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AP Exams Up Ahead

By Priscilla Joel
April 1
Filed under Newspaper, North Star, Paper Day

With AP Exams just around the corner, some students, including senior Emily Coonrod has not one, not two, not even three or four, but five AP Exams to prepare for. “I think it’s definitely manageable, especially if you’re used to taking a lot of honors classes and that’s what I’ve ...

Doc Hennenfent in Disney World

By Erika Paar
April 1
Filed under Newspaper, North Star, Paper Day

Living in Solivita, Florida, approximately 20 minutes from the pearly gates of Walt Disney World, is the dream that has become a reality for former teacher Greg “Doc” Hennenfent. Doc feels living that close to Disney is the best thing that could happen to him. “I am truly blessed,” Doc...

North Star News Briefs April 1

By Chase Meyer
April 1
Filed under Newspaper, North Star

Competing Across Missouri Francis Howell North’s Robotics team was formed into an alliance with Francis Howell Central and Francis Howell for their Kansas City regional competition on March 12-14. Days later, they had their St. Louis competition, hosted at SLU, on March 19-21. Each school has one rob...

E-cigs Become Popular with Students

E-cigs Become Popular with Students

By Zoe Lawson
April 1
Filed under Newspaper, North Star, Paper Day

According to a 2014 survey performed by National Institute on Drug Abuse, within one month, 13.6 percent of high school seniors said they had smoked a cigarette. During the same time, 17.4 percent said they had used an electronic cigarette, or e-cig. In the past few years, more and more teens and adults hav...

North Star Take: Mental Health Awareness

North Star Take: Mental Health Awareness

By fhntoday editorial board
April 1
Filed under Newspaper, North Star, Paper Day

We’ve all been there - failing a test you studied for, having a fight with a friend, stressing about future plans - and it can be rough to get yourself through. But when it’s a funk you can’t get out of, that may mean there’s something more serious lurking in the shadows. Mental health is “a state of wellbeing ...

When The World Won’t Wait

When The World Won’t Wait

By Zach Mills
April 1
Filed under Newspaper, North Star, Paper Day

Looks can be deceiving, to say the least. Looking at FHN graduate Elisabeth Condon, you might not guess that she’s been living with a mental illness since middle school. Hearing her talk about political science or songs she can play on the guitar, you’d never know about her struggle with darkness...

Boys Golf Season Kicks Off

By Jacob Lintner
March 31
Filed under Boys Golf, Newspaper, North Star, Paper Day, Spring Sports

The Boys Golf season started up with their first meet at Fort Zumwalt South. The team is made up of a total of 13 members: two freshmen, six sophomores, one junior and four seniors. Following the FZS meet, the team will have eight more meets and three tournaments, including GACs, Districts and Sectionals ...

Girls Golf Season Begins Again

Girls Golf Season Begins Again

By keeganschuster
March 31
Filed under Girls Soccer, Newspaper, North Star, Paper Day, Spring Sports, Varsity

The Varsity Girl’s Soccer team began their season last week with one of their toughest competitors of the season against Incarnate Word Academy. The weather conditions were not in their favor, for it rained off and on continuously throughout the game. “I think when you have weather conditions lik...

Matt Dunn Works for Upcoming Season

Matt Dunn Works for Upcoming Season

By Garret Griifin
March 31
Filed under Boys Tennis, Newspaper, North Star, Paper Day, Spring Sports, Varsity

For senior and three-year State tennis competitor Matt Dunn, this tennis season doesn’t end after high school.  Instead, his season is year-round as he continues to work on the focus and determination needed to succeed in college level tennis at the University of Nebraska Omaha. “I’m just gonn...

2015 Prom Ticket Sales and Preparations

2015 Prom Ticket Sales and Preparations

By Autumn Todd
March 25
Filed under Multimedia, Newspaper, Videos

It's that time of the year again for Prom ticket sales.  Junior class delegates Tessa Smith and Anthony Lupo put together the preparations for the 2015 Brazilian Carnival themed Prom.  Tickets are being sold for $60.00 on March 23 through 27, and on April 6-10 for $70.00. Tickets can be purchased...

Finding a Permanent Place to Live

Finding a Permanent Place to Live

By Zach Mills
March 4
Filed under Newspaper, North Star, Paper Day

Never sitting still, moving constantly from school to school, not having any life stability. This has been the life of junior Brent Nelson, up until last year at least. In December 2013 Brent moved in with his distant relatives, Gary and Jill Jansen. Despite not being close with them previously, he has enjoyed hi...

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