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NORTH STAR 05.14.14 • volume 28 • issue 8 Francis Howell North St. Charles, Missouri

PARTY AT GATSBY’S Are you Gatsby, Daisy, Nick or Tom? Take the quiz on page 11

‘Spiderman’ Succeeds

Best of Flat Ameis Summer Concerts




Take a look at the progression of events that have impacted the Normandy School District this year. 03

BEST OF FLAT AMEIS Follow this famous cut-out through his top adventures.





Check out the latest styles that can be shifted for day or night wear.


Follow a new lifeguard and seasoned veteran on their paths to patrol the pool.

Students at the KOE picnic compete in a hamster ball race on Friday, May 2. The KOE picnic is an annual event put on by Knights of Excellence, held on the football field. This year’s picnic had a successful turnout according to KOE members. (photo by amanda eckhard)


y favorite part was just getting out of class and hanging out with my friends all day. It was a cool experience. - Catherine House, 12



A sophomore will take a trip to Greece this summer to improve her soccer skills.




Late night television has become a repetitive spectacle full of drama from competing hosts.

On May 2, the KOE picnic took place at the FHN stadium during sixth and seventh hours. In order to qualify for the picnic, students had to meet at least one requirement, including honor roll, being a Mentor, Knights of the Round Table, perfect attendance, or student of the week. Students were offered various food items, as well as a variety of inflatables to provide entertainment. “If you’re in KOE, you get to be out for the whole day and just have fun,” junior Brendan Eckert said. “It’s the culmination of all the fundraising we’ve done all year.” Planning began about four months prior to the picnic. KOE members were required to book inflatables in advance, but decorated and prepared the food the day of the picnic. Overall, KOE members were satisfied with the outcome of the picnic. “I just enjoyed it,” House said. “It’s just one of those things that I’ll remember for the rest of my life.”(brief by lauren pike)



Elections for StuCo officers were held on April 17 during lunches. Sophomores Nicole Morse and Kristen Metts were chosen as president and vice president and freshman Lauren Wolosyk was chosen as parliamentarian. Juniors Sean Pirrone, Dominique Meyer, and Risa Takenaka were chosen as secretary, treasurer, and chiefof-staff. “I think it’s cool that the underclassmen are considering the importance of getting involved early on and it’s a better representation of leaders,” StuCo sponsor Jani Wilkens said.

Mr. FHN, a pageant that helps raise cancer awareness, will be held this Friday at 6 p.m. in the auditorium. The event is hosted by StuCo and the money raised will go toward the American Cancer Society. In previous years, contestants have chosen which charity they wanted to donate their winnings to and to fundraise for, but this year the StuCo officers and cabinet members decided that all proceeds from the competition would go to the American Cancer Society. “A bigger donation goes to them, so we feel like we’re helping the cause more,” StuCo President Rowan Pugh said. This year’s theme is sports, which means that all participants will represent a different sport played at North by dressing the part. The boys will be judged by a panel of volunteer teachers, but StuCo sponsors, Shelly Parks and Jani Wilkens, will judge if necessary. Contestants will be scored on a scale of one to 10 in five categories: catwalk, pick up line, formal wear, talent, and question and answer. This year senior Ali Farhadi will be returning to the competition to defend his title as winner. “I intend on winning this year by outdoing myself from last year,’’ Farhadi said. “Now that I have a feel of what I need to do, I’m just going to work harder than last year to win again.”

(brief by lauren pike)



(brief by kyleigh kristensen)

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As both the Missouri legislative session and the school year come to a close, Normandy’s fate for next year still remains up in the air

Normandy transfer students talk about their year at FHN and possibilities of coming back next year


“It’s very different. There’s not a lot going on here, but it’s fun so I’d come back.” • @danbodden

With only weeks remaining before Normandy’s school year ends on June 12, and only two days remaining before the current session of the Missouri legislature ends, no determination has been made on what will happen to Normandy next year. The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) currently has a special three-person task force set to make a recommendation on what changes should be made to remake the Normandy district. This committee is waiting to see what bills the legislature passes, if any, that would change the transfer program for next year. “DESE is waiting on the legislature,” DESE Communications Coordinator Sarah Potter said. “They are working on a joint bill. They have to have that by May 17, but even then the governor could veto. On May 20, DESE will come up with its recommendation. What we really need is tuition calculation changes so Normandy can regain its financial footing.” The joint bill that the House and Senate are working on includes measures that would change the way the tuition rates are calculated, accredit certain schools within unaccredited districts, and leave control of improvement plans up to to local district leaders, rather than DESE. The House and Senate bills include several different amendments, and it is unclear what version of the bill may be passed. One point Normandy, DESE, and the legislature agree on is that the district should not be dissolved into others.

-Caleb Johnson, 9

“No, I wouldn’t come back because I’m tired of waking up at 4:45 in the morning everyday, but I would come back because of basketball.” -Alfe Wright, 9 This school year, 41 students from Normandy transferred to North. Normandy’s, as well as the transfer students’, future remains uncertain due to the financial strain of the transfer program. (file photo)

“I’m glad I came to North because I had more opportunities here than I did at Normandy.”

“The big thing is DESE wants Normandy to succeed and achieve,” Potter said. “We don’t want to close those schools; public education is the backbone of any community. The best place to receive an education is in the home district.” Although the State did approve a $2 million supplement to keep Normandy open through the end of the school year, Normandy remains financially unstable. “We did get the supplement to allow us to remain operational until June 30, but after that, we don’t know what’s going to happen,” Normandy spokeswoman Daphne Dorsey said. “We deserve to stay open because we are working hard to educate these kids. We believe we have the tools at hand to make a difference and turn things around.”

-Alexes Thigpen, 12

“Yes, I like it at North because it is a better learning opportunity and I meet a lot of new people.” -Asia Thigpen, 9

THE FIRST YEAR OF TRANSFERS RECAP June 30 - Normandy announces it will send students to FHSD after MO Supreme Court upholds transfer law.

Aug. 6 - FHN holds special transition day for Normandy students in addition to freshman transition day.

Aug.1 - Deadline to apply for transferring. The following weekend, FHN holds transfer registration.

Oct. 25 - Normandy school board votes not to pay transfer bills, but later reverses its decision.

Sept. 3 - FHSD sends first bill to Normandy for $424,173.




1st hour exam: 7:20-8:50 2nd hour exam: 8:55-10:25

3rd hour exam: 8:20-9:50

7th hour exam: 12:50-2:20

4th hour exam: 9:55-11:25

Optional Homeroom: 7:20-8:15

FRIDAY, MAY 30 Optional Homeroom: 7:20-8:15 5th hour exam: 8:20-9:50 6th hour exam: 9:55-11:25


April 30 - 200 Normandy residents, students, and faculty hold protest in Jefferson City.

Jan. 27 - Normandy pays $130,000 to send lobbyists to Jefferson City.

Dec. 20 - Normandy closes Bel Nor Elementary as a result of transferrelated budget cuts.


April 8 - MO House and Senate pass bill to provide $2 million to Normandy in order to keep the district open through the end of the year.

Use the equation below to help figure out what you need on your finals.

Equation: 2 (3rd quarter + 4th quarter)=Total Step 1: Substitute your quarter grades into the equation above.

Example: 2(92+88)=360

Step 2: Take the total from the equation and subtract it from the amount equal to the grade you want to get in the class.

To get an A: 450-360= 90% on final to get an A for semester To get an B: 400-360= 40% on final to get a B for semester

450 - Total =A 400 - Total =B 350 - Total =C 300 - Total =D 250 - Total =F

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Zoe Willott, 10


A few months ago, there was a cut-out sized “Flat Ameis” in the paper. Students and faculty were asked to submit their most creative pictures with this little cut-out

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Sami Weyhrich, 9


The Tivoli Theatre celebrates its ninth decade in Saint Louis

The infamous Tivoli Theatre in the Delmar Loop will be celebrating its history over the past 90 years on May 24. Though there will be no block party like some employees suggested, the theater will be celebrated in a cinematic way with the showing of Meet Me in St. Louis. The first showing begins at 4 p.m. “We’re expecting it to have a pretty big turn out,” said Tivoli ticket taker Lacy Dodson. Upon the theater’s first opening in 1924, The Tivoli was only a single screen theater and had a street car service. The theater remained open for many years, but slowly declined in business until it was shut down in 1994. Over $2 million of renovations occurred with the 1995 re-opening. The 1995 renovations brought stages for live performances, more viewing screens, and a whole new audience. “ I have only worked here for two years,” Dodson said. “We haven’t changed all that much in that time, but I know some major changes have happened since the renovation.” The Tivoli strays from the path that other theaters tend to follow. Playing documentaries, independent films, and foreign language films, The Tivoli draws an audience of all ages. “We are exposing people to movies that not a lot of people know about. People are forced to go out of the box of generic movies,” Dodson said. The Tivoli isn’t just about watching films, besides being a historic sight full of Hollywood memorabilia, the theater offers audience participation viewing for certain films. “We also have live performances. The Rocky Horror Picture Show usually draws a big audience,” said Tivoli Theater Manager Tom Ansen. From the neon sign out front, to the old fashioned seating and stages, The Tivoli has, and will continue to add to the overall energy of the Delmar Loop. “At night we’ve seen herds of people going into the theater,” said Heather Stevens, employee of Noodles and Company, restaurant adjacent to The Tivoli.“They all seem excited to be there. I can’t say I’ve ever seen someone leave looking disappointed.”

I just cleaned my room I feel like a whole new person

these group projects are drivin me insane

Andy Downs and Katie Greer smile for a picture with Flat Ameis. (posted to twitter by @Jessicuhhh9)

The main entrance to the Tivoli Theatre located in the Delmar loop. (photo submitted)

Steve Harvey posing with Flat Ameis at The Steve Harvey Show in Chicago. (posted to twitter by @aaatriple63)

One of the three screens in the Tivoli Theatre. The Theatre is four stories tall, and houses seven special shops in additon to the theatre. (photo submitted)

The BOE takes a tearful picture with Flat Ameis. Everyone is sad about Jack Ameis retiring. (posted to twitter by @pamsloan1)



Dillon Lung, 11



Can I go to lunch now or nah

Pretty sure that my diet is at least 1/3 Taco Bell

spending my night watching netflix...soo basically my saturday is better than yours

Kristen Metts, 11

David Hood, 10

THE LEGO GARDEN Beginning in May, the Missouri Botanical Garden will be hosting a new collection of sculptures made from the colorful bricks BY MADI GRAVES

Flat Ameis rides Bologna, Rachel Faulkner’s dog. (posted to twitter by @RachelAFaulkner)

Flat Ameis visits Jani Wilkens’ AP Language and Composition class. (posted to twitter by @jordynklackner)

The Missouri Botanical Garden is known for intricate and fascinating exhibits that are displayed throughout it. This summer it will be hosting something a little different, sculptures with LEGO® Bricks. Twelve installations featuring 25 individual LEGO® brick sculptures, all done by artist Sean Kenney, will be on display in the Climatron and Shoenberg Temperate House. The exhibit is open to the public May 24 through Sept. 7. “ Just hoping that people come to see it obviously for the LEGO® sculptures but also take away a little bit more,” Katie O’Sullivan, public information officer at The Missouri Botanical Gardens, said. This exhibit is part of the Gardens’ broader 2014 theme, “ Planting the Future! Create. Connect Grow.” The Garden invites its guests to create and imagine at the Garden. Kristen Johnson,

Artist Sean Kenney in a self-proclaimed LEGO® nerd. He has been building contemporary sculptures with LEGO® bricks since he was a child. (image supplied by sean kenney)

English teacher at FHN, is planning on bringing her sons to the exhibit. “I’m really excited because I know the boys will just love it,” Johnson said.


After several years, it’s FHN’s turn to host summer school, which will offer enrichment and recovery courses to students BY PRISCILLA JOEL • @JCPjchristo

Flat Ameis hides behind the Art installation in the Learning Commons. (posted to twitter by @stwillott)

Flat Ameis is hangin’ out high up by the stairs leading into Butterfly Hallway. (posted to twitter by @sanFRANZisco15)


With the last day of school only weeks away, planning for summer school has begun. This year, summer school is going to be held at FHN from June 5 to July 2. “They always try to rotate it as best as possible, and they try to work around big projects that they have going on,” Activities Director Mike Janes said. There are two types of courses available for students: recovery and enrichment. The recovery courses are offered for students to make up classes they’ve failed while the enrichment courses are for students who want to get ahead with their required credits, or those who want to take an extra course to add to their high school career. “We had a lot of fun,” junior Marissa Hume, who took a gym enrichment class last summer, said. “I’m glad I did it. And I made a lot of friends.” The recovery courses are split into two sessions.

The first session is considered to be the first semester and the second session is considered to be the second semester. Session one will be from June 5 to June 18 and session two will be from June 19 to July 2. Both of these sessions will be from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The enrichment courses are also split into two sessions. They are from June 5 to July 2, however the AM session will be from 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and the PM session will be from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This year there are a total of 16 classes offered for recovery and seven for enrichment, which could potentially fluctuate depending on the number of students enrolling. This year, FHN is expecting around 600 students total to enroll, including those taking online courses such as Personal Finance and Health. “I’m excited about it,” FHC Business teacher and Summer School Sites Principal Eric Alderson said. “It’s a good opportunity for students to hopefully mature.” 05.14.14 FHNTODAY.COM 04






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White Shirt: Zara, $40 Shorts: Burberry $300 Shoes: True Religion, $100 Sunglasses: Gucci, $100


Jean Dress: Old Navy, $30 Shorts: Forever 21, Boots: Chuck’s Boots, $100

With summer quickly approaching, it’s time to spend more of your day outdoors. It’s time to accessorize. Changing up the different elements in an outfit can change the entire feel.

ACCESSORIES During the day, it’s not always good to have a lot of crazy huge rings distracting from the rest of your outfit. Small dainty rings are perfect for any summer day. To add a little more dimension, mix it up with a variety of midi rings, thumb rings, and rings on all fingers. Also, try mixing up colors with silver, gold, and rose gold. The main thing through all of it is to keep it dainty in the day time.


like wearing rings because they’re cute and easy to add to any outfit.

Midi Rings: Charlotte Russe, $5 Larger Ring: Kohl’s, $7

Lauren Bartram, 10

Watch: Micheal Kors $275

SHOES Shoes can affect the entire feel of an outfit. If the shoes do not match the season, time of day, or the outfit in general it can mess up the whole outfit. Lately cowboy boots have been very popular, especially for girls, paired with a cute jean shirt, jacket, or dress. For boys classic white or tan shoes like keds or converse are perfect for a light summery daytime look.

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like these shoes because they’re tan so they go with everything.

Chase Matthews, 10





Jacket: Zara, $150 Shirt: Zara, $40 Pants: Saks Fifth Avenue, $125 Shoes: Aldo, $120

Guys Jacket: Zara, $150

Girls Jacket: Wilson’s Leather, $140

To easily change a simple outfit from day to night, you can trade in a cardigan for a blazer. A blazer adds a more formal aspect to any outfit, whereas a cardigan can be very casual. Cardigans usually come in more subtle neutral colors, perfect for day time. Blazers and jackets generally come in darker colors which would work great for night. The jacket sophomore Chase Matthews is posing with in the photo above is from Zara, but similar jackets are available at American Eagle and Brooks’ Brothers. For girls, adding a leather jacket can be great to any sundress or any outfit. A leather jacket adds an edgy feel to any outfit.


bought this jacket when I was in LA on my way back from Hawaii. I had to be at the airport in like 15 minutes. It was the first thing I saw, it was affordable and meant to be.


Chase Matthews, 10


Brown Leather Jacket: Wilson’s Leather, $140 Dress: ––– Chelsea&Violet, $70 Sandals: Buckle, $30

White Leather Jacket: Macy’s, $100 Top: Charlotte Russe, $15 Boots: Aeropostale, $15

Guys Shoes: Aldo, $120 Girls Shoes: Aeropostale, $15 When day turns to night it’s good to change up your shoes so that they compliment the time of day better. Girls can add a heel or ankle booty if going to a more dressy formal event, but when keeping it casual it’s good to pair an outfit with combat boots to avoid being to dressy but still keeping the nighttime feel. Guys, just keep it classy with the classic black dress shoe.



SUMMER CONCERTS Check out the hottest artists coming to St. Louis this summer


Warped Tour


with Fall Out Boy

DATE: July 2 TIME: 12 p.m. PLACE: Verizon Amphitheater TICKETS: $45 “This will be my third year going to Warped. I really love that you have the chance to see so many different artists all in one place.” -Madison Graves, 9

Panic! At the Disco

Goo Goo Dolls

with Fitz and the Tantrums, twenty one pilots & Walk The Moon

with Daughtry & Plain White Ts

DATE: June 29 TIME: 6:45 p.m. PLACE: Verizon Amphitheater TICKETS: $32-113

Miley Cyrus

DATE: July 6 TIME: 7 p.m. PLACE: Verizon Amphitheater TICKETS: $33-81 “I’ve only seen Paramore once before, and they were the best concert out of the seven or eight that I’ve been to. I’d really like to experience it again.” -Courtney Olsen, 9

DATE: July 26 TIME: 5:30 p.m. PLACE: Verizon Amphitheater TICKETS: $24-59



DATE: August 10 TIME: 7 p.m. PLACE: Scottrade Center TICKETS: $33-104

DATE: August 2 TIME: 7 p.m. PLACE: Verizon Amphitheater TICKETS: $32-85

“It was kind of an impromptu decision to go the night before. When she canceled, we decided we still wanted to go and we got better seats.” -Alex Bohnert, 11

“OneRepublic is one of my all-time favorite bands. I’m excited because I love every single song they have and I know the concert will be off the charts.” -Ean Thielbar, 12

Phillip Phillips

Katy Perry

with O.A.R.

DATE: June 12 TIME: 8 p.m. PLACE: Fabulous Fox Theatre TICKETS: $37-52

Riff Raff

DATE: August 17 TIME: 7 p.m. PLACE: Scottrade Center TICKETS: $40-141


DATE: May 23 TIME: 8 p.m. PLACE: The Ready Room TICKETS: $20-25

Hot 104.1 Super Jam DATE: June 21 TIME: 7:30 p.m. PLACE: Scottrade Center TICKETS: $30-137

Mega Ticket Headliners $259 23 10 for lawn seats to every show artists performing

shows at the Verizon Amphitheater


Rascal Flatts Brad Paisley Luke Bryan Tim McGraw Toby Keith Dierks Bentley Keith Urban Jason Aldean

May 16 May 30 June 12-13 June 28 July 12 July 20 August 1 August 22-23


HOW TO SAVE A LIFE (stories by priscilla joel and photos by jenna rodriguez)



After years of swimming and a weekend of training, the days are numbered until junior Miles Thies takes on a new summer job: lifeguarding. “I want to be a doctor when I get older, and this is a good stepping stone to learn some basic first aid and learn how to react in these type of situations where someone’s in danger,” Miles said. In order to become a certified lifeguard, Miles was required to take a written test and save a dummy. He also spent a weekend training at Blanchette Park and the Rec Plex. During Miles’ training, he was taught firstaid methods such as CPR, how to treat spinal injuries, and ways to watch the pool. “I now understand why they have them [pool rules] there and they’re there just to make sure that no one gets hurt,” Miles said. Miles will start his job on May 30. Although he hopes to work at Wapelhorst, he won’t be sure for a few more weeks. “I’m a little hesitant,” Miles said. “They have tests to make sure you’re watching and I don’t want to fail a test. But for the most part I’m just excited.”


This year will be senior Austin Franzen’s third summer working as a lifeguard at Wapelhorst. “It’s just kinda fun being out in the sun all summer and it’s just something different and fun to do,” Austin said. “My favorite part is being with all the people that work there. I’ve made a lot of friends.” During his sophomore year, Austin needed a summer job and had a passion for swimming, so he became a lifeguard. Since he liked the job, he stuck with it. While working, Austin has saved two people from drowning. “The scariest thing is worrying about what you have to do if you have to save someone,” Austin said. “It’s just kind of an adrenaline rush. You kinda go blank and you just react with what you’ve been trained to do.” Austin believes that the most effective way to prevent injuries is to follow the rules set by the pool. One of the most common violations of the rules is running on the pool deck. “When you’re a kid you just think, ‘Oh, the lifeguards are stupid,’ but then when you become a lifeguard you realize that you’re kinda helping them because they could actually get seriously injured,” Austin said. Austin enjoys being a lifeguard and plans on working as one until he has to leave for college. “I think Austin Franzen is a good lifeguard,” Austin’s coworker junior Monica Friedman said. “[He’s] fun to be around but takes the job seriously.”

1) Submit your application to a local pool. 2) Go through the interview process.

3) Complete lifeguard training • Learn first aid • Learn how to make saves in the water • Learn how to watch/scan the water 4) Pass a written test

RIDE OF THE MONTH: MOPED MAN A student saves some cash while having fun by riding his moped around with his group of friends BY MEGAN GRANNEMANN • @MGrannemann

Senior Devin Harfmann’s bright red moped draws the attention of anyone passing by on the roads of St. Charles, mainly due to the fact that mopeds aren’t a very common form of transportation. “One of my friends had one and I thought it’d be fun and I’d save some money on gas,” Harfmann said. Last summer, he bought his Toa Toa 50 from Brad’s Scooters for $700 flat. His moped does not require a license plate, insurance, or motorcycle license. “The only time I’ve been pulled over is when I wasn’t wearing a helmet, but they don’t do anything about it,” Harfmann said. The moped is very cost efficient when it comes to driving PAGE BY MEGAN GRANNEMANN

short distances. It can hold one gallon of gas at a time and gets 100 miles to the gallon, so Harfmann is able to drive it all day. The moped is able to go up to 40 mph and the fastest road he’s been on is 94. “I like how I can hold up traffic and nobody can do anything about it,” senior Chris Willis, a friend of Harfmann’s who has ridden the moped, said. Harfmann allows anyone to ride it. Passing it off to his friends has taken it’s toll. 6,000 miles later, after a year of wear and tear, the bike is starting to break down. The muffler is even beginning to fall off. “Starting it up is difficult because it’s a piece of turd,” Harfmann said. “It’s only a year old, but I take such bad care of it. It’s in my garage right now but it’s just that I jump it and take it in the mud, so it’s falling apart, but I’ve enjoyed all the fun times I’ve had.” 05.14.14 FHNTODAY.COM 10


WHICH GATSBY CHARACTER ARE YOU? Find out which character from “The Great Gatsby” you most relate to and would represent at Prom this year The most important thing at a party to you is:

Simply having fun and enjoying yourself.

Prefer to stand on the sidelines watching everyone else enjoy themselves.

Being the best looking and having the most expensive attire. Your friends would best describe you as:

You believe your appearance is important to you:


Caring, always looking out for others.

Physical appearance is huge, you always need to look your best.

PROM COMMITTEE Prom ticket sales totaled $33,830. Class officers spend some of this money on decorations, while most goes to booking the convention center. “I think Prom will look really elegant and I think that it will be a fun experience for everyone that goes.” -Emma Cleveland, 11

Do you often find yourself solving other peoples problems?

Are just there to have a good time and maybe pick-up a date.

Yes, I should just be a professional counselor.

No, I usually have too many problems myself. Very confident, stubborn and proud.

It is important you appear superior over your peers.

As Prom prices nationwide continue to rise, the party at Gatsby’s may be the most expensive yet


The party doesn’t start till I walk in.


WOMEN On average women spend $250 on their Prom dress. “When I saw the lady at the store pull out a yellow dress, I just had a good feeling that it was the one.” -Natalie Mueller, 12 Women spend an average additional $45 on shoes. “I’m willing to spend a lot because it only happens twice in your life, so I want to make it special and memorable.” -MaryKate Feldhaus, 11

If you are having an issue with someone you would:

Avoid the situation and hope it gets better on its own.

MEN On average, men spend $100 on a tux/suit rental.

FOOD 367 people chose chicken, 198 chose steak, and 17 chose the vegetarian option as their meal. Bluntly tell them like it is in order to reach a solution.

“I’d rather eat at Prom with the food price included in the ticket It’s nice that it’s all together, and it makes it different and nicer than homecoming.” -Luke Guerdan, 11 OVERALL According to Visa Inc., Prom sales have dropped for the first time in three years, dropping 14% from last year.



You are very confident in who you are and are known to be stubborn and strong-willed. You get jealous easily and will take whatever means necessary to get what you want. You like to be in control and lead.

You are mysterious and quiet and tend to keep many things to yourself. You have a small but close group of friends and even they don’t know everything about you. Despite this, people are drawn to you.

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People love your optimistic attitude and you thrive in the attention. You love to have fun and will be dancing all night long at prom. You dream of being prom queen/king and are always looking your best.

NICK CARRAWAY You tend to be introspective and think through things internally before acting on them. You are observant and learn from others mistakes. Because of this, friends often seek you out for your advice.

The number of students who attended Prom at FHN over the past few years: 2010: 597 students 2011: 612 students 2012: 536 students 2013: 611 students 2014: 583 students “Gatsby seems so classy. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone all dressed up.” -Tiffany Metts, 12 Sources:,,




The Boy’s Tennis team’s individual success helps lead to winning the top spot in GACs

BY MAGGIE TORBECK • @MaggiexTorbeck

Chris Cattron returns a ball during a Fort Zumwalt East Lions in a varsity and JV tennis meet. Aside from the chilly weather conditions, the Knights came out in victory in all Varsity singles. (jessica allison)

From their experienced coaching staff, to the individual talent of the players themselves, this year’s FHN Varsity Boys’ tennis team is stacked with athletic ability. Because of these factors, the team was more than prepared for GACs. Although not everyone was given the chance to play, the top 12 players from the season were the ones who were given the opportunity to represent FHN in the competition. “The team did very well at GACs,” Varsity player Mitchell Rehling said. “I feel like I did alright, but I also feel like I could’ve done some things better.” After four days of competition, all 12 boys walked away with medals around their necks, and a first place title overall. “Although I’m happy that we won, I’m upset that our number one player wasn’t able to do his best,” coach Kate Kleiber said. Fifteen minutes before he was scheduled to play, junior Matt Dunn had an unfortunate accident that left him with a sprained ankle. Regardless of the setback, Dunn was still able to place second in doubles. After dominating in GACs, the team’s next goal is to play just as well in Districts, whcih begin on May 12. Every Varsity player will participate. “I expect that we’ll win districts too,” Rehling said. “We’re going to do just as great.”

PLAYING THE RIVAL TEAM FHN’s Varsity Baseball team finished their regular season on Tuesday, May 6 against their rivals FHHS. The first game of the two game showdown took place at Howell’s home field. The game ended with a losing score of 13-2 for the Knights, despite different expectations. “I expected it to be a closer game than it was,” Varsity player Cole Donaldson said. “I thought we would’ve come out and hit a little better than we did.” There were many downfalls throughout the course of the game, including pitchers giving out a few big hits and batters not performing to their full potential. GAMES WON “I think this game showed us that we need to step up (as of press time) our game and make some changes,” Donaldson said. Game two, which was held on the Knight’s home field, the score was also marked as a loss for the Knights. Howell won the game with a score of 16-2. This was the team’s last season game before Districts which began on May 10.


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Varsity Baseball player slides into home during a game against St. Charles High School on April 21. The team won with a score of 10-4. (abby temper) PAGE BY MAGGIE TORBECK & GARRET GRIFFIN



(as of press time)


4/30 13-11 W

With the season ending, what are you going to miss the most?

5/2 Holt 2-3 L

5/3 Vianney 0-7 L 5/5 Pattonville 5-6 L

“I am going to miss hanging out with the guys and playing jokes on each other,” Wilson said. “I’ll also miss my coach. Best tennis coach you can ask for. I have learned a lot from her.”

Boys’ Volleyball

4/23 FZ South 2-0 W 4/24 FHHS 1-2 L 4/29 FZ East 2-0 W Junior, Kyle Melchior lines up his putt during a Howell Central golf match. Varsity lost 170-162 and JV lost 190-178. (cameron mccarty)

Billy Wilson, 12




Field: Boys’ Discus

At the end the of the season the Golf team was excited to finish well this year

“I’m going to miss playing competitively because I’m not playing in college,” Dickherber said. “Beating Ladue in doubles was memorable because I played really well with Raymond Che and they’re known to be a really tough school.”

Evan Dickherber, 12

4/30 Pattonville 2-0 W

The Varsity Boys’ Golf team came in 4th place at Innsbrook Golf Resort on April 30 and ended the season on a high note. This encouraged the team to accomplish and meet even higher expectations for next years golf season. “We have been playing pretty well as a team,” junior Kyle Melchior said. “We ran into a couple of pretty tough teams but we have bounced back well.” Junior A.J. Porter agrees that the team did an exceptional job at Innsbrook. Additionally, Porter made the All Conference team this year. To do this he worked on both his mental game and short game in the off season. “Everyone on the team excelled, including Coach Wright,” Porter said.

4/9 FZ West 9-0 4/21 Timberland 3-6 L

3/29 AJ Schulze 130-8 PR 4/12 Trey Pettit 134-0 PR

Girls’ Soccer

4/25 Marquette 2-0 W 4/28 Duchesne 4-1 W

5/1 Ursuline 3-0 L 5/2 Cor Jesu 1-1 D 5/5 Timberland 3-0 W


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The season has been leading up to Districts with the Varsity Volleyball team having 19 wins and 6 losses. District games will be held May 11-17 at Parkway North and FHHS. “I think the team did well playing together as a team all season and has a great record going into Districts,” senior Jimmy Higgins said. 05.14.14





Here’s a look at some boys volleyball athletes and their stats for the season SCOTT OPPENBORN, 11 “We’re 20-5 right now and the season has gone really good. We have a good chance of winning State and I’m excited for the challenge.”

DISTRICTS ON PROM With two big events squeezed into one day, some track athletes must change their plans for prom and stay focused on Districts BY ALEXIS TAINTER • @Lexis_Taint

Aces: 9 Points: 78 Years Played: 8


“This season I’ve become more comfortable and settled in at playing at the Varsity level.”

Aces: 8 Points: 78 Years Played: 3

ETHAN BOND, 12 “I think the season has gone alright. There are definitely some games that we should have won.” Aces: 0 Points: 5 Years Played: 3


“I’ve worked on getting on the same page as my hitters by giving them smooth sets and were connecting better.” Aces: 45 Points:112 Years played: 3

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It’s 1:45 p.m. on May 17. The gun is fired and Maria Michalski begins her two-mile run at another track meet at Parkway Central High School. She has done this run many times, but today is different. Today is district day. It is the day that she and the rest of her team have been working towards the entire season by pushing themselves to do better. But, she has somewhere to be afterwards-- it is also the day of prom. “When I first found out that they were on the same day, I thought about how I’m really going to have to run fast to get the race done on time,” Michalski said. “I just need to make sure I stay focused.” With two big events on the same day, many track athletes are surprised that Activities would plan them on the same date. Districts are planned by the Missouri State High School Activities Association. The date of Districts is out of North coaches control. “It’s not ideal,” Girls Distance Coach Kim Kreiger said. “People have to get their stuff together and go out that night and it’ll be hard for them. Hopefully they’re organized enough to get what they can done on time and make it work. But I think the girls will be focused.” Regardless of any complaints, the date will remain the same. Because of this, some athletes need to change their plans to fit both track and prom into their schedule. Michalski had originally planned on going to get her nails and hair done and have extra time to relax the morning of prom. With districts taking place that morning, she has come up with other ideas on what to do. “I haven’t given much thought to it yet,” Michalski said. “I just plan on running my race and going home to get ready as soon as possible. I’m just going to let the day take me as it comes and go with the flow.” Vanessa Taylor is participating in the 100M hurdle the afternoon of prom. Her event takes place at 4:10 p.m., giving her less time to get ready than Michalski. While the amount of time they have may be slightly different, Taylor is taking the same approach as Michalski by focusing on the meet and worrying about prom later. “There’s not much I can do but just be fast,” Taylor said. “I like it but at the same time I don’t. It will be a busy day but I get to spend one of the biggest days with my team and also see them at prom.”

Sophomore Maci May and junior Cynthia Cahall pass the baton in the girls 4x4. Cahall will be competing at Districts. (matt krieg)

TRACK SEASON BESTS 100M Hurdles Autumn Todd .........................................17.91 Jillian Strickland......................................19.28 Danielle Collier........................................19.47 Claire Boenitz...........................................20.50 Vanessa Taylor..........................................20.81 1600M Run Ariel Kirkpatrick...................................5:55.40 Jessica Define.........................................5:55.80 Hannah Fetsch......................................6:23.54 Jessica Jones...........................................6:27.90 Maria Michalski................................... 6:35.23 Taylor and Michalski are both excited about Prom and Districts. They both plan on staying focused on each event at a time. While their plans for before prom may have been changed, they are still staying positive and looking forward to competing and having fun at the dance afterwards. “Both days are important to me,” Michalski said. “When life throws me lemons, I make lemonade. I believe this will be a wonderful challenge that will work out for the best.” PAGE BY ALEXIS TAINTER


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Sophomore Mady Vanek will be traveling 5,686 miles in June this summer to Athens, Greece where she will be evaluated by coaches for a spot on the women’s professional team. Vanek is one of 18 girls given this opportunity. (abby temper)


Sophomore Mady Vanek will go to Athens, Greece this summer for an opportunity to improve her soccer skills and learn at a professional level BY RODNEY MALONE • @big_rod97

After a long and exhausting day of training for her club team, Panathinaikos, sophomore Mady Vanek was in the car on the way home when she got a call from her mother, which was odd because her mother was in the car with her. Thinking it was a joke she didn’t answer the phone and asked her mom why she was calling her. Her mom ignored her and continued to say into the phone, “I’m calling to say you’ve been selected to play on the international soccer team.” Mady sat in her seat frozen not being able to grasp the reality of the situation. “When I found out I just sat there stunned, unable to move,” Mady said. “I looked at her with utter shock and started to cry, I was just so stunned and could not even think straight.” Mady decided to go and tryout to be on the Panathinaikos international women’s team after a lot of encouragement from her coach, Nicholas Karidis. Mady went through tryouts against girls in ninth and tenth grade from across the country. These tryouts took place in Kentucky and St. Louis during the fall and winter of 2013. Mady is one of 18 girls chosen to leave for Athens, Greece on June 26 to compete

for a potential spot on the Panathinaikos women’s professional team. In Greece, she will competing against pro teams and be evaluated by club coaches that are looking for girls from the U.S. to be on the team. People are very proud of her accomplishment. “It is really exciting and an honor for her to have been selected to compete against international professional teams and to be looked at by soccer scouts,” mother Kristine Vanek said. “It will truly be a trip to remember for us all and we all look forward to the possibilities that lie ahead for Madison and her soccer career from the outcome of this trip.” Mady has had a passion for soccer ever since she was four and has been playing 12 years. She has been playing for the Panathinaikos for four years and has contributed to the team in many ways. She hopes to learn what it’s like to be a professional soccer player and to improve her skills and ability to play. “Madison has an amazing work ethic and has a contagious positive attitude,” Karidis said. “She is a key ingredient to the success of this team, locally, nationally, and internationally. She is a superb defender with sharp tactical and technical skills. It is a pleasure to have Madison on the team and to be her coach.”

I can’t wait to see the ones putting in the work in the weight room and on track carry it over to the football season #results

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2014 GAC Champions! @fhnboystennis Way to go boys and Coach Kleiber.

@fhnactivities Mike Janes

My greatest obstacle isn’t the guy across the line from me it’s my own mindset that’s my #1 opponent

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Great job today! Varsity Baseball 12-5 winner over Troy! Varsity Girls Soccer 3-0 winner over FZW! #fhnpride

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Rated PG-13 May 16


“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” doesn’t disappoint, leaving viewers ready for the next adventure

BY LEXI WILKINSON • @loupy0925



Rated PG-13 May 23


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he Amazing Spider-Man 2” truly delivered upon it’s claim-it was, in fact, absolutely amazing. Between intense action sequences and emotionally gripping moments between the characters, the film can definitely be counted as another successful endeavor by Marvel. After the events of the first film, Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) tries to balance living his normal life as a teen graduating high school and going on to college with his crime fighting duties as Spider-Man, whom the city has come to accept as a hero rather than the “masked vigilante” the city had ostracized in the first movie. He comes across many adversaries, from the electrically charged Electro ( Jamie Foxx) to the wickedly wild Green Goblin (Dane DeHaan). Garfield returns to the red and blue spandex with a vengeance and plays the character of Peter Parker/Spider-Man perfectly. One thing about Garfield’s performance that stood out was the layer of cheekiness he added to the film that really took the mood of the situation from serious to lighthearted, like when Spider-Man thwarted the rogue Aleksei Sytsevich by using his webs to pull his pants down. Emma Stone was completely wonderful as Gwen Stacy, reprising her role as a strong female lead, without whom Peter couldn’t live, of course, effortlessly. The romantic moments between Gwen and Peter were sweet and not overbearing, which I personally really appreciated; nothing ruins a good action movie more than overly sappy moments. The two had unbelievable chemistry and were one thousand percent convincing as two people desperately in love, probably because the two have been dating in real life since 2010. Nevertheless, their romance added to the plot flawlessly and didn’t make the film seem like a tragic love story, even though it was. Villain development was another highlight of this movie for me. Each of the two main villains, Electro and The Green Goblin, had


sufficient motivation for doing what he did. I dislike movies that don’t seem to have a real reason for the villain to be so villainous, but this was not the case with either of them. In the end, I couldn’t say that I felt any animosity towards the villains because their back stories were so well developed that I just found myself feeling a lot of sympathy towards them. In my opinion, when the viewer doesn’t want to hate them is what makes a good villain a great one. Marvel is known for it’s excellent superhero movies, and “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” was a fantastic example. The action was really exciting, and they used a cool slow motion effect to show how Peter saw the situation with his Spidey Senses. Though he faced many obstacles throughout the film, Peter stayed strong and fought for the greater good instead of wallowing in his own troubles. In my book, this makes him a true hero, because he displayed enormous strength of character in the face of adversity. Marvel has done a really good job with this character so far, and I’m excited to see that comes next. Overall, I really enjoyed “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”. I would highly recommend this film to anyone who enjoys a movie with exceptional action sequences, charming moments of romance, and hilarious bits of comedy to tie it all together.



Rated PG June 13

“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” includes a star-studded cast to bring these characters to life on the big screen, some for the first time MAX DILLON/ELECTRO (JAMIE FOXX)




Max Dillon was always ignored by OsCorp, the company he worked for, even when he single-handedly designed the blueprints for a city-wide power source. OsCorp took and implemented without giving Dillon any credit. After a freak accident involving electric eels and an electrical cable, Dillon became Electro, and becomes fueled by his desire to be seen and recognized for his achievements, sought revenge. First appearance: The Amazing SpiderMan #9 (Feb. 1964)

Harry Osborn was cast aside by his father at a young age and sent to boarding school, however returned to find that he was dying of the same genetic disease as his father. This led to a desperate search for a cure or even a way of prolonging his life, and when Spider-Man wouldn’t help him, Osborn turned to Electro, who helped him become The Green Goblin. First appearance: As Harry Osborn-The amazing Spider-Man #31 (Dec 1965). As the Green Goblin-- The Amazing Spider-Man #136 (Sep. 1974)

Gwen Stacy, Peter’s on-again/off-again girlfriend, graduates from Midtown High School as Valedictorian. She then goes on to receive an offer from Oxford University to study in their biomedical research department. Her knowledge saves SpiderMan’s life when he engages in battle with Electro. Gwen and Peter continue to struggle with the hardships that come with dealing with Peter’s secret life and trying to balance a relationship. First appearance: The Amazing SpiderMan #31 (Dec. 1965)

Aleksei Sytsevich, a Russian criminal, attempts to steal an armoured truck loaded with plutonium from OsCorp after escaping from a nearby prison. He is defeated by Spider-Man and thrown in high-security prison. Later, he is liberated by an unknown source to don a high-tech suit of armor and become the Rhino. The suit is virtually indestructable and makes him look like a rhino, giving him his unique name. First appearance: The Amazing SpiderMan #41 (Oct. 1966)

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Three dishes prepared and ready to be consumed. On the bottom left, Chicken in a biscuit covered in gravy with fries and corn. And on the right and left are both plates of steak barbecued with sides of beans and corn bread. Next to the plates in various colors are the unique glasses that Hendrick’s serves, large jars that one might keep jam in. (photo by austin ferguson)


The flying pigs hanging from the ceiling are just one of the many interesting things to look at. (photo by austin ferguson)

A BBQ restaurant in downtown St.Charles is worth a visit BY AUSTIN FERGUSON

With an atmosphere of down south cooking, blues, and amazing barbecue, it’s a wonder why it is not more well known in the area. Between the amazing meals, the quaint atmosphere, and the certain uniqueness of the place, Hendrick’s is hands down the best BBQ restaurant that I have ever had the pleasure of going to. Hendrick’s BBQ has a fun blues, southern style atmosphere, flying pigs hanging from the ceiling, and fun little subheads under the food on most of their menu that add a bit of a home style cooking theme to it, “Just like Mom’s.” They serve their drinks in mason jars that look like they might be used for catching fireflies in the summer, which only adds to the southern vibe. Then when I got to the actual food the term, “Your eyes are bigger than your stomach,” really came into play. I had the chicken in a biscuit which consisted of two halfs of a biscuit covered in delicious gravy. The gravy was a bit more on the chunky side, and the spices in

it greatly enhanced the flavor. In the center, a fried piece of chicken separated the two halves, also covered in gravy. Typically when eating a dish with multiple parts, one usually overpowers the other, but this was not the case. Both parts of this dish, the chicken and the biscuit, were equally delicious. The chicken was fried to perfection, a tier above anything else I’ve ever had, and someone would kill for the recipe for their gravy. As for the biscuit, well, it quite literally melted in my mouth. From my one visit, my six family members and I all agreed that we need to go back there. For a restaurant with such great food, it does not really break your wallet either. With it’s relatively large portions, Hendrick’s is easily worth the money that it does ask for. In my very limited adventures at BBQ places, this is the one that I would most highly recommend. The food will only keep people coming back, and the flying pigs will be awaiting their return with a smile.

“WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SUMMERTIME BBQ?” “I really like pulled pork because it tastes good.” -Nicole Morse, 10


“I like hamburgers because you can have them so many different ways with so many different toppings.” -Courtney Vishy, 12

“My favorite food is ribs because they’re messy and delicious.” -Tanner Gunnett, 12

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NO CHANGING THE CHANNEL The growth of late night talk shows has become boring and overpowering and must be fixed by getting rid of the unpopular shows EMMA PURSLEY BY

Earlier this year Seth Meyers and Jimmy Fallon began another era of late show switch-ups as Meyers moved to Late Night and Fallon took control of the Tonight Show after Jay Leno. Now the cycle has begun again; since 67-year-old David Letterman has announced his retirement, the public will be forced to suffer through the never ending news coverage of who will replace him, and any other drama that will undoubtedly go along with it. That’s the thing about talk shows, if one were to begin channel surfing around 10:00 p.m., they would really only have one option: talk shows. There are 21 night time talk shows that air, which is a ridiculous number that needs to be decreased in order to avoid more drama amongst the larger networks. Since there are so many different shows it creates a childish competition of who can get the most attention from viewers and actors. It’s typical for actors or actresses to travel around to various talk shows to promote the movies they’re working on, but when it’s the same people jumping from show to show, it tends to get rather repetitive. Seeing the same faces multiple times a night wouldn’t be such a problem, except that all of the hosts of these shows ask the same mundane questions like what the movie is about and how the actor felt about portraying the role. It’s true that these shows can be entertaining and even funny, but there are so many shows, and there’s nothing to set any one show apart from the rest of the late night shows that are on every other channel. The smart thing to do would be to put quality before quantity and lower the number of shows on a particular network and really focus on making the content innovative and fun for the audience, but that could mean losing potential ratings, and that’s a risk the networks could never take. Monologues are another staple among the late night crowd, and these usually consist of a few minutes of the host or hostess making fun of whatever is going on in pop culture. This practice once again becomes monotonous; there are only so many jokes about Obamacare and Rob Ford that can be made before it gets a little ridiculous. But when there are 21 shows, all airing within a few hours of each other, it’s tough to be original. The easy fix would be to get rid of some of the shows that come on later, but the networks could never do that because they must always be in constant competition to see who can get the highest ratings, and even though less people watch those shows, they still have better ratings than if there wasn’t a show in that slot. It’s exactly this sense of competing that makes these shows so difficult to watch. Not only are the networks competing with one another, the same network has even turned on itself in the past and had its hosts fighting with each other in the public eye. According to the Huffington Post back in 2010, a war ensued between Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien, when NBC went behind Leno’s back about transitioning The Tonight Show to O’Brien, which ended in O’Brien walking away from NBC and Leno taking back his seat as host. This entire battle was just a disagreement between grown men who were acting like children. It could have and should have been avoided by retiring Leno and letting O’Brien take his place, but now O’Brien has his own show and hosting The Tonight Show has been passed down to Jimmy Fallon. The large networks are so concerned with money and ratings that instead of decreasing the number of hosts, they let the hosts throw tantrums and then the hosts move networks and start their own shows which perpetuates the drama. Every few years the public has to endure the drama of the elderly hosts being replaced with younger doppelgangers of themselves, and it’s begun once again. It’s time to stop looking to improve or expand, the networks need to work with what they’ve got before they think about making any kind of major changes. If the networks would focus on the shows they have now, they can take the time to find strong hosts, and make their shows more original. Imagine turning on your TV and flipping through channels, and instead of seeing 21 different options for talk shows, there is only one per network, but that show is exciting and original. That’s where networks should be with their shows. 19 FHNTODAY.COM 05.14.14


ONE GAME MAKES MANY FRIENDS Online gaming is uniting the world through the computer BY AUSTIN FERGUSON

Being an avid user of online games myself, I would say that being able to connect with friends at any time is one of the major positives that these games have to offer. The online gaming industry is only getting bigger-- bigger tournaments, a wider playerbase, and more and more awareness is being giving to the growing professional gaming scene. Games such as League of Legends, Dota, and Starcraft are all great examples of some of the biggest games in the world right now that are giving way to more player interactment. As well as being giant games with very large fan bases, these games can also help bring people together. I play all three of those games, particularly League of Legends; often I will go home and go into the game of League of Legends with my friends and we can all be in the same game. Being on Skype, talking to your friends, and all playing the same game is a beautiful thing. The fact that I can play anytime with my friends no matter how far away they are makes the difference. Even with friends that I’ve moved away from, by us all playing the same games, we’re able to stay connected even though we’re now far away from each other. One of the best things about playing online is being able to hang out with friends without having to go anywhere. I am able to play many different types of games at any time with my friends and I am able to chat and game at the same time. This makes a big difference when I want to try

and connect with my friends that I’ve only met online, as well as playing with friends from school at home. If someone is not able to do anything that day, or even if someone is sick, they can still take part with their friends by all working on the same game. In addition, is also an excellent way to connect with long-distance friends that you may not be able to see everyday. Other than the amazing accessibility to friends that these games offer, online gaming can do more than simply bring friends together when everyone’s feeling lazy. If one decides they just want to play online solo, they’d meet many different types of people online, and come across an opportunity to experience a community of people that all play the same game. In this instance Steam, the digital game store, is a great platform to use: for every game that one can buy on Steam, there is also a community page on it. Everyone can contribute to this community page, posting artwork, videos, blogs, and even mods that they have made all relating to the one game. I really enjoy seeing what other players have done with the game, it just shows how games can inspire people and make them better. Games can bring people together from all parts of the world. Whether it be by one player making the game better for others by making something for it, or by multiple players coming together at giant conventions to celebrate their game, there’s definitely something positive to take away from the whole thing. The gaming industry isn’t going away anytime soon, and it will only get bigger and better.

Increasing in popularity, online gaming helps players from all over the world find a common interest and have the ability to communicate with each other, despite being far away from one another. (photo illustration by ashleigh jenkins)


As the general election approaches, future voters need to become both opinionated and educated so they can fulfill their civic responsibility BY KYLEIGH KRISTENSEN

• @kyleigh13_

This upcoming Nov. 4 people should be fulfilling their civic responsibility by voting in a general election. According to Harvard’s Institute of Politics, less than 25% of newly eligible 18 year-olds will be voting. I believe that this number is embarrassingly low because new voters need to take advantage of their right to vote, so they can make a difference in their future. People need to start getting educated now, so they can correctly vote for the issues they want to change and decide where they stand on the political spectrum. Personally, I don’t think we should have a two major political party system because it encourages people to be one-sided because it encourages straight ticket voting. Straight ticket voting is only voting for the people in the political party which they support. This leads people to mistakenly vote for candidates that may not stick to the traditional party platforms. Uneducated voters may think that just because the candidate is in their party they must share the same views, but this is not always the case. For example, a Republican can be pro-choice or a Democrat can be anti-gun control. As November approaches, new voters need to take on their newly received responsibilities to be educated and to vote, so they can support a future America they want. PAGE BY KYLEIGH KRISTENSEN

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Couples are more common as high schoolers cope with stresses HIGH SCHOOL UNMUSICAL



Exam season is fast approaching, and as it gets closer, the level of stress increases exponentially. Students turn to different things to help cope; some turn to food, or TV, or good simple studying. But as students get older, it becomes more and more common for them to turn to another person in the form of a boyfriend or girlfriend. As long as these couples are happy, they shouldn’t be judged. It seems that most of the student body at FHN hates seeing couples in the hallway, but there isn’t a specific reason. The couple could be making out or just carrying on a normal conversation, but the students will complain about the PDA. Maybe it’s gross to see two people kissing, but if it’s really that repulsive, then burn the extra calories and look away. It can be tough to go through high school, and for some, having a boyfriend or girlfriend is the best way to relieve that stress, especially around exam time, because they have someone to lean on. A relationship is an emotional connection, and being in a relationship with someone else gives a person the opportunity to unload emotionally, and to be supported through all of the hardships of high school. People shouldn’t be judged because they found someone who makes them happy. Those who are against high school relationships don’t have to have one, but they don’t have the right to hate or condemn the people who have decided that having a significant other makes them happy. If people are truly happy with being single then they shouldn’t feel the need to constantly talk about those who aren’t; they should live their life and let people in relationships live theirs.

Troy Bolton and Gabriella Montez; Bella Stewart and Edward Cullen; Elena Gilbert and Stefan Salvatore-- all of these relationships have something in common: television and movies have ingrained into our minds that the only way to be happy in high school is to have a significant other. Social interaction is important, it shouldn’t be the most important thing we do at school. We are in school to learn and prepare for the future, and while part of that learning does include social interaction, having a serious relationship shouldn’t be at the top of one’s priorities, especially during exam time. Relationships serve as a distraction from schoolwork and other responsibilities that students have. When they find themselves trying to keep a relationship going, some people will then neglect those responsibilities, dedicating time to spending it with a boyfriend or girlfriend instead of friends or family. This isn’t fair to those outside of the relationship. High schoolers need to realize the extent of their actions before they fall head over heels in puppy love and push away those closest to them. Even though TV seems to only have one message for teens; that they need to be in serious relationships, it’s not the most important thing in life. There are plenty of other ways to relieve stress during exams time, like reading a book or baking cookies. And though it is helpful to one’s state of mind to vent to another person, that person doesn’t necessarily have to be a significant other; a friend or a parent could work. Teens need to rid themselves of the notion that high school relationships are the end-all-be-all, and that there are other ways to be happy or relieve stress. Let’s not fall prey to the Disney stereotype, friends-after all, high school isn’t really a musical.


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The North Star Editorial Board examines final exam exemptions and offers reforms to the process to improve student accessibility ON BEHALF OF THE EDITORIAL STAFF • @fhntoday

Finals: a time where high-achieving students are rewarded for their performance in their classes with earned exemptions-- unless they failed to meet the 95 percent attendance rate for the year, achieve each of the various signatures needed to obtain said exemption, or simply not known that they had earned exemptions in the first place. Because of these flaws in the exemption process, FHN should reconsider certain aspects of their finals exemption process in order to make it more accessible to students so that they can be rewarded for their academic performance. A roadblock in the exemption process seems to be the unrealistic attendance requirement for students wishing to obtain final exam exemptions. While unexcused absences are a legitimate reason for loss of the exemption privileges, excused absences, especially for things out of student control, such as illness or appointments, should not penalize students from obtaining a final exam exemption. However, school related absences, such as field trips, do not penalize students. If a student can still maintain an A in class, even with several absences, the more deserving they are of an exemption. By maintaining an A, it shows that the student is dedicated to their academic performance and is therefore putting more effort into their class to keep their A. This dedication to the class should be rewarded, rather than diminished. In addition to this attendance requirement, students must have scored Advanced or Proficient on any EOC test in communication arts, government, Algebra I, and biology, have an A for the semester in the class selected, meet the attendance requirement, and maintain a clean disciplinary history. Once these requirements are met, students are required to go on a tedious and time-consuming scavenPAGE BY LAUREN PIKE

ger hunt through the school to fill out a form. While it is necessary to have students verify that they have met the requirements to get an exemption, the process could be streamlined by having the “signature stops” occur in a more logical order. While it makes sense for the exemption form to require, a parent, guidance, and teacher signature first, the remaining signature order is a bit disjointed. The student must make stops at the Attendance Office, followed by the Main Office, Learning Commons, room 23, then back to the Main Office to be turned in-- all in that order. Instead of this mandated order, it makes more sense for the student to get the signatures from the Learning Commons and room 23 first, then group the Main and Attendance Office signatures together so that the student doesn’t have to make repeat stops around the school. Finally, instead of the little publicity that exemptions receive, FHN should consider putting a bit more effort into making the exemption process more well-known to students by widely advertising when exemption forms are available, as well as the deadline, rather than mentioning it as a side note in the guidance announcements, which students rarely utilize. In order to do this, exemptions could be publicized through text announcements to students, flyers, and social media. These forms of publicity are more accessible to students, causing them to pursue finals exemptions. Student performance deserves to be recognized and exemptions serve as a reward as well as a goal for students to work toward. The goal of exemptions can not only inspire students to perform at a higher level in school, but can also show them the value of high academic standards which will later benefit them in further education and careers. In a generation where it is so easy to be distracted, students need concrete motivation to achieve academic success, and with a few changes, finals exemptions can serve as an attainable goal.

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ALL-KNIGHTER After graduation, the senior class will celebrate with one last night together


PATHWAYS While there are many options for the future, these seniors know what path they are taking




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SELF-GIVEN AWARDS If the school were to give superlatives, these are the awards the seniors would give themselves

PAST 18 YEARS Take a trip down memory lane and check out some of these popular trends from our childhood

026 GOODBYE The Editors-in-Chief give some final words of advice to the Class of 2014



Senior Awards Night recognizes the hard work of the seniors and celebrates their accomplishments

By Brianna Morgan

Tomorrow night at 6:30 p.m., Senior Awards Night will begin in the large gym. All seniors participating in the awards ceremony should arrive at the school by 6 p.m. and report to the auditorium to line up and get ready. Around 275 seniors have been invited to come to the ceremony and have been encouraged to bring their families along to celebrate the night with them. “[The ceremony] was started over 20 years ago because there were so many accolades, scholarships and rewards that couldn’t be recognized at graduation,” Guidance Counselor Lisa Woodrum said. “Instead of just printing them all out on the graduation program, this has a certain familial setting where administrators, teachers, and counselors can personally speak about each student and recognize their achievements.” The attire for the night is semi-formal, as this is an event honoring students’ achievements. This is the night where seniors will be recognized for their accomplishments throughout high school. 4.0 cords and cords for other achievements such as National Honors Society, Quill and Scroll, and Mu Alpha Theta will be given out. Scholarships and Departmental awards will also be announced at the ceremony. “This is just more personal [than graduation],” Woodrum said. “Of course our principals are up on stage, giving hand shakes, but hearing, say, a club sponsor speaking about their specific group makes it much more personal and shows their commitment and respect.”




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By Hannah Rosen In just over a month, some seniors will head to Daytona from June 15-22. This annual trip rewards graduates for their hard work over the last four years with fun in the sun. “All my friends are excited for Daytona and they all talk about it,” Anne Reiner said. “I am most excited for going to Wet ‘n Wild Resort in Orlando and spending time on the beach.” The graduates will stay at a hotel near the beach for the duration of the trip. Their days will be filled with activities like a beach volleyball tournament, swimming at the beach and a day at Wet ‘n Wild in Orlando. “The day at Wet ‘n Wild is my favorite, there is a lot of fun stuff to do,” Paul Just, one of the chaperones for the trip, said. “I have always liked water parks, and the kids seem to really enjoy it. It is a very fun time; and, the downtime at the beach is fun as well.”

The All-Knighter, which celebrates graduation, starts at 10:30 p.m. on June 7 and goes until 5 a.m. the following morning. Various activities will take place on the lower level of the school to give graduates a safe place to hang out after graduation. This year’s All-Knighter activities are being kept secret; however, students can get some idea of what the night will consist of by looking at what occurred last year. Some events from last year included a hypnotist, a bounce house, a cartoonist, an arcade and plenty of raffles. “We try to let the seniors have fun and appreciate that they finished school and are moving on to whatever they may be,” All-Knighter co-chair Kim Clouse said. The All-Knighter is sponsored by the PTO, which sets up fundraisers to raise money for the event throughout the year. 02 SENIOR EDITION 2014

Graduation will be held at 3 p.m. on June 7 at the Family Arena. Graduation’s dress code for students includes: dark bottoms, black dress shoes, and a white top. Males are also required to wear a tie. Students who missed picking up their 15 graduation tickets on May 12 and 13 can pick up tickets from Marilyn Jarvis in the main office. This year brings some changes to Graduation. There will not be any musical performances; however, there will be speeches given by Liz Mayer, Abigail Griffin and Clayton Kolher. “I’m excited to graduate because I am more than ready to move on with the next chapter of my life,” Abigail Griffin said. “And I’m definitely ready to be done with high school.”

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As college approaches, it s important to know what s in style. Take a peek at the preppy looks Davron Hasanov, Kelly D Amico, Taylor Shelton and Nathan Mills donned for college


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Style Staples ’

Kelly D Amico and Nathan Mills model key campus fashion essentials every college students needs to begin building their basic college wardrobe

Button Downs: A basic button

down is a wardrobe staple regardless of your age or personal style. Think of your top as a blank canvas you can accesorize according to your own style.

Prints: Most preppy outfits are made of pants and a nice button down, but don’t be afraid to take on a print or a dress. This classic shift dress embodies the clean lines that are the basis of preppy style.

Jeans: Nice, dark jeans look

flattering on anyone. Jeans add a casual feel to the typical button down that khakis don’t provide. Khakis are another common option chosen when wearing a nice button down.


Taylor: Sperry Angelfish Shoe, $70 Kelly: Jewel Sandals from Target, $16 Davron: Gray Sperry Top Sider Boat Shoes, $60 page by ashley eubanks & sophie gordon

Nathan: Sperry Top Sider, $85 2014 SENIOR EDITION 04

Pathways Each graduate will take a different in the walk of life, but all roads lead back to


home. Class of 2014

A Tiger Rising Mizzou is a popular university amongst college students in the Midwest, but one student holds the school close to her heart for a different reason By Jessica Olsen


aitlin will be the third and final Eifert sister to graduate from FHN, and her college plans will be no different. Next fall, she plans on following her sisters, Chelsea and Maddie, to the University of Missouri-Columbia (Mizzou) to pursue her dream of becoming an elementary school teacher. “I want to do elementary education because I want to be a positive influence on the youth of our future,” Kaitlin said. “I had a really good elementary experience. All of my teachers were amazing, and I loved every minute of it. I want to be able to give that same happy experience to kids in the future.” Although Mizzou is a wildly popular college, famous for its school spirit and large population, Kaitlin has other reasons for choosing the school as her next chapter. Mizzou is a family tradition in Kaitlin’s family that goes farther up the family tree than Chelsea and Maddie. Both of Kaitlin’s parents attended Mizzou for some time. She has also had three aunts attend the college as well as several other cousins. “We always go up on family weekend,” Kaitlin’s oldest sister Chelsea said. “Even if we don’t go to the game, we always tailgate. I’m trying to get my parents to get a permanent tailgate spot for every game. I just love going up there and being up there for games, even if you don’t get to go up in the stadium. I can’t see myself stopping from going up there.” Mizzou wasn’t always Kaitlin’s top choice when picking universities. She thoroughly considered North Carolina State University. In fact, Chelsea and Maddie went through the

same process. Chelsea looked into attending Ball State or Northwestern University, and Maddie wanted to attend the University of Kentucky or Missouri University of Science and Technology. “I was like, ‘Kaitlin, if that’s what you really want, we’ll support you no matter what,’” Chelsea said. “But in the back of my head I was like, ‘You should go to Mizzou.’ It’s not just a good place for us to go because of our personalities, but a good place for our family.” Kaitlin plans on pledging a sorority and has high hopes of getting into Kappa Delta, the sorority Maddie is a current pledge for and Chelsea was a part of when attending Mizzou. Kaitlin will have a big name to live up to if she becomes a part of Kappa Delta. Chelsea made a huge impact in enforcing PACE, an organization that focuses on bettering the home of Kappa Delta. Maddie is helping to add on to the Eifert name, helping out with PACE and becoming a recruit leader for their sorority. “Every time I visited Kappa Delta, I just felt really comfortable and enjoyed it,” Kaitlin said. Although Chelsea and Maddie are ecstatic about Kaitlin becoming a Tiger, they want her to do whatever will make her the happiest. “I hope she branches out,” Maddie said. “In high school, I felt like she was kind of reserved and kept to herself. I pushed her to join Student Council her senior year and now she loves it. I hope she finds family up here like I did. I want her to be happy wherever she goes and with whatever she does.” Maddie is not the only one who has high expectations from Kaitlin as she enters this stage of her life. Both sisters want what’s best for her. “I just see Kaitlin flourishing,” Chelsea said. “I know she’ll find something where she’ll fit in but can also step up and really expand as a leader.” Whether she joins a sorority other than Kappa Delta, or chooses a separate path that strays away completely from Eifert tradition, Kaitlin knows she’s got an amazing support group behind her. “I love my family,” Kaitlin said. “They’re always supportive of everything I do. I always have a person to go to if I have a question or problem. They push me to be a better person. My sisters have set an example for me and I’d love to continue in their footsteps.”

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Called to Action

While most seniors have chosen the college path, Justin Perry follows his dream of joining the army By Brianna Morgan


ince Justin Perry was just a kid, he has known that the army life was for him. Justin’s cousin joined the military when Justin was just nine years old, and he looked up to his cousin for that decision and knew that’s what he also wanted to do when he grew up. After months of preparing for this exact moment, Justin will pack up his things and leave for basic training on Aug. 11. “I just like the whole concept of being in the military,” Justin said. “It’s so exciting just working with a team like that. I just really can’t wait to go.” Justin enlisted on Jan. 31 and has been going to Young Soldiers Training at the Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) building in St. Louis since February. After someone enlists in the military they are required to go to Young Soldiers Training every Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. until they leave for basic training. At Young Soldiers Training, they start off with a run and then do as many push-ups and sit-ups as they can. The trainees also perform other various exercises in order to get in the best physical state possible. Many trainees find that Young Soldiers Training is extremely helpful in preparing for the military. “I think it get’s you fit and makes you look at what boot camp is actually going to be like for you and see just how bad it will be and how they treat you,” senior Areli Lara, who is going into the Marines and is friends with Justin, said. While trying something new usually brings apprehensions to many, Justin feels nothing but excitement for this new stage in his life. With friends and family by his side to support his decision to join the army, Justin is more sure than ever that this is the right choice for him. “I think it’s a good thing for Justin to do because when he goes into the military he’s going to get a good jump start on a career after leaving the military, unless he decides to stay in the military for 20 years or so and make it a career there,” art teacher Paul Just, who instructs Justin for most of the day and is close to him, said. “When he gets out he can move on to doing some other types of things in mechanics as well. I think it will help him to focus a lot and to become a really good member of society.” Although most students have chosen to attend a four-year university and continue into their career, Justin has chosen to take advantage of the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act, more commonly referred to as the G.I. Bill. The G.I. Bill will pay for Justin’s education in mechanics for lightwheeled vehicles and eventually allow him to land a secure job, not only in the military, but also as a civilian once he decides that his time in the army is over. “I’m tired of this stage of my life,” Justin said. “I’m excited to start this new stage. It’s always fun to try something new. This is something I’ve always wanted to try my whole life.”

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Building a Career

After studying at Lewis and Clark Career Center for two years, Jacob Young has made the decision to go straight into a job after graduation By Elisabeth Condon


acob Young has all the credentials that a good framer should have: formal training, two years of experience, and a work ethic that most young adults lack. Jacob would like to develop a career in general carpentry and has decided to go straight into a job after his June 7 graduation date. “[Framing] is the best trade/skill to learn because I can build my own house and because it’s good money,” Jacob said. Jacob has taken the Building Trades course at Lewis and Clark Career Center for both years the option has been available for him. Over the past two years, Jacob has learned how to build a house from the bottom up. “A company comes in and pours all the foundation,” Jacob said. “From there, we put all the floor joists on it, then the subfloor. Then, we start from the first floor and just start framing all the walls and get all that situated, then we start on the second floor and just work our way up. Once the whole exterior is framed, we plywood the roof and shingle it and do siding. Then we put the drywall in.” Jacob has enjoyed his time at Lewis and Clark and believes it has given him the education he needs to succeed as a framer. He originally chose to attend Lewis and Clark because he knew it would teach him the skills he needs. “Part of it was because I wanted to miss half of [school at North],” Jacob said. “The other part was that I wanted to further my education in construction.” Jacob has been practicing his skills by participating in Skills USA, a nonprofit organization that works to create an adequately-trained working class youth. Jacob attributes his success in competitions to his teacher Charles Henke. Jacob has also been working with his father, Michael Young, in construction. Michael did not graduate high school and, at the age of nineteen, had to start working and supporting his family. “I’d rather see Jake go to college, myself,” Michael said. “I just think you have a better chance at making more money. You don’t have to get such a hard job. You kinda get to pick more of what you want to do.” According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 65.9 percent of 3 million high school graduates were enrolled in college by October 2013. Of the 2013 graduates who were not enrolled in college, 74.2 percent of them were part of the work force. This year, Jacob will be part of that 74.2 percent. “I’ll make $100,000 before people get out of college,” Jacob said. “I don’t want to do anything else.”

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It Takes a Community One of many seniors attending Saint Charles Community College next year intends to use her education to become a nurse and provide for her young daughter By Matt Schneider


een mom � two little words that can spark an enormous response. With MTV’s slate of popular, long-running shows in the “16 and Pregnant” franchise and countless other recent TV programs documenting the world of adolescent pregnancy, many people hold strong preconceived notions of teenage mothers. Few of these impressions are positive, as FHN student Melissa Troncoso knows all too well. In September 2013, at the beginning of her senior year of high school, Melissa gave birth to her daughter, Jacquelyn. “I think people are judgmental toward teen moms,” Melissa said. “People sometimes say to me, ‘You made a lot of mistakes,’ but I don’t think of my daughter as a ‘mistake.’ That makes me mad because they don’t know my situation. They judge me before knowing me.” Yet, Melissa has not let the occasional negativity get her down. Instead, she has chosen to challenge those assumptions. “People talk so much crap about teen moms, and I want to prove them different,” Melissa said. Attaining a college degree is how Melissa hopes to disprove those who doubt her. Though many teen moms find it difficult to continue with their education while raising a child, Melissa has used her daughter as added inspiration to focus on schooling. According to Family and Consumer Science teacher Rebecca Just, Melissa’s homebound teacher, Melissa became more motivated in school after her pregnancy. “Having to grow up, to be responsible for another human being, plus aging, increased her maturity,” Just said. “Melissa is very bright, has common sense, gets along well with people, and can overcome challenges and struggles, but I think her baby gave her more motivation.” Melissa plans to study nursing at Saint Charles Community College (SCC) with the goal of eventually becoming a Registered Nurse, her career objective since middle school. “I want to be a nurse because I like the fact of helping others,” Melissa said. “I’m trying to get my life together,

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and I want to have something better for my daughter.” Melissa has already conquered many obstacles, but she knows many more lie ahead. Although her pregnancy did not ultimately interfere with her studies in high school, she expects going to college while raising a daughter will be much harder -- least of all because of the increased difficulty in classes. Complicating things further, to continue providing for her daughter and save money for additional education, Melissa plans to work throughout her time at SCC. “All I have in the back of my head,” Melissa said, “is how I’m going to be able to do it all, balancing school and family and work. I’m nervous, but I know I have lots of support.” Melissa’s parents have been by her side every step of the way, providing a “huge help” to Melissa as she and her boyfriend attempt to get on their own feet. And Melissa knows she has plenty of family members who will be more than willing to babysit when the need arises. All in all, Melissa is confident in her future and in her ability to strike a family-school-work balance. Theresa Maher, Melissa’s Senior Literature teacher, thinks Melissa’s positive outlook is well-deserved. “I know she’ll be successful in her endeavors,” Maher said, “because I can tell she really is committed to her responsibilities—school and her daughter. I think she realizes that her daughter is a gift, so she wants to work hard for her.” With her daughter as inspiration, Melissa is more focused on her education than ever before. SCC gives her the opportunity to make a positive change for her future. “My daughter has made me open my eyes more, made me more mature,” Melissa said. “Everything I do today is for her: school, focusing more, keeping my head up. I do this all for her.”

A Restaurant to Call Her Own

Though her path seemed fuzzy amidst a life-changing event, Jess Stelzer is preparing to take on the culinary world on recipe at a time By Sophie Gordon


ince she was in middle school, Jess Stelzer has dreamed of owning her own restaurant. She realized this dream when she took Family and Consumer Science (FACS) and had to participate in a cooking class. It was while in FACS class that Jess discovered her talent for cooking. She recalls thinking the class was easy and fun, so she began to cook with her great-grandmother. “I would experiment,” Jess said. “I would grab different spices and throw it together and then taste it and see, and then I’d put it on chicken or pork chops, and it would be good. I’ve always been passionate.” In high school, she took cooking classes like International Cuisine along with Foods I and II. Her classmates say she was a great cook and was able to help her peers when the teacher was busy. “She, like, already knows a lot of the stuff, like a lot of the things we learn in the classes,” junior Jack Boden, who had food classes with Jess, said. “I think she’s pretty good at it. There have been days when people in her group weren’t there, and she made it all by herself, so that’s pretty impressive.” Though she wanted to take more cooking classes this year, she was placed in more art classes. However, Jess sees this as an opportunity. “Food is art,” Jess said. “A lot of people don’t realize that, but if you can create anything with a paintbrush, you can create anything with food. If you wanna think about it, the plate is the canvas, and you can put whatever you want. You can design the plate whatever you want, you can put whatever you want on it. You

don’t like it? You either start over or you never do it again. You learn, just like you learn with art.” Though some people told her that she would never go far with a career in culinary arts, Jess decided to follow her dreams. She had a clear plan of what she needed to do in order to eventually own her own restaurant. Her path seemed set. Then life happened. Almost a year and a half ago, Jess’ mother was diagnosed with Endometrial (Uterine) cancer. The results showed that it was Stage 4—terminal. Jess’ college plans were placed on the back burner as the family focused on the crisis at hand. “Before everything happened with Mom, I kinda had my life planned out,” Jess said. “I was gonna graduate; I was gonna go to culinary school; then I was gonna find a job. Well, since everything with Mom, it’s kinda scrambled my life in the future a little bit cause I don’t know what’s going to happen next.” Despite the diagnosis, Jess is tentatively planning her future. She wants to go to school closer to St. Louis, where the restaurant businesses are. Her dream would be to attend Le Cordon Bleu; however, she is also looking at St. Louis Community College-Forest Park and L’Ecole Culinaire. “I hope that whatever her dreams are, she goes for them,” grandmother Debbie Connor said. “I want her to see as much as she can, do as much as she can, learn as much as she can, and be as good as she wants to be.” While attending college, she also plans to work for either a restaurant or catering company in order to pay for school. Since both Jess’ mother and uncle work in the culinary industry, she’s already received job offers from both of their companies. Ultimately, she wants to work, attend college, and then attend business school at night. “These connections are actually helping me a lot,” Jess said. “These jobs can help me have money to pay for my culinary school to get me a step closer to opening my own business. And that brings a lot of peace of mind to me, especially in these hectic times.” Right now, Jess works as a carhop at Sonic. This is just a step in her journey to one day owning her own restaurant. Ultimately, Jess would like to be the chef at her own Italian or Greek restaurant. “A lot of people tease me, and they’re like, ‘Well, why don’t you just work as a chef in the back [of Sonic]?’” Jess said. “Because I don’t want to be cooking pre-made food. I want to make my own food.”

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Our Final Destination Find out where students of the Class of 2014 are going after high school by looking through this long list of currently enrolled FHN seniors AIR FORCE Eric Cobillas Kyle Grable Vanessa Taylor ANTHEM COLLEGE Brittani Hawkins ARKANSAS STATE Akira Roberson ARMY Jake Flaherty Justin Perry Joseph Valvero BALL STATE Sophie Gordon Tommysha Oates BENEDICTINE COLLEGE Lewis Stein BRIGHAM YOUNG Patrick O’Loughlin Jonathan Rice COLUMBIA COLLEGE Erin Weaver CULVER-STOCKTON Tyler Farlow Michael O’Neal DRAKE UNIVERSITY Madeline Hiatt EASTERN ARIZONA Hannah Rosen FOREST PARK COLLEGE Brianna Black Brittany Frazier GREENVILLE COLLEGE Natalie Mueller HARDING UNIVERSITY Lauren LeMaster Tiffany Metts HUTCHINSON COLLEGE Cole Donaldson JEFFERSON COLLEGE Mary Massa KANSAS UNIVERSITY Morgan Hopping Daniel Stewart LEWIS & CLARK Keegan Fouch LINDENWOOD Deanna Bonney Joshua Carpenter Kyle Kateman Austin Knott Trevor McPherson Nikolaus Myers Rima Patel Halie Rickermann Holly Tate Matthew VanCoutren Mikayla Weiss LINDENWOOD-BELLVILLE Daniel Goggin Darrian Wolosyk LOYOLA UNIVERSITY Molly Kube MARINES Areli Lara Derrick Leon MARYVILLE UNIVERSITY Brittany Berger Krista Burris Madison Gillam Joshua Knight Morgan Stock MCKENDREE Drake Kruep MERAMEC COLLEGE David Prost MINNEAPOLIS MEDIA Mitchell Massarand MISSOURI BAPTIST Christopher Rivera MISSOURI S&T Irfahn Amir Michael Beaver Ethan Bond Daniel Bouck Dane Burgdorf Christopher Cattron Brandon Clouse James Gleeson Michael Hamilton Aaron Harmon Deanna Hyde Connor Jansen Kendra Kelch Michael Kuhl

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Songs From Our Past Think you remember songs from your childhood ? Fill in the blanks to these songs “She’s all I want, and I’ve waited for so long. Stacy, can’t you see? You’re just not the _______ for me. I know it might be wrong, but I’m in love with Stacy’s mom.” Stacy’s Mom, Fountains of Wayne “Don’t wanna be a ______ for you. Just another player in your game for two. You may hate me but it ain’t no lie.” Bye Bye Bye, *NSYNC “Thanks to you, now I get, I get what I _____. You had your chance you blew it. Out of sight, out of mind.” Since U Been Gone, Kelly Clarkson “Snap back to reality. Oh, there goes _________. Oh, there goes rabbit. He choked. He’s so mad, but he won’t give up that easy.” Lose Yourself, Eminem “She take my ______ when I’m in need. Yeah she’s a trifling friend indeed. Oh she’s a gold digger way over town. That digs on me.” Gold Digger, Kanye West feat. Jamie Foxx “I want to be what you always needed. Then, I hope you’ll see the _____ in me. I don’t want another pretty face. I don’t want just anyone to hold.” Beautiful Soul, Jesse McCartney “You are my ______. The one desire. Believe when I say, I want it that way.” I Want It That Way, Backstreet Boys “Took an _____, I’m a stick it out ‘til the end. Now that it’s raining more than ever, know that we’ll still have each other.” Umbrella, Rihanna “It’s just too little, too late. A little too ____, and I can’t wait. But you know all the right things to say.” Too Little Too Late, JoJo “I’m holding on a rope, got me _____ feet off the ground. And I’m hearin’ what you say, but I just can’t make a sound.” Apologize, OneRepublic ANSWERS: 1. girl 2. fool 3. want 4. gravity 5. money 6. heart 7. fire 8. oath 9. long 10. ten

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“Sweetest person” - Morgan Tanksley l “Most outgoing” - Megan Hampson l “Best mustache” - Harrison Randolph l “Best dressed” - Devion Johnson l “Best Money Maker” -Joshua Zoepfel l “Most studious” - Billy Wilson l “Best looking senior” Harley Joiner l “Most likely to reach goals” - Michael O’Neal l “Hippie at heart” - Samantha Bauer l “Most likely to be a comedian” - Anthony Moore l “The nicest Russian at North” - Lera Medvedeva l “Most talkative” - Bre Black l “Most colorful” Britney Callaway l “Most honest” - Brooke Nardoni l “Most outgoing” - Lisa Sullivan l “Most pink” - Alyssa Harden l “The Awesome sauce award” - Akira Roberson l “Best hugger” - Austin Knott l “Best Pokémon trainer ever” - Nathaniel Thomason “Most sparkly” - Katie Davis l “Potassium overload” - James Gleeson l “Biggest bum” - Jess Moceri l “Most blonde” - Abbie Webb l “Mom award” - Sofia Quintana l “Most dramatic” - Molly Kube l “Sassiest” - Stonyrae Harris l “Biggest clothes fanatic” - Caitlyn Gardner l “Biggest music fan” - Luke Ellison l “Biggest wrestling fan” Adriana Condren l “Person with the most paint on their clothing” - Natalie Mueller l “Wyatt Eagan’s biggest look alike” - Jake Eagan l “Most likely to find a cure for cancer” - Courtney Vishy l “Most likely to become a ninja” - Ray Che l “Most likely to weigh 500 pounds” - Kelsey McIlroy l “Least likely to go to jail” - Taylor Shelton l “Most likely to die prematurely from stress” - Abigail Griffin l “Most likely to break things” - Missy Cloward l “Most likely to start sweating in a cool environment” -Emily Klein l “Crustiest second toe in the history of toes” - Alexis Happe l “Laziest” Jillian Fields l “Most likely to jump in to freezing cold water in jeans” - Joshua Knight l “Best Personality” - Martha Alvarado l “Nicest Person” - Melissa Troncoso l “Huge fan of science” Bailey Whitworth l “Best at my job” - Destin Jackson l “Best at awkward moments” - Ean Thielbar l “Back flipping” - Chris Grone l “Best Scream” Nick Opich l “Pokémon Master” - Sam Baalman l “Best track record” - Ethan Bond l “Most dreams crushed by the tennis team” - Basheir Langi l “Most likely to graduate” - Kyle Pratt l “Most likely to be Clayton Kohler’s trophy wife” Jessie Walker l “Most likely to be a billionaire” Clayton Kohler l “Kind of slacking off” - Mattie Schneider l “Most likely to get arrested for something stupid” - Christina Towery l “Most likely to become Batman” - Patrick Cronin l “Most awesome” - Courtney Stephen l “Best life” Kaylee Cerny l “Most cheerios fit in mouth at once” - Corey Bruns l “Better looking than Corey Bruns” - Darrian Wolosyk l “The pack mule” - Chris Steimel l “The “Best Imaginary Friends” award” - Michael Kuhl l “Most chill” - Keegan Fouch l “Tallest Asian” - Chris Rivera l “Best TA in the world” - Alyssa Thrasher l “Best at getting ‘You can’t get this done in a day’ assignments done in a day.” - Gabby Jones l “Number one friend” - Stacy McGee l “Most creative” - Ariel Tadlock l “Most likely to be addicted to coffee” - Stephanie Sage l “Most prone to injury.” - Ben Hamilton l “Most likely to be successful” - Ricky Powell l “Most likely to marry Kate Upton” - Logan Bergman l “To become a famous singer” - Erin Kelly l “Most likely to become president” - Kelly D'Amico l “Most likely to succeed” - Anthony Starks

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TWEETS As the year comes to an end, senioritis hits FHN hard and these seniors have taken to Twitter @DJfromtheNJ My senioritis is so bad, I don’t even know what date it is.. It’s May right? #FHNsenioritis Dajah Lasenberry

@sanFRANisco15 I only come to school so I’m able to graduate #FHNsenioritis Austin Franzen

@Chac_ie_chan I’m to the point where it’s to much effort to copy my work. Only 38 more days #FHNsenioritis Brandon Chac

@LiveInCHILEse #fhnsenioritis so bad I have a parent call school to let me go home. Rather sleep on my bed than desk Jordan Chilese

@lyssamueller I’ve had senioritis since freshman year so #FHNsenioritis Alyssa Mueller

@lukemayerhoefer #FHNsenioritis is too much effort to even finish this sen Luke Mayerhoefer

@LoveeDomo_ 1st Quarter: *does homework every night* 4th Quarter: *Looks at homework* “Nope...” #FHNSenioritis Dominique Cutts

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ELF, 2003







When one kid loses a special baseball, he and his friends try to get it back from “The Beast”.

A girl discovers that her family is a part of another world where Halloween is year round and the creatures are real. A family wins a dream house, but soon the computer running the house it begins to take over and cause chaos


Popular trends from our childhood As children born 1995 and 1996, the senior class has memories from two centuries; check out some of the most recognized trends over the last 18 years, listed in no particular order









A man discovers that despite being raised in the North Pole, he, in fact, is not an elf and starts the journey to find his father.

Four best friends try to achieve their dreams of becoming pop stars in New York City.

After moving, Cady Heron, attends high school for the first time and gets sucked into the drama of being a high school girl.


“I love Spongebob because it was basically my life growing up.” -Eric Cabillas

2 JIMMY NEUTRON “He made cool things.” -Jenna Boudreaux

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“I like Hannah Montana because it was a good comedy and always made me laugh.” -Renee Reinhart



“I like Scooby Doo because I felt that I could solve mysteries just like them.” -Anthony Starks



“I watched it because I loved how there was always a cartoon of her thoughts. They were always funny.” -Stonyrae Harris

A mom and her teenage daughter switch bodies and before they can switch back they must understand each others lives. News anchor Ron Burgundy and his news team are rattled when a woman enters the news room.

After the girls soccer team gets cut, Viola disguises herself as her brother in order to persue her pasion for soccer.




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“I liked it because Louis was goofy and always getting into trouble.” -Adriana Condren


“I watched it because it was cool that he was from the future and it was really funny.” -Katie Proebsting

NED’S DECLASSIFIED “I thought that his tips would actually help survive through school, even though they never actually did.” -Crystal Webb

DRAKE AND JOSH “Josh is my homeboy.” -Alli Wurm


“I’ve always been a fan of Will Smith and he has a funky style.” -Jon Rice

MASH Find out your future. SIMS Game that allows you to control simulated characters.

COOTIE CATCHERS Fortune tellers that tell your fortune.


Dance game at recess, and switch.

POKEMON Card game based on fictional animals.

MARIO KART Go- kart racing video games.


This book series follows first grader Junie in her daily adventurous and goofy life.


The series follows Judy Moody and all of the humorous adventures she gets in third grade.


Two fourth grade boys who are big jokesters accidently create a superhero out of their principal.


A brother and sister travel to historical places in order to complete a mission and save historical stories.


A family of five bears who live in a tree and go on adventures learn life lessons.


A book series about a mouse journalist in the big city.


The story about a man and the lifetime bond he shares with a tree.


A boy shares a cookie with a hungry mouse and the mouse keeps asking for more and each time the boy gives him something the mouse asks for something else.

FOOD WONDER BALLS A Wonder Ball is a hollow chocolate ball and inside

there is sugar candy. The candy inside were Disney characters. They came in a box with collectable stickers.

DANIMALS Danimals can be drinkable yogurt or a fruit smoothie.





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Come Clean So Yesterday

I Want Candy Aaron’s Party (Come Get It)

HUBBA BUBBA BUBBLE TAPE This is six feet of

bubble gum fun

that come in a circular case that unrolled like tape.

BABY BOTTLE POP First you lick the top of

the bottle then dip it in the sugar in the base of the bottle then lick off the sugar.

GRIPZ Gripz are perfect when you need a snack on the go because they are mini verisons of your favorite snacks. KID CUSINE These were TV dinners for kids. 2014 page 17 SENIOR EDITION by maddie hiattw

Letter from the Editors -

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Co Editors in Chief, Sophie Gordon and Maddie Hiatt, share their final thoughts and words of advice with the Class of 2014


hen we talked about the theme for this paper, pathways seemed to fit best. In just a few weeks, the senior class will graduate. Each of us has many pathways available after graduation. W hether we decide to go to college, to join the military, or to immediately start in a job, we will all go our own ways. But each road always leads back to home. In 10 years, when the class of 2014 has its first reunion, each path will lead back to where it all started: FHN. Our futures start here. Each of us has four years worth of memories from high school. The good and the bad moments have created who we are today. W hen you leave 2549 Hackmann Road for the last time, remember those good times. Remember when you finally got to all of your classes on time freshman year. Remember when MADE came to our school sophomore year. Remember when Ali won Mr. FHN during our junior year. And remember how senior year wasn’t supposed to go by this fast. Black and Gold Day, the KOE picnic, Mr. FHN, Mock Rock, the pep assemblies. Each event brought us together, a melting pot for all of our personalities. Remember when you got lost during your first weeks of freshman year? Or sophomore year when you thought high school


would never end? Or when AP classes and extracurriculars were overwhelming you during junior year? And now you are in your last few weeks of your senior year and you can’t believe how fast the year went by. Everyone said it would, but you didn’t believe that. Until now. We only have a few weeks left with each other, and we should make the days count. June 7 is coming faster than anyone anticipated. Soon, we will file into the Family Arena and take our seats next to people that we’ve spent the last four years of our lives with. Over the last four years, the senior class has learned a lot. We learned the meaning of loss. We learned how to stick together. We learned how to be resilient. And it’s our resilience that makes us ready for the future. Now, we are getting ready to say goodbye to our locker buddy, teammate and friend. No matter what has happened through high school, each of us is connected. W hether he’s just a kid who sits in the back of your math class or she’s a friend of a friend, we each depended on one another throughout the years. And we know that we can count on each other. The class of 2014 is a family. Simple as that.

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Seniors Say Goodbye Use the link: zFc2k3

to see some of the seniors from 026 say goodbye for the final time.

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