The Fluco Beat

  • September 26Four FCHS Culinary students placed first at Virginia State Fair Baking Competition Sept. 26.
  • September 1234 weeks until Graduation
  • September 12If a student has an elevator fob and no longer needs it, please return it to the front office.
  • September 9Senior superlative voting ends Sept. 21. Check your email to vote.
  • September 1Early dismissals requires a parent note to the attendance office before 10am.
  • September 1Study Hall meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:45 to 5 pm.
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When Child Marriage is No Fiction

Kessler Potter, Journalist September 26, 2022

This year, 12 million girls will be married off before 18, many of them against their will. One out of every five girls will leave their family and be forced to live with men many times their age and bear...

Should Menstrual Products Be Free in America?

Should Menstrual Products Be Free in America?

Brooke Smith, Journalist September 20, 2022

Scotland has become the first country to pass a law that ensures that certain menstrual products are free of charge to anyone who needs them. The country is the first to make a law to protect what some...

Women dressed in full length Burqas in the Middle East.

The Trials of Being a Woman in Afghanistan

Kessler Potter, Journalist September 2, 2022

As a teenage girl in America, there are a few things that I take for granted. For one, I got my driver’s license over the summer so I now have the freedom to transport myself places. For another, I am...

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before High School

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before High School

Kaileigh Ritenour, FCHS Journalist April 22, 2022

May is speeding closer like the last lap of a Mario Kart race as graduates prepare for the next step of their lives and what their high school experience was like as a whole. From Kindergarten (or maybe...

The Wonder of GalaxyCon

The Wonder of GalaxyCon

Preston Rankin, Journalist April 19, 2022

An amazing place for nerds, weebs and movie lovers, the annual Comic Con, held alternately in San Diego or Las Vegas, is the ultimate destination. But if you want to stay in Virginia, GalaxyCon is the...


Daylight Savings Time: Should We Stop The Clock?

Matthew Gresham, FCHS Journalist April 11, 2022

Have you gotten used to the recent switch to Daylight Savings Time (DST) yet? If not, there’s hope for you. Recently, the United States Senate voted on a bill to get rid of DST. While I am not against...

Does FCHS run on Dunkin?

Addicted to Dunkin?

Jordan Drumheller, Journalist April 11, 2022

Students nowadays are always walking into school with some Dunkin coffee in hand. Even I enjoy a coffee or energy drink in the morning to get a little boost of energy. But how much is too much? I have...

Will Soccer Fans Stand by Chelsea?

Will Soccer Fans Stand by Chelsea?

Ryder Petrylak, Journalist March 29, 2022

As soccer lovers should know, one of the best-known soccer clubs in the world, Chelsea, is in very big trouble right now. According to The Guardian, the club’s owner, Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich,...

Photos of Kimye are all over the internet.

Where is Kimye Now?

Allyson Lounsbury, Journalist March 16, 2022

Was Kimye spotted at Paris fashion week? Should we care? Paris Fashion Week is a popular celebration held in Paris, France, each year, and this year’s event took place from Feb. 28 to March 8. But...

Photo Courtesy of Madison Fain

Navigating Masks in a Changing COVID World

Molly Pace, Senior editor February 28, 2022

After the Fluvanna school board voted to make masking optional in school a few weeks ago, students and staff may be reminded of a play on Shakespeare’s famous question– namely, “To mask, or not to...

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