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Dealing With a Non-Ideal Virtual Class Space

Allyson Lounsbury excited to start the school day.

Savanna Conley

October 15, 2020

Due to the out-of-the-ordinary virtual start to the school year, students have had to come up with their own way of making a workplace for themselves. Many students have struggled with the change, while others are on cloud nine about it. One student, Damon Everard, has had to adapt to online learning...

Customing your virtual classroom

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Erika Schmack, FCHS Journalist

October 14, 2020

Turning your basement, bedroom, or even your kitchen into a learning environment may seem challenging, but it’s not impossible. Sophomore Molly Pace turned her basement into a virtual classroom all with just a $20 investment. “I am able to be myself, be focused, and stay organized. I was able...

First Look at a Very New Year

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Riley Yowell, Fluco Beat Editor

October 9, 2020

To other school districts, Sept. 8 was just another Tuesday. For Fluvanna County High School, it marked the beginning of a very new, very different school year. On Aug. 13, after a four-hour meeting, the school board made the decision for FCHS to remain all-virtual for at least the first nine weeks....

Test Optional: Ditch the SAT?

Sat study material.

Allyson Lounsbury, FCHS Journalist

October 5, 2020

The never-ending world of Covid-19 is now affecting seniors and possibly classes to follow. But is it for better or worse? Covid-19 is affecting social aspects of this school year through remote learning, cancelation of sports and dances, and social distancing guidelines. But could it also be affecting...

Fluco TV: Starting off the Year

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Tyler Harris, Fluco Beat Editor

September 20, 2020

Linked below is a video produced by TV production teacher David Small to show people what some of the virtual instruction looks like at the high school. Below is a statement from Mr. Small: Hello Flucos! As I was filming in all of division schools this past week I was reminded of what an amazing...

FCPS Meal Distribution Notice

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Tyler Harris, Fluco Beat Editor

September 5, 2020

Fluvanna County Public Schools will now offer grab and go meals free of charge to any child, 18 years and under.  On August 31, 2020, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will extend several flexibilities through December 31, 2020.  The ...

Lit Mag Goes Digital


FCHS Journalism

May 19, 2020

Continuing the seemingly endless push toward the publishing of content online, the 2020 FCHS Literary Magazine is being published exclusively online for the first time. After 16 years of being published in a print form thanks to yearly grants from the Fluvanna Education Foundation, Literary Magazine...

How Modders Affect the Lifespan of Video Games

A game modder hard at work.

Josh Akers, Contributor

April 14, 2020

Many legendary video game titles over the years have remained continuously popular over the years in spite of their game engines and gameplay being incredibly outdated or fossil-like. That Bethesda Softworks’ infamous, 26-year-old Elder Scrolls series has retained its large and supportive playerba...

Life in the Age of Coronavirus

Life in the Age of Coronavirus

MacKenzie Tillman, FCHS Journalist

March 17, 2020

In the late 1340’s, beginning in China, a widespread disease known as the Bubonic Plague swept the nation and spread to Europe. Also known as the Black Death, it reduced the population significantly, with an estimated 75-200 million deaths.  Nearly 700 years later, in the fall of 2019, a new virus emerged...

Flucos Wear Jeans for a Cause

Flucos Wear Jeans for a Cause

Aiden Matula, FCHS Journalist

March 5, 2020

Cancer is a terrible disease that not only affects patients, but their families as well.  When one of your own is going through cancer, the challenges become real. That is when the support of friends and community can make a difference.   One of Fluvanna’s own, senior Kamron Goldsmith, is dealing wit...

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