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A photo of a school lunch tray with pizza, vegetables, and milk.

School Lunch Leaves Students Hungry and Unsatisfied

Ben Watson, Opinion Editor March 15, 2023

As a junior in high school, I’ve spent the majority of my life eating school lunches and let me tell you, it has not been a pleasant experience. The food is often unappetizing, lacking in nutrition,...

Editorial: eHallpass Needs Improvement

Editorial Staff March 15, 2023

Towards the end of the 2021-2022 school year, FCHS rolled out the usage of E-Hallpass, and so far, it has caused problems for some students. E-Hallpass is an electronic system of passes used to send...

Jaguars Adapt to Trailer Park Classes

Marcus Leary, Editor-in-Chief March 15, 2023

  In a normal school year the bell would ring and thousands of kids would file out into a crowded hallway. For the next few years when the bell rings hundreds of FC students will file out onto...

Seniors Christine Duong, Sophia Nguyen, and Kayla Nguyen attend a socially distanced senior event on the school basketball court.

A Senior Year Stolen

Max Miracle, Editor-in-Chief February 13, 2021

They remember the last time they heard the school bell ring; the last time they stepped foot inside the building; the last time they lived in a world where prom and graduation were guaranteed. The Class...

Pandemic PJs

Pandemic PJs

Marcus Leary, Staff Writer February 13, 2021

On a normal school day, every morning is a fashion show as students enter the building wearing their favorite clothes; graphic tees, Supreme sweatshirts, and stylish shoes fill the halls. But now that...

Social (Life) Distancing

Social (Life) Distancing

Thomas Vu, Managing Editor February 13, 2021

This past fall, our bleachers stood empty on Friday nights, a grim, solemn reminder of the lively social opportunities that students nationwide have sacrificed as we face covid-19. As with every element...

New Cross Country Coach has Track Record of Success

New Cross Country Coach has Track Record of Success

Leo Miracle, Sports Editor February 13, 2021

The loud bang of a starter's pistol, the stampeding thuds of runners pushing to get to the front of the pack, the rip of a finish line ribbon: Head Track and Cross Country Coach Matthew Smith has been...

An FCPS employee prepares for socially distanced in-person school

Some Teachers Reluctant to Return

Erik Judy, News Editor February 13, 2021

Desks clumped together, students crowded in the doorway, sheets of paper passed back and forth across the classroom: the typical schoolroom is compact and alive with activity. Many teachers fear that upon...

Yearbooks from previous years included hundreds of photos taken on school grounds that are now nearly impossible to compile.

Yearbook Strives to Memorialize an Unprecedented Year

Victor Simionato, Staff Writer February 13, 2021

During the last few days of school, there’s an item you see buzzing around in almost every classroom—the yearbook. Students go from period to period, gathering signatures from friends and teachers...

The Solo They Didn’t Want

The Solo They Didn’t Want

Teena Do, Opinion Editor February 13, 2021

The choir sings in unison, hitting the highest notes they can and gulping down as much air as possible through “singers’ breaths.” Their voices radiate over the audience, but so do small droplets...

Thinking Outside the B(Ox)

Thinking Outside the B(Ox)

Nancy Nguyen, Staff Writer February 12, 2021

Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese or Vietnamese New Year, falls on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021. It welcomes the onset of the year of the Ox, but pandemic safety guidelines mean it will look different from...

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