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  • May 22FCHS EMT students helped collect 43 pints of blood on May 21
  • May 22Jazzlyn Butler, Will Davis, Rory Dyke, Yeidi Lopez, Destiny Morris, Destiny Reynolds, and Hannah Sprouse achieved CNA certification
  • May 15Brenna Rea and Brandon Watkins earned their EMT Certification
  • May 15Junior Kessler Potter has been named a National Merit Scholar
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The Student News Site of Fluvanna County High School

The Fluco Beat

The Student News Site of Fluvanna County High School

The Fluco Beat

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Flipping Burgers Ain’t So Bad

Nathaniel Bourgeois, Journalist May 12, 2023

We've all had at least one teacher that tells you to get a good education so you won't be stuck flipping burgers. But is flipping burgers really that bad? Sure it gets stressful from time to time, but...

High school student protest march against gun violence and for gun law reform.

What is Behind the Rise in Gun Violence?

Beck Martin, Journalist May 11, 2023

The topic of gun violence in the United States has been complicated and controversial for years. Many debates have been fought for and against guns and the prevention of gun violence. Some say gun violence...

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Document Leak Sows Discord for the U.S.

Beck Martin, Journalist April 28, 2023

In the first week of April, something dire happened at the Pentagon, which is located ten minutes from the White House and the U.S. Capitol. The headquarters of the United States Department of Defense,...

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Should Teens Get Tattoos?

Sage Gibson, Journalist April 21, 2023

As a teenager, all you want to do is find yourself and realize what makes you happy and comfortable. This can include experimenting and trying things like sports, wearing different clothes or makeup, and...

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The Word on Willow is “No”

Jayne Thomas, Journalist April 17, 2023

On March 13, the Biden administration approved the controversial Willow project, a massive oil-drilling venture on Alaska’s north slope in the National Petroleum Reserve. The government believes this...

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Just Breathe: Tips for Practicing Self-Care

Hailey English, Journalist April 2, 2023

What is self-care? To me, self-care is taking the time to better yourself and the people around you. As a teen, I can say stress comes from many things, one big one being having the mindset to please everybody...

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Are Tik Tok Time Limits Coming?

Beck Martin, Journalist March 23, 2023

Tik Tok, an originally Chinese-based social platform run by the company ByteDance, began to take the world by storm in 2017. It's a short video-sharing app where people engage in everything from dancing...

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Should Tik Tok be Banned in the U.S.?

Sage Gibson, Journalist March 14, 2023

Recent upbringings in the news have swarmed the nation, with the conflicting decision of Tik Tok becoming banned in the United States. This crucial decision affects many citizens of the U.S. by how they...

The Impact Influencers Have On US

The Impact Influencers Have On US

Sage Gibson, Journalist March 3, 2023

Social media is a massive part of today's world, making it possible for some people to actually make a living as influencers. An influencer is someone with a platform that many people follow online or...

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Why You Should Care About Chinese Balloons

Beck Martin, Journalist February 16, 2023

On Jan. 28th, an object entered United States airspace over Alaska, and later entered Canada’s. Then it began to fly over the mainland United States. This object was identified as a Chinese balloon....

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