Browsing All Posts published on »December, 2010«

Venus Provides Global Warming Data

December 30, 2010 by


Global warming has been an issue in the media for as long as any student in the high school can remember. But Earth’s sister planet, Venus, may contain the key to help keep this planet cool.  And we have a scientific solar radiation malfunction to thank! Venus is covered in sulfuric acid clouds that block […]

Torres Finds Funds in Refuse

December 29, 2010 by


Karina Torres, a senior here at Fleetwood Area High School, is on a mission to collect soda cans to help raise money for an educational ambassadorship program to Europe. In addition, Torres wants to help raise money for college and other personal expenses. As Torres began this endeavor, she thought that collecting cans would be […]

Snow Day Secrets Revealed

December 28, 2010 by


As soon as the temperature drops and meteorologist Ed Hanna utters one word about a ten percent chance of snow, the familiar expression We’re getting out early! spreads through the halls of Fleetwood Area High School. Whether the statement is true or not, most students immediately become distracted in the hopes that school will let […]

“Power of Love” Powerful for All

December 27, 2010 by


In “Power of Love” by Elizabeth Chandler, Ivy is mourning the death of Tristan, the recently deceased boy with whom she was in love. She is also struggling through many near-death experiences of her own. She is trying to figure out who could have cut the brake lines to Tristan’s car and who may now […]

Artifact Wants Your Help

December 23, 2010 by


The award-winning FAHS fine arts and literary magazine known as Artifact is in need of some help. Editors are looking for original writings or art from anyone who is willing to submit them. The journal typically accepts poetry, short stories, plays, and any other kind of original creation. The good news is that there is no […]

FAHS Doc Trailer Posted Online

December 22, 2010 by


Sean Gaston and Jennifer Goss, producers of the FAHS Holocaust Documentary “Misa’s Fugue,” recently posted the first official trailer for the film on their website  In addition, screenwriter Zachary Houp has blogged an extensive account of his efforts so far to make the story of survivor Frank Grunwald a reality for 21st Century students.  Periodic updates will be […]

Cruz Named Student of the Quarter

December 21, 2010 by


Congratulations are in order for FAHS student Jelissa Cruz, a junior who was named student of the quarter by the Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce. Established in 1989, this Chamber of Commerce promotes and recognizes the voluntary contributions of the public in the local region. School districts involved in the Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce include […]

Richmond Students Support Charities

December 20, 2010 by


Richmond Elementary has been conducting different fundraisers lately to raise money for local charities. In October, Richmond Elementary conducted a pumpkin decorating contest. Twenty-one staff members volunteered to decorate pumpkins. The pumpkins were displayed in the front lobby of the school, and students could vote for their favorite pumpkin by placing change in the corresponding […]

No Christmas for Florida Elementary School

December 17, 2010 by


In late November, an elementary school in Florida decided to ban Christmas for children. Parents were in an uproar. The principal had banned everything that was associated with Christmas. Santa Claus was banned from every classroom at Heathrow Elementary School because he is an overt symbol of the holiday. However, controversy arose when non-Christian images, […]

Tree-Lighting Unites Fleetwood

December 16, 2010 by


Friday, December 10th, was definitely the night to be out and about in Fleetwood. The tree-lighting at the park put many residents into the holiday spirit and brought the community together for a beautiful evening. Whole families came together in the bitter cold to celebrate the start of the holiday season. In addition, many local […]

Christmas Creates Continued Controversy

December 15, 2010 by


Have you ever thought of renaming the tree that Christians put up in their houses every year?  Nearby political figures are challenging the use of the word “Christmas” when referring to certain holiday artifacts. Activities such as baking “Christmas” cookies and decorating a “Christmas” tree could shortly become taboo. In Philadelphia, Mayor Michael Nutter is […]

Russo Is Waking.Our.World

December 14, 2010 by


Jes Russo, a sophomore at Fleetwood Area High School, was inspired to start an organization after listening to motivational speaker Josh Shipp at a Student Council conference in 2008. Ever since, Russo has been preparing to form her very own awareness organization. W.O.W. is the acronym for Russo’s organization; it stands for Wake.Our.World. Russo’s plan is to […]

Long Speedily Becoming Fleetwood Fixture

December 13, 2010 by


In Fleetwood, there is a legend about a student so energetic, so fast, that, even while unseen, his greetings can be heard through the halls of Fleetwood. He welcomes everyone with a smile, a wave, and then he speeds away in a blur. He is Scott Long. Scott Long is a sophomore here at Fleetwood. […]

Book Recommendation: “Kissed by an Angel” by Elizabeth Chandler

December 10, 2010 by


In the book “Kissed by an Angel,” by Elizabeth Chandler, Ivy, the protagonist, is attending a swim meet when she starts thinking about the first time she came to Stonehill High School in Connecticut. She watches her school’s most popular swimmer, Tristan Carruthers, swim the butterfly in the race. Also at the meet is Gregory […]

Big Decisions Ahead for College-Bound Seniors

December 9, 2010 by


The senior class of Fleetwood Area High School has some big decisions to make. Most importantly, they must decide where they would like to attend college.  Do these students want to go far away from pleasant ole’ Fleetwood? Or, do they wish to stay local? “We have received applications from students for various colleges from […]

December 2010 Horoscopes

December 7, 2010 by


Aries: Working hard is very rewarding this month. You are busy broadening your occupational horizons. You may be accused of having too many opinions, but don’t let anyone phase you. Romance is going to appear this month when you least expect it, so make sure you are prepared for anything. December 4-6 are your best […]

Keystone Exams: A Better Testing Alternative?

December 6, 2010 by


The moaning and groaning one usually hears prior to the PSSAs may forever be replaced with a whole new chorus of moaning and groaning prior the Keystone Exams. The Keystone Exams are intended to be a more effective standardized testing system that aims to replace the PSSAs and that will be administered to all students in […]

Hydrogen Car Visits FAHS

December 3, 2010 by


On Thursday, November 4th, Air Products—a world leader in the production of industrial gases—brought a hydrogen car to Fleetwood Area High School. Scott McCullough, the school’s physics teacher, had been requesting the car to come to Fleetwood since April. It was many months before the company responded. McCullough was interested in getting the car to Fleetwood […]

Black Ops Meets Big Expectations

December 2, 2010 by


The new Call of Duty game is finally here. Black Ops is a first-person shooter game that takes place in Vietnam during the 60’s. For the solo campaign, players attempt to avert a war between the U.S and Soviet Russia. This would be easy if your character wasn’t brainwashed. You have been captured, and you […]

Biniek Steps into Glass Slipper

December 1, 2010 by


Every year in March the Fleetwood High School performs a play or musical. This year will be no different. This year the Fleetwood Theatrical Society and director Matthew Biniek have chosen Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s version of Cinderella. The musical will be performed on March 18th and 19th of 2011. The show will begin at 7:00 p.m., […]