Browsing All Posts published on »May, 2014«

Family Remembers Stephanie Steiner

May 30, 2014 by


Back In December, I shared my heartbroken story about my stepmom, Stephanie Steiner, who was diagnosed with stage-four melanoma. Many of you have been supporting her and buying the green bracelets. I had planned to give my father, Jeffery Steiner, the bracelet money for his birthday on 26 May and surprise the both of them. My […]

Wild Fire Season Commences in California

May 30, 2014 by


Recently, a number of fires have started in different areas of California, devastating the area. Over 1,000 firefighters, the California Military Corps, 100 fire engines, and dozens of water trucks are working hard to put an end to the wildfires. Since January, there have been over 1,500 fires in California. Temperatures reaching the triple digits […]

Random Cheese: What Is Your Favorite Summertime Activity?

May 29, 2014 by


Hanna Schoener, 9th grade: “Hang out with my friends.” Katelyn Langford, 11th grade: “I like to go swimming, go on vacation, and hang out with my friends.” Angelika Guiguema, 11th grade: “I like to sleep.” Kale Sacks, 11th grade:  “I like to sleep.” Caitlyn Murray, 12th grade: “Bonfires and night swimming.” Justin Hummel, 9th grade: […]

March Madness Is a Hit

May 29, 2014 by


The NCAA basketball tournament is one of the biggest sporting events of the year. Upsets dominate the headlines game after game. People cannot get enough of it, especially this year. “It was a pretty great month for college basketball, a lot of great games and crazy upsets,” junior Wyatt Pennsinger said. Florida was the favorite heading […]

Puck Drops on NHL Playoffs

May 28, 2014 by


The Philadelphia Flyers and the New York Rangers, both in the Eastern Conference, began their series in New York. Wayne Simmonds lead the series for the Flyers, scoring four total goals. After a back and forth fight, the Rangers won this series 4-3 and moved onto the next round. Sixteen total teams started off in round one. […]

Eagles Sign Army Vet

May 27, 2014 by


The Philadelphia Eagles recently signed Captain Alejandro Villanueva, a six foot, nine inch, 277 pound Army Ranger. He plays defensive lineman and recently worked out at the Super Regional Combine in Detroit. The Eagles liked what they saw in him and signed him to a rookie free-agent deal. He served three tours in Afghanistan, which […]

Summer Fashion All About Maxi Skirts and Crop Tops

May 26, 2014 by


The 2014 summer fashion is hotter and more stylish than last year. There are new styles of shorts, tops, skirts, and shoes. The big trend this year is maxi skirts and crop tops, but also side-shoulder purses. Printed short dresses are out; long, solid, bright dresses are in. According to, knee-length, nineties flower-print dresses are making a […]

Noah Sinks Beneath Aranofsky’s Action-Oriented Melodrama

May 23, 2014 by


The biblical story of Noah and the ark has been passed down through history in cultures and countries all over the world, and the latest re-telling of the classic fable is Darren Aronofsky’s Noah, the first Hollywood production to tackle this particular tale. The film was met with a myriad of controversy from Christians who […]

Tornado Touches Down in Arkansas

May 22, 2014 by


A tornado struck Ferndale, Arkansas. This tornado was unexpected and brought tragedy to the community. Many people were killed and major damage caused. News reporters are calling this tornado an utter devastation. This tornado killed a minimum of fifteen people and destroyed many homes. This tornado also hit in an area that was still recovering from […]

Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Banned

May 21, 2014 by


Donald Sterling, owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, is in the news for all the wrong reasons. He was fined by the NBA for about $2.5 million and was slapped with a lifetime ban from all games after making racist comments to his 31-year-old girlfriend over the phone. Sterling is 80 years old and is currently married. […]

A Healthy Lunch Makes a Healthy Body

May 20, 2014 by


When schools serve lunch, it is hard to keep the kids and the government happy. The schools have to put more nutrition in kids’ diet to grow up smart and healthy, while at an economical cost. This is difficult to do because few kids wants to eat fruits and vegetables. Lunches for kids and teens are mostly […]

Are Fleetwood Teachers Geniuses?

May 19, 2014 by


Over the past few weeks here at Fleetwood Area High School, I have been asking various teachers to participate in a genius test that I administered. The test was taken from and is composed of twelve questions that are essentially trick questions.  Only those who are vigilant will get them right. Listed below are […]

This Week in History: May 18-24

May 16, 2014 by


May 18 1096 – Crusaders massacre Jews of Worm. 1268 – The Principality of Antioch, a crusader state, falls to the Mamluk Sultan Baibars in the Battle of Antioch. 1642 – Montreal, Canada, founded. 1756 – England declares war on France. 1804 – Napoleon Bonaparte proclaimed Emperor of France. 1860 – Republican Party nominates Abraham […]

Random Cheese: What Are Your Post-Prom Plans?

May 15, 2014 by


Sarah Ahearn, ’12:  “Going home because I have no friends.” Emanuel Tavoc, ’12: “I plan on sleeping because I don’t know yet.  Maybe midnight bowling.” Elaine Huang, ’12: “Going home to sleep.” Matthew Biniek, Chemistry Teacher: “I’m probably going out with the chaperons.” Michael Wamsher, ’11: “I might go midnight bowling.” Rachel Looker, ’12: “I’m […]

UConn Women’s Basketball Wins National Title

May 14, 2014 by


UConn Women’s basketball went undefeated this season, winning their ninth national title. In 1995, their record was 35-0. UConn beat Tennessee in the championship game that year with a score of 70-64. Their most outstanding player in 1995 was Swin Cash. In 200,3 they also won the championship game against Tennessee with a score of […]

UConn wins NCAA Tournament

May 13, 2014 by


The NCAA Basketball tournament started on March 21. The tournament is organized by seeds, and the NCAA committee chooses 64 teams to play in it. After the round of 32 comes the Sweet Sixteen. The teams in this year’s Sweet Sixteen were Florida vs. UCLA, Dayton vs. Stanford, Virginia vs. Michigan St., Iowa St. vs. […]

NCAA Tourney Tradition Rooted in 1939

May 12, 2014 by


The first NCAA tournament was held in 1939. The first champions were Oregon, who went 29-5 and beat Ohio State 46-33. The tournament is held every spring and is nicknamed March Madness or the Big Dance. Since 2011, 68 teams enter the field. There are 32 teams after the second round; then they go down […]

Murrysville School Recovers from Student Violence

May 8, 2014 by


On Wednesday, 9 April, a total of 24 people were left injured in a school in Murrysville, Pennsylvania, located fifteen miles east of Pittsburgh. Alex Hribal, a 16-year-old boy, began stabbing students and security guards at Franklin Regional Senior High School. Twenty-one students and one security guard were stabbed as Hribal used two 8-10 inch long knives […]

War Brewing in North Korea

May 7, 2014 by


North Korea has been in headlines across the world again for attacking South Korea unofficially as they shelled waters at the Northern Limit line, a dividing line for both North and South Koreas. South Korea fired back and deployed fighter jet aircraft to show that they are willing to fight back against the oppressive country […]

U.S. Marshals Protecting Witnesses Nationwide

May 6, 2014 by


According to, the U.S. Marshals Service does a number of things.  The U.S. Marshals Service helps provide safety, security, and medical expenses for any government witnesses, or their immediate family, who are in danger due to their testimony against organized crime members, drug traffickers, terrorists and any other major criminals. This program, which originally […]

A Year Since Sandy Hook

May 5, 2014 by


It is impossible to forget the devastating news at Sandy Hook Elementary school on 14 December 2012. Adam Lanza killed his mother, Nancy Lanza, just moments before going to the school in Newtown, Connecticut, where he shot twenty students, aged six to seven, and six adults. Lanza was armed with a Bushmaster AR-15, a Glock, and […]

Finals Ahead: Are You Ready?

May 2, 2014 by


As the end of the year is fast approaching, and the test and grades are piling up, things might become kind of stressful. It doesn’t help that, perhaps the hardest tests of the year, the mid-term and final, are also on the plate and will require constant studying and diligence if one wishes to pass. […]

Baby Charged With Murder in Pakistan

May 1, 2014 by


Shocking news has emerged from Pakistan: a 9-month-old baby has been charged with murder. This is no joke: a baby charged with murder. On 1 February, police went to the little boy’s home to get an unpaid gas bill from the parents. A little scuffle started between the family and the police. The father, a […]