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English Teacher Jani Wilkens Keeps a Positive Outlook While Dealing with Panic Attacks and Seasonal Depression

English Teacher Jani Wilkens Keeps a Positive Outlook While Dealing with Panic Attacks and Seasonal Depression

Published: October 3, 2018

She woke up in the morning and started to get ready for the school day. She headed to the shower, when suddenly on overwhelmi...

Senior Morghen Fisher Regularly Battles Back Pain While Cheering

Senior Morghen Fisher Regularly Battles Back Pain While Cheering

Published: October 3, 2018

It’s a daily procedure for Morghen Fisher and her team. Roll out the mats. Stretch. Warm up. The time is spent practicing st...

After Struggling with Music, Sophomore Catherine Pundmann Improved Her Skill

After Struggling with Music, Sophomore Catherine Pundmann Improved Her Skill

Published: October 3, 2018

It’s freshman year. Music fills the ears of sophomore Catherine Pundmann. She looks around at everyone else, trying to mimic what...

Junior Salam Abouchleih Overcomes the Hardships Following Immigration, Discrimination and Cross-Culturalism

Junior Salam Abouchleih Overcomes the Hardships Following Immigration, Discrimination and Cross-Culturalism

Published: October 3, 2018

Salam. Five letters, one meaning: peace. Yet, her life had been anything but. The Middle East The first scream echoed through the hal...

FHN Administration Uses a New Sense of Community and a Positive Mindset to Build an FHN Community

FHN Administration Uses a New Sense of Community and a Positive Mindset to Build an FHN Community

Published: October 3, 2018

The administration at FHN entered the new school year keeping a couple key virtues in mind: trust and optimism, believing tha...

Finding Your Way

Finding Your Way

Published: October 1, 2018

Life is constantly throwing challenges and obstacles in our path. They are unavoidable, but not impossible to overc...

Mental Health Concerns Explained

Mental Health Concerns Explained

Published: December 21, 2017

DEPRESSION: A sustained chronic sadness where the person feels hopeless, worthless and helpless for more than two weeks. SYMPTOMS: L...

Depression Affects Every Aspect of Life

Depression Affects Every Aspect of Life

Published: December 21, 2017

Teenagers have a lot to do in their everyday lives. From keeping up with their grades to attending social events with friends,...

Q&A: Counselor Ann Herman

Q&A: Counselor Ann Herman

Published: December 20, 2017

Photographer McKayla Bogda What should students know about depression if they don’t have it themselves? I would say that depression is not an uncommon experience, and that...

Mental Health Affects Teens

Mental Health Affects Teens

Published: December 18, 2017

Acting out. Grades dropping. Difficulty sleeping. Isolation. Mental health concerns affects, about 20 percent of teens in th...

Kirkwood Hosts Suicide Awareness Day

Kirkwood Hosts Suicide Awareness Day

Published: December 18, 2017

Bridget Snider wants to end the stigma. Clutching a basket of yellow wristbands with the same message, this KHS senior helps ...

Doubling Enrollment

Doubling Enrollment

Published: March 8, 2017

At the beginning of the school year, there were approximately 300 students, including Hussein. When the presidential election near...