• Exams for freshmen through juniors will be Friday June 4th, Monday June 7th, and Tuesday June 8th
  • Tuesday June 8th is the last day of school for freshmen through juniors
  • FHC Graduation is the on evening of Monday, May 17

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5 things that have kept me busy during this time of uncertainty

5 things that have kept me busy during this time of uncertainty

April 28, 2020

In the beginning of this extensive break from school I realized that I didn’t have any hobbies. For the first time in my life, I was bored. The things I had spent all of highschool focusing on were suddenly...

Katie Tellier shares her passion for AP world history both in the classroom and behind the screen

Katie Tellier shares her passion for AP world history both in the classroom and behind the screen

April 23, 2020

Name: Katie Tellier  Grade: Junior  1. What has the workload been like for AP World History since after spring break?  “Our workload started out a little heavy but then mellowed out going...

A story of art

A story of art

April 21, 2020

An array of colors clutter the small frame of my desk: creams, pastels, and neons. Every hue that brushes against my blank paper serves a different purpose than the one before. The ballet pinks bring softness...

Netflix original series Locke and Key brings comfort during times of uncertanity

Netflix original series Locke and Key brings comfort during times of uncertanity

April 14, 2020

You apprehensively turn the knob as you open a door into a place filled with wonder and charm. There is a world that sings with color, writes in mystery, and dances with dreams: a world that defies reality....

Sam Werkema

Sam Werkema

March 13, 2020

Name: Sam Werkema Grade: 12th Grade Character: Townsperson, part of Ensemble 1. Do you have a “ritual” for before rehearsals or shows? “Not really. This is my first year doing [the musical],...

A thank you to your belittlements

A thank you to your belittlements

March 3, 2020

Thank you for doubting my abilities. You diverted my greatest weaknesses into impressive strengths. Your breath smelled of bitterness and envy as you murmured your weighty opinions. I have gained more...

The arts give everyone an opportunity to have their own creative outlook and safe place

The arts give everyone an opportunity to have their own creative outlook and safe place

March 2, 2020

The arts give people the opportunity and outlook to express their imaginative skills through sculpture, painting, and dance. For art teacher Mr. Fewell, he conveys his emotions primarily through the realm...

Oh captains, my captains

Oh captains, my captains

March 2, 2020

Oh captains, my captains. The tide changes, and with time, you will too. But remember, you will always be my captains, even when it doesn’t feel that way to you.  Goodbye, Joelie.  Goodbye to...

Ali Gatie's EP

Ali Gatie’s EP “You” is sickly sweet

February 11, 2020

A drip of honey lingers on your lips. The stickiness expands from your mouth to your hands mimicking most of your childhood memories too closely. Although you’re tangled in a thick, messy liquid, you...

Meet me in the spring

Meet me in the spring

February 4, 2020

Meet me in the spring. When the grass is coated in fresh morning dew and the air melts the snow. When the chirps of petite birds and pecks of woodpeckers force me out of bed an hour early. When the...

Lauren Koczenasz is an inspiration and role model for young girls everywhere

Lauren Koczenasz is an inspiration and role model for young girls everywhere

January 30, 2020

Some people are natural-born athletes, and sophomore Lauren Koczenasz is “some people.” She is a physically-gifted machine that operates on competition and winning. She is quick on her feet and...

Mac Miller's legacy lives on in his new album Circles

Mac Miller’s legacy lives on in his new album Circles

January 28, 2020

On September 8th, 2018 devastating news flooded all social media sectors: singer and songwriter Mac Miller passed away. He was free-spirited and benevolent. He dedicated all of his time to his passion....

I let you go

I let you go

January 24, 2020

I let you go. The sea rises high and the valleys fall low. The air becomes lonely and frigid, mimicking the trail of unhappiness that expands outwards from my small frame. I reminisce on memories of...

Selena Gomez's new album Rare wasn't anything special

Selena Gomez’s new album Rare wasn’t anything special

January 15, 2020

I give everything the benefit of the doubt and compliment things that should not receive compliments. A fear of mine is making someone feel bad about something they are proud of and put time and effort...

A train of thought

A train of thought

January 7, 2020

A trail of sweat travels across your forehead, leaving a stream of doubt. The doubt begins to slowly seep into your pores, dissipating, but it soon surfaces again as you reject the feeling of confidence....

I found exactly what I needed from NF's album The Search

I found exactly what I needed from NF’s album The Search

December 19, 2019

Deep and meaningful words are known to be lost to the upbeat rhythm and à la mode lyrics of rap music; however, in artist NF’s new album, he combines purpose and a catchy beat to create a compilation...

Give me time

Give me time

December 12, 2019

Ten days. I sat in silence for ten days.  The conference room I was situated in stood so quiet I could hear the buzzing of the lights overhead. As my ears began to focus on the buzzing, I became ornery...

TCT's The Countless Thanks 2019: Grace Pennington

TCT’s The Countless Thanks 2019: Grace Pennington

November 26, 2019

Avery Jordan: For being my other half There are very few memories that make me smile from the past year that don’t include you. I spend more time with you than I do with anyone else, and I wouldn’t...

The Doughnut Conspiracy deems all other doughnut shops as ordinary

The Doughnut Conspiracy deems all other doughnut shops as ordinary

November 21, 2019

New Year's resolutions have never been tasks I give up on after a few months. They are always purposeful, realistic, and prudent. Rather than neglecting and failing at a long list of unrealistic tasks,...

Dallas Hopson combines his love for shoes and impressive selling techniques to create the perfect business

Dallas Hopson combines his love for shoes and impressive selling techniques to create the perfect business

November 19, 2019

Junior Dallas Hopson loves shoes—specifically sneakers. His individuality is expressed through the designs and colors his feet fashion. Dallas’ shoes portray his personality better than any other aspect...

Someone be my lavender

Someone be my lavender

November 14, 2019

Sweet, fresh lavender amplifies the longing for a place of comfort.  A simple scent.  A scent neither obscure to depict nor abstract to the nose. It perpetually embodies a state of tranquility—a...

James Arthur’s new album You shows a different side of him

James Arthur’s new album You shows a different side of him

November 7, 2019

An acoustic rhythm with heart-heavy lyrics symbolize my Sunday nights. The slow, soothing tempos of the music in a dimly lit room signal to my mind and body a sense of comfort. James Arthur’s new album You can...

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