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An Italian Restaurant in Florissant has a Positive Impact on the Community

An Italian Restaurant in Florissant has a Positive Impact on the Community

By Mackenzie Pugh, North Star Reporter

Published: April 9, 2019

When you pull up to Cannoli’s the vibrant, red neon sign stands out against the beige and brown tones of the walls behind. The smell of fresh bread fills the air. Even on a cool winter day the feeling of warmth radiates from the entrance, inviting customers in. Through those doors exists a second home...

Access to Emergency Hotlines has the Potential to Save Someone’s Life

Access to Emergency Hotlines has the Potential to Save Someone’s Life

By Sydney Ellison, North Star Reporter

Published: April 9, 2019

It can take just one call. One call that can get the help that’s needed, one call that can provide someone to talk to, one call that can get past a crisis, one call that can give way to a healthier future. Crisis hotlines are there for all of these types of calls. They should not be overlooked. “Go ah...

Freshman Pavan Kolluru Speaks Both English and Telugu

Freshman Pavan Kolluru Speaks Both English and Telugu

By Karsyn Williams, North Star Reporter

Published: April 8, 2019

Growing up surrounded by the sounds of two different languages, he heard one from his family and another from his friends. Freshman Pavan Kolluru is the son of India-born parents whose native tongue is Telugu. Over time, due to being surrounded by both languages, Pavan learned English and Telugu. “I...

Sophomore Andres Cancel’s Family Recovers From the Devastating Hurricane Puerto Rico

Sophomore Andres Cancel’s Family Recovers From the Devastating Hurricane Puerto Rico

By Sarah Zimmerman, Videographer

Published: April 8, 2019

Wind howling outside, Andres Cancel’s grandmother pushes against the pressure on the other side of the door with all her strength. All she remembers is the water rising. Then she blacked out. That was all the stress she could handle. They had enough water for two weeks. Enough food for two weeks. Enough g...

High Schooler Evelyn Moeckel from St. Louis Grows in the Makeup World

High Schooler Evelyn Moeckel from St. Louis Grows in the Makeup World

By Sammie Herr, North Star Managing Editor

Published: April 5, 2019

Down in her basement, or her “dungeon,” 18-year-old makeup artist Evelyn Moeckel lays awake at 10 p.m. The anxiety sneaks back every night, but for the past four years of practicing self-taught makeup, this hasn’t held her back from fulfilling her creativity. Her hours of anxiety turned into h...

FHSD Alumni Robbie Daymond is a Voice Actor

FHSD Alumni Robbie Daymond is a Voice Actor

By Rebekah Myers, Design Editor

Published: April 5, 2019

To some, various TV stars and voices seem like some faraway collection of celebrities that they couldn’t possibly ever connect to. However, what many tend to forget is that plenty of them started out just like the rest of us -- a student enjoying their high school life. This applies to voice actor R...

KOE Plans New Additions to End of Year Picnic

KOE Plans New Additions to End of Year Picnic

By Michael Zull, North Star Reporter

Published: April 5, 2019

For as long as most staff and students can remember, Knights Of Excellence (KOE) has had a way of rewarding FHN students during second semester who have done the right things throughout the school year. This year, the picnic takes place on April 25 and will be on the turf field during sixth a...

KOE Hosts Luncheon For Seniors

KOE Hosts Luncheon For Seniors

By Katt Davis and Hannah Wilson

Published: April 5, 2019

KOE will be hosting the 4.0 luncheon on April 5 for qualified seniors at Old Hickory Golf Club. About 90 seniors from all three high schools will leave during third hour for the luncheon. They will get their photos taken, eat a lunch of chicken, salads and vegetables and then receive awards befo...

FHSD Creates a New District App

FHSD Creates a New District App

By Sammie Herr and Jack Cleaveland

Published: April 4, 2019

As part of FHSD’s “Future Focused” strategic planning efforts, a new app was unveiled on Jan. 22 or use by students, parents and staff members alike. The app serves as a hub for all of the different apps, websites and services allowing you to check grades, add lunch money, access calenda...

Sophomore Ashanti Dalton Passes Away

Sophomore Ashanti Dalton Passes Away

By Madison Abanathie and Sammie Herr

Published: April 4, 2019

Sophomore Ashanti Dalton passed away on Jan. 22, 2019. Her birthday was Oct. 15, 2002. She was 16 years old. She would have graduated with the class of 2021. Ashanti passed away due to complications from Cystic Fibrosis, an incurable hereditary disorder that affected the endocrine glands. She was t...

Freshman Britney Bascom Runs Makeup Account on Instagram

Freshman Britney Bascom Runs Makeup Account on Instagram

By Grace Harding, North Star Reporter

Published: April 4, 2019

Growing up in the boot heel of Missouri, where the population is only 17,000, does not cause for much glam and fashion. There, the most common pastime activities are playing in the lakes, hunting in the woods or talking with the neighborhood kids. Instead of that, FHN freshman Britney Bascom finds her escape in a for...