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What is “A Dog’s Purpose?”

What is “A Dog’s Purpose?”

Lauren Kirby, Fluco Beat Editor

February 21, 2017


Filed under Archive, Music, Movies and Literature

What happens when we die? This is a question that many people have been pondering for centuries, but according to “A Dog’s Purpose,” you are reborn. The movie’s main character, a dog, refers to himself as “Bailey” because that was his favorite name, finds his first home with a little boy na...

Hidden Figures is a Winner

Hidden Figures is a Winner

Brianna Wagner, FCHS Journalist

February 9, 2017


Filed under Archive, Music, Movies and Literature

Hidden Figures is a feel-good film based on the true story of three African American women and the part they played in NASA during 1961. Despite battling sexism and racism, these female math prodigies make a name for themselves, not just in the space race, but in a world where men were still calling the s...

Book Review: Olivia Twisted

Book Review: Olivia Twisted

Trinity Haynes, FCHS Journalist

February 3, 2017


Filed under Music, Movies and Literature

Teens usually learn to hack so they can get past levels in video games-- not in order to just survive. But in Olivia Twisted by Vivi Barnes, that is exactly what happens. In the book, orphaned kids are brought into a safe home on one condition: They must make their own money by hacking in a way that...

Storks Delivers

Storks Delivers

Thomas Sam, FCHS Journalist

January 30, 2017


Filed under Archive, Music, Movies and Literature

We all know the tall tale telling how the storks are the ones who deliver people’s babies, but who knew that the legend could be interpreted in such a comical manner? Storks brings the story into a hilarious light with a story about talking animals that run prosperous shipping businesses delivering h...

Breaking the Mold of Disney Princesses

Breaking the Mold of Disney Princesses

Meredith Albright, FCHS Journalist

January 24, 2017


Filed under Archive, Music, Movies and Literature

A princess with a passion other than sleeping, reading, or dreaming of a boy. A challenge with more at stake than just some passive-aggressive comments from a stepsister. A movie with music that you run to look up on Spotify once you leave the theatre. Disney’s newest movie Moana pushes limits ...

Welcoming the Arrival

Welcoming the Arrival

Jake Lindo, FCHS Journalist

December 19, 2016


Filed under Music, Movies and Literature

Some movies are so evocative as to move even the most stoic of people. The Arrival does just that. Almost for as long as humans have made movies, they have been making them about alien invasions, and the plots usually revolve around those aliens wreaking havoc on the Earth. The Arrival takes a refres...

The Secret Life of Pets Not So Secret Anymore

The Secret Life of Pets Not So Secret Anymore

Hannah Farruggio, FCHS Journalist

November 14, 2016


Filed under Music, Movies and Literature

Talking dogs and pigs with tattoos are not necessarily things people see from day to day, and usually come as quite a surprise, even to the imagination. So The Secret Life of Pets incorporates a wide range of creative characters that appeals to the audience's imagination to propose the question: “Just what...

Something Evil in The Black Hills Forest

Something Evil in The Black Hills Forest

Griffin Bullock, FCHS Journalist

October 3, 2016


Filed under Music, Movies and Literature

Of all genres, horror is one of the hardest movie styles to pull off. Keeping the audience entertained, paranoid, and “in the dark” on the twists and turns throughout the movie is a difficult task to accomplish, and Blair Witch fails to bring these things together effectively.  In comparison, the original “Blair ...

The Joy of Stranger Things

The Joy of Stranger Things

Alexis Harris, FCHS Journalist

September 29, 2016


Filed under Music, Movies and Literature

After the success of Orange is the New Black, House of Cards, and Fuller House, Netflix introduced one of its newest and greatest original series, Stranger Things. This eight-episode science-fiction TV show features award-winning actress Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, who is living in a small town in In...

Don’t Breathe Will Have You Gasping for Air

Don’t Breathe Will Have You Gasping for Air

Hannah Farruggio, FCHS Journalist

September 27, 2016


Filed under Music, Movies and Literature

Horror movies typically stick with terrifying their audiences with blood or paranormal activities, and this works for most people-- at least until those overused storylines start to get stale and people begin searching for uniquely horrible sources of fright. Don’t Breathe incorporates many different plo...

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