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Physical State of FHN Building Has District Looking at Options

Physical State of FHN Building Has District Looking at Options

By Leann Smyth

December 6, 2018


Filed under News, Paper Day, Showcase

First established as Henderson Junior High, then expanded and renamed FHN in 1986, the building has struggled to keep up with the growing St. Charles and St. Peters population. Now it’s age is showing with the necessary and constant upkeep. With the building fully matured, and practically outgrown, int...

Knight Time is a Good Time [Editorial]

Knight Time is a Good Time [Editorial]

By On Behalf of the Editorial Staff

December 5, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Paper Day, Showcase

Students at FHN may have noticed a significant change in schedule. A new homeroom plan, Knight Time, has upended the old ways of life at FHN as we know it. Decided by a homeroom committee, which consisted of teachers and administration, in the 2017-18 school year, Knight Time was meant to shake thin...

City of St. Charles Holds Their Annual Christmas Lights Contest

City of St. Charles Holds Their Annual Christmas Lights Contest

By Gracie Bowman

November 28, 2018


Filed under News, Paper Day, Showcase

The City of St. Charles is holding their fifteenth Annual City Lights Contest on Dec. 6. Home and business owners can enter their decorated homes or buildings until Nov. 30 by printing and filling out a form available on the St. Charles City website. The buildings are categorized into lit and non-lit d...

Senior Diver Kamryn Bell Encourages a Second Diver to Join FHN Swim and Dive

Senior Diver Kamryn Bell Encourages a Second Diver to Join FHN Swim and Dive

By Claire Huss

November 27, 2018


Filed under Girls Swimming, Newspaper, North Star, Paper Day, Winter Sports, Winter Sports

Senior Kamryn Bell has a passion for silks but also diving. This will be Bell’s third year diving and she has been doing silks for over three years. She has influenced freshman Taylor Hill, who has also been doing silks for over three years, to join the diving team as well. Bell and Hill met at their ...

Students at FHN Start Curling Team

Students at FHN Start Curling Team

By Micheal Zull

November 27, 2018


Filed under Paper Day, Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

It all started back in late February of 2018,  in a group message between some friends in the Speech and Debate Club. A simple message from junior Rejat Nepal had other students in the group chat messaging back agreeing, believing it was all a fun joke, according to sophomore Emma Rohrbach. “We w...

Girls’ Wrestling Prepares for First Season at FHN

Girls’ Wrestling Prepares for First Season at FHN

By Joel Boenitz

November 27, 2018


Filed under Newspaper, North Star, Paper Day, Winter Sports, Winter Sports, Wrestling

The FHN boys’ wrestling program is one of the most prized sports teams in the entire high school. Holding home to 10 individual state champions, there’s not much they can do to further enrich their program. That was until March of 2018, when MSHSAA listed girls’ wrestling as an official high school s...

FHN and Nahed Chapman Grew a Connection Through the Showing of the Documentary “Day One”

FHN and Nahed Chapman Grew a Connection Through the Showing of the Documentary “Day One”

By Hunter Turpin, Video Reporter

November 27, 2018


Filed under Featured, Newspaper, North Star, Paper Day, Showcase

Nestled in the west wing of Roosevelt High School, the NCNAA often goes unnoticed by those outside. In the current day and age in which immigrants and refugees can be seen as an area of controversy, Los Angeles, filmmaker Lori Miller took on the task of creating a documentary on the school. A documentary...

FHN and NCNAA Have Had a Pen Pal Program for the Past Two Years

FHN and NCNAA Have Had a Pen Pal Program for the Past Two Years

By Mackenzie Pugh, North Star Reporter

November 27, 2018


Filed under Featured, Features, Newspaper, North Star, Paper Day, Showcase

For the past year, FHN has worked to reach out to NCNAA in various different ways. One of these ways is by continuing the pen-pal program that was instituted last year, which was spearheaded by senior Sarah Zimmerman. Through the program, students at FHN are matched up with students at NCNAA to writ...

Senior Josh Daughtery Tries for the Basketball Team all Four Years

Senior Josh Daughtery Tries for the Basketball Team all Four Years

By Claire Huss

November 26, 2018


Filed under Paper Day

Senior Josh Daughtery heads toward the door of his coach’s office. He’s nervous. The basketball coaches are letting the players know if they have made the team or not and he’s been cut the last three years. With defeat in his mind, thinking he will get cut once again, Josh walks in the office...

Isaac Finds an Atmosphere That Helps Him Understand and Learn More Effectively

Isaac Finds an Atmosphere That Helps Him Understand and Learn More Effectively

By Heeral Patel, North Star Co-EIC

November 26, 2018


Filed under Featured, Features, Newspaper, North Star, Paper Day, Showcase

Isaac walks on the Ugandan road to school. His uniform can’t get dirty. He can’t be late. He needs to have his homework done. Sloppy dress is reprimanded by suspension or beatings, tardiness by making the student pick up trash around the school and missing assignments by a trip to the principal’...

In the Past Two Years, Immigration Policy in the U.S. Has Greatly Changed

In the Past Two Years, Immigration Policy in the U.S. Has Greatly Changed

By Sophie Carite, North Star News Editor

November 26, 2018


Filed under Featured, Features, Newspaper, North Star, Paper Day, Showcase

Sherwan likes gym class. He likes playing soccer with his friends, learning from his teachers at NCNAA and he likes living in America. To get these simple pleasures though, he had to first flee his home in Northern Syria. After leaving his country due to war and political turmoil, Sherwan lived in Tu...

Afghan Refugee and NCNAA Student, Nabila, Came to America in 2016

Afghan Refugee and NCNAA Student, Nabila, Came to America in 2016

By Sammie Herr, North Star Managing Editor

November 26, 2018


Filed under Featured, Features, Newspaper, North Star, Paper Day, Showcase

Sitting toward the front of her class, Nabila types on a Chromebook, adding more information to an assignment. The classroom she’s sitting in is silent besides the echo of her fellow classmates typing on their laptops and the soft murmur of her teacher helping a student put together his Powerpoint. L...

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