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My Cat Could Make That

Adrik Nevalainen, Student Writer May 17, 2023

My cat could make that is a popular phrase used to criticize modern and contemporary art. Many phrases like this one exist, but all of them are used to describe what could be objectively “bad art.”...

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Is Fashion Art?

Adrik Nevalainen, Student Writer May 15, 2023

Is fashion art? What has long been associated with prestigious paintings is now being compared to the intricate wonders of fashion runways. The attempt to unify a broader concept of art has become a massive...

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Lil Nas X covered in silver paint and rhinestones.

Met Gala 2023 Review

Adrik Nevalainen, Student Writer May 9, 2023

Alluring, ornate, and often outrageous, The Met Gala is the event of the year. Celebrities and influencers of all kinds are invited to celebrate the biggest day in fashion.  The Met Gala is an annual...

Mr. Pederson (top left) and his family

FCHS Staff Spotlight: Mr. Andrew Pederson

Adrik Nevalainen, Student Writer May 9, 2023

PHYSICAL EDUCATION DEPT. ANDREW PEDERSON Mr. Andrew Pederson became a member of Fillmore Central 10 years ago as the FCHS health teacher. Mr. Pederson had always intended on becoming an educator...

Mrs. Thomas (center left) and her family

FCHS Staff Spotlight: Mrs. Thomas

Adrik Nevalainen, Student Writer May 8, 2023

SPECIAL EDUCATION DEPT.  MRS. THOMAS    Mrs. Thomas has been a member of Fillmore Central since the year of 2015 as a special education teacher. Her experience at Fillmore Central did not...

Mr. Ledin (third down) and his family

FCHS Staff Spotlight: Mr. Ledin

Adrik Nevalainen, Student Writer May 4, 2023

MUSIC DEPT. MR. LEDIN   Mr. Ledin has been a member of Fillmore Central for six years as the 5-12th grade band director. Ledin’s passion for teaching and music has always been prevalent...

Mrs. Brown (center left) and her family.

FCHS Staff Spotlight: Mrs. Brown

Adrik Nevalainen, Student Writer May 2, 2023

AG DEPT.  MRS. BROWN   Mrs. Brown became a staff member at Fillmore Central six years ago as the new Ag teacher and FFA advisor. Before she started as a teacher, Mrs. Brown resided in South...

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FCHS Staff Spotlight: Profe. Rettick

Adrik Nevalainen, Student Writer May 1, 2023

LANGUAGE DEPT.  PROFE. RETTICK   Profe. Rettick became a teacher at Fillmore Central in 2015 to replace the previous Spanish teacher, Mr. Wolfgram. Before Rettick’s start at Fillmore Central,...

Mrs. Knutson (far right) and her family.

FCHS Staff Spotlight: Mrs. Knutson

Adrik Nevalainen, Student Writer April 28, 2023

SCIENCE DEPT.  MRS. KNUTSON    Mrs. Knutson became a member of the FCHS staff four years ago. Mrs. Knutson attended North Dakota State University with a bachelor’s degree in Veterinary...

FCHS Staff Spotlight: Mrs. Koch

FCHS Staff Spotlight: Mrs. Koch

Adrik Nevalainen, Student Writer April 27, 2023

AG DEPT.  MRS. KOCH   Mrs. Koch became a member of the FCHS staff during the school year of 2021-2022. Before her successful debut as a teacher, Mrs. Koch was also a student at Fillmore...

FCHS Staff Spotlight: Mr. Todd

FCHS Staff Spotlight: Mr. Todd

Adrik Nevalainen, Student Writer April 26, 2023

SOCIAL STUDIES DEPT. MR. TODD   Mr. Todd became a teacher at Fillmore Central High School five years ago to replace the position of Mr. Dick. Before becoming a social studies teacher, Mr....

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FCHS Staff Spotlight: Ms. Samantha Bratland

Adrik Nevalainen, Student Writer April 25, 2023

ART DEPT. MS. SAMANTHA BRATLAND   Ms. Bratland became part of the FCHS staff this year as a replacement for Mrs. Mathison. Bratland grew up in Spring Grove, Minnesota, and attended Luther...

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