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Junior Maggie Cox Volunteers in Zoo ALIVE Volunteer Program at the St. Louis Zoo

Junior Maggie Cox Volunteers in Zoo ALIVE Volunteer Program at the St. Louis Zoo

By Sarah Zimmerman
April 10, 2017
Filed under Features, Newspaper, North Star, Paper Day, Showcase

Whether rain or shine, junior Maggie Cox volunteers at the St. Louis Zoo in the Zoo ALIVE (Active Leaders in Volunteer Education) program year round to teach kids about conservation and animals, while she learns life lessons and leadership. “It helps volunteers because they have to learn how to sched...

Varsity Baseball Outfielders Work Hard for the New Season

Varsity Baseball Outfielders Work Hard for the New Season

April 10, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Newspaper, Spring Sports

The “no fly zone” was what the varsity baseball coaches called three senior outfielders that graduated last year, leaving the new varsity outfielders with big shoes to fill. “The outfielders last year were all really close,” sophomore Hunter Tabor said. “Whenever you saw one of them, you saw another. The...

The Unaffordable Care Act

The Unaffordable Care Act

By Martin Groves
April 10, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Paper Day, Showcase

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, was signed into law in 2010. In short, the intention of the program was to provide more affordable healthcare coverage to the American people. However, as we have seen over the last few years, what has happened is this once seemingly promising program...

Boys Tennis Team Has Many New Members This Season

Boys Tennis Team Has Many New Members This Season

April 10, 2017
Filed under Boys Tennis, Newspaper, Spring Sports

The boys’ tennis team only has two returning senior players from last year, five other returning members and ten members who are new to the sport. “It’ll be a lot different this year,” senior Eric Dickherber said. “Everybody playing except for me has never played on varsity. It’ll be in...

Opinion: Americans Should Get News from Different Sources

Opinion: Americans Should Get News from Different Sources

By Noah Slaughter, North Star Copy Editor
April 6, 2017
Filed under North Star, Opinions, Paper Day, Showcase

To listeners of Mark Levin’s evening radio show, it seemed that there had just been a “big scandal.” According to the show’s host, President Donald Trump was the victim of spying and wiretapping by the Obama administration, all in an attempt to undermine his campaign. Within hours, Breitbart New...

Stray Rescue of St. Louis Saves Animals Around the Area

Stray Rescue of St. Louis Saves Animals Around the Area

By Kylah Woods
April 6, 2017
Filed under Features, Paper Day, Showcase

The non-profit organization, Stray Rescue of St. Louis is dedicated to rescuing stray animals and restoring them back to health so they can have a second chance at life. “I love seeing the animals,” volunteer Julie Hayes said. “I love seeing them get happy and healthy again.” Stray Rescue was for...

Winter Guard Season Coming to an End

Winter Guard Season Coming to an End

By Christian Witte
April 6, 2017
Filed under News, Newspaper, North Star, Paper Day, Showcase

Hard work, sweat and the occasional bruise describe a typical practice for winter guard as they prepare for the end of their season. Winter Guard International (WGI) World Championships are this week, April 6-8 in Dayton, Ohio, where winter guard will compete against other groups from countries all over the ...

Rugby Prepares for the New Season

Rugby Prepares for the New Season

April 6, 2017
Filed under Newspaper, Rugby, Spring Sports

The rugby team has high hopes for the rest of the season despite losing eight seniors. There are a few players that returned from last year, but according to rugby coach Trevor Locke they do not have as many players as they did last year. “We just don’t have the numbers this year,” Locke said. “...

Bogey Hills Fire Affects FHN Golf Teams

Bogey Hills Fire Affects FHN Golf Teams

April 5, 2017
Filed under Boys Golf, Features, Newspaper, Spring Sports

Bogey Hills Country Club, where the FHN girls’ golf team practices, caught fire. The fire started on Thursday, Feb. 17, at around 11:30 p.m. and quickly spread, destroying the clubhouse. About 15 firetrucks and 50 firefighters were called in to extinguish the flames. However, there were no injuries. “When I first...

Sophomore Gabby Delaure and Junior Maggie Cox Find Success on the Field

Sophomore Gabby Delaure and Junior Maggie Cox Find Success on the Field

April 5, 2017
Filed under Features, Girls Soccer, Newspaper, Spring Sports

Change can come in many forms. For sophomore Gabby Delaure and junior Maggie Cox, that change took the shape of a soccer ball. The two both were interested in soccer and wanted to try a new challenge. “I wanted to try something new and stay active in spring,” Delaure said. “I enjoy that it’s an...

Students Engage in Different Jobs Through the CBI Program

Students Engage in Different Jobs Through the CBI Program

By Myah Blocker
April 4, 2017
Filed under Features, Paper Day

Every Thursday, students with different activity limitations travel to a variety of places through the CBI, Community Based Instruction, program. In this program, they are able to do hands-on tasks with the thirst to learn something new by learning new responsibilities with their teachers by their s...

FHN Alumnus Continues to Rap as a Hobby

FHN Alumnus Continues to Rap as a Hobby

By Keegan Schuster
March 20, 2017
Filed under Features, North Star, Paper Day, Showcase

After making waves in the school community with his vocal skills, alumnus Rana “Sohail” Jchaj continues to pursue rapping as an outlet to showcase his creativity. Known for starting classroom rap battles and freestyling throughout the halls of FHN, Jchaj now spreads his music through the campus...

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