The Fluco Beat

  • February 22Anyone interested in playing in the Jazz Band's Music Mosaic on 3/13 should stop by the band room for a sign-up form. Sign-ups to perform are due by 3/7.

  • February 22SENIORS! Don't forget about the scholarships that are available on the bulletin board outside the counseling office and on the counseling website.

  • February 22If you have a family member that goes to Fluvanna, you can be eligible to be in the yearbook for family ties, sign ups are outside the senior lounge in the cafeteria

  • February 22The FCHS Talent Show will be held on Friday 3/8 at 7:00 PM. Registration forms are now available from Mr. Scruggs

  • February 14Boys outdoor track will begin on 2/25. Athletes must have a sport physical on file. See coach Szarmach if you have any questions

Bundy Biopic is Disturbingly Difficult to Turn Off

Bundy Biopic is Disturbingly Difficult to Turn Off

Octavio Bollinger

February 22, 2019


Filed under Music, Movies and Literature

The 1970’s were a violent decade, filled with protests, the end of the Vietnam war, and a completely new type of terror growing in America: serial killers. The newest docuseries in Netflix’s catalog, Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes, tells the tale of notorious Washington serial killer...

Punisher Season 2: The Brutality Continues

Punisher Season 2: The Brutality Continues

John Bernat, FCHS Journalist

February 21, 2019


Filed under Music, Movies and Literature

The Punisher is easily one of the bloodiest TV shows to ever exist. And its second season (while less gory than the first) is no exception. One of Netflix’s greatest traits is making their characters and fight scenes grounded in reality, as opposed to a show such as the CW’s Arrow where he can take d...

His Legacy Lives On: SKINS by XXXTentacion

His Legacy Lives On: SKINS  by XXXTentacion

Thomas Gerald, FCHS Journalist

February 13, 2019


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In June of 2018 a rumor circulated that rapper XXXTentacion, aka Jahseh Onfroy, who had been killed by a robber at the age of 20, was still alive. When an artist this influential, versatile, and successful dies an untimely death (think of Tupac Shakur and Elvis Presley) it’s perhaps not surprising t...

Glass Cracks Expectations

Glass Cracks Expectations

Blake Berry, Fluco Beat Editor

February 1, 2019


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You’re probably wondering why the title of this review of Glass has the words "cracks expectations." Isn’t the phrase "shatters expectations?" Normally, that would be the case. But Glass is no normal movie, Glass is the final movie in trilogy, directed by M. Night Shyamalan, which is his take...

Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse Swings Into Theaters

Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse Swings Into Theaters

Ethan Vernatter, FCHS Journalist

January 25, 2019


Filed under Music, Movies and Literature

Throughout the years, the character of Spider-Man has made a multitude of cinematic appearances, from the Tobey Maguire Spider-Man trilogy of the early 2000’s, to Andrew Garfield’s reboot, to Tom Holland’s current iteration in the Marvel cinematic universe. However, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-...

Mary Queen of Scots Combines Passion and Power

Mary Queen of Scots Combines Passion and Power

Gracie Walton, FCHS Journalist

January 24, 2019


Filed under Music, Movies and Literature

Mary Queen of Scots is an engaging and dramatic movie from the first moment to the last. While it earned a respectable but unamazing 63% on Rotten Tomatoes, the public rated it an impressive 81%, so there must be something the average viewer likes. The movie begins on a dramatic note as we see a ...

“Black Mirror” is… Bingeable

“Black Mirror” is… Bingeable

Runa Scales, FCHS Journalist

December 20, 2018


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In a show that practically throws you into an alternate universe each episode, “Black Mirror” is surprisingly underrated, but one of the most binge worthy shows available on Netflix. Now in its fifth season, this series of stand-alone episodes is described by Google as featuring “sharp, suspense...

The Haunting of Hill House Goes Beyond Jumpscares

The Haunting of Hill House Goes Beyond Jumpscares

Runa Scales, FCHS Journalist

November 29, 2018


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I’m not a big fan of things horror, but somehow Netflix’s Haunting of Hill House, as creepy and scary as it is, still found a way to keep me hooked enough to binge-watch 10 episodes in one day. While it is pretty hard to avoid spoilers with this show, I’ll do my best (unlike my friends who en...

“Darkest Minds” is a Marvel

“Darkest Minds” is a Marvel

Jenai McKee, Journalism Staff

November 20, 2018


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You’re about to get the scoop on a paradox: a movie that combines the imaginative thrill of a sci-fi with a box office failure.  Although The Darkest Minds made less revenue than its 2018 competitors, the adaptation of Alexandra Bracken’s novel is an entertaining cinematic experience.  Its capti...

Hereditary is a Haunting Experience

Hereditary is a Haunting Experience

Blake Berry, Fluco Beat Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under Music, Movies and Literature

To be perfectly honest, I’m not fully sure where to start with this review. Hereditary is one of the craziest movies I’ve ever seen. From beginning to end, Hereditary had me either on the edge of my seat, or hiding from the terrifying things on the screen before me. Hereditary is an absolute thrill from...

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