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Sam Noonan

Sam Noonan, Graphic Design

Sam is in his junior year, and his third year on staff. He has had a passion for writing from a young age, and he made the decision to join TCT after enjoying Writing For Publication his first semester of freshman year. He also hopes to continue on staff for the rest of his high school career. Sam is very passionate about photography, and is often found hanging out with friends and snapping pictures. Sam enjoys writing a bit of everything, but likes reviews the most. He is looking forward to more years on staff, and expects to gain valuable knowledge and experience.

  • Favorite thing about being on staff: Everyone in the class is very close and gets along well.
  • Hobbies/Interests: Photography.
  • Favorite type of story to write: Reviews.
  • Favorite book and why: Metro 2033, it's really atmospheric and interesting.
  • If it's a Friday night, you will probably find Sam: With friends.
All content by Sam Noonan
Ye is a triumphant 8th album from Kanye West

Ye is a triumphant 8th album from Kanye West

June 3, 2018

Kanye West isn’t one to keep his voice silent. He’s known for being incredibly crass, obnoxious, and narcissistic. In recent weeks, he’s been especially provocative on Twitter, declaring his respect...

Humans of FHC: Alex Sneider

Humans of FHC: Alex Sneider

June 1, 2018

"As a coxswain, I basically act as a second coach. I steer the boat, order them around, do a little yelling-- it's a good time. My brother has been rowing since freshman year, and my mom is involved, so...

Brendan Wendlandt - Class of 2019 Treasurer

Brendan Wendlandt – Class of 2019 Treasurer

May 22, 2018

Name: Brendan Wendlandt Grade: Junior Running for: Treasurer 1. How long have you been a part of student council? "This would be my first year doing student council." 2. Why are you...

Payton Corcoran - Class of 2020 Treasurer

Payton Corcoran – Class of 2020 Treasurer

May 22, 2018

Name: Payton Corcoran Grade: Sophomore Running for: Treasurer 1: How long have you been a part of student council? "Four years." 2: Why are you running? "I love being a part of Homecoming...

Francis Trouble offers nostalgia-ridden guitar riffs and irresistible hooks

Francis Trouble offers nostalgia-ridden guitar riffs and irresistible hooks

May 20, 2018

Albert Hammond Jr. has always been best known for his work as the lead guitarist for The Strokes -- arguably one of the most influential rock bands of the early 2000s. As the group has slowly been distanced...

Humans of FHC: Emily Peirce

Humans of FHC: Emily Peirce

May 19, 2018

“[Tuesday] was my last day at lunch with my senior friends. I was really sad when I got finished with lunch, and it really hit me that they’re leaving. Even though they won’t be totally gone, it’s...

So Polite is essential summer listening

So Polite is essential summer listening

May 12, 2018

The trees are green once again, flowers are blooming, and the sun is out. Summer is rapidly approaching, and as the season changes so does the music. Personally, I tend to listen to darker music during...

Driven - Preview Q&A

Driven – Preview Q&A

May 7, 2018

Film: Driven Producer: Charlie Soucey, Nolan Block, and Josh Sweeney 1. What’s your film about? "Our film is the story of a young man who, due to the rising costs of his mother's cancer treatment,...

Humans of FHC: Sam Growney

May 6, 2018

"I joined crew this year! We just had our first regatta last weekend, and it went pretty well. We made it to finals and didn't get last once we were there-- we got fifth place. We made some mistakes early...

Climate change cannot be disputed

Climate change cannot be disputed

May 6, 2018

Our planet is changing, and it’s not natural. Greenland loses 270 billion tons of ice to melting every year. Up to 80,000 acres of rainforest are lost every year. The global temperature has increased...

Frank Oceans Endless is worth the wait

Frank Ocean’s Endless is worth the wait

April 30, 2018

Following 2012’s Channel Orange, Frank Ocean left fans waiting for 4 years - 4 years filled with countless teasers, cryptic messages posted on Ocean’s Tumblr blog, and speculation by diehard fans....

Virtues experimental fun provides a bold, expansive listening experience

Virtue’s experimental fun provides a bold, expansive listening experience

April 22, 2018

Following the release of his solo work, Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas decided to find a new group to pursue his more "out there" musical interest. This led to the creation of The Voidz, a 6-man act...

Humans of FHC: Emily Brom

Humans of FHC: Emily Brom

April 20, 2018

"I decided I really wanted to be a part of the school, and cheer seemed like a really cool option. So, I decided to start it. I'd done it in middle school and just really loved it. And at that point, it...

Understanding on a global scale is imperative

Understanding on a global scale is imperative

March 18, 2018

In this heated political climate, it's more important than ever to understand what's going on in the world and to not simply accept whatever you hear. Learn about the world that we live in and what life...

Humans of FHC: Hayley Gorski

Humans of FHC: Hayley Gorski

March 17, 2018

"Since last year I've been into this spiritual, 'everything has energy' idea, so I've started reading about all these kind of out-there things-- stuff like healing energies and certain stones and their...

Moses Sumneys Aromanticism stands out as a solid debut album

Moses Sumney’s “Aromanticism” stands out as a solid debut album

March 11, 2018

Following the release of two EPs, R&B singer and songwriter Moses Sumney's debut studio album, Aromanticism, stands out among contemporaries with its deep, introspective songwriting and eerie production. Aromanticism's...

Fortnite sweeps through FHC

Fortnite sweeps through FHC

March 10, 2018

From Snapchat stories to Youtube tutorials, Fortnite is sweeping through nearly every form of social media. It's nearly impossible to not hear about it, whether that be online or from one of the countless...

Butchers Union blends a comfortable atmosphere with unbeatable food

Butcher’s Union blends a comfortable atmosphere with unbeatable food

March 4, 2018

Downtown Grand Rapids has no shortage of fine dining selections for a night out, but it can be overwhelming trying to find a balance between affordable and enjoyable food. Lying just a couple of blocks...

Current electives are getting stale

Current electives are getting stale

February 25, 2018

In the years leading up to college, teens have to somehow find what makes them happy, what they enjoy, and what they want to study. High school is missing this opportunity. Sure, there are students that...

MGMTs Little Dark Age kicks off the year in an impressive fashion

MGMT’s Little Dark Age kicks off the year in an impressive fashion

February 18, 2018

After a five-year break from their self-titled album MGMT, the duo enters 2018 with Little Dark Age, opting for a bit of a different, more experimental sound this time around. Little Dark Age's psychedelic,...

Humans of FHC: Anonymous

Humans of FHC: Anonymous

February 14, 2018

"My girlfriend and I are on the same... wavelength, I guess. We're really good at communicating with each other, and we always try to be very honest and work our problems out. We do get along really well,...

Junior Zach Jaeger pursues art through many mediums

Junior Zach Jaeger pursues art through many mediums

February 10, 2018

Junior Zach Jaeger has been practicing Special FX makeup since the beginning of October 2017, gaining experience and skill as he continues to practice. Zach initially gained inspiration from the reality...

The broken state of the U.S. food industry

The broken state of the U.S. food industry

February 4, 2018

In America, we get our food from a broken system. A system that exploits animals, workers, and the average, everyday person. A system that remains inhumane, unfair, and artificial. Most of the food...

Humans of FHC: Mary Beth Stout

Humans of FHC: Mary Beth Stout

February 3, 2018

"In the summer, my family always loves to go up to our cottage - it's up by Big Rapids on Chippewa Lake. It's a nice big lake, and we really enjoy tubing, wakeboarding, and everything of that sort. It's...

Steve Lacys Demo blends genres in his bold debut project

Steve Lacy’s Demo blends genres in his bold debut project

January 27, 2018

19-year old singer/songwriter and producer Steve Lacy found his way into the industry seemingly by chance. A high school friend of Lacy's introduced him to a band, The Internet, and Lacy quickly started...

Humans of FHC: Christian Beckering

Humans of FHC: Christian Beckering

January 20, 2018

"I'm actually building a giant castle in the game Minecraft. There were some enemies when I was building it-- they were creepers, and I hate creepers. So I was in Survival Mode fighting the enemies, and...

Apples battery scandal should serve as a wake-up call

Apple’s battery scandal should serve as a wake-up call

January 9, 2018

Throughout daily life, most US citizens are constantly battered by media coming from their televisions, computers, and most of all, their phones. The cell phone has become such a staple of popular culture...

Brockhamptons Saturation III wraps up the trilogy, exceeding every expectation

Brockhampton’s Saturation III wraps up the trilogy, exceeding every expectation

December 23, 2017

Following the success of Saturation and Saturation II, California-based hip-hop boyband Brockhampton continued along their rapid creation cycle, releasing Saturation III, their third album in seven months....

Growing from my past

Growing from my past

December 17, 2017

My friends and I constantly tease each other about how we looked in the past-- it's funny to look back at yourself and think about how bad you looked or how weird you were. Everyone does it, and learning...

Humans of FHC: Palmer Anderson

Humans of FHC: Palmer Anderson

December 16, 2017

"One time in band we had a bunch of extra time on our hands, so I was with a couple of friends in one of the practice rooms. There were a ton of these unused coat racks in there so we decided to make a...

Net Neutrality is a necessity

Net Neutrality is a necessity

December 9, 2017

Having a free and open internet is something that American citizens have grown to expect and rely on. We use it every day, whether it's browsing the news, streaming the latest show, or playing video games....

Jaden Smiths SYRE, while very flawed, is purely youthful fun

Jaden Smith’s SYRE, while very flawed, is purely youthful fun

December 2, 2017

Jaden Smith has continuously remained a puzzling figure in the realm of pop culture. From him tweeting "How Can Mirrors Be Real If Our Eyes Aren't Real" to carrying his cut off dreads as an accessory at...

Stick With Me

Stick With Me

November 28, 2017

As part of teacher Jared Lowe's Intro to Business class, students Cam Deines, Jacob Carlson, Nic Vermeulen, Charles Kerr, and Q Collins are attempting to bring humorous stickers to FHC's student body through...

Music is always constant in my daily life

Music is always constant in my daily life

November 26, 2017

Anyone who is even remotely close to me knows how much I listen to music. It's almost becoming a problem. Whenever I'm at my computer doing homework, writing an article, or just browsing the web, I'm always...

Humans of FHC: Caleb Verpoort

Humans of FHC: Caleb Verpoort

November 25, 2017

"My little brother, when he was around a year and a half olda�� he was playing outside with my dog; we were having a party or something similar. We looked over, and he's eating some brown stuff. Obviously,...

TCTs The Countless Thanks: Day 15 - Sam Noonan

TCT’s The Countless Thanks: Day 15 – Sam Noonan

November 21, 2017

Noah Kingma - For always smiling, and unashamedly being yourself Noah, you've been one of my best friends for years. I've known you for so long, and you've always had that goofy grin on your face. No...

Tracy Will spreads positive messages across West Michigan with the help of students

Tracy Will spreads positive messages across West Michigan with the help of students

November 19, 2017

Positive messages seem to be a rare occurrence in society - while everyone is constantly consuming copious amounts of media, there's a clear lack of positive reinforcement, and math teacher Tracy Will...

Technology in the classroom still fills an unsteady niche

Technology in the classroom still fills an unsteady niche

November 18, 2017

Ever since the introduction of eAchieve, the system has been getting better. We've gone from barely using computers in class to regularly doing assignments on sites like Moodle or Google Classroom. The...

Junior Abby Irvings soccer career leads her to GVSU

Junior Abby Irving’s soccer career leads her to GVSU

November 12, 2017

Junior Abby Irving can usually be found on the soccer field, a place she's been able to call a second home since her early years playing. She has verbally committed to play for Grand Valley State University...

Roy Pablo brings a carefree and relaxed sound to listeners

Roy Pablo brings a carefree and relaxed sound to listeners

November 11, 2017

Eighteen-year-old Pablo Munoz hails from Norway and originally started Boy Pablo as a way to have fun and make music with his friends from high school. Fans of laid-back, dreamy alt-pop are sure to appreciate...

Noises Off Q&A: Jack Ferin

Noises Off Q&A: Jack Ferin

November 8, 2017

Name: Jack Ferin Grade: Senior Role: Frederick/Phillip 1.) What are you most excited about? "I'm excited to bring a play that's never been seen before to students and parents; it's unlike...

Model United Nations is a life-changing experience

Model United Nations is a life-changing experience

November 2, 2017

At the start of my sophomore year, I found myself wanting a new, different class to switch things up. I had no idea what joining Model United Nations would bring me, and I never could've guessed how drastically...

Humans of FHC: Noah Bosch

Humans of FHC: Noah Bosch

October 31, 2017

"I've been electrocuted three times. Two of the times actually happened at the same time . When we were renovating our house, I was a very curious 4th grade boy. We had a little fuse box thing with exposed...

Educate yourself

Educate yourself

October 26, 2017

Most people are raised with a certain set of beliefs that have been instilled in them by their parents. It's not uncommon for teens to be extremely opinionated, but these opinions are usually in accordance...

Senior Evan Purcell spends his senior year running and rowing

Senior Evan Purcell spends his senior year running and rowing

October 24, 2017

Whether he's found on a long run or in a boat, senior Evan Purcell has kept athletics as a large part of his high school experience. This year marks Evan's first year in cross country, a sport that...

Rex Orange Countys Apricot Princess brings polish and emotion as his sophomore project

Rex Orange County’s Apricot Princess brings polish and emotion as his sophomore project

October 19, 2017

Nicknamed "The OC" by a teacher and adding the "Rex" himself, 19-year old Alex Oa��Connor is beginning to make a name for himself in the music industry as Rex Orange County. Shortly after appearing...

Chad Scholten receives grants to better his teaching environment

Chad Scholten receives grants to better his teaching environment

October 18, 2017

Top-of-the-line education doesn't come without a price, and large-scale projects can be difficult to accomplish without sufficient funding. Luckily for Human Anatomy and Physiology (HAP) and AP Environmental...

Humans of FHC: Jacob Wolfgang

Humans of FHC: Jacob Wolfgang

October 10, 2017

"Homecoming was great. I was with all of my friends, and we went to Taco Bell for dinner. We got pictures with the employees, so that was pretty sick. Dancing was fun, too; nobody could've stopped us....

Junior Owen Goebels time spent in China changed his life for the better

Junior Owen Goebel’s time spent in China changed his life for the better

October 9, 2017

Junior Owen Goebel has far more worldly experiences than most his age-- he spent two years living in China. Looking back on it as a life-changing experience, Owen gained the experience of learning about...

Running on fumes

Running on fumes

October 3, 2017

I'm running on fumes, and it's only the start of junior year. I'm not a senior, and I shouldn't be getting burnt out this quickly, but it's happening. High school is without a doubt an emotionally draining...

Daniel Caesars debut album, Freudian, shows plenty of talent and soul

Daniel Caesar’s debut album, Freudian, shows plenty of talent and soul

September 28, 2017

Canadian R&B singer Daniel Caesar, born Ashton Simmonds, gained traction online with his first two EPs entitled Praise Break and Pilgrim's Paradise. These releases let Caesar make a name for himself,...

Humans of FHC: Madison Rogers

Humans of FHC: Madison Rogers

September 26, 2017

"Coming into freshman year, it really surprised me how much the teachers trust you to get everything done on your own. It's a nice [change of pace] from middle school, and it feels a lot better. They trust...

Flower Boy is Tyler, the Creators most polished work yet

Flower Boy is Tyler, the Creator’s most polished work yet

September 21, 2017

26-year-old American rapper and producer Tyler Okonma, known as "Tyler the Creator" is one who has always been known as harsh, abrasive, edgy, and rebellious among other things. His past music has blatantly...

The generational gap in our lives becomes more apparent to me as I grow older

The generational gap in our lives becomes more apparent to me as I grow older

September 14, 2017

Between every generation, there's a massive cultural gap-- everyone hears about how their parents disapproved of what they did when they were kids, and the cycle repeats over and over again. New music,...

Humans of FHC: Chad Scholten

Humans of FHC: Chad Scholten

September 12, 2017

A?You hear this every yeara�� like, "This was the best senior retreat ever!a�� but it really was. Compared to the ones I've been to, the weather, the students; it was all great. We had perfect...

The importance of passion and how it keeps me going

The importance of passion and how it keeps me going

September 7, 2017

Coming home after a long day at work or school is almost always a great feeling. You're finally done for the day, and you can look forward to relaxing however you see fit. Having this to look forward to...

Brockhamptons Saturation II provides something for everyone, and does it very well

Brockhampton’s Saturation II provides something for everyone, and does it very well

August 31, 2017

Hip hop/rap collectives and groups are nothing new-- examples like the Wu-Tang Clan or Odd Future consist of multiple members who work together on group tracks and/or produce their own individual music....

Junior Caleb Verpoorts talent and passion for videography shows through into his production

Junior Caleb Verpoort’s talent and passion for videography shows through into his production

August 29, 2017

A quick look at junior Caleb Verpoort's Instagram page will quickly show a collection of short videos documenting his adventures and hobbies. These videos are filmed and edited by Caleb himself. With clean...

Allergies serve as my reminder to not take things for granted

Allergies serve as my reminder to not take things for granted

May 29, 2017

As I sit at my computer typing this up, I'm reaching over to blow my nose seemingly every two seconds. My throat is sore, my eyes are itchy, and the allergy relief pills don't seem to be working. Anything...

Student Council Q&A - Averi Schelhaas

Student Council Q&A – Averi Schelhaas

May 23, 2017

Name: Averi Schelhaas Grade: Sophomore 1.) Why did you decide to run for Treasurer? "I decided to run for treasurer because I like math, and I have been wanting to be on student council for a...

Student Council Q&A - Payton Corcoran

Student Council Q&A – Payton Corcoran

May 23, 2017

Name: Payton Corcoran Grade: Freshman 1.) Why did you decide to run for Vice President? "Because I enjoy helping our class with Homecoming activities and Winterfest." 2.) What do you hope to...

Better school, better community, Ben Finkelstein.

2017 Student Council Q&A – Ben Finkelstein

May 23, 2017

Name: Ben Finkelstein Grade: Junior 1.) Why did you decide to run for President? "It's time for a change. The Class of 2018 is more diversified than ever, and it will be my goal to unify our class...

FHC Graduate Ben Neely to follow his passion for geology in the years to come

FHC Graduate Ben Neely to follow his passion for geology in the years to come

May 23, 2017

Recent FHC graduate Ben Neely has big plans for his future in earth science. After taking Advanced Geology, offered by science teacher Joey Spadafore, Ben has decided to follow his passion for geology...

Spontaneity can open up a path to adventure

Spontaneity can open up a path to adventure

May 15, 2017

It's easy to fall into a routine of doing the exact same thing every day, every week, every month - a consistent schedule where one goes through the various tasks and events of their daily life is often...

The Contingency Plan Preview Q&A

The Contingency Plan Preview Q&A

May 10, 2017

Film: The Contingency Plan Producer: Hayden McCarthy 1. What theme would you consider your film? "Justice and revenge." 2. Can you give a brief overview of the plot of your film? "Three...

Taking a break from the regular routine is more important than most realize

Taking a break from the regular routine is more important than most realize

April 24, 2017

It's quite common for high school students to be consumed by stress. Under the load of homework, sports, exams, and far more, it can be very hard to find free time or time to just relax and escape from...

Sushi Market offers a great first-time sushi experience

Sushi Market offers a great first-time sushi experience

April 17, 2017

I have always been a bit wary of trying new foods. The idea of trying something that I may end up hating wasn't too high up on my priorities, and I'd always wondered whether I was really missing out or...

Making it through to the end of the year is easier than it seems

Making it through to the end of the year is easier than it seems

April 10, 2017

As students' minds are still stuck on vacation, school seems as dull and draining as ever. Summer is quickly approaching and it's quite tempting to simply float through the rest of the school year. However,...

Accepting and respecting others opinions makes everyone better off

Accepting and respecting others’ opinions makes everyone better off

March 27, 2017

Over the past couple of months, there have been many events happening across the world spurring controversial actions. People with greatly differing opinions on world affairs will inevitably clash in some...

Overcoming materialism leads to a happier, more satisfying life

Overcoming materialism leads to a happier, more satisfying life

March 20, 2017

Our society often enforces the idea that the wealthier you are, and the more material possessions you have, the happier you will be. This can convince the average American to buy items that they don't...

Science Olympiads recent success brings it into the spotlight

Science Olympiad’s recent success brings it into the spotlight

March 14, 2017

Recently, FHC's Science Olympiad team took first place at an invitation in Allendale. Being one of the last events where they can compete against other top schools in the region, this victory was well-deserved...

The Old Man and the Sea brings philosophical truths into real life

The Old Man and the Sea brings philosophical truths into real life

March 7, 2017

A book dreaded by many, anticipated by some, and respected by others, The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway, is a book that tells of many ideals: determination, persistence, and the cruelty of life...

Technology can benefit students in many ways

Technology can benefit students in many ways

February 27, 2017

Technology is only becoming more and more prominent in daily life and has affected schooling in many ways, whether it be studying with Kahoot or using Google Drive to store documents. While a transition...

Friendship throughout the years made me who I am today

Friendship throughout the years made me who I am today

February 20, 2017

Throughout my entire life, I've met and become friends with countless people. Whether they're someone who happened to live near me, someone I've met through school, or by any other means, they surely made...

IHOP provides great breakfast food whenever

IHOP provides great breakfast food whenever

February 13, 2017

I'm a firm believer that breakfast food is whenever food, and what better time to get breakfast for dinner than Winterfest night? Personally, it had been years since I last went, and I was craving pancakes...

FHC Astronomy Club is out of this world

FHC Astronomy Club is “out of this world”

February 6, 2017

The usual student going through FHC will learn about many branches of science, including biology, chemistry, physics, geology, environmental science, and more; however, one that has been unavailable for...

Will these social barriers ever crumble?

Will these social barriers ever crumble?

January 30, 2017

Whether you're a freshman, sophomore, junior, or a senior, your class is most likely made up of people you've known for years. These are often people you went to elementary school or even preschool with....

Pieology strays from tradition and succeeds

Pieology strays from tradition and succeeds

January 24, 2017

During my stay at MUNUM, a Model UN conference at U of M, I found myself trying out many different restaurants. Lunch would consist of places where we could get our food quickly and go, but with no rush...

Pressure can be a life changer for teens

Pressure can be a life changer for teens

January 9, 2017

There’s pressure nearly everywhere you look in our schooling system. Pressure to do well in school, pressure to be a good person, pressure to get into a good college, pressure to take part in extracurriculars,...

Sprinkles Cupcakes: Convenient, Quick, and Delicious

Sprinkles Cupcakes: Convenient, Quick, and Delicious

January 4, 2017

During this past break, my family and I spent a couple of days in Chicago. As we were walking around, stopping into stores and walking around, my mom decided it was time to go a place she’d heard about...

Red Robin: Good Food at a Better Price

Red Robin: Good Food at a Better Price

December 19, 2016

With Christmas nearing, many will be out shopping for last-minute gifts. Woodland Mall is a popular shopping destination, and you’re probably going to get hungry while you’re out. I was in this situation...

Robert Miedema: Teaching What He Loves

Robert Miedema: Teaching What He Loves

December 13, 2016

Students work hard on their projects. Machinery hums and whirrs. Computers with complex CAD drawings are spread throughout the room, ready for work. This is just part of what might be seen walking into...

Im older now... and making the most out of life

I’m older now… and making the most out of life

December 5, 2016

I’ve been guilty of, at times, just letting life pass me by. I’ve chosen to spend a night in while I could’ve been with friends, just because I was tired and didn’t feel like it. While that can...

A Guide to Volunteering in Grand Rapids

A Guide to Volunteering in Grand Rapids

November 21, 2016

With FHC’s service day just behind us and Thanksgiving rapidly approaching, it’s a great time to do some volunteer work. Volunteering and doing something good for the community really is a great thing...

Trader Joes brings a new shopping experience

Trader Joe’s brings a new shopping experience

November 14, 2016

Grocery stores are usually just that, a grocery store. They’re just a place to get the same food you get every week, and most provide the exact same things… right? Trader Joe’s is far from your typical...

Emma Seeber Builds Herself a Future

Emma Seeber Builds Herself a Future

November 8, 2016

Woodworking, building your own furniture, and working on similar projects can be a great learning experience for everyone, and having the ability to make something you use everyday is something to take...

Its Probably Not the End of the World

It’s Probably Not the End of the World

October 31, 2016

It’s fair to say that most people run into problems in their daily lives. It’s hard to have a day where absolutely nothing goes wrong, and these occurrences can range from something as simple as doing...

The Haunt: A Dual Review

The Haunt: A Dual Review

October 25, 2016

The Haunt: Scary or Not by Abby Scutch For several years, I have been avoiding Grand Rapids’ most famous Halloween attraction: the Haunt.  I was always afraid of the clowns, goblins, zombies, and...

FHC Students Plan To Travel To Iceland in June 2017

FHC Students Plan To Travel To Iceland in June 2017

October 17, 2016

Regular classroom teaching usually includes viewing presentations, doing projects, watching videos, completing worksheets, and other similar work. While learning about many different subjects this way...

Halloween Is For All Ages

Halloween Is For All Ages

October 10, 2016

I’m pretty sure that everyone has fond memories of Halloween night as a child, running around with friends and family alike collecting candy. It’s hard not to love Halloween, and I know it’s always...

ArtPrize Provides a Unique Experience For All

ArtPrize Provides a Unique Experience For All

October 3, 2016

ArtPrize is a must-see event for natives of Grand Rapids, and many outside of it. The event attracts people and artists from many other states, and it’s no surprise to see an array of different license...

Teacher Librarians Chris Patrick and Tracy Chrenka present Loud in the Library

Teacher Librarians Chris Patrick and Tracy Chrenka present “Loud in the Library”

September 26, 2016

“I’m Teacher librarian Chris Patrick, joined by my friend and colleague, Teacher librarian Tracy Chrenka. We’re recording from our hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan.”   This is one of the...

Homecoming Dance is What You Make It

Homecoming Dance is What You Make It

September 19, 2016

Homecoming is quickly approaching, and the dance proposals are beginning. Freshmen and seniors alike are scrambling to get their “asks” over with and set up their groups for the night. With posters...

Laurie Ryan Returns to FHC to Teach Health

Laurie Ryan Returns to FHC to Teach Health

September 16, 2016

Health teacher Laurie Ryan stands in front of her class, helping them turn on their computers and pull up the lesson plan on Google Classroom. Her lesson plan is written out on the whiteboard, and she...

Wind Waves & Wheels: Skate and Snow Gear for Everyone

Wind Waves & Wheels: Skate and Snow Gear for Everyone

September 13, 2016

On 29th Street lies Wind Waves & Wheels, a small boardsport shop that supports local snow and skateboarding events and spreads their love for these hobbies. The employees themselves are passionate...

Junior Levi Boluyt: Gymnast, Accomplished But Undisclosed

Junior Levi Boluyt: Gymnast, Accomplished But Undisclosed

June 6, 2016

Tucked off of Cascade Road and next to Watermark lies Grand Rapids Gymnastics, a place for gymnasts to train, learn, and do what they love. Junior Levi Boluyt is one of many gymnasts here, and his determination...

Web Restrictions: To Block Or Not To Block?

Web Restrictions: To Block Or Not To Block?

May 31, 2016

We all know what it’s like to use the school wifi. Every other website seems to be blocked, and the only solutions seem to be using data on your phone or turning on a VPN. This is what nearly everyone...

Emily Briggs - Sophomore Class Trustee

Emily Briggs – Sophomore Class Trustee

May 24, 2016

Name: Emily Briggs Current Grade: 9th Running for: Sophomore Class Trustee Q: Why are you running for trustee? A: I am running for trustee because I believe that our class needs someone to...

Noah Stout - Sophomore Class Treasurer

Noah Stout – Sophomore Class Treasurer

May 23, 2016

Name: Noah Stout Current Grade: 9th Running for: Sophomore Class Treasurer Q: Why are you running for treasurer? A: I'm running for treasurer because I want to make a difference in our class...

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