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  • November 29The Counseling department is holding a Lunch and Learn workshop Wed. Dec. 6 about managing anxiety. Email [email protected] for details.
  • November 29Blue Ridge Virginia Governor's School applications are due Fri. Dec. 8.
  • November 20Auditions for the spring play, Alice in Wonderland, start Dec. 4. See Mr. Edgerton or Ms. Coleman for more information.
  • November 20Seniors! Jostens will be at lunches on Tues. Dec. 5 as a make-up order day for graduation items.
  • November 20Allison Monfalcone received a "Best Actor" award and Kyle Landes received an Honorable Mention at the One Act Regionals Competition on Nov. 18.
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The Fluco Beat

The Student News Site of Fluvanna County High School

The Fluco Beat

Screen shot of the 1989 taylors version album as if someone is listening to it from the beginning.

“1989 Taylor’s Version” Surpasses Fans’ Dreams

Emmalyn Whyte, Journalist November 27, 2023

Taylor Swift is arguably the most popular artist of this generation, an idol who appears to be a trajectory to remain a superstar for years to come. Between 2006 when she released her self-titled debut...

A FCHS students screenshot of Set To Stun and the Desperado Undead. Photo Courtesy of Tomas Cruz Vega.

A Stunning New Album

Tomas Cruz Vega, FCHS Journalist November 21, 2023

In a violent and lawless universe, we return to the galaxy that the sci-fi metalcore band Set To Stun wove to life in their debut album: Set To Stun and the Desperado Undead. After an eight-year-long...

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What the Hollywood Strikes Mean to You

Beck Martin, Assistant Editor November 17, 2023

The long-standing Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike came to an end in late September. But that wasn’t the end of the saga, since the actors’ guild (known as SAG-AFTRA) continued their strike and...

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Marvel Cinematic Universe: Boom or Bust?

Mia Turley, Journalist November 8, 2023

It’s been five years since Avengers: Endgame, viewed by many as one of the greatest movies in the history of Marvel, was released. Since then, Marvel has been releasing project after project but fans...

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Fans Await “Hunger Games'” Return With “Ballad of Songbirds”

Mia Turley, Journalist October 31, 2023

It’s been fifteen years since Suzanne Collins released The Hunger Games and eight years since the last book in the triology was adapted into a film. Now, with the release of Collins’ prequel book The...

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A Brand New Original

Hunter Perkins, Journalist October 24, 2023

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem is an animated movie released in 2023. It follows the heroes in a half-shell as they search for a way to earn the acceptance of humans. It stars Nicholas Cantu...

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Movies to Get You Ready for Halloween

Mia Turley, Journalist October 24, 2023

With fall and Halloween right around the corner, now is the time to start sorting through all your favorite in-season movies to get you prepared for the spooky season. Let's start off with a Halloween...

A search for the Hail the Sun album reveals a limited edition LP.

“Hail” Unveils its Divine Inner Tension

Ethan Ritchey, Journalist October 20, 2023

A core element of music is the emotion that goes into it, and Swancore is a subgenre of punk rock that intensely reflects this. Bands like Dance Gavin Dance, The Fall of Troy, and Hail The Sun are the...

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“Rise of the Beasts:” Flawed But Entertaining

Hunter Perkins, Journalist October 14, 2023

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is the seventh live action Transformers film, and the second since it was rebooted with Bumblebee in 2018. Released in 2023, Rise of the Beasts stars Anthony Ramos as Noah...

The cover for Sarah J. Maas Throne of Glass.

Faeries, Assassins & Romance, Oh My!

Beck Martin, Assistant Editor October 6, 2023

Young adult fantasy books and I have always had a rocky relationship. I thought I’d never find a book in the genre I’d be able to stand for over 20 pages. Safe to say, when I first picked up Sarah...

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