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5 Points to Parking Lot Etiquette

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Syerra Milliman, Fluco Beat Editor

September 5, 2018

One of the most sought-after upperclassman privileges at FCHS is the ability to drive to school. Since all student drivers are new drivers, some newer than others, the traffic before and after school can be chaotic. To find possible solutions to this issue, Mitchell Pace’s 1B AP Government class held a t...

5 Hacks for Surviving AP American Studies

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Samantha Childs, FCHS Journalist

May 9, 2018

As the 2017- 2018 school year comes to a close, students are scrambling to decide what classes to take next year. One major decision is what to take for your English and history classes. Rising juniors have a choice to take AP American Studies, AP History, College Prep English, or Academic English an...

8 Underrated Drugstore Beauty Buys

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Abigail Searcy, FCHS Journalist

May 9, 2018

Maybelline -  “The Falsies” Push Up Drama Mascara Yes, you can pay $24 for a tube of Benefit mascara, but why bother? At only $10.49, Maybelline’s no-nonsense mascara is a steal. The cup-shaped bristles of the brush swoop creamy product onto the lashes, creating a voluminous and non-cl...

Would You Workaway?

Would You Workaway?

Abigail Searcy, FCHS Journalist

April 18, 2018

Workaway is the holy grail for young adults who wish to travel the world. Whether you want to learn a language, take a gap year, immerse in another culture or simply get out and explore, this work abroad program can help you accomplish your goal. With over 34,000 active hosts in 170 different countries, nowher...

Getting Glamorous for Prom

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Syerra Milliman, Fluco Beat Editor

March 29, 2018

March is coming to a close and many teens are anxiously preparing for prom. Girls are searching for the right dress and accessories and guys are busy planning the perfect promoposal. In addition to the stress of finding that perfect outfit, many girls want to pamper themselves and get their hair and ma...

To Vet or Not to Vet?

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Lauren Kirby, Fluco Beat Editor

March 28, 2018

According to Google, “a veterinarian is a medical professional who protects the health and well-being of both animals and people. They diagnose and control animal diseases and treat sick and injured animals. They also advise owners on proper care of their pets and livestock.” Many people who grow...

Beauty Fails and Fixes

Beauty Fails and Fixes

Abigail Searcy, FCHS Journalist

March 23, 2018

Whether it be a blue eye shadow phase in middle school, a horrendous haircut, an eyebrow incident, or anything in between, beauty fails can happen to the best of us. A few FCHS students recently reflected on their most embarrassing beauty fail experiences. Eyebrows are often involved in beauty fails,...

How to Survive a Move to a New School

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Rylie Henderson, FCHS Journalist

March 14, 2018

Imagine this: You’ve been at a school all your life, or even just long enough to feel really comfortable there. Everything is going well, when you get the news you have to move to a completely new school. You won’t know anyone, or where anything is. Whether you’ve experienced such a move or ...

A Teen Driver’s Guide to Getting Licensed

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Blake Berry and Syerra Milliman

March 1, 2018

The right to drive is a major milestone for teenagers. But getting to that point is daunting for some, with many steps leading up to gaining this coveted ability. This guide is designed to help up-and-coming drivers prepare for the learner’s permit test, as well as present the many different opt...

How to Take Part in the Vinyl Revival

How to Take Part in the Vinyl Revival

Abigail Searcy, FCHS Journalist

February 28, 2018

In an entirely digital world where streaming services such as Pandora, Spotify and Soundcloud allow you to have music in the palm of your hand, the desire for tangible music has surprisingly increased. Hearing the smooth, melodic sound of a scratching record creates a satisfying feeling that people ...

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