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Poverty in Reading Reaches New Low

November 22, 2011 by

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Reading, Pennsylvania, a city of approximately 88,000, has for many years been the urban epicenter of Berks County. With a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds, it has also developed into a cultural melting pot of sorts–or tossed salad, if you prefer. In recent years, however, the city of Reading has become fixed in a full-on […]

Random Cheese: Yu-Gi-Oh or Magic the Gathering?

November 21, 2011 by

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Magic or Yu-Gi-Oh. These card games are popular among students.  Which do you prefer? Conor Donohoe: “Magic—Yu-Gi-Oh is for children.” Pat Shukraft: “Magic—Yu-Gi-Oh has too many overpowered cards.” Herr Rudy: “Magic—Yu-Gi-Oh is inferior.” Jake Braswell: “Yu-Gi-Oh–I’ve been playing since I was a lad.” Tyler Dierolf and Avian Cabassa: “Yu-Gi-Oh ’cause it’s da bomb.”

College Application Deadlines Closing in on Seniors

November 21, 2011 by

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With college application deadlines fast approaching, time is of the essence for the graduating class of 2012. College visits and meetings with guidance counselors encompass the early part of many seniors’ years, but, when it comes down to the wire, the application process can be a daunting task for many. Even before sending your first […]

Shakespeare Gets Seussified at FAHS

November 18, 2011 by

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Whether you have heard it or not, FAHS students finally have the official declaration of the high school’s 2012 production: The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet. The Director will once again be Chemistry teacher Matthew Biniek. “We can always use more people: dancers, singers, musicians, crew, and actors.  We need everyone, and we will take […]

The Roaming Gnome Roams South

November 18, 2011 by

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Hello! Welcome to my very first “Where is that Gnome?!” I, that gnome, will be somewhere in the USA and you must figure out where I am. As I hope everyone else does, I will be starting my adventure at my home in Fleetwood. I am, as a matter of fact, the Fleetwood roaming gnome! […]

Fleetwood CROP Walk Helps Less Fortunate

November 17, 2011 by

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 On Sunday, 16 October, 2011 at 1:00 in the afternoon, Fleetwood hosted a community CROP Walk starting at the Fleetwood Area High School Stadium and proceeding throughout the town. Participants walked a hefty three miles around the town before completing the walk. The acronym “CROP” stands for “Communities Responding to Poverty.” Over one hundred participants were […]

Corporal Punishment Contentious in Schools

November 17, 2011 by

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Is corporal punishment the right way to get a point across?  According to a 2000 survey, corporal punishment is widely approved by parents throughout the world. Corporal punishment is a form of physical punishment that involves the deliberate infliction of pain as retribution to an offense.  There are still many countries, including states in the […]