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Madden 18 Gives You a Spot on the Team

Madden 18 Gives You a Spot on the Team

Mark Moore, FCHS Journalist

October 16, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle and Trends, News

NFL fans have always wanted to see themselves as a pro football player. The game Madden 18 provides this experience, with five different game modes: Quick Play, Story Mode,  Ultimate Team, and two new game modes: Longshot and MUT Squads.  Each game mode has its own unique parts, allowing many di...

A Local Way to Get Gorgeous

A Local Way to Get Gorgeous

Bayley Leyshon, FCHS Journalist

October 12, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle and Trends

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...

Falling for Trendy Fashion

Falling for Trendy Fashion

Madelyn Grubbs, FCHS Journalist

October 5, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle and Trends

Fall is here, and there is a lot to look forward to, including fall festivals, turkey, apple-picking, pumpkin lattes, and for those who love fashion, fall fashions. Following is an overview of this fall's popular accessories, colors, bottoms, shoes, and styles with an eye to creating that "in" fashion l...

7 Ways to Improve Social Skills

7 Ways to Improve Social Skills

Jules Shepherd, FCHS Journalist

September 22, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle and Trends

Many teenagers lack proper social skills these days, skills which are necessary to get hired or prosper in today's workplace. In fact, some feel a lot of the blame is due to cell phones, which have encouraged people to rely so much on texting that they now find social interactions awkward and uncomf...

7 Ways to Save Your Summer

7 Ways to Save Your Summer

Jennifer Cortez and Abigail Searcy

May 4, 2017


Filed under Archive, Lifestyle and Trends

Summer is a time for relaxing, seeing friends, and having fun. But occasionally, summer comes with a few challenges, particularly when you’re outside enjoying nature. So consider these seven hacks as you plan your outside activities in the upcoming summer months. 1) Stay sand-free with baby powder It’s...

Find Your Summer Job

Find Your Summer Job

Abigail Searcy, FCHS Journalist

April 26, 2017


Filed under Archive, Lifestyle and Trends, Showcase

With summer just around the corner, students are beginning to prepare for their long-awaited break. A common issue for teens, though, is finding ways to occupy their time outside of school that don’t involve Netflix. Although it’s tempting to just sleep in and waste away the day, it’s a good idea...

For Honor: A Game Worth Playing

For Honor: A Game Worth Playing

Isaiah Bourne, Mass Media Student

April 25, 2017


Filed under Archive, Lifestyle and Trends

Ubisoft’s For Honor is a combat-action melee game set in a medieval, fantasy-inspired setting where there are three factions: Knights, Vikings and Samurais. Regardless of what faction you choose, remember this: none of them are allies. Instead, they are in an unending feud for power with neither faction...

13 Reasons to Watch This Show

13 Reasons to Watch This Show

Meredith Albright, FCHS Journalist

April 25, 2017


Filed under Archive, Lifestyle and Trends

“Hey, it’s Hannah. Hannah Baker...I’m about to tell you the story of my life. More specifically, why it ended.” If these chilling words don’t convince you to watch the newest Netflix original 13 Reasons Why, then maybe these 13 reasons will: It does not shy away from important issues. Depres...

Can Nintendo’s Newest Console Switch Up Gaming?

Can Nintendo’s Newest Console Switch Up Gaming?

Blake Berry, Fluco Beat Editor

April 11, 2017


Filed under Archive, Lifestyle and Trends

One of gaming’s biggest companies, Nintendo, launched their latest console earlier this Month called the Nintendo Switch. But how good is it, really? Can it stand side by side with other giants in the industry’s products? The Nintendo Switch is marked at only $299.99, which is extremely good...

6 Ways to Improve Your Work and School Life

6 Ways to Improve Your Work and School Life

Gabby Barber, FCHS Journalist

March 27, 2017


Filed under Archive, Lifestyle and Trends

Juggling school and work often proves to be a challenge for teens. But believe it or not, the struggle in both cases can be resolved. Managing both school and work takes significant time-management skills, though, so most students should only plan on getting a job during high school if it’s absolutel...

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