• 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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How rare and beautiful is it to exist?

How rare and beautiful is it to exist?

December 18, 2019

For all the trips around the sun that I have made, I think that I have only just started to exist in this one.  It’s hard to say what exactly defines existence as there are no concrete parameters...

King Princess is spendidly sublime in Cheap Queen

King Princess is spendidly sublime in Cheap Queen

December 12, 2019

Once upon a fateful March day, Harry Styles tweeted a cryptic, yet simple, sentence: I love it when we play 1950.  As fans discovered, these words did not, in fact, originate from Styles’ mind. Instead,...

Upcoming exams spur discussions about their true functions

Upcoming exams spur discussions about their true functions

December 10, 2019

One week.  That’s the amount of time that lies between today and the day that students at FHC will start taking their first semester exams. While students normally take their exams a week or two...

Under the starless sky

Under the starless sky

December 5, 2019

I often find myself gazing up at the sky, looking for stars.  More likely than not, my search will turn up fruitless—too many obstacles stand in the way.  Whether it be the steady brilliance...

Matthew Ingonwong hopes to spend a promising future in America

Matthew Ingonwong hopes to spend a promising future in America

November 26, 2019

Junior Matthew Ingonwong lives and breathes the violin.  His soul knows familiarly the curves of the wood and the horse hairs pulled taut on the bow. Ever since he picked up his first violin, its sweet...

Before the coffee gets cold

Before the coffee gets cold

November 21, 2019

The can of sweetened condensed milk in the fridge has long run stale.  Shoved in an obsolete corner, its surface creeps with strange dots almost hidden by the off-center lid. Under the harsh, recognizably...

TCT's The Countless Thanks 2019: Tananya Prankprakma

TCT’s The Countless Thanks 2019: Tananya Prankprakma

November 20, 2019

Lauren Batterbee - for making the world a little less lonely The day that I took my fateful first steps into my MC-2 6th hour, I think my life actually changed. Maybe it was because of how painfully...

Hilarious and thought-provoking, Parasite is a social satire for everyone

Hilarious and thought-provoking, Parasite is a social satire for everyone

November 14, 2019

There’s something about a foreign language film that I find immensely enticing.  Whether it be because of the freedom from the choking grip of Hollywood or because of the straightforward fact that...

Modified AP registration deadline pressures students early on

Modified AP registration deadline pressures students early on

November 12, 2019

Every May, hundreds of FHC students sit down to take hundreds of AP exams. Millions of other high school students nationwide do the same.  In 2020, 430 FHC students will join the millions of others...

I will keep this nursery rhyme sacred forever

I will keep this nursery rhyme sacred forever

November 7, 2019

How long has it been since you sang me a nursery rhyme, Mom? Although it’s been years, the scene remains strikingly intact.  You would be sitting at your desk, drinking one of your several daily...

Should teachers be paid more?

Should teachers be paid more?

October 10, 2019

There are many remedies to cure the sleep deprivation of a typical high schooler.  Most will go for coffee, served either scalding hot or ice cold. Some will opt for sugary energy drinks in order to...

The Farewell illustrates a universal story of love and family

The Farewell illustrates a universal story of love and family

October 9, 2019

“Based on an actual lie.” In a mere hundred minutes, The Farewell illustrates a struggle in identity, the love found in family, the clashing of collectivism against individualism, and so much more,...

Why live?

Why live?

September 24, 2019

My brain is a filing cabinet.  In it, I tuck away all sorts of facts. One could find dates, formulas, and maybe even a word or two of French scattered around and discarded wherever I last tossed them....

I will become myself again

I will become myself again

September 23, 2019

For nine months of the year, dreams of summer fill my mind, crowding out any other thoughts.  After all, how could I think about anything else?  I yearn for the feeling of waking up well-rested,...

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