Browsing All Posts published on »February, 2014«

Fleetwood Changing Credit Requirements

February 25, 2014 by


Students of BCTC (Berks Career & Technical Center) over the past few years have had trouble earning the required amount of credits. BCTC students leave for BCTC almost immediately after they arrive at school in the morning. They get back to the Fleetwood Area High School during 5th period and start their classes 6th. Doing […]

Hunter Tomeo: A Portrait of the Snowboarder as a Young Man

February 24, 2014 by


Hunter Tomeo is a 10th grader at Fleetwood Area High School. He spends most of his time snowboarding at Bear Creek. Hunter has been interested in snowboarding for the past three years. He does not compete as of now but would like to start. Bear Creek holds competitions for snowboarding and skiing. Hunter saw that […]

NFL Reinvents Pro Bowl

February 21, 2014 by


“This Pro Bowl was exciting to watch this year,” junior Frankie Talarico said. The Pro Bowl was nothing like it was in past years. This year’s Pro Bowl was different. The stars realigned: no more AFC vs. NFC. It is all about giving fans match-ups they have never seen before. “The uniforms were really strange, […]

Flappy Bird Flaps Away

February 20, 2014 by


Flappy Bird is an Android and Apple game created for phones or iPods by Dong Nguyen. It is a simple game in which players have to tap the screen of their devices to make a bird fly. The bird has to fly under or over tubes, gaining points for each set of tubes he successfully […]

Fleetwood Cured of Bieber Fever Epidemic

February 20, 2014 by


Justin Bieber recently experienced some trouble with the law, leading to a rough start to the new year. Bieber’s neighbor accused him of throwing eggs over his fence on 9 January. Bieber caused approximately $20,000 in damage. Then Los Angeles police raided his $6.5 million mansion. Bieber was later arrested in Miami on suspicion of […]

Fleetwood Teachers Multiplying

February 18, 2014 by


Three teachers at Fleetwood have recently been blessed with newborn children. Dina Heffner, Susan Cammauf, and Zachary Houp are now balancing marker boards with their diapers. Dina Heffner gave birth on Saturday, 19 October 2013, at 2:27 p.m. Her baby girl was born at the Reading Hospital and was named Kayley Anna Heffner. Her middle […]

Ronaldo Wins Second Ballon d’Or

February 14, 2014 by


The FIFA Ballon d’Or is presented at the end of every year. It is an award that goes out to the best soccer player that year. The 2013 Ballon d’Or ceremony took place on 13 January. The three nominees for the award were Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and Frank Ribery. All three players had an […]

Apple Cider Vinegar Is Your All-Purpose Household Tool

February 13, 2014 by


Who knew there was so many different ways to use a product that you could find in your house? Apple cider vinegar, for example, is a multipurpose household item. Apple cider vinegar could be used to repel fleas and ticks off of your pet! If you mix three fourths of a spray bottle with apple […]

Random Cheese–Do you want another snow storm this school year, and why?

February 12, 2014 by


Mr. Matthew Biniek – Chemistry Teacher “No, that’s a horrible thing to ask because people die and 3000 people are still without power in Philly, you big meany.” Maddy Garcia – 10th grade “No, because I want my spring break as long as possible, and I don’t want to stay in school longer.” Erica Groncki […]

Fleetwood Improves at FBLA Competition

February 12, 2014 by


The FBLA team from Fleetwood Area High School competed in a competition on 8 January at Penn State Berks Community College. The schools that competed were Brandywine, Boyertown, Schuylkill Valley, Conrad Weiser, Wilson, and Fleetwood. Fleetwood placed fifth out of the seven schools that were there. FBLA, or Future Business Leaders of America, was founded […]

Grammy Awards Feature Exciting Mashups

February 11, 2014 by


“I waited all day to watch this, and it was worth the wait,” junior Lizzay Faust said. The 56th annual Grammy Award Ceremony took place on Sunday, 26 January, at the Staples Center in LA. The show began with a huge performance of “Drunk in Love” from the well-known partnership of Beyonce and Jay Z. […]

Neymar Transfers Skills to Barcelona

February 10, 2014 by


Neymar, Jr., is one of the world’s most famous soccer superstars. He was transferred to Barcelona over the summer from Santos Fc. The 21-year-old Brazilian forward has some of the most incredible foot skills the world has ever seen. The move to Barcelona was one of the biggest transfers of the year, which also included […]

Fleetwood Students Soldier On

February 7, 2014 by


High School is a time of decision. Whether it is the small decisions, such as how to dress or who to hang out with, or some of the largest choices of a student’s life, including what occupation to pursue or what college or tech school to attend. Some will go to college to become doctors, […]

Surgeon General Anticipates Tobacco’s Demise

February 6, 2014 by


In 1964, it was argued that use of tobacco leads to certain cancers in men and women. Ever since cigarettes, chewing tobacco, and other tobacco products have been linked to cancer, more and more addicts have been fighting their addiction. From 1964 to 2014, the number of smokers decreased inevitably after figuring out that smoking […]

Fleetwood Football Has Great Year

February 4, 2014 by


“It feels good to have all of the hard work that you put in on the off-season and during the season pay off,” junior Tyler Emge said. Emge had 191 attempts and carried the ball for 1,124 yards this past year. He averaged 5.9 yards per carry. He also piled up 11 touchdowns for the […]

Polar Vortex Descends on Fleetwood

February 3, 2014 by


“It’s almost unbearable,” junior Ryan Gantz said. The polar vortex – a far-reaching Arctic air mass shooting southward – returned early Monday morning, 27 January, to 20 of the lower 48 states, creating subzero temperatures that were expected to last through Wednesday. Chicago, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Detroit, and others were expected to hit the lowest […]