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The Fluco Beat

The Student News Site of Fluvanna County High School

The Fluco Beat

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Top 10 Best “Star Wars” Lightsaber Duels

Matthew Gresham and Mia Turley May 19, 2024

Last year, I ranked and reviewed all theatrical “Star Wars” films to celebrate May 4 (famous as the day when we celebrate “May the Fourth Be With You”). Since it’s that time of the year again,...

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Anticipating “A Quiet Place: Day One”

Mia Turley, Journalist April 23, 2024

Horror movies fans are about to be on the edge of their seats once more with another “A Quiet Place” movie. The first two films combined made $750 million at the box office, so many fans are highly...

Screenshot of a countdown toTaylor Swifts new album, The Tortured Poets Department, on Spotify. Photo courtesy of Mia Turley.

Taylor Swift’s “The Tortured Poets Department” Theories

Mia Turley, Journalist April 16, 2024

Global music phenomenon Taylor Swift, the most-streamed artist on Spotify, is releasing yet another album. Her 11th studio album, it will be called “The Tortured Poets Department” and will be released...

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“Damsel” Will Cause Distress for Some Viewers

Kessler Potter, Editor April 10, 2024

Whether you watched 1990s movies on a VHS at grandma’s house or tuned in for direct-to-TV movies and shows on Disney Channel, most teens today grew up with some knowledge of Disney princesses. While...

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“Formula 1 Drive to Survive” Stays Strong in 6th Season

Matthew Gresham, Journalist March 28, 2024

If you’re looking for a binge-worthy show that’s likely to hold appeal to both racing fans and those who generally yawn at sports, check out Netflix’s docuseries “Formula 1: Drive to Survive.”...

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“Madame Web” is a Tangled Mess

Matthew Gresham, Journalist March 14, 2024

I have watched a ton of movies in my life, and just about every movie I’ve watched I have had to spend some form of money, whether it’s for a movie ticket or popcorn to make the experience palatable....

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And the Oscar Goes To?

Matthew Gresham, Journalist March 5, 2024

It’s Oscar season, and soon everyone will get to see which of the movies released in 2023 was voted the best in their category. The nominees were revealed back in January, with "Barbie," one of the biggest...

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“Cold Front” Takes New Spin on Winter Soldier

Mia Turley, Journalist February 29, 2024

Marvel fans of Sergeant James Buchanan “Bucky” Barnes and feel like the character has gotten scant attention in the Marvel movies are in luck. Young Adult author Mackenzi Lee, known for writing books...

The NASCAR Cup Series field gets racing at the 2023 Cook Out 400. Photo courtesy of Matthew Gresham.

Netflix’s “NASCAR: Full Speed” Takes First Place

Matthew Gresham, Journalist February 16, 2024

Streaming giant Netflix is feeling the need for speed. After the success of its Formula One show that bolstered Formula One’s popularity in the United States, “Drive to Survive,” Netflix looked deeper...

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“Mean Girls” Adaptation is So Not Fetch

Mia Turley, Journalist February 14, 2024

On Wednesdays we wear pink…and watch a classic tale of betrayal, backstabbing, and bright pink. Many remember the iconic film “Mean Girls.” Even though the film came out nearly 20 years ago, it has...

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