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Staff Member of the Month: Jennifer Herner

Staff Member of the Month: Jennifer Herner

Tyler Harris, Fluco Beat Editor

October 15, 2019

Jennifer Herner of the Foreign Language department has been elected the Staff Member of the Month for October. Herner grew up and went to school in California, then later moved to Arizona, she eventually ended up in Fluvanna for her high school years, where she found a lot of her influences for cho...

Three Steps for Minimizing Senior Stress

Three Steps for Minimizing Senior Stress

Maddy Eubank, Fluco Beat Editor

October 4, 2019

Being a senior can be a pretty stressful time for any student, especially if you plan on attending college. There's so much to do: SAT preparation, applications, scholarships, grades to maintain, and of course, touring colleges. So if you find yourself getting lost in all the tests and deadlines thi...

Student Tackles Jiu-Jitsu

Student Tackles Jiu-Jitsu

Angelica Carter, FCHS Journalist

October 3, 2019

When people think of the words “martial arts,” they often think of karate. Less well-known is jiu-jitsu, a difficult sport which takes years to master. It's also something sophomore Nora Wells has become increasingly fond of after joining the Aegis jiu-jitsu team in Charlottesville. There are m...

Modern Connections

Modern Connections

Natalie Branch, FCHS Jounalist

September 25, 2019

Over the years, Flucos’ ways of staying “connected” have changed, sometimes expanding and sometimes contracting.  Starting this year, FCHS has established a new way for parents and students to connect to the school. It’s called a resource hub. Students and parents have been given two separa...

Kicking Off A New Season

Kicking Off A New Season

Maddy Eubank, Fluco Beat Editor

September 25, 2019

The FCHS Varsity football team recently kicked off their official 2019 season on Aug. 30 with a 29-13 win against Broadway.  After this promising start, the Flucos couldn’t manage to win their second game against Spotsylvania on Sept. 6, losing 27-36. However, their Friday the 13th game against Ne...

Teachers Talk Teaching

Teachers Talk Teaching

Jenna Goodson

September 20, 2019

There are many different reasons why teachers are so passionate about what they do. One new teacher at FCHS, Zane Hurst, found his love for teaching history 15 years ago when he was asked to teach a few classes in college. Kayla Pace, the new Health and Medical teacher, has been teaching for three yea...

Lending a Helping Hand in Guatemala

Lending a Helping Hand in Guatemala

Alyssa Hanson

September 7, 2019

While many Flucos stayed close to home this past summer, senior Maryann Chittenden and junior Amelie Shifflett traveled thousands of miles away on a mission trip with their church, Beautiful Gate. They traveled to Tiquisate, Guatemala, where they were able to teach and cheer up a small community in need....

Pin it to Win it

Pin it to Win it

Angelica Carter, FCHS Journalist

September 7, 2019

Are wrestlers adrenaline junkies? Does it give them a rush that they can’t feel with any other sport? One student who would agree with these thoughts is junior and FCHS athlete Shawn Metcalf, who enjoys wrestling and the adrenaline that comes with it.  Metcalf went into wrestling when he was in se...

Book Review: The Hate U Give

Book Review: The Hate U Give

Aiden Matula, FCHS Jounalist

September 6, 2019

In the last decade, the issue of racism, and the stereotypes associated with it, has become seemed to become more prominent in society.  Author Angie Brown tackles this issue in The Hate U Give, a compelling novel about a 16-year-old girl who witnesses the death of a childhood friend at the hands of a ...

John Wick Trilogy Takes Action to a New Level

John Wick Trilogy Takes Action to a New Level

John Bernat, Fluco Beat Editor

September 3, 2019

When it premiered in 2014 as a bit of an underdog action flick, John Wick quickly earned my vote for one of the best and most stylish action movies to ever exist. Some believe it has revolutionized the action genre as a whole. Directed by Chad Stahelski, this brutally violent but engaging movie features a deadpan...

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