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august 8, 2012 volume 27 issue 1




The North Star staff provides 10 people everyone should know in case of emergency or for useful knowledge (photos by fhn media photographers)


A warm

WELCOME FHN welcomes new teachers for the 2012-2013 year


student pres.

“My favorite part of my job is supporting teachers, so they can be successful and provide students with a challenging and rigorous education,” Jones said.

“I like being involved at school and putting on events for the entire student body,” Wiedner said.

Our fearless leader, Dr. Darlene Jones is the head principal here at FHN. Throughout the year you will see her roaming the hallways, the Commons, and in her command center, the main office, located next to the nurse’s office.

Austin Wiedner is the president of Student Council. This club hosts various school events throughout the year such as Homecoming, Snowcoming, Prom and pep assemblies. Wiedner will work with the other five officers, the StuCo cabinet and the general StuCo members to put these events together.


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Mike Janes is the FHN Activities Director. You can find him in his hidden office right inside the big gym. You can talk to him about papers on any season’s sports, school event dates, drug testing information and much more. Janes’ secretary is always willing to help anyone out if Janes isn’t present.

Connie Robertson is one of the two nurses that take care of the students. Together they do everything from treating sick kids to administering eye exams. If you’re not feeling good, need to go home, or want some Tums to help get you through the day, then make the nurse’s office your first stop.

“I like to see the development of kids at our school into great leaders, and in seeing them in all the great activities they get to perform,” Janes said.

“I love the interaction, I enjoy taking care of the students, and I appreciate the students laughing at my jokes even when they’re not funny,” Robertson said.

marissa cohen

gregory brown

Katie Greer

Teaching: Clothing 1, Clothing 2 Advanced, Foods 1, Fashion and Design One word she says describes her: Motivated

Teaching: Algebra 1, Algebra 2 One word he says describes him: Interesting “I’m very excited to become a part of the Francis Howell North Community. It seems like there’s always a lot of cool stuff going on.”

Position: Interim Dean of Students One word she says describes her: Outgoing

“I’m very excited to be here, I’m looking forward to meeting all of the students.”

“I like being apart of students life and making a difference and in this position I get to be connected with both students and teachers.”




Bob the janitor

Angie Gunnell is one of few librarians here at FHN. If you need a good book, a computer or just a place to study, head to the library and Gunnell will be there for assistance. Other opportunities to take advantage of in the library are $1 cups of hot chocolate and coffee on Friday.

Mary Kerr-Grant serves two roles, one as the guidance counselor for last names Ki-Mal and the crisis counselor for students with issues ranging from homelessness to neglect. Any student with any problem, no matter how small or severe can meet confidentially with KerrGrant anytime dring the school day.

“I like my job because high school kids are awesome, and people need to come to the library because it’s the place to be,” Gunnell said.

“I like working with kids and helping them solve problems or make plans for their future,” KerrGrant said. “Teens have a lot of hope and are right on the brink of adulthood.”

Bob Gruettemeyer is one of the many members of FHN’s janitorial staff who keep the school clean. Bob is one of the most recognizable janitors because of his outgoing personality. You will find him in the Commons after lunches or going through the halls and classrooms for afterschool clean up.

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tabs keeper

studline dancers

Whether you’re late to school, leaving school early or absent for a day, the attendance ladies are the first place to go. Make sure you see them before you get to class or leave school, or you’ll take a visit to your principal in room 23 later. A note is required for leaving school early and missing a day of school, which must be turned in to the attendance office.

This handsome group of guys are seen at pep assemblies and other school functions with the Knightline dance team. Their smooth, entertaining and impressive dance moves make them a crowd favorite. New Studline dancers are picked at the beginning of every year, so maybe you could have a chance to join the dance crew.

“I love watching the kids grow up and watching them maturing, and it’s always very busy,” Attendance lady Marlene Wilcoxen said.

“My favorite part is practices and hanging out with all the guys. [I’m looking forward to] doing it all again. It’s really fun,” Andy Bartell said.


The bussiness department is known for DECA, which is a business and marketing related club to be a part of. To join this club, the prerequisites for it are to be enrolled in a business or marketing class. To fund their program, they sell “nice warm cookies” every monday across from room 20. “We raise extra funds for trips that we go on. We have district, state, and national competitions, and we don’t want to leave a student behind” DECA Adviser Melissa Trochim said.

Laura Kayser

Amanda Knight

Rae ANn noah

Teaching: English 3 & 4, Sport Lit One word she says describes her: Tenacious

Teaching: Intro to Art One word she says describes her: Creative

Position: Secretary to Downs and Greer One word she says describes her: Blessed

“I’m happy to be here at North and I think it’s going to be a good year. I have a lot of energy.”


“I’ve been wanting to get back into FHSD because I wanted to get back to the educational program I went through.”

“I’m very excited to be at North. I’ve been here for four days and I already love it.”

“The students make me feel young, it’s great to see them every day,” Gruettemeyer said.

Not pictured: Business: Mike Freedline FACS: Marissa Cohen Guidance: Stephanie Mitchell Johnson Industrial Tech: Art Heuer ISAP: Brandon Gregory Library: Tara Willen Physical Education: Nikki Brinkman, Brandon Gregory Special Ed: Mario MacDonald World Language: Carlene Stuckey, Jordan Steffen ESL: Anne Freeman Interpreters: Lynette Domerese, Traci Edelen Math: Jennifer Pointer




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snowcoming Graduate Maggie Jasper dances at last year’s Bright KnightSnowcoming Dance. The dance is usually held sometime in February. During the winter dance, students can dance and socialize with their friends. (jessica streiler)

prom Graduates Amanda Pirrone and Zach Wood dance their first dance after being crowned Prom King and Queen. This year, Prom will take place April 20 at the St. Charles Convention Center. Prom’s an event that’s open to junior and senior students. (areli lara)

mr. fhn Jake Hurrell, Christian Hickerson, Austin Doeren, Nick Pirrone, Kendrick Gaussoin, Ryan Jeppesen, Patrick Fountain, John Hallemeier, Davron Hasanov, Ali Farhadi, Michael Beaver and Nick Ponche perform in last year’s Mr. FHN, a male beauty pageant. The boys compete for the title of Mr. FHN (murphy riley)



fraufest Senior Julia Carney performs with her scream band at last year’s Fraufest on Dec. 16, appearing on MTV’s show MADE. This school year, Fraufest will be held sometime in February. (jessica streiler)

coffeehouse Junior Kelsey McIlroy sings “My Bucket List,” a song she wrote for 2012 North Street Coffeehouse. Coffeehouse is an event that allows students to express themselves through songs, art, and acting pieces. (murphy riley)


...looking forward

powderpuff The junior girls cheer at the 2011 annual Powder Puff game. The next Powderpuff football game between junior and senior girls will occur Sept 12. Each year, the girls battle it out on the field while the crowd pleasers, made up of junior and senior boys, keep the spectators pumped with their enthusiastic cheerleading. (areli lara)


Graduates Erin Powelson and Jake Hurell were named Homecoming King and Queen at last year’s dance. This year, Homecoming will take place on Sept. 15 and the theme is A Night in New York. The homecoming game will take place Sept. 14 at 7pm. (brandon neer)

black & gold day Graduate Cody Haislip cheers as a student throws a pie at his face. During Black and Gold Day students have the opportunity to play games, take pictures and watch sports scrimmages. (kaitlyn williams)


mock rock The FHN Varsity cheer squad lifts senior Drew Landherr as they dance to the song “Hey Mickey.” Each year, students look forward to this lip-syncing contest put on by Student Council. Groups audition to perform dance rountines to songs of their choice and compete for the top spot. (erin d’amico)

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SUMMER 2012 Juniors Fionna Cruz, Maddie Richterkessing, Kelsey McIlroy, Emily Grueter and Sydney Hardin pose during their hour long subway ride to Coney Island in New York. From June 1-10 the girls took a road trip on the east coast. Along the way they visited New York City, Atlantic City, New Jersey and Washington D.C.

Varsity Knightline attended their summer camp June 21-24. Seniors Hannah Mason, Megan Hefner, Megan Shelley, Savannah Landers, Laura Schulze, Morgan Robben and Kelly Gannon pose with trophies they earned at camp. The team placed first on their home routine and earned a superior trophy.



Senior Sami Ritter poses with “Buster�. Ritter took a trip to Babcock State park in West Virginia on July 8-16. During her trip, Ritter got to ride horseback alongside a mountain trail.


Junior Madison Gilliam stands with promotional campaigners in Star Wars themed costumes. She attended a River City Rascals baseball game with her mom on June 23. The Rascals had theme nights during the summer and on this day fans dressed up as their favorite Star Wars characters.

On June 15-17 Chelsae Prieve, Morgan May, Madison Gillam, Emily Carlisle and Paige Pauley attended a basketball camp at Mizzou. While at camp, the girls played against other high school teams. The players were able to improve their skills and built a stronger bond with their fellow players.

On June 13-21 seniors Robbie Nicolli, Jasmine Walbrink, Kerry Moriarty, Colleen McCurry, Matt Bries, Deann Krufal, Ashley Flerlage, Priscilla Canto, Katie Bauer and Aurora Blanchard visited Costa Rica. Spanish teacher Brian Santos chaperoned with Winfield Spanish teacher Sara Meulendyke. They white water rafted, ziplined and kayaked.

Seniors Emily Palmer and Savannah Landers stand with Matt Cut, lead singer of powerpop/rock band It Boys. Palmer and Landers attended the Forever The Sickest Kids concert on July 15. The It Boys were the opening act, and the girls were able to meet them after the show.


Senior Amber Oder sits at a Cardinals game on July 25. The Cardinals played the Dodgers and after a 12 inning game, the Cardinals won 3-2.




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competing nationwide After ousting other performers at Districts, Hallemeier went to Speech Nationals BY BRITTANY STECK | @LittleMsBritt

After months of perfecting his humorous interpretation piece, “The Whore of Mensa,” senior John Hallemeier competed at the 2012 National Forensic League (NFL) tournament. The humorous interpretation piece Hallemeier performed had been a part of his Speech and Debate memories since freshman year. “It’s gotten a lot more exuberant,” Hallemeier said. “I’ve learned to change it up a little bit every once in awhile to keep it fresh in my mind. I really think it’s gotten better.” Every year, hundreds of high school Speech and Debate students from around the United States compete at the tournament. This year’s tournament was held in Indianapolis, Indiana from June 10 to June 15. The last time North sent a student was in 2005. “I love seeing that many people excited about Speech and Debate,” coach Theresa Maher said. “I love being in the atmosphere with people who share the same passion as we do. The level of talent is just incredible.” During the preliminary rounds on Monday and Tuesday, Hallemeier competed with his humorous interpretation piece against over 200 other high school students. The mood in the rooms was serious. Judges stared blank-faced at each hopeful competitor. “When you have such a high level of talent coming from so many different people into one place, it’s incredible,” senior and fellow Speech team member Krista Simon said. “It all comes down to the judging.” The stakes were high. The finalist in each category receives a scholarship for college. But the journey to the top is not easy. After nine rounds, Hallemeier was eliminated. But he was not out of the game yet. Hallemeier, and others who had not made the cuts, had the opportunity to re-register for supplemental events, such as storytelling. Maher signed Hallemeier up to compete in a category he had never competed in: impromptu. “I think John did amazing,” Simon said. “I’m extremely proud of him, and I hope he can do it again.”



Senior John Hallemeier practices his piece “The Whore of Mensa” in preparation of the National Forensics League tournament. In addition to Speech and Debate, Hallemeier participates in the Drama Club. (i’esha boll)


ns TOP TWEETS From the summer @xcara_lizx15 Current North students and alumni, Claudia Saal, Anna Domitrz, Zoe Ridenhower, Brianna Chandler, Chuck Winslow, Zach Rhodes, Thomas Rueschoff and Austin Anderson stand in front of the Palace of Versailles located just outside of Paris, France. (submitted)

A WEEK IN THE LIFE OF THE FRENCH Eight students take the chance of a lifetime by traveling to France for a week BY JORDAN BRYSON | @jordan_bryson

Seven FHN French students, one alumni, three adult chaperones and French teacher Dave Fritz went to France this summer from June 8 to June 16. This year, Fritz used the company ACIS which is known for high quality educational tours. On this tour, the students and chaperones were able to visit many French cities including Nice, Avignon and Paris. “The cities in the South are always my favorite,” Fritz said. “Just like when you visit any big city, Paris tends to be bustling. But

when you get outside the city, the people in the south of France tend to be warm and friendly.” Three days were spent in Nice, one in Avignon and three more in Paris. To travel to Southern France, ACIS provided a charter bus for the visitors. However, to get to Paris, the travelers rode on Europe’s fastest train, the Train of Great Velocity (TGV). Once in Paris, the group participated in activities including learning boules, a French ball game similar to the Italian game of bocce; a French cooking lesson and a cruise on the Seine. “My favorite part was probably going to the south of France be-

cause the architecture was so pretty and more coastal,” senior Brianna Chandler said. “I would love to go back even tomorrow. It was so amazing.” The trip cost was $4,376 for each member of the group. French students were offered multiple European trip options that were more expensive, some involving international travel while in Europe, but all came to a consensus for the France-only trip. “It was worth the cost because it was all-inclusive,” junior Anna Domitrz said. “We got to do a lot of fun stuff, see a lot of different things and meet new people.”


Junior Catherine House poses with the rest of her group in West Virginia. This is House’s fourth mission trip with the First United Methodist Church Youth Group. (submitted)


While some students spent the summer tanning by the pool, junior Catherine House worked to help rennovate a less-fortunate couple’s home. Along with others in First United Methodist’s youth group, House traveled to Oak Hill, West Virginia from July 8 to 14 on a mission trip. “Literally, I learned how to use power tools and how to hang siding,” House said. “But I also learned that every person has a story, and you can’t judge someone because they come from different backgrounds and have had different experiences in their life.” In addition to painting the home’s interior and exterior and replacing siding, House learned to appreciate the opportunities available to her that others might not have. “I think it is good to realize that not all of the world is like the cocoon we live in,” mother Marti House said. “I want them to see how other people live and understand that it is good to have compassion.”

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best summer movies

YOUR OMG MOMENT The Amazing Spiderman grossed $140 million in the first six days of its release. $65 million of that was in the first two days.

Ranked by Aurora Blanchard


1. not too late to seek a friend for the end of the world Unlike other apocalyptic movies, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World wasn’t filled with sensational special effects, dramatic “the sky is falling” types of scenes, nor characters that lose depth inside a complex plot. It was a well-rounded film that explored every facet of human behavior. When the planet realizes it will blow up in less than a month from an asteroid named Matilda, riots burn down city apartment buildings, a cancer-filled man orders an assassin to kill him, and neighbors who have never exchanged more than a few words in the past few years suddenly fall in love. This movie is intense, deep, and compelling. It shows the humor in human imperfection which helped balance the fatalistic mood of the end of the world. Steve Carell was perfect to play the role of Dodge, a common working male with no particular fascination for life. Paired with Keira Knightley’s spontaneous and cheeky British character Penny, Dodge was forced to break out of his shell during his last two weeks on Earth. He had to do the one thing that scared him: live life, and all that comes with it: sadness, disappointment, awkwardness, joy, and love. It was nice to see Keira Knightley play a more modern role and break out of the classic Europeon roles she played in Pirates of the Carribean, Atonement, and Pride and Prejudice. When I first saw the previews, I doubted the chemistry between Carell and Knightley, but they pulled it off well in the end. The growth of the characters and the unraveling of the final hour of the end of the world was shown beautifully. The ending captures the last day of the world as if it were today.

fhn critics Knights voice their views on the best and worst movies they saw this summer.









“It ties up the first and second movie and had a heart-warming ending.”

“It looked liked it had really good effects and looked like it would still be a really good movie, but still not as good as the Dark Knight.”

“I guess it was nice because I haven’t seen a Spiderman movie in a long time.”


2. moonrise kingdom : an unexpected masterpiece Director Wes Anderson created a great piece of art when he directed Moonrise Kingdom. It contained no flaws. Every camera angle, every scene, every line was there for a reason. Everything served a purpose. No moment was wasted. The cinematography, set, and cameos authentically captured the essence of the 1960’s. It was quirky and sophisticated as a whole, making fun of the almost-too-put-together facades put on by adults

at the time. The main characters, Sam and Suzy, played a misunderstood pair of 12-year-olds very well. Their romance was endearing. I appreciated the unique approach the makers of this movie took on a classic coming-of -age story. It was explicit and innocent, grownup and naïve all at once: as contrary and forceful as the emotions one feels when they are 12 years old.


flops Ranked by the editorial staff

1. rockofages

Thank goodness this movie made fun of itself. That saved it from being a total waste of $75 million. The audience was allowed to make fun of it too, which is the only thing I found remotely entertaining. Its plot was a clash of noise taken from Footloose, Burlesque and the trashy 80’s rockstar scene. At least I can say I enjoyed laughing at how ridiculous it was.

2. step up 4

3. amazing spiderman

4. new Prometheus

Dark suspense and constant action made it hard to look away

An old comic book hero classic makes a modernized comeback I normally assume any movie with the adjective “Amazing” in its title is not. However, this is the best Spiderman movie I’ve seen. It’s a perfect prequel to the rest of the movies. I was enamoured by the characters. Young Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) had a lot of heart. Emma Stone played the leading female role, Gwen Stacy, very well, and rose to the occasion of a more sophisticated role. Even though “the high school experience” was exaggerated, the acting, effects, and plot weren’t. ALlY JENKINS


“It had lots of explosions and non-stop action. It didn’t look very good, but it was awesome.”




“It was just annoying and different from other Disney movies.”

What made this prequel of Alien special is that it honored what made the old Alien great, but added what the old movie lacked. For example, the plot moved along so much faster in Prometheus than Alien. Instead of watching 20 minute chunks of the movie where the man characters sit in the spaceship and then only seeing three or four “thrilling” moments every once in awhile, the new movie kept things moving along nicely. There was a good balance of alienesque suspense and logical appeal.


ON ROCK OF AGES “It was okay. I didn’t like it that much. I don’t really like that kind of music. Not my favorite.”


On ted

“It’s [about] a teddy bear that’s pretty much a person, but comes up to your knee and drives and has his own apartment so it’s pretty funny.”

None of the Step Up movies have had good acting or riveting plot lines. I was not surprised that the fourth Step Up movie fell short of the little potential it had to begin with. Although I appreciated the art in some of the dances, they were obviously computer-generated, which made them a little over-the-top.

3. brave

Expecting this to be a typical Disney movie targeted for a younger audience, I was surprised to see that so much of the movie took place in a dark forest. It didn’t have a very good feel. I don’t know what went wrong, but Pixar really missed the mark with Brave. It stepped outside of the box, but it strayed a little too far from what I love about Disney movies: the familiar warmth and lightness.

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POPULARCHOICE Here are the number of students in a few clubs at North


fhnclubs Fitting in IS HALF THE BATTLE

Student Council

Knights of Excellence



DECA Future Business Leaders

Anime Manga Club Art Drama Instrumental Music Band/Marching/Jazz Theatre Management Choir

Student Leadership Student Council Knights of Excellence Student Delegates Volunteer Knights



Mu Alpha Theta

Newspaper Yearbook Speech & Debate

Academics Mu Alpha Theta Ecology Club Chem Club Quiz Bowl Foreign Language Club

Those who participate


-Have improved emotion health and self-esteem -Have fewer experiences with short and long term depression

Marching Band

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1. Spanish Class


Symphonic Band

2. Student Council



Puppet shows are just one of the fun assignments in this class Help decide spirit days with all the other Stu Co kids

3. Chem Club

Make sure to follow the procedure in this explossive club PAGE BY NICK BUSSELL

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Frau Fest

Get the band together and make some noise at the school concert



Show off the entrepreneur in you with this business related club

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2012-2013 calendar

Here are some events throughout the school year to look forward to



Black & Gold Day


“[I enjoyed] hanging out with the sports teams and showing our pride.”

“It was really fun because I was dancing with my friends. We were all together and the music was good.” Brittany Frazier, 11

Alex Connell, 10



Trick or Treat Street

Iron Chef

“I like how the old kids can dress up and interact with the little kids.” Mary Jane Ruiz, 11

“I think it’s good because it gives talented people a chance to compete and be awesome.” Rachel Kramer, 12




Mock Rock

Winter Warm-Up


“I’m looking forward to performing my lip syncing abilities to the school again and coming home with first place.” Zach Ksiasek, 12

“I like standing outside in the freezing cold with no clothes on and donating clothes to charity.” Hannah Mason, 12

“I liked all the glowin-the-dark stuff and getting to hang out with all my friends was really cool.” Allison Weyhrich, 10




Spring Break


KOE Picnic

“I liked that it was two weeks. It really helped with recuperating from all the school work.” Christina Towery, 11

“I like getting dressed up formally and I thought that everybody had a great time.” Kelly Gannon, 12

“I was distraught that it was cancelled [last year] because I was really looking forward to it.”

Other events to


Look out for



The hilarious male talent show at North sponsored by StuCo

Dajah Lasenberry, 11

Frau Fest A high-energy concert that showcases musicians and bands at North

Coffeehouse Like a real coffeehouse, performers share poetry, acoustic songs, and art

The Lower Level

DEATH BY STAIRWELL These stairs lead you straight into the mess of the butterfly hallway.


There are probably the most hectic stairs in school. They lead straight to the buses and are stuffed at the end of the day.


Monday mornings bring fresh-baked Otis Spunkemeyer cookies from DECA. If you have a dollar you could get your hands on some.


This hallway is always full of energetic people, dancing , singing, or drama (the good kind). Take a stroll and brighten your day.


Try to avoid these stairs throughout the day. These will lead you to the butterfly hallway and will add extra time to get to . your classes.

ASSEMBLE AND GET PUMPED The big gym is where all pep assemblies take place. Be quick to get down there because the bleachers will pack up fast.

CANDY WELCOME TO ANTARCTICA TRAFFIC JAM These stairs lead straight to the buses a lot of kids are trying to get out of these same doors just try to be patient and be thankful the days finally over.

For a quarter you can get a handful of skittles from the candy machine.

This is hallway will for sure bring you goose bumps. A jacket is practically a necessities. Don’t let the sky lights fool you. The sun is no help up there.


The Main Level

SENIOR COURTYARD This is just another reason it’s great to be a senior. You can eat outside and enjoy the sunlight.

CANDY TABLE Hidden Places

HIDDEN PLACES The art hallway is almost obscure, but you’ll be able to smell the paint on the other end of school.

This hallway Mr. is most crowded at lunchtime. Hager’s room. However, the wait is well worth it when you reach Personal Finance here. the candy table at the end of the hall. The candy table closes when lunch ends.


It is most commonly known as the place to eat lunch; slthough, it serves many other purposes. It is a great place to eat breakfast before school, or wait for the 2:20 bell on a Wednesday.

Botannical Garden

lunch, avoid these areas.

Ms.LUNCH Mosher and the other TIME TRAFFIC science Duringteachers lunch, themaintain Commons a small garden in one of of the Butbecome an extension Unless you are eating theterfly four traffic. courtyards


Traffic is non-moving.

Butterfly Hallway. Traffic here is nonmoving. Count on adding a minute and BUTTERFLY BYPASS a half to your commute by using the If getting to class on time is a priority for you, ByPass system. then avoid the Butterfly Hallway at all costs.


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