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“Steve Jobs” Movie Review

By Dan Borelli
November 3
Filed under Newspaper, North Star, Paper Day

About halfway through the film “Steve Jobs,” the titular CEO turns to a business partner during a fight and says “I’m like Julius Caesar, John. I’m surrounded by enemies.” But the enemies are not what make Steve Jobs like Julius Caesar; it’s his iconic legacy, his strong leadership and his drive...

North Star Take: Get Involved

North Star Take:  Get Involved

By On Behalf of the Editorial Staff
September 25
Filed under Newspaper, Showcase

Over the summer, the vote on FHSD’s Proposition Y took place in hopes to raise the district’s funding to avoid budget cuts by raising a property tax. The people of St. Charles County took to the polls on Aug. 4, deciding on an overwhelming “no” on Prop Y. Out of the estimated 243,000 register...

Why Did Voters Oppose Prop Y?

Why Did Voters Oppose Prop Y?

By Zoe Lawson
September 23
Filed under News, Newspaper, Showcase

When Prop Y was first placed on the ballot in August, it was, itself, new. A tax levy, though, was not. Over the past year, FHSD hired consultants from Patron Insight to measure community support of a proposed tax levy before the measure was introduced officially. Most expected the proposition to come onto ...

FHN Takes on a Ten Percent Budget Reduction

FHN Takes on a Ten Percent Budget Reduction

By Priscilla Joel
September 23
Filed under News, Newspaper, Showcase

After the expiration of the Special Purpose levy, FHSD has made $8.2 million worth of cuts to the district thus far in an effort to balance the budget. At FHN alone, many major and minor reductions have been made to reduce the building budget by 10 percent. “We knew that we were going to begin to ...

Stump the Trump

Stump the Trump

By Anthony Kristensen
September 23
Filed under Newspaper, Opinions, Showcase

It’s June 16. A man with an ego the size of Mount Everest takes the stage in his campaign headquarters in New York to announce his presidential campaign. Fast forward to today, after countless boneheaded statements and scandals, somehow this man is leading the GOP national polls. This man, of course,...

Performing at Picasso’s

Performing at Picasso’s

By Bree Williams
September 23
Filed under Features, Newspaper, Showcase

There are people running around and others sitting at the metal tables at Picasso’s coffee house on Main Street. Live music fills the shop, making the room feel warm. People fill the streets with even more music as they practice their acts outside. As the white board counts down to junior Chloe Sm...

“Arsenic and Old Lace” Comes to FHN

“Arsenic and Old Lace” Comes to FHN

By Aly Doty
September 23
Filed under Newspaper, Showcase

FHN’s annual fall play will take place on Nov. 6-7 and Nov. 13-14 in the auditorium. The show will start at 7 p.m. and tickets will be sold for $5 to $10, depending on when they are purchased. The play is called “Arsenic and Old Lace” and is about two elderly ladies who run a bed and breakfas...

One Million Dollars, 12 Scholarships, One Student

By Erin Levins
September 23
Filed under Newspaper, Showcase

As senior linebacker, Rhe’Neze Galtney sprints down the field towards an opposing player, his proud mother can be heard whistling loudly in the stands along with his coach who is yelling his name. He focuses in on the play, but it isn’t just football that’s consuming his thoughts anymore. In the ...

FHSD Introduces Mandarin Chinese to FHN Students

FHSD Introduces Mandarin Chinese to FHN Students

By David Bodden
September 23
Filed under News, Newspaper, Showcase

Every weekday, new Mandarin Chinese teacher Wan-Tzu Chen comes to FHN for one hour to teach Mandarin Chinese I. Chen teaches in room 222 for first hour and then goes and teaches at three other schools in the district for the rest of the day. “I knew it was the most spoken language and I want to ...

The Ghosts Of St. Charles’ Past

The Ghosts Of St. Charles’ Past

By Kylie Moser
September 23
Filed under Newspaper, Showcase

A group gathers outside The St. Charles County Historical Society building, eagerly awaiting the beginning of Michael Henry’s St. Charles Ghost Tour of Main Street. Henry has been administering the tour every weekend for almost 10 years and has lived in St. Charles for most of his life. “I always call it ...

Pianist Paves Way for Her Future

Pianist Paves Way for Her Future

By Carolynn Gonzalez
September 23
Filed under Newspaper, Showcase

Fingertips graze white ivory keys, playing the notes written hundreds of years ago. The piano resonates throughout the house, creating beautiful sounds for her family to hear. In front of the piano is where senior Zoe Willott spends her free time, practicing the audition music that holds her future. ...

The Only Bass Trombone Player

The Only Bass Trombone Player

By McKayla Bogda
September 23
Filed under Newspaper, Showcase

The FHN Symphonic Band has five trombones, but one of them is a little different. Junior Fionna Pillow is the lone bass trombone, and she often plays parts all by herself. “We always look for the best person for the position because without it there’s no depth to the music,” band director Jeff ...

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