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Senior Brady West Creates Fantasy Art Pieces

Senior Brady West Creates Fantasy Art Pieces

By Ashlynn Perez

Published: 18 hours ago

His drawings brim with creativity. Meticulous and deliberate lines that look effortless, expert shading and splashes of color that bring them to life. They’re detailed drawings, depicting fantastical creatures or references to pop culture where he draws his inspiration. “I like the process,” senior Bra...

Soulard Hosts Local Mardi Gras Parade

Soulard Hosts Local Mardi Gras Parade

By DaNyla Creacy, North Star Reporter

Published: February 22, 2020

St. Louis Busch Stadium is hosting its annual Mardi Gras parade,  starting at 11 a.m. on Feb. 22 and going until 12 a.m. Feb. 23. The parade travels from Busch Stadium all the way to the Anheuser-Busch Brewery. “During the parade you get to see a lot of different floats and people dressed up,”...

Meet the Candidates for the April Board Member Election

Meet the Candidates for the April Board Member Election

By Justin Brewer, North Star Reporter

Published: February 21, 2020

FHSD has some changes coming to the Board of Education, as three board members’ terms come to a close. On April 7, the candidates will be voted to fill three spots on the board. They will be sworn in April 16. The candidates run for the general position of school board member. The specifics of their posi...

FHSD Starts New Early College Program Through SCC

FHSD Starts New Early College Program Through SCC

By Connor Peper, North Star Reporter

Published: February 20, 2020

The Francis Howell School District will be expanding an “early college” program in the 2020-21 school year, allowing students to earn credits that work towards both a college education and a high school diploma. The program had a “soft roll-out” this year. “The goal here was to make it more a...

Knightline Wins Competitions and Progresses to Nationals

Knightline Wins Competitions and Progresses to Nationals

By Liy Taliaferro

Published: February 19, 2020

Knightline has been giving it their all in their performances, dominating the regionals and hoping to bring home another win at nationals in Orlando. “This season has definitely been our most successful to date in the program’s entire existence,” senior Knightline dancer Sam Key said. “It’s ...

Varsity Boys Basketball Has High Hopes for Remainder of Season

Varsity Boys Basketball Has High Hopes for Remainder of Season

By Karsyn Williams

Published: February 19, 2020

The varsity boys’ basketball team is working on ending their season strong. There are only three games left in the season and on Friday they have an away game against Troy Buchanan High School. “We started off rough but it’s a minor setback for a major comeback,” junior player Joshua Teemul sai...

Freshman Lillian Steigerwald Wins GACs and Qualifies For State

Freshman Lillian Steigerwald Wins GACs and Qualifies For State

By Parker Kilen

Published: February 19, 2020

On Jan. 14, the FHN wrestling team competed in GACs at St. Charles West and freshman Lillian Steigerwald became the first girl in FHN history to win GACs. “It was an exciting match,” head girls wrestling coach Sean Fowler said. “It could have gone either way. She was wrestling a fantastic athle...

FHN Hockey Team Finishes Out Their Season

FHN Hockey Team Finishes Out Their Season

By Abigail Akers

Published: February 19, 2020

This season, the Knights hockey team started their season on top. On Oct. 21, the Knights played Holt High and beat them 4-2, with sophomore Aiden Stowers and senior Blaine Longmore each scoring one goal and sophomore Brandon Emert scoring two. “Scoring goals is exciting and rewarding,” said Emert. ...

Students Wearing Their Hoods Up in FHN Would Create Issues Throughout the School [Editorial]

Students Wearing Their Hoods Up in FHN Would Create Issues Throughout the School [Editorial]

By On Behalf of the Editorial Staff

Published: February 19, 2020

FHN is not the only school at FHSD that allow students to wear hats. However, this freedom does not include hoods. Despite this, students are often seen in the halls or classrooms with their hoods on. Some feel that the policy against hoods restricts their freedom to express themselves; however, ther...

Chase Usry is a Freelance Specialist Engineer Who Works Behind the Scenes at Concert

Chase Usry is a Freelance Specialist Engineer Who Works Behind the Scenes at Concert

By Evan Becker

Published: February 19, 2020

Behind every Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber or Brendon Urie is a tech crew making their performances sound amazing to the audience. Chase Usry, a 2013 Francis Howell North alumnus, is the performer in the shadows, ensuring a great show for everyone involved. Usry is currently in the United Kingdom working w...

After Graduating from FHN Connor Cronin Enrolled in ROTC at Mizzou

After Graduating from FHN Connor Cronin Enrolled in ROTC at Mizzou

By Aadhi Sathishkumar

Published: February 19, 2020

Graduating from FHN in 2019, Connor Cronin, now a freshman at Mizzou, pursues his interests in the military by joining the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program on campus. “I enrolled in [ROTC] because I had wanted to be in the army pretty much my whole life,” Cronin said. “Gettin...

Chef Tony Nguyen is an FHN alumnus that has been on numerous Food Network shows and manages a restaurant in Beverly Hills

Chef Tony Nguyen is an FHN alumnus that has been on numerous Food Network shows and manages a restaurant in Beverly Hills

By Macy Cronin

Published: February 19, 2020

Knowing what you want to be from a young age is something that most high school students wish for when they approach the end of their days as a high schooler. But for Tony Nguyen [pronounced gwen], it was something he knew from the moment he stepped into high school. “I have always loved cooking and a...