art dots in support of International Dot Day on Sept. 15. Th...

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