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It’s Still Cole’s World

It’s Still Cole’s World

Abigail Searcy, FCHS Journalist

May 3, 2018

J. Cole, a German-American rapper, released his fifth studio album on April 20 titled KOD. With a rap career spanning over seven years, Cole has accumulated one Billboard and four BET awards. With only a few hours of notice before its release, KOD has taken over the charts. Cole broke a Spotify...

“Avengers: Infinity War” Changes Everything

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Blake Berry, Fluco Beat Editor

May 2, 2018

When I suggested writing a review of Avengers: Infinity War, my teacher responded with "If you spoil anything for other students, I can't protect you." An exaggeration? Not really, considering the multiple threats I received from my classmates offering to do me personal harm if I gave away any secrets ...

Kendrick with the Pulitzer

Kendrick with the Pulitzer

Abigail Searcy, FCHS Journalist

April 30, 2018

Singer Kendrick Lamar made history when he became the first rapper to win the Pulitzer award for his album, DAMN. Raised in Compton, California, amid gang violence and drugs, the hardships he faced and conquered have helped him to become the voice of a generation. The Pulitzers expanded to include mu...

What You Need to Know For Avengers: Infinity War

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Blake Berry, Fluco Beat Editor

April 27, 2018

Finally, today is the day--the day--that Marvel fans have been waiting for. Avengers: Infinity War opens today to massive fan anticipation as they eagerly await to experience the end of Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). In order to really appreciate the movie, you'll need to understand how ...

“Nailed It!” Nails Its First Season

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Blake Berry, Fluco Beat Editor

March 28, 2018

To the surprise of some people, cooking shows have become a major form of entertainment on a number of networks, pitting skilled chefs against each other for some semblance of a prize. Netflix’s Nailed It! follows a completely different formula. Instead, Nailed It! is a competition where conte...

Dear “Walking Dead”: Stop Killing Me with Boredom

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Alexis Harris, FCHS Journalist

March 13, 2018

The Feb. 25 mid-season premiere of The Walking Dead got one of the show’s lowest ratings ever. It also was the most heartbreaking episodes I have ever seen. To find out why, keep on reading--but only if you’re prepared for major spoilers. The show featured the death of one of the show’s mos...

A Nation of Two: Vance Joy

A Nation of Two: Vance Joy

Abigail Searcy, FCHS Journalist

March 7, 2018

Four years ago, the tune of the smash hit Riptide could be heard on every radio station. The raw lyrics and infectious voice of the Australian singer/songwriter James Keogh (better known as Vance Joy) quickly attracted a massive fan base. After his first EP, God Loves You When You’re Dancing, was r...

“Annihilation” Is A Mind-Bending Masterpiece

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Chris Kreitzman, FCHS Collaborator

February 28, 2018

Reviewing the movie Annihilation is no easy task. How do I write about such a complicated and mind-bending film without giving spoilers, but still sharing enough to spark the interest of potential viewers? Well, let me start by listing some words that other reviewers have used to describe the movi...

“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” is a Spin-off for All Ages

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Syerra Milliman, Fluco Beat Editor

February 26, 2018

Many have seen the 1995 kids movie Jumanji starring Robin Williams and Kirsten Dunst. The story revolves around two kids who find a board game Jumanji, where the players are affected by the game and everything that happens in the game happens in real life. The only way to make everything stop and retu...

“Black Panther” Steps Into The Spotlight

Chris Kreitzman, FCHS Collaborator

February 21, 2018

Set after the events of Captain America: Civil War, main character T'Challa returns home after the death of his father and takes his rightful place as king of the African nation, Wakanda. But an enemy emerges to threaten T'Challa's plans to take on the mantle of kingship, as well as put the rest of the ...

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