This Baker Works with a Different Kind of Pi

February 2, 2023
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Ms. Vanessa Baker is a new math teacher in the Fleetwood Area School District. She teaches 10th and 11th grade in room 206. Teaching SAT prep, geometry, and Algebra 2, she is 22 years old, and she graduated from Albright College in the Spring of 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Secondary teaching. Baker […]

North Korea Tests Nuclear Missile Capable of Reaching America

January 31, 2023
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North Korea launched ballistic missiles into the sea Saturday, November 12, 2022. The U.S. sent two bombers to South Korea in a display of military prowess. Tensions have started to rise, and new updates about the missile have come in. North Korea has test-fired more than thirty missiles since the initial test Saturday. These long-range […]

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Fleetwood Seniors Ready to Play College Ball

January 30, 2023
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On November 9, 2022, six Fleetwood student-athletes signed their National Letter of Intent. Two of those athletes were Kaitlyn Pytleski and Tyler Szilli. Kaitlyn Pytleski committed to Kutztown University to play softball and Tyler Szilli decided to continue his baseball career at Alvernia.  Tyler has been playing baseball for 12 years. His passion for the sport […]

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Fleetwood Senior Siblings Sign Letters of Intent

January 27, 2023
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It’s off to college lacrosse for some Fleetwood twins. Jocelyn and Karissa Doerr are seniors at Fleetwood Area High School. They play lacrosse for the Schuylkill Valley Panthers. On November 9th, they signed letters of intent to play lacrosse for the University of Mount Olive in Mount Olive, North Carolina. Jocelyn and Karissa Doerr were among […]

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Missiles Threaten Peace of Mind in U.S.

January 24, 2023
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North Korea and the United States have had a rocky relationship over the past few decades. With new research and information circulating about a North Korean missile that can reach the United States, some are scared.  The Japan Times reported, “Across the Atlantic, U.S. President Joe Biden warned in October of a potential ‘Armageddon’ hanging […]

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Is the Snow Day Dead?

January 23, 2023
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Fleetwood Area High School Flexible Instruction Days (FID) are meant to benefit students education. An important aspect of high school is making sure grades are good and one’s mind is focused on school work, studying, and homework. Snow days can be different for many people. “FID days are pointless when it comes to doing work,” Fleetwood […]

Reporter Bio: Christopher Martinez

January 23, 2023
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Chris Martinez is a Sophomore at Fleetwood Area High School. He was raised as the youngest of five children in a Spanish-speaking household. Growing up bilingual has made him feel separated from others at times because he was different, but he appreciates his special ability to communicate now that he is older. His greatest role […]

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COVID-19 Still Altering the Teaching Profession

January 13, 2023
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The COVID-19 virus has affected many. In one way or another, it has changed everyone’s life. Schooling experienced much change as a whole. COVID affected the students and the classroom, but had perhaps the largest impact on teachers. Teachers had to cope with students being out because of COVID, half of the school missing each […]

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COVID-19 Represents a Clear Stumbling Block for Students

January 11, 2023
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After the effects of COVID-19 on the entire school system, students have felt the impact in a variety of ways. Grades, assignments, and attendance have seen these most alterations. In order to understand the impact COVID had, it’s important to find out how students responded after feeling its effects. “Before the pandemic, about 1 in […]

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COVID-19 Still Affecting Classrooms

January 10, 2023
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For two years, the American education system saw unprecedented changes to environments and structure. How did Fleetwood handle the change? Covid-19 created a shift in classroom dynamics that affected both students and teachers. Some things made a positive change, while others are still plighting the school with disconnectivity and fear. As students and staff looked […]

Posted in: Lauren Kile

Philadelphia Sports Teams Having a Great Season

January 3, 2023
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Philadelphia sports teams have local fans excited about their winning performances. The Eagles started their season undefeated. The Phillies made the World Series out of nowhere. The Philadelphia MLS team, the Union, made it to the MLS Cup. Along with all of this, the 76ers and Flyers have looked impressive early in their own respective […]

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The Recycling is Mingling

December 13, 2022
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Shiny, a plastic cup, is a number one. He went to a factory, and then he was melted down and squeezed into a microwave dinner tray. Shiny is now a number four. He will be put into recycling again, but he may never be anything but a microwave dinner tray.  The recycling of plastic is […]

Posted in: Lauren Kile

Free Speech Has Consequences, and Cancel Culture Is One of Them

December 2, 2022
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The First Amendment says, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble.”  That means everyone is protected by the First Amendment to an extent. On the other hand, […]

Posted in: Owen Williams

Earth Population Reaches 8 Billion and Counting

December 1, 2022
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Earth’s population just won’t stop growing. The human population hit 8 billion on November 15, 2022. This has many asking, “What are the consequences?” Many are not worried about overpopulation; some going so far as to call it a “myth”; still others view it as one of the greatest, or perhaps the greatest, threats to […]

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Math Club Members Compete at Kutztown University

November 30, 2022
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On October 27, 2022, senior math club members Ruohan Chen and Samuel Mitten competed against other high schoolers in the Keystone Symposium. This event, which is known as “The Inagurabal Keystone Symposium on Mathematics Research by High School Students,” creates an outlet for high schoolers to present a solution to a math-related problem. “For the […]

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Rapper Ye West Creates Controversy

November 22, 2022
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In light of recent events, rapper Kanye West has faced much backlash and criticism over a multitude of comments he has recently made. Kanye (who is now referred to as Ye after the process of a legal name change) is certainly not a new figure in the media spotlight.  As early as 2005, Ye started […]

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Fleetwood to Perform Student-Directed One-Act Plays

November 21, 2022
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The Fleetwood Area High School will be performing one-act plays on Wednesday,  November 16. The plays will start at 7:00 p.m., and there will be a $5 charge at the door.  There will be two plays, the first called “Four A.M.” and the second called “Check Please” with an intermission in between.  The director of […]

Posted in: Sarah Grim

President Pardons Pot Possessors

November 18, 2022
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President Biden is a one-time drug war hawk who is now pardoning pot offenders. On October 6, 2022, President Biden took to Twitter to announce the policy “As I’ve said before, no one should be in jail just for using or possessing marijuana. Today I’m taking steps to end our failed approach. Allow me to […]

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Fleetwood’s Baxter Biehl Bound for Nationals

November 17, 2022
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“He’s in the top 1% of students I’ve encountered in my career,” high school choral director Mrs. Catherine WIlliamson said. Baxter Biehl made the National Band in his senior year and will be attending the festival this November. He has advanced through four levels of competitive festivals to make it this far, and his musical […]

Posted in: Lauren Kile

Fleetwood Soccer Team Primed to Go All the Way

November 16, 2022
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Fleetwood is known for its soccer, winning the state title 3 times in its history. This year, the team is planning to go back with a record of 16-1-1. Fleetwood soccer has been awaiting this victory for the past four years. “Are we better this year than last year?” sophomore soccer player Lukas Landis said.¨Yes, […]

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Chiarelli and Devlin Named October Students of the Month

November 15, 2022
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For the month of October, seniors Melania Chiarelli and Delaney Devlin were announced as Students of the Month.  Both students are involved in multiple activities in and out of school.  Melania, the daughter of Anita and Gianluca, has taken part in soccer, drama club, yearbook, student council, and chorus.  For the community, she is a […]

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Russia Considers Using Nuclear Weapons against Ukraine

November 11, 2022
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Just how close is the world to Nuclear warfare? Unfortunately, it is probably the closest it has been since the Cold War era. The culprit is the raging war going on between Russia and Ukraine, in which Russia is making nuclear weapons threats. “They are just scare-tactics,” Fleetwood Area High school physics and science teacher […]

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Hoffman Transitions from Student Teacher to Faculty Member

November 9, 2022
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Ms. Hailey Hoffman, the new Fleetwood Area High School English teacher who teaches English 9 to 11, is from originally from Bridgewater, New Jersey, which she still frequently visits about twice a month.  Hoffman knew she wanted to be a teacher starting around the age of 4 or 5. “School was always my favorite game […]

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Reporter Bio: Jeffrey Brown

November 2, 2022
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Jeffrey Brown was born and raised in the Fleetwood, Pennsylvania, area.  He says he enjoys living here. He is a senior in high school at Fleetwood Area High School. He is currently enrolled in the school’s journalism program, which produces the school paper “The Tiger Times.” His reason for joining the program is that he […]

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