Hunters potential danger for runners, classes

October 28, 2010

With hunting season occurring during the fall sports season, safety can be a concern for the cross country runners and the fitness walking classes. Members of cross country often run through Busch Wildlife for practice. Potential dangers include hunters mistaking runners as their animal targets. “I...

Runner, Runner single lacks originality

Runner, Runner single lacks originality

October 28, 2010

Catchy lyrics. A variety of tempos. A tune you can sing along with. Runner Runner’s new single “So Obvious” has all the elements of a hit; but from an intellectual view point: the song lacks originality. The lyrics address the same topic current songs do, and the lead vocals don't stand out amon...

Neon Trees impress with debut album

Neon Trees impress with debut album

October 28, 2010

Bursting onto the scene, the Utah-based Neon Trees is not your typical band. Feeding off of punk-influences, 80s alternative and subtle “indie” pop, Neon Trees has been slowly entering the spotlight since the end of their tour with The Killers. Their single “Animal” has been all over the airw...

DECA and FBLA reach out to alumni

DECA and FBLA reach out to alumni

October 26, 2010

 Although to most of the student body DECA and FBLA seem virtually the same, these business groups have come together to help two Howell graduates. Alumni Katie Long, class of 2006, and Jenna Hale, class of 2004, were recently diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma; a form of cancer that often strikes younger groups. “We found out the...

New Engineering course kicks off

October 26, 2010

Along with several other new classes being offered, the new Engineering course has attracted many students and has gotten off to a good start. Taught by CADI and  CADII teacher Phil Colter, the class offers a chance for new things. “It’s challenging but we’ve got a lot of top quality students...

District adopts new calendar for next year

District adopts new calendar for next year

October 21, 2010

The District's Board of Education has elected to adopt a new calendar for the 2011-2012 school year. The new schedule was supported by Board members 4-1. Francis Howell elementary schools have been on a year-round schedule since 1969. This will no longer be the case. The first day of school for the upc...

September’s issue of Spotlight

September's issue of Spotlight

October 20, 2010

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Archuleta CD full of pop tracks

Archuleta CD full of pop tracks

October 20, 2010

At nineteen years old, 2008 American Idol runner-up, David Archuleta has had more success than most. The teen choice award winner’s sophomore album, The Other Side of Down was released Oct. 5. “Most of the songs on the album represent thoughts and experiences that I’ve personally gone throu...

Ally Week encourages bullying to stop

Ally Week encourages bullying to stop

October 19, 2010

After several suicides of homosexual students, due to bullying, young adults are coming together to show their support. Ally week shows students that "it gets better." "Allies" play a vital role in making schools safer for all students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression....

Rough play at Homecoming festival

Rough play at Homecoming festival

September 30, 2010

Homecoming without a powderpuff game? That’s how the situation was looking Sept. 23, just one day before the traditional girl-on-girl football game. The Homecoming festival was in danger of being canceled due to weather experts’ predictions of morning showers Sept. 24. In preparation...

Yearbook makes All American rating

Yearbook makes All American rating

September 30, 2010

After waiting months to receive the news, the cheers coming from room A115 could be heard in the hallways. For the third time in the last four years, Howelltonian won the All American rating; a prestigious award given to the best of the best in the publications world. "It's really awesome to k...