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Unlimited Movies For An Affordable Price

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Blake Berry, Fluco Beat Editor

February 21, 2018

Movies are a major form of entertainment for millions of people, bringing hours and hours of high quality films to theaters across the world. But going out to see a movie comes with one major downside: cost. Movie theaters are basically money vacuums, with movies costing anywhere from $12 to $15 for a single t...

How To Beat Senioritis

How To Beat Senioritis

Abigail Searcy, FCHS Journalist

February 13, 2018

You walk into school one random Monday morning and suddenly the inevitable hits you: senioritis. Day after day, you struggle to wake up and get to school on time You sluggishly drag yourself through the halls trying to get through the eight-hour day. What sickness ails you? Urban Dictionary has this som...

“Shadow of the Colossus” Revives a Gaming Giant

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Blake Berry, Fluco Beat Editor

February 13, 2018

Recently, the gaming industry has been flooded with many uninspired stories and bland game play. An exception to this trend last year was a series of stunning games like Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild, Wolfenstein II, Super Mario Odyssey, and Horizon Zero Dawn. Luckily for gamers, 2018 seems poised to cont...

The Top Five Must-See Spring Movies

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Blake Berry, Fluco Beat Editor

January 31, 2018

  The past few years have been fairly lacking in the movie department. Seriously, with a few exceptions like The Last Jedi, IT, and Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2, we haven’t got any truly great movies in a pretty long time. But 2018 is looking to change that up, with many movies from major fr...

Analyzing Amsterdam

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Lauren Kirby, Fluco Beat Editor

January 29, 2018

Over winter break, I had the pleasure of traveling to the Netherlands to help my sister move into her new apartment. My dad and I went a few days ahead of her, and despite the cold temperature, wind, and rain, it was a lot of fun. The first thing I noticed when I stepped off the plane in Amsterdam, as an...

Senior Tips: Common Application and Scholarships

Senior Tips: Common Application and Scholarships

Abigail Searcy, FCHS Journalist

January 25, 2018

At first glance, the process of applying for college can seem daunting. Thankfully, there are multiple colleges in the state of Virginia that use the Common Application (also known as the Common App), which is an undergraduate college admission tool that breaks down the application process, making it ...

Busch Gardens’ Christmas Town is Back

A decorated tree at Christmas Town

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Blake Berry, Fluco Beat Editor

December 5, 2017

The holiday season has finally begun, and many much anticipated seasonal events have arrived to get families in the holiday spirit. Now when you think of normal holiday activities, you’d usually expect things like looking at Christmas decorations, eating Christmas foods, or watching Christmas m...

Tips for Making Your Black Friday Bright

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Tykaijah Henderson and Syerra Milliman

November 17, 2017

Millions of people wait all year for Black Friday shopping to come around. This is the season with great deals on TV’s, tablets, laptops, clothes, shoes, accessories, and so much more. But just think: How can you really maximize your time shopping, especially before or after eating all that turkey...

The UEFA Championship Kicks into Gear

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Steven Fierro and Blake Berry

November 16, 2017

Many Americans, focused on football and basketball, remain oblivious to an ongoing sports competition that has taken the world by storm. The UEFA Champions League, currently underway, is the most-watched sporting event in the world. The final of the Champions League is expected to get around 380...

A Local Way to Get Gorgeous

Hey Gorgeous owner Eleanor Perkinson outside her boutique.
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Bayley Leyshon, FCHS Journalist

October 12, 2017

If you're looking for new outfit or special fashion find, but don't want to pay high prices, here's a relatively local way to get gorgeous. Hey Gorgeous is a consignment boutique in Louisa County run by Eleanor Perkinson that opened in August of 2014. Located near Floozies Pie Shop, Bailey’s Dru...

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