The Fluco Beat

The Idiot’s Guide To Avoiding Spoilers

The Idiot’s Guide To Avoiding Spoilers

Jake Delaurier, FCHS Journalist

May 3, 2016


Filed under Archive, Lifestyle and Trends

The way we consume media has changed drastically over the past couple of years. Ever since the advent of the internet, we have become more connected with information traveling much quicker than it did a few decades ago. Unfortunately, this also means forms of entertainment can now be easily spoiled by...

Texting in Theatres is the Last Straw

Texting in Theatres is the Last Straw

Patrick Dieter and Shjon Best

April 16, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle and Trends

Does AMC Theatres really want to allow phones to be used during movies? Best and Dieter give their thoughts.

Cinema vs Netflix: Are Theatres Dying Out?

Cinema vs Netflix: Are Theatres Dying Out?

Patrick Dieter, Fluco Beat Editor

April 15, 2016


Filed under Archive, Lifestyle and Trends

Who goes to the movies anymore? Not senior Quint Crouch, who feels like he receives a better deal by waiting until the films come to Netflix or Redbox. “Why spend twenty bucks on a movie ticket when you can pick it up from Redbox for a dollar?” He said. Crouch’s opinion seems popular throughou...

The Memories of Fall

The Memories of Fall

Kevin Payne, FCHS Collaborator

April 11, 2016


Filed under Archive, Lifestyle and Trends

The word “spring” is synonymous with prison to many boys who live for the chance to play the sport that causes them pain but glory in their high school hallways. Football may only be played for a short season, but it stays on the minds of battle-tested players all year long. These players may feel...

Blackbox: Think Outside the Phone

Blackbox: Think Outside the Phone

Alex Heister, Fluco Beat Assistant Editor

March 31, 2016


Filed under Archive, Lifestyle and Trends

Though it is true that there are shameless copies of popular and successful mobile games being released at a breakneck speed, there are still the apps that stand out as being unique and innovative. Blackbox is one of those apps that shows how much creativity can be stuffed into a single app. Instead ...

Time to Face the Music – Or Not

Time to Face the Music – Or Not

Shjon Best, Fluco Beat Copy Editor

March 24, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle and Trends

Should iPods and MP3 players be allowed in school? Journalist Shjon Best shares his thoughts.

Every Dolla Makes Prom Holla

Every Dolla Makes Prom Holla

Madison Grimsley, FCHS Mass Media Student

March 17, 2016


Filed under Archive, Lifestyle and Trends

Few people have $6,000 in their pockets. Neither does the Fluvanna County Junior Class, which needs at least that amount to plan a successful prom. As a result, the 2016 Prom Committee is looking for students to help with fundraisers and events to raise the money. The committee is trying to get the majority...

Striking Gold in Goodwill

Striking Gold in Goodwill

Abby Searcy, FCHS Journalist

March 3, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle and Trends, Showcase

Few stores can make you feel as if you’ve struck gold quite like a thrift shop. There are many benefits of thrift shopping, including unique discoveries and incredible savings. In a recent quick poll of 50 FCHS students, 92% said they had shopped in a thrift store. “I went to Goodwill and found a...

Undertale Transcends Everything We Know About Video Games

Undertale Transcends Everything We Know About Video Games

Alex Heister, Fluco Beat Assistant Editor

February 17, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle and Trends

Undertale is one of those games that’s incredibly difficult to review. Many popular game reviewers have been hesitant to write up a couple of paragraphs for this masterpiece. Why? Because Undertale is one of those games that’s best experienced blind. The less you know about the game, the better ...

6 Steps to the Perfect Brow

6 Steps to the Perfect Brow

Julie Fahy, FCHS Journalist

February 11, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle and Trends

According to Seventeen magazine, the latest trend in beauty confirms that the bigger the brow, the better. Thicker/fuller eyebrows are back, and thin brows are out.  Eyebrows may have never been this important in the beauty world, so many people are going for a thicker/fuller look, because it seems ...

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