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Falling for Trendy Fashion

Sophomore Amina Wilson displaying a trendy fall outfit.
Photo courtesy of Madelyn Grubbs.

Madelyn Grubbs, FCHS Journalist

October 5, 2017

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

Sophmores Amina Wilson, Madelyn Grubbs, and Kristen Pace chat excitedly outside the library.
Photo courtesy of Jules Shepard

Jules Shepherd, FCHS Journalist

September 22, 2017

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

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Jennifer Cortez and Abigail Searcy

May 4, 2017

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

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

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

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Meredith Albright, FCHS Journalist

April 25, 2017

“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

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

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...

5 Happiness-Makers under $10

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Meredith Albright, FCHS Journalist

March 9, 2017

Life is hard. So sometimes it is easy to be overwhelmed in the tide of school, work, sports, and all your other responsibilities that you forget that there are little things that can bring you small moments of joy. At times like these, just a few bucks can buy you a little something that might l...

Feel the Power of JVC Gumy Plus

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Thomas Sam, FCHS Journalist

March 1, 2017

One thing that we teenagers care about very much is our music and how we listen to it. So while we may not all have the same preferences for earbuds, I can assure you that the JVC Gumy Plus earbuds are a solid choice for a reliable and quality immersion into sound. The factors that influence my choosing of ea...

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