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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, FCHS Journalist 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...

Photo Courtesy of Margie Brown

Students Survive the Snow

Preston Rankin, Journalist February 15, 2022

On Jan. 3, Virginia was hit by a huge snowstorm that caused lots of people to lose power and more in Fluvanna County. I was one of them. I lost power for nine days and it was challenging for my family...

Being sick makes you sneeze a lot

How I Survived COVID-19

Molly Pace, FCHS Journalist February 1, 2022

If you have had COVID-19, you know how miserable it can be. Recently, I tested positive for the Omicron variant of COVID, and was out of school for about two and a half weeks. Honestly, it wasn't horrible,...

How To Embrace Christmas

How To Embrace Christmas

Gabrielle Etchison, FCHS Journalist December 8, 2021

Sometimes the holidays can be hard to enjoy, but with the stress of having to purchase (and afford) presents, decorate, and plan dinners and events with family. If you're not careful, you can find yourself...

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