Browsing All Posts published on »April, 2014«

Fashion Diversified between Koreas

April 30, 2014 by


The fashions of North Korea and South Korea are very different. Religion and other traditions dictate the wardrobe of North Koreans, which is more plain and business-like, whereas South Korea has a simple, neat, and clean style. North Korea’s wardrobe is very professional but does not have much of an exotic look. The women have […]

Playoffs Begin for NBA

April 29, 2014 by


As the regular NBA season came to an end, many teams were fighting for a playoff berth. Sixteen teams in total make the playoffs, with eight from the West region and eight from the East region. The teams that made it then fought for the number one overall seed. The Miami Heat fell short, taking the […]

Theatre Tops List of Worst-Paying Jobs

April 28, 2014 by


Many seniors in Fleetwood Area School District have already chosen a career pathway and started applying to colleges, but some have no idea what we want after this year is over. Some things to consider while choosing a dream job is how much it will pay and how much advancement is possible. According to research from Georgetown […]

Consumers Put Off by Ugg Factories

April 25, 2014 by


Did you ever wonder how your Uggs are made? Ugg boots, a popular brand for women and men, were originally made in Australia and New Zealand and are naturally made from sheep skins and wool. Even though Ugg boots are very comfortable, the sheep that the materials come from are often treated questionably and cruelly. “I don’t […]

Mudslide Strikes Oso

April 24, 2014 by


On 22 March, a mudslide ravaged the town of Oso, Washington. The town is about 55 miles northeast of Seattle. So far, 33 people are confirmed dead, and there are still 10 people missing. The mudslide covered a square mile, reaching 15 feet deep in some places. Some search and rescue crews measured debris 75 feet […]

German Club Places Second in Competition

April 23, 2014 by


On 27 March 2014, eleven teams from six different school districts competed in Kutztown’s World Language Meet. Fleetwood’s German language students came in second place. “The competition was from eight in the morning until three in the afternoon. There were thirteen people, so we ended up taking two vans,” German teacher Mrs. Christine Moll said. […]

Chilean Earthquake Reaches 8.2 on Richter Scale

April 22, 2014 by


Many places located around the Pacific Ocean experience earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Seventy-five percent of the volcanic eruptions and 90% of earthquakes happen around this belt in the Pacific, known as the “Ring of Fire.”  These earthquakes happen because the ring of fire is the area where tectonic plates rub and collide together, causing earthquakes. The largest […]

Fleetwood Graduate Breaks National Story

April 21, 2014 by


Ali Watkins, a Temple University intern, broke a national story that has made people from the U.S. Senate question the CIA. Watkins is a graduate from Fleetwood Area High School. “Until proven, they shouldn’t make any claims, but, if they were spying, something should happen,” sophomore Sophia Hadeed said. Watkins and two other reporters released information on […]

This Week in History: April 20-26

April 18, 2014 by


April 20 1775 – British begin siege of Boston (Revolutionary War). 1809 – Napoleon I defeats Austria at Battle of Abensberg, Bavaria. 1836 – Territory of Wisconsin created. 2010 – Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion kills 11 and causes rig to sink, initiating a massive oil discharge in the Gulf of Mexico. April 21 753 […]

Fleetwood Baseball Looking for Another Big Season

April 17, 2014 by


Two years ago, the Fleetwood boys baseball team did something they had not done in a while. They had the chance to play for the County title at FirstEnergy stadium. Fleetwood went on to win the County Championship for the first time since 1970. To achieve that stage, they beat Hamburg and then won against Wilson 3-2 in […]

Sixers Tie NBA Record Losing treak

April 16, 2014 by


The Philadelphia 76ers’ losing streak tied the NBA record with 26 straight losses. They had not won since 29 January against Boston, 95-94. In spite of this, the team does not yet have the worst record in the league. The Milwaukee Bucks hold that distinction. Their head coach is Brett Brown. Thad Young has an average of […]

Changes Planned for Fleetwood Pool

April 15, 2014 by


The Fleetwood pool has been attracting families and teenagers all over the community for many years. In addition to a pool, there is a snack shack, slide, two diving boards, and a baby pool. They even have a “Dip and Dance” throughout the summer. This year there will be changes to the Fleetwood pool. Now […]

Malasysian Flight Meets Tragic End

April 14, 2014 by


A Malaysian flight that left on Friday, 8 March, en route to Beijing went missing and has not been seen since. It never reached its destination and was not seen on the radar much after its departure. There has been much speculation onto what might have happened. Some say terrorism, hijacking, or mechanical malfunctions. The […]

D-Jack out of Philly

April 11, 2014 by


Philadelphia Eagles recently released superstar wide receiver Desean Jackson. The wideout is one of the most fearsome receivers in the league, with deafening speed and great hands. There has been much controversy lately about Jackson’s future. Jackson was the deep threat in Chip Kelly’s up-tempo offense and made defenders fearful of big plays. The Eagles […]

Adreian Payne Creates Off-Court Legacy

April 10, 2014 by


Sometimes there are stories that emerge during March Madness that make you want to put your bracket down and realize something. One of those stories comes between Michigan State basketball star Adreian Payne and Lacey Holsworth. Lacy is an 8-year old child whom Payne met when the Michigan State basketball team went to a local […]

David Beckham and Lebron James to Start MLS team

April 9, 2014 by


After retiring in May 2013, David Beckham is going to start his very own Major League Soccer (MLS) team. Beckham’s team will be started in Miami, Florida. David is expected to organize his own team for the 2017 season as the twenty-second team in MLS. Everyone is ready for a Miami MLS team to start after 10 […]

Global Tensions Spread from Crimean Peninsula

April 8, 2014 by


The wars in the Middle East have been replaced by the conflict between Ukraine and Russia as the hot topic in foreign affairs. Russia recently invaded its neighbor Ukraine, a country of about 233,000 square miles and 45 million people. Ukraine gained independence from the Soviet Union on 24 August 1991. Viktor Yanukovych was kicked […]

Mackey’s Cinderella Run Is a Marvel Redeemed

April 7, 2014 by


Kevin Mackey’s 1986 Cleveland State Vikings basketball team was the first team in the NCAA Tournament to make a Cinderella run. Cleveland State would end their regular season with a record of 24-3 overall and 13-1 in the league. This gave them the chance to play in the AMCU-8 tournament. They would go on to […]

Burger King Baby Finds Birth Mother

April 4, 2014 by


Twenty-seven year-old Katheryn Deprill can also be now known as the Burger King Baby. Soon after she was born, Newborn Katheryn was left in a Burger King bathroom in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Although Katheryn is a successful woman with a husband and three children of her own, she was missing something in life. A part of […]

Accept, Interact Assist Animal League

April 3, 2014 by


On 13 March 2014, Fleetwood’s members of both the Accept and Interact club went to Berks Animal Rescue League to do community service. “While we were there, we got to see the dogs, cats, and other animals,” explained sophomore Marissa Faranda, who went on the trip. The Accept club became official about three years ago […]

Relay Team Runs to Save Lives

April 2, 2014 by


The Fleetwood Tigers Relay for Life team will be hosting their first annual Run for a Life on Saturday, 26 April, at 11:00 am. Registration will begin at 10:00 am. All of the proceeds will be given to the American Cancer Society to help finish the fight against all forms of cancer. Along with a […]

April Fools: No Ransom Yet for Fleetwood Camel

April 1, 2014 by


On Sunday morning the 30 March, the famous Fleetwood camel residing next to Boyer’s Food Market was discovered missing from its enclosure. Local residents are distraught over the disappearance of their beloved camel. “We just want him to be returned safely,” senior Auston Clauss said. Surveillance videos from the Boyer’s parking lot show a large trailer […]

April Fools: Curling Comes to Fleetwood in 2014

April 1, 2014 by


Fleetwood Area High School has been looking to improve their school spirit and the sports program in recent years.  There was a lot of thought put into a new sports program and other things of that nature, and, finally, a decision has been made. “Wow, I wasn’t aware that we were getting a curling team. […]