Browsing All Posts published on »December, 2012«

Fleetwood Football Makes Improvements Regardless of Record

December 21, 2012 by


This past football season, Fleetwood Tigers went 3-7, which ties the team’s all-time record. “A football program takes time to develop,” Coach James Martinez is apt t say. The new coach seems to be doing things right. The team’s overall spirit and will to win has improved 100%. This season was undeniably the best season any […]

Lincoln’s Accomplishments Recounted

December 21, 2012 by


Abraham Lincoln entered politics after being a store keeper, rail-splitter, and frontier lawyer. Lincoln believed that slavery was morally wrong.  He won no votes in the southern states, which viewed Lincoln as a threat to culture and society. Lincoln was elected in November of 1860. He launched his campaign in June with a memorable speech […]

Greiss Says Dissatisfying Election Yields Dissatisfied Conclusion

December 20, 2012 by


The 2012 election is finally over, ending with the re-election of current president, Barack Obama, over presidential nominee and former Governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney.  Frankly, I say good riddance to the whole thing! This election was one of the most disenchanting experiences I have had concerning the government and politics. Despite hearing how important […]

FAHS Band Wins First Place in King Frost Parade

December 19, 2012 by


The Fleetwood Marching Unit participated in Hamburg’s King Frost Parade.   The band played two different songs while the band front performed their routine.  The parade had many floats and marching bands there, but out of all the bands, Fleetwood won first place. “It’s really awesome to have a director that is very talented and truly […]

Eagles Upset Fans

December 18, 2012 by


The Philadelphia Eagles are a well-respected football organization that has endured a lot of success in past years. The team has never won a Super Bowl and has not won a championship since 1960. This year’s team, which seems to have so much talent, has lost their ninth straight game, and has fallen to a record […]

Skyfall Skyrockets at the Box Office

December 14, 2012 by


In the latest installment of the James Bond franchise, which celebrates 50 years since novelist Ian Fleming first published his “Casino Royal” in 1953, 007 has to eliminate a “friend” from M’s past after a terrorist attack on MI6. In the movie, M is threatened by the possibility of  MI6’s demise; due to that, the […]

Empty Flowers’ “Six” Is Diverse, Satisfying

December 13, 2012 by


With a name like “The Empty Flowers,” music lovers might immediately come to some hasty conclusions.  Unlike their name, however, The Empty Flowers are anything but empty. The first song, “Resonate,” on their album released on 25 September sets the tone for all of the rocking that follows in this album. It is no surprise that […]

Gathered FAHS Students Grow Magical

December 12, 2012 by


Magic: The Gathering is a twenty-year-old card game that involves a lot of strategy to eliminate your opponent. It is a fun and competitive game that forces players to think. Each opponent has a minimum of 60 cards in his/her deck and duels the other players until they have lost all twenty life points. Students, as well […]

Random Cheese: What Do You Want for Christmas?

December 11, 2012 by


Jared Adam (10th): “Remote Controlled Helicopter.” Cody Fisher (11th): “Running boards for my pickup truck.” Sampson Lerch (9th): “Stoormtrooper Snowboard Jacket.” Dante Brown (12th): “Beats by Dr. Dre.” Ryan Bubbenmoyer (12th): “A Welder.” Mike Treichler (11th): “Dirt bike.” Zach Siegfried (11th): “A Garden Full of Plants.” Ms. Deb Heist (Teacher): “A new wristwatch.” Andrew Moran (11th): “A […]

Fleetwood Work Force an Eclectic Bunch

December 10, 2012 by


Does the average Fleetwood student have a job? Many students around the high school do indeed. Some chose jobs in Fleetwood, while others chose jobs in the surrounding areas. Fleetwood students have many different types of jobs. Some students work on farms interacting with animals, some work at restaurants working with customers and food, and some […]

Halo 4 Doesn’t Disappoint

December 7, 2012 by


Halo 4 is the latest installment in the popular Halo series of video games. It is developed by 343 studios and was released for the Xbox 360. The game’s campaign mode continues the story of Master Chief, a genetically engineered super soldier (Spartan) who is the main protagonist in the Halo series. It offers a new, […]

Sophomore Emge makes Fleetwood Football History

December 6, 2012 by


In the final game of the football season, Fleetwood finished with a 43-7 victory. Sophomore running back Tyler Emge not only broke the record for rushing yards in one season–he annihilated it. …By 140 yards. “It feels really good because it was one of my goals, and I hope to beat it again next year,” […]

R.I.P. Twinkies

December 5, 2012 by


On Friday, 23 November, America lost an icon. Hostess, the company that makes Twinkies,  officially went out of business. A national strike of its workers severely affected product output, and Hostess was forced to lay off 18,500 people. “We deeply regret the necessity of today’s decision, but we do not have the financial resources to weather […]

Senior Pancake Breakfast a Success

December 4, 2012 by


On Saturday, 27 October, the senior class hosted its final pancake breakfast in the high school cafeteria.  The purpose of this breakfast was to raise money to help this year’s senior class pay for graduation. Overall, the breakfast was a success.  A majority of the people who may not have been able to come in previous […]