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Inspiring Aspirations

Inspiring Aspirations

By Sarah Zimmerman
March 8, 2017
Filed under Paper Day, The Big Topic

The academy is presented with the task of teaching immigrants, refugees and all ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) students the English language and culture. To do this, many elementary teachers use visuals, speak slowly and pull small groups, among other things. Students must also go throu...

Nahed Chapman Prepares Immigrants for American Society

Nahed Chapman Prepares Immigrants for American Society

By Sarah Zimmerman, Newspaper Staff
March 8, 2017
Filed under Click for More Content, Paper Day, Showcase, The Big Topic

Tenth grader Abdulkadir Hussein strides into the middle and high school building to start his day and is greeted with a smile and a “good morning” from each teacher. A few steps into the hall, he starts to walk under the many different flags of countries that line way above him. As the flags han...

President Trump’s Comments About the Press are UnAmerican

President Trump’s Comments About the Press are UnAmerican

By Anthony Kristensen, Newspaper Director of Content
March 8, 2017
Filed under Newspaper, North Star, Opinions, Paper Day

Since the inception of the U.S. Constitution in 1787, the press in the U.S. has enjoyed more extensive and free reporting than just about anywhere in the world. Despite attempts in the past to smear it, the press has persevered and remained a free entity, acting as another piece of the checks and ba...

Accepting Outside Activities for Gym Credit

Accepting Outside Activities for Gym Credit

By McKayla Bogda
March 8, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Paper Day, Showcase

Each year around registration time, the topic of not wanting to take gym seems to always circulate around. At FHN, students are required to take one full year of gym to graduate, but many people think that is not necessary. Gym classes offer a time to socialize with friends and get in needed daily exercis...

President Trump’s Travel Ban Breaks American Values

President Trump’s Travel Ban Breaks American Values

By On Behalf of the Editorial Board
March 8, 2017
Filed under Editorials, Newspaper, North Star, Opinions, Paper Day, Showcase

Over the years, the U.S., and particularly the St. Louis area, has opened its doors to refugees that are the victims of war. This is evident with the over 300 Syrian refugees that have resettled in St. Louis since the start of the war and the thousands of Bosnian refugees that were welcomed to the city i...

Annual Science Fair Open for public to View K-8 Students’ Projects

Annual Science Fair Open for public to View K-8 Students’ Projects

By Sarah Zimmerman
February 28, 2017
Filed under News, Paper Day, Showcase

As the 500+ science fair projects and K-8 students arrive at FHN on March 4 for the Missouri Tri-County Regional Science and Engineering Fair, anyone can come view students’ projects from 1-5 p.m. and find inspiration in their creativity, while NHS members help run the event from beginning to end. “I...

Campaign Promises Could Lead to International Crimes for President Trump

Campaign Promises Could Lead to International Crimes for President Trump

By Christopher St. Aubin, Newspaper Staffer
February 23, 2017
Filed under Newspaper, North Star, Opinions, Paper Day, Showcase

Over the course of more than a year, we have heard frightening rhetoric from the new president, Donald Trump. Most people who dislike Trump look at what he has said as extremely insensitive and outlandish, but what if the things he says turn into real policies? Are there any ramifications? There has to ...

Updates to North Street Coffeehouse

Updates to North Street Coffeehouse

By Mackenzie Pugh
February 15, 2017
Filed under Paper Day, Showcase

This year’s North Street Coffeehouse will take place Feb. 15 and 16 and will come with a few new updates, such as ordering supplies online and recruiting NHS volunteers. In previous years, all supplies were bought in stores. The media specialists are trying something new this year by ordering cups...

Alega Family Travels to Philippines to Visit Relatives

Alega Family Travels to Philippines to Visit Relatives

By Ethan Slaughter
February 14, 2017
Filed under Paper Day

After moving to the U.S. from the Philippines in 2006, sophomore Juan Alega and senior Jose Alega traveled back to Manila, Philippines to visit their family for the first time in 10 years. “It was great because we all got to catch up and honestly it was like meeting each other for the first time a...

From Totaled to Restored

From Totaled to Restored

February 13, 2017
Filed under Car Talk, Features, Newspaper, North Star, Showcase

From stripping off parts of the 2000 BMW 328i to spending hours in the garage with his father and friends, senior Ashton Clark made his totaled car almost new again after getting in a multi-collision accident in August. Clark took off his front bumper and replaced it, as his old one was damaged along...

StuCo Prepares For Snowcoming

StuCo Prepares For Snowcoming

By Ronald Joel, North Star Staffer
February 9, 2017
Filed under News, North Star, Showcase, Snowcoming Coverage

StuCo will host the annual Snowcoming dance Feb. 11 for the 15th year, and the theme is Let it Glow. There will be Tekno Bubbles with black lights, like in previous years. Students can get in for $10. During the week leading up to Snowcoming, students promote school spirit by dressing in different ways. “Snowcoming...

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