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Government Shutdown Affects National Parks

October 31, 2013 by

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The government shutdown affected many aspects of people’s lives. The most significant impact of the shutdown was the closing of national parks and monuments. Most of the people affected by this problem were travelers. In total, 401 national parks were closed, in addition national zoos. Among the places that were closed were all the monuments […]

Gun Control Resurfaces in Washington

October 31, 2013 by

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With the recent shooting at the Naval Yard in the District of Columbia, which resulted in the death of twelve people, America turned again to what our current president, Barrack Obama, had proposed: a ban on many assault rifles, high-capacity magazines, and background checks required for weapons. Also, ammunition prices would be double, and there […]

Earlier Start Startles Students

October 30, 2013 by

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If you have not realized this already, Fleetwood Area High School’s day has been moved up by five minutes. Students seem to be overly harsh on the change in schedule for the Fleetwood Area High School. The school day used to start at 7:30 a.m., Eastern Standard Time, but it now starts 7:25 a.m., Eastern […]

Nike/Adidas Feud Sparks Heated Controversy

October 30, 2013 by

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There are many different brands of sports and clothing out there. Nike and Adidas are the two main competitors. Fleetwood students offered several differing opinions on which one is better. “I’m an Adidas kind of guy,” Shaq Cobb said. “I like Nike clothing,” Kayla Lynn Daniels said. Each company makes the same thing, just in […]

Kenyan Disturbance Raises American Fears

October 29, 2013 by

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On 21 Saturday, 2013, in Nairobi, Kenya, a terrible event occurred in the Westgate mall. This well-kept mall was overrun by about 10 terrorists who were out for blood, and nothing else. This takeover of the mall lasted from Saturday to Thursday. Al-Shabaab was the group’s name. According to CNN, Kenyan intelligence knew of a […]

Fleetwood Anticipates New NHL Season

October 29, 2013 by

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It is back. The NHL has returned, it is roaring to go. “The Flyers are where it’s at. They have the Stanley Cup in the bag,” Junior Logan Silvius said. Last year’s Stanley Cup was the most watched event in NHL history. The former Stanley Cup champions are looking to repeat their successful season with […]

Fleetwood Celebrates Homecoming 2013

October 28, 2013 by

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Fleetwood 2013 homecoming included a variety of events that gave Fleetwood students the chance to show their school spirit. The homecoming dance was Friday night after the powder puff game and the parade. Fleetwood’s football homecoming game was played against Schuylkill Valley on September 28th. The home team won 31-7. This made for an exciting […]

Random Cheese: What is Your Favorite Thing About Fall?

October 28, 2013 by

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1) Tracy Reich, Study Hall Monitor– “The leaves, air, acorns–everything!  I love fall!” 2) Bri Bailey, 12th grade– “I Love the coldness.” 3) Aubree Kilp, 9th grade– “Thanksgiving, bonfires, and hot chocolate.” 4) Casey Santos, 12th grade– “Halloween and haunted houses.” 5) Andrew Tissera, 9th grade– “The crunching sound of leaves under my feet.” 6) […]

This Week in History: Oct. 27- Nov. 2

October 27, 2013 by

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October 27 1682- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was founded. 1775- The United States Navy was formed. 1858- Theodore Roosevelt was born. 1919- United States Congress signed The Volstead Act. 2012- Forty-six people were killed and one 123 injured in Iraq after a series of attacks and bombs. October 28 1492- Christopher Columbus discovered Cuba and claimed it […]

Safe Trick-or-Treat Back for Another Year

October 25, 2013 by

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The Fleetwood Area High School Relay for Life team will be holding their annual Safe Trick-or-Treat on 30 October. The entrance is at the office doorway on the side of the high school. Kids in costumes walk down the English hallway trick-or-treating at the doorways. Math teacher Cynthia Steele is hoping to have plenty of […]

Delong Hits Big for Fleetwood Softball

October 25, 2013 by

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When Ciara Delong plays softball in Florida for a showcase tournament, people will be mesmerized by her talent. She wants to play softball as a career when she is older. She started playing softball when she was only five-years-old. Her mom inspired her to play softball just like she did when she was Ciara’s age. […]

iPhone/Android Debate Unsettled

October 24, 2013 by

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People are forever comparing iPhones and Androids. The iPhone 5 and the Android Galaxy S4 are the newest phones on the market right now. People never know which to choose, or else they are talked into purchasing something based on other people’s opinions. “If you don’t have an iPhone, you’re doing it wrong,” Kayla Lynn […]

Celebrate Your Drive…Every Day!

October 23, 2013 by

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Thanks to all of those who have participated in our Celebrate My Drive program by making a commitment to drive safely each day. Fleetwood Area High School is currently ranked 42nd. The top fifty schools will receive a grant (up to $100,000), so keep up the good work and continue to log into to www.celebratemydrive.com until Saturday. […]

Interim Principal Transitions Nicely

October 23, 2013 by

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There is a new face in the Fleetwood Area High School staff. Mrs. Linda Misterkieiwicz is the new temporary principal. Misterkieiwicz has come out of retirement to keep the school up and running while the search for a permanent principal continues. Misterkieiwicz has a lot of experience in a school atmosphere. Before she entered retirement, […]

Field Show Celebrates Bond…James Bond

October 22, 2013 by

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In the spirit of the 50th anniversary of the British spy, 007, the marching unit chose the character for its theme. This theme satisfies all ages, from the older crowd members who remember when the original Bond films came out, to the younger members who may have seen the most recent Bond film, Skyfall, which […]

Syrian Strike No Longer Inevitable

October 21, 2013 by

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Who is Bashar al-Assad? He is the Syrian leader, and he has been head of Syria since 17 July 2000. Syria and the U.S. have been a hot topic lately. With Syria using chemicals on people, should the U.S. strike or not? A lot of Syrians flew to neighboring countries and are now refugees, but, […]

Commit to Safe Driving!

October 20, 2013 by

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YOU CAN HELP THE HIGH SCHOOL WIN BY COMMITTING TO BE A SAFE DRIVER! Fleetwood Area High School students are rallying community members to commit to safe driving.  In conjunction with State Farm’s Celebrate My Drive® program, FAHS is working to reverse the startling statistic that car crashes are the number one killer of teens in the United […]

Weiss Makes History at FAHS

October 20, 2013 by

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One new change to Fleetwood Area High School’s history department is the addition of Mr. Todd Weiss. Weiss is a 1977 graduate of Fleetwood Area High School, and he is excited to be back. “I very much enjoy him as a teacher because we get into friendly class debates.  The tests are easy, and he […]

Chip Kelly Leads Eagles, but Where?

October 18, 2013 by

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The Philadelphia Eagles came into this year with high expectations because of new additions to their roster and, most importantly, their new head coach, Chip Kelly. A lot of people do not think the team will do very well because they do not believe Chip Kelly’s high-tempo offense will work in the NFL. Other students […]

Fall Blood Drive Saves Lives

October 17, 2013 by

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Fleetwood will be holding its tenth annual blood drive on 24 October from 7:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Miller-Keystone works with Fleetwood to get students to help out or give blood. Students wanting to give blood must be seventeen years of age and are not permitted to have tattoos or piercings within the past year. […]

Field of Screams is back for a haunting

October 16, 2013 by

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On Friday, 13 September, Field of Screams opened for their twentieth year, but they will open with four attractions this season. Not only will Field of Screams open with the three creepy attractions they have had in previous years, but they have also added new dimensions to create more even more fear. Field of Screams is […]

Fall Fashion Strikes a New Look

October 15, 2013 by

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Wool button down jackets are out! The fashion this year has a lot of different and striking features. Seeing the comparison from last year to this year, there is a more dazzling new direction for fall fashion. Vogue magazine’s fall fashion of 2013 is composed of bejeweled rocker chick dresses, short skirts, scarfs, and long-closet-life- […]

12 Years a Slave Leads Fall Film Releases

October 14, 2013 by

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It is that time of year again: the weather is getting cooler, the leaves are turning, and the movie industry is shifting gears from the tent pole blockbusters of the summer to the more serious-minded, award-hopeful films of the fall. With the Oscars on the horizon, this is a good time to catch a few […]

County Champions Look to Defend the Throne

October 11, 2013 by

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The Fleetwood girls’ soccer team has high hopes for the upcoming 2013/14 season. The defending county champions lost many important seniors, but the team is still very confident about talented freshmen and returning girls. “I believe that we have a very talented team this season, and we want to try to defend our county title. […]