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  • April 9Four members of the debate team qualified for States at their Super Regional tournament on April 6. States will occur April 26 and 27 at JMU.
  • April 9Prom guest forms are available in the front office. Guests who do not attend FCHS must be approved by Mrs. Bruce. Tickets go on sale next week.
  • April 8Culinary will be selling Cake in a Cup, sweet tea, and lemonade during April. Cakes are $3 while sweet tea and lemonade are $1 each.
  • April 8SOL retests will take place April 24 at 8:40 am in room 3110. Contact Ms. Blevins ([email protected]) to sign up.
  • March 26The FCHS Speech team won the State Championship on March 23 at Dominion High School. Five students placed first, two placed second, and one placed third.
The Student News Site of Fluvanna County High School

The Fluco Beat

The Student News Site of Fluvanna County High School

The Fluco Beat

FCHS Journalism student Sage Gibson scrolls TikTok. Photo courtesy of Fluco Journalism.

Is TikTok Running Out of Time?

Kessler Potter and Joseph Yoo April 12, 2024

A poll posted to the FCHS Journalism @flucojournalism Instagram page recently found that 56 percent of student respondents believe that TikTok has the "most drama" of all the major social media apps. This...

A group of individuals wearing (presumably) fast fashion. Image created by Bing Image Creator. Photo courtesy of Molly Cook.

Fast Fashion Flaws

Molly Cook, Journalist March 27, 2024

Constantly wanting to keep up with trends seems to be a dilemma some Gen Z and Millennial women face. Inexpensive clothes–or clothes that often have sales or deals–are easy to find, especially with...

A photo of what the Powerschool screen looks like when teachers take attendance at FCHS.

Attendance Policy: Fair or Not?

Abigail Pappaconstantinou, Journalist March 22, 2024

After several post-pandemic years when student absences were treated with leniency, things have changed significantly for the 2024 school year as FCHS has become much stricter in its attendance expectations....

Graphic created by FCHS SGA to promote the Read Across America spirit week. Photo courtesy of FCHS SGA.

Where Did School Spirit Go?

Hailey English, Journalist March 18, 2024

Upperclassmen may remember when a student could walk down the hallway on Fluco Friday and see everyone decked out in blue and gold. Now, it seems as if students are losing their interest in school spirit...

A pile of catalogues and pamphlets for branches of the United States military. Photo courtesy of Matthew Gresham.

Why Students Should Care About Overseas Conflicts

Matthew Gresham, Journalist March 12, 2024

If you’re an upperclassman, you may remember two years ago when Russia invaded Ukraine, and many FCHS students started selling blue and gold magnets and buttons to support the people of Ukraine. So these...

Coach Jackson and Coach Harlowe-Garrett disapprove of Alani and RedBull energy drinks

When that Rush is Too Much

Kaiya Wrigley, Journalist February 27, 2024

Much of American society today seems to run on caffeine. Whether it is a macchiato from Starbucks, smoothies for a pre-workout, an iced coffee from Dunkin’, or ever-popular energy drinks, caffeine is...

Graphic created using Canva. Photo courtesy of Fluco Journalism.

Exam Exemption Policy: Pass or Fail?

Eleanor Sam, FCHS Journalist February 13, 2024

Imagine if you could get out of a final in a really hard class just by being a good student. Impossible right? Not at Fluvanna County High School. Last semester, FCHS implemented an exemption policy...

A student looking at a failing grade on PowerSchool. Photo courtesy of Jamie Rodriguez.

Those Dang Phones Might Actually Be The Problem

Jamie Rodriguez, Journalist January 31, 2024

Have you ever found yourself staring at a test and feeling as if there is no way you should be expected to know the information? You may not be alone. Many students and teachers have noticed a decline...

Math teacher Rachel Newsom helps students catch up during Fluco WIN.

Moving WIN: Yea or Nay?

Cecily River McMillian, FCHS Journalist January 23, 2024

When students returned in August to a new schedule featuring a morning study hall, some were skeptical and confused. Many students and staff were initially apprehensive about the new Fluco "What I Need"...

An image of a boy staring out a window. Photo created by Bing Image Creator and courtesy of Ethan Ritchey.

Opinion: Is Gen Z Doomed? TikTok and the Human Brain

Ethan Ritchey, Journalist January 11, 2024

Gen Z is doomed is what I would say if I fed into the narrative on that generation's future. (Not sure what Gen Z is? According to, "Members of the Gen Z years were born between 1997 and...

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