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Freshmen Jessica Gillen and Makenna Davis become Starters on the Varsity Girls Soccer Team

Freshmen Jessica Gillen and Makenna Davis become Starters on the Varsity Girls Soccer Team

By Joel Boenitz, FHNGameday.com editor

Published: May 10, 2019


Filed under Girls Soccer, North Star, Paper Day, Showcase, Sports, Spring Sports

On rare occasions, a freshman gets granted a varsity role from the beginning of their freshman year. This was the case for two freshmen on the varsity girls soccer team: defender and best friends Makenna Davis and goalie Jessica Gillen. While the girls have known each other since they were seven yea...

Senior Corey Valleroy has Brought up the culture of “Big Save”

Senior Corey Valleroy has Brought up the culture of “Big Save”

By Joel Boenitz, FHNGameday.com Editor

Published: May 6, 2019


Filed under Boys Soccer, Fall Sports, North Star, Paper Day, Senior Edition, Showcase, Sports

“And that’s another Howell North…” “BIG SAVE!” For the past four years in every boys soccer game that senior Corey Valleroy played in, the spectators in the stands could expect to hear the phrase being shouted by both the fans and players whenever a save was made. Valleroy has been a g...

Sophomore Jackson Mitchell steps up for baseball team

Sophomore Jackson Mitchell steps up for baseball team

By Parker Kilen, FHNGameday.com Reporter

Published: May 6, 2019


Filed under Baseball, From FHNgameday, North Star, Paper Day, Showcase, Sports, Sports Story Showcase, Spring Sports, varsity

Last season, the varsity baseball team had four underclassmen, with three being sophomores and one freshman. This year they only have one underclassman, and it’s sophomore Jackson Mitchell who only played a little bit of varsity last season but mainly played JV. “It’s pretty fun,” Mitchell said. “I...

Senior Arianna Chaves Has Made Her Mark Mentoring Her Peers

Senior Arianna Chaves Has Made Her Mark Mentoring Her Peers

By Madison Abanathie, FHNtoday.com Managing Editor

Published: May 6, 2019


Filed under Features, Newspaper, North Star, Paper Day, Senior Edition, Showcase

Shocked. Thrilled. Humbled. These are the emotions that senior Arianna Chaves feels when she adds an honor to her quickly growing list. In the past four years, Chaves has received three gold/superior rankings at the Solo and Ensemble competition for Band, attended the State Solo and Ensemble competi...

Summer Concerts are About to Kick Off, Here are the Ones Coming to St. Louis

Summer Concerts are About to Kick Off, Here are the Ones Coming to St. Louis

By Ryleigh O'Donnell, North Star Reporter

Published: May 3, 2019


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Newspaper, North Star, Opinions, Paper Day, Showcase

Hozier 8:00 p.m. Thursday, June 6 Stifel Theatre - Saint Louis, MO Hozier is an Irish musician who got big after releasing "Take Me To Church." He creates mostly indie rock, blues, contemporary R&B, soul music, folk music, and blues rock. Hozier’s most popular song is "Take Me To Church" which became the most played ...

North Star Take: Attitude Adjustment

North Star Take: Attitude Adjustment

By On Behalf of the Editorial Staff

Published: May 3, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Newspaper, North Star, Opinions, Paper Day, Showcase

FHN has seen an incredible improvement in student behavior compared to last year. Fights have grown rarer and students and teachers agree that the climate has improved. Still, student behavior at FHN needs some work in one specific area: assemblies. It’s hard to calm a crowd of 2000 students, and i...

Having the Right Mindset Towards the Upcoming AP Tests is Integral to the Experience

Having the Right Mindset Towards the Upcoming AP Tests is Integral to the Experience

By Liy Taliaferro, North Star Reporter

Published: May 3, 2019


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

Students have signed up for 24 upcoming AP tests that start on May 6, and teachers have spent the whole year preparing them. “Basically the college board designs the AP exams to be as rare as college level work so it’s college oriented. The idea is to expose high school students to the rigor of...

FHSD Should Go Year-Round [Opinion]

FHSD Should Go Year-Round [Opinion]

By Justin Christensen, North Star Reporter

Published: May 3, 2019


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

FHSD ran on a year round schedule as far back as 2010. Nine weeks of school would be followed by three weeks of break, regardless of quarter. The summer break that followed would be four to five weeks long. Now, we have a very long summer break, but with very short fall, winter and spring breaks. While...

Minecraft Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary on May 17, 2009

Minecraft Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary on May 17, 2009

By Jack Cleaveland, North Star Reporter

Published: May 3, 2019


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Newspaper, North Star, Paper Day, Showcase

The game Minecraft has had undeniable influence on video games since its official release on May 17, 2009. As we reach the 10th year of its existence, it has had plenty of time to not only create countless memories among young people today, but spawn a whole wave of simple building games. Games that ma...

Freshman Zach Zimmerman Makes Varsity Volleyball

Freshman Zach Zimmerman Makes Varsity Volleyball

By Claire Huss

Published: May 3, 2019


Filed under Boys Volleyball, Features, Freshmen, Newspaper, North Star, Paper Day, Sports, Spring Sports

Over seven years ago, freshman Zach Zimmerman watched his sisters play volleyball from the sidelines and started to grow a strong interest in the sport.  “It looked really fun,” Zimmerman said. “I wanted to try it, so I started playing and I have loved it ever since.” Zimmerman tried out t...

Sophomore Austin Barker Has Been In and Out of the Hospital His Whole Childhood

Sophomore Austin Barker Has Been In and Out of the Hospital His Whole Childhood

By Michael Zull, North Star Reporter

Published: May 3, 2019


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

At the age of 10 and a half months, in April of 2004, Austin Barker was sitting in his highchair when his father, Bryan Barker, thought that Austin might have an amblyopia, commonly referred to as a “lazy eye”. His mother, Samantha Barker, called his childhood pediatrician directly after to set ...

The Power to Control Information is Not a Power We Should Let Google Wield [Opinion]

The Power to Control Information is Not a Power We Should Let Google Wield [Opinion]

By Connor Peper, North Star Reporter

Published: May 2, 2019


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

Would you trust the government to choose what is true and what is false? Would you assume they had a conflict of interest or ulterior motive in doing so? Would you trust a particular organization like the National Rifle Association, the Democratic Party or PETA to determine the truth on your behalf? ...