Partisan Politics Drive 2020 Presidential Election

November 20, 2020
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On 3 November 2020, the presidential election took place. Candidates Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden ran against each other. Isabella Atchina, on behalf of the Biden voters, explained why her family is voting Biden because she liked that his ideals were for a more equal society. Nik Stella, on behalf of the Trump […]

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German Students Signing up for Friendship Connections

November 16, 2020
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German students are in the process of signing up for Friendship Connections.  If any students are interested in finding out more, he or she can approach Mrs. Christine Moll, German teacher, with any questions. It usually takes place between March and April.  Up until 2020, the Friendship Connection successfully arranged four-week ¨home-to-home¨ exchanges every year […]

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BVA Manages FAHS Virtual Electives

November 15, 2020
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Do you ever sit in front of a screen too long and feel your eyes start to burn? This is called a “digital eye strain.” The blue light that a computer screen emits is very harmful to the eyes after long periods of time, and many virtual students attending Fleetwood are struggling with this issue.  […]

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FAHS Hosts Miller-Keystone Blood Drive

November 15, 2020
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Anyone interested in participating in and learning more about the FAHS blood drive should ask science teacher Mrs. Jennifer Neiman or visit Miller Keystone´s website giveapint.org.  There have been two student drives recently, one on 16 October and the one on 26 October. On 21 October, there was a drive held for the public. If […]

FAHS Substitute Mr. Jeffrey Metz Recounts His History with Post-9/11 Anthrax Scare

November 5, 2020
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Everyone remembers where he or she was on 11 September 2001.  But many have forgotten that our country faced a second attack only a week after the events of 9/11.  This was the delivery of envelopes of Bacillus anthracis (Anthrax bacterium) to members of the media and to some of the politicians in Washington, D.C.  […]

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Students, Plan to Vote When You Can!

November 3, 2020
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With the recent presidential election, it is important to understand why voting is so important. Whether you are a young voter or an experienced voter, voting is a way to speak your voice and directly be involved with your government.  No matter what you think, every vote, even yours, is extremely important. That’s one of […]

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Boys’ Soccer Having a Good Season Despite COVID

November 3, 2020
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It’s another season for Boys’ Soccer, but will they go as far as they did last year? Boys soccer was off to a slow start with two losses in a row, but as the season draws to an end, they have won six consecutive games. The only thing left to see is if they will […]

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Reporter Bio: Carissa Blankenbiller

November 2, 2020
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Carissa Blankenbiller is a junior in high school. She has been attending Fleetwood for the last 5 years. After high school, she wants to attend college and hopefully work in a field with animals. Once college is over, she wants to start a family of her own. Carissa has two siblings, a younger half-sister who […]

Reporter Bio: Alexis Templin

November 1, 2020
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Alexis Templin, also called Lexi, was born at Lehigh Valley Hospital on 15 February 2005. She currently attends Fleetwood Area High School and is in tenth grade. In five years, she would like to still be in college so she can be majoring in education. What she is most excited about in life right now […]

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Professors, Counselors Working to Lessen Stress in Berks Colleges

October 26, 2020
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Did you ever wonder what things are like as a college student attending a college or university in Berks County during a worldwide pandemic? Many teachers in Berks County are doing everything they can to lessen stress and anxiety for students. They have provided many different resources for them to adapt and get the help […]

Trump Threatens an End to Tik Tok

October 22, 2020
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Children all over the world have interacted with this app and fallen in love. Tik Tok is an app with 800 million people active a day. Tik Tok is supposed to provide a welcoming community that lets a person express who he or she is. Tik Tok has also been a really big issue in […]

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Sacha Joseph and Kenny Au Win Homecoming Court

October 19, 2020
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On Wednesday, 7 October, Kenny Au and Sacha Joseph were crowned King and Queen of homecoming during a live stream.  Last year, Mamadou Jalloh and Michaela Kaskey were crowned King and Queen of Homecoming. For Fleetwood, Homecoming has been around for a long time. “I’ve heard about Hallway Decorating occurring since the early 2000s, and […]

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FASD Braces for COVID-19 Restrictions

October 16, 2020
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Covid-19 is the largest pandemic in years. This virus has infected 34.4 million people and killed over one million worldwide. Since January, the world has been dealing with the consequences of this outbreak. How do people stay safe, and where should they go to stay safe? Should students really be attending school? School is one […]

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Reporter Bio: Abigail Lutcavage

October 13, 2020
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Abigail Lutcavage was born on 25 January 2004 to Sara Tanhouser and Jason Lutcavage. She was born in Lehigh Valley Hospital and spent the first years of her life living in Hellertown. This is her second time participating in the journalism course, and she is excited to take what she has learned from last year […]

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Homecoming Court: Who Are They?

October 12, 2020
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“I am super surprised I’m on Homecoming Court! People keep congratulating me and it’s weird but it’s super sweet!” senior Kenzie Miller said. Ten seniors were voted on this year’s Homecoming Court and have shared their thoughts about the dance, grade competition, and predictions for the final vote. Homecoming is a special day for each […]

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Reporter Bio: Jessica Kopycienski

September 22, 2020
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Jessica Lynn Kopycienski is a fifteen-year-old sophomore at Fleetwood Area High School. Her hobbies include creative writing and swimming, which she’s been doing on a team on-and-off for seven years. She entered Journalism to learn how to be a better writer, and while she is a little introverted and shy, she is excited to be […]

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Reporter Bio: Madeline Ammon

September 22, 2020
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Madeline Ammon is a sophomore at Fleetwood High School who is excited by journalism.  She hopes she can acquire new the skills that will benefit her as a future lawyer. Madeline is wickedly smart and determined to be the best in everything she does.  Outside of school, she is an amazing soccer player. Hobbies Maddie […]

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Cheerleading and Football Seniors Honored

February 18, 2020
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At the end of every football season, the sideline cheerleading squad and football team have their annual senior walk as peers say their final goodbyes to the seniors who have put in years of hard work and dedication to the programs. The senior walk consists of a team dinner that is then followed by the […]

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Famous Internet Cat Passes Away

February 17, 2020
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Born 21 June 2011, Lil BUB was an Internet-famous cat who touched the hearts of many. She was the runt of her litter, and it was immediately clear she required special care. She was known as a polydactyl cat (meaning she had extra toes), she suffered from an extreme case of dwarfism, and she sported […]

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Fleetwood Students Enjoy Hunting Season

February 14, 2020
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The 2019 Hunting season has come and gone, and it was a popular recreation for Fleetwood students. Rifle season started earlier than usual this year; instead of the Monday following Thanksgiving, it was the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Many fine young Fleetwood students  started hunting around the same age. “[I started]  when I was ten years […]

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Fleetwood in Top 6% of Schools in PA

February 13, 2020
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The Future Ready PA Index shows residents how each school is performing academically and which direction each school is trending. Fleetwood is performing second best in the county, right under Kutztown. Six years ago, when Mr. Stephen Herman was not principal, Fleetwood was in the bottom 15% of all high schools in the state. Now, […]

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Popular Gamer Banned from Fortnite

February 12, 2020
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Popular Fortnite YouTuber FaZe Jarvis has been banned by the game’s creators, Epic Games, following his public use of cheating hacks. Jarvis was using an in-game cheat while playing Fortnite and had been punished for it. However, he claims his intent was for entertainment purposes only. Born in England on 11 November 2001, Jarvis is […]

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Fleetwood Area High School Hosts Annual Craft Show

February 11, 2020
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The annual Holiday Craft Show was held at the Fleetwood Area High School on 16 November.  The Craft Show, which has been held for the last fourteen years, is Fleetwood’s largest fundraiser. It helps the Fleetwood FBLA chapter and the 2022 graduating class.  This year was the largest one yet. There were over 170 vendors […]

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NAHS Students Given Opportunity to Teach Art Classes

February 10, 2020
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Are you or anyone you know interested in taking an art class? If so, consider Homeschool MAKERspace ART classes. Every other Friday afternoon in the Community Center, art classes will be taught by Fleetwood Area High School’s own National Art Honors Society (NAHS) students. These classes were set up by the Community Center to help […]

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