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Syria: A Nation Of Turmoil

December 23, 2015 by


The once populated nation of Syria is currently in turmoil after a four-year civil war. Syria is currently under the strict control of Bashar al-Assad and has been governed by the Assad name since 1970. Protests against the dictatorial leadership by Assad resulted in a full scale rebellion. These protests quickly turned violent due to […]

Christmas Traditions Full of Diversity

December 23, 2015 by


Early Christmas traditions involved hanging a tree upside-down to represent an early symbol of the Holy Trinity. It is believed to have started in thirteenth Century Germania. In Norway, there is cleaning done on Christmas Eve. It is believed that if all brooms are safely hidden away, evil witches and spirits will come, and they will […]

San Bernardino Creates Fear of Homegrown Terrorists

December 22, 2015 by


Following the devastating terror attacks that occurred in Paris, western countries have become concerned about the increased risk of terrorism on the home front. Now it would seem this was a rightful fear to have because a shocking act of terrorism occurred in San Bernardino, California. This gruesome fear confirmed America’s worst fears of radicalization right […]

Graduation Move Faces 18% Opposition

December 21, 2015 by


Fleetwood Area High School’s decision to move its graduation to Kutztown University’s gymnasium has been met with overwhelming support, but that support has not been unanimous. Eighteen percent of students said they would prefer to continue the tradition of holding graduation in Fleetwood’s gymnasium. The thought behind the move to Kutztown was to provide students […]

Fenstermacher Agrees with Graduation Decision

December 18, 2015 by


I heard rumors of having graduation at Kutztown University a week or so before the meeting occurred. Then, when having it at Kutztown became true, I was honestly really excited. Considering that we have a little over 230 kids in our graduating class, our auditorium definitely was not big enough for all of our families. […]

Fleetwood Graduation Moved to Kutztown University

December 17, 2015 by


Unlike any other class at Fleetwood, the graduating class of 2016 will have its graduation at Kutztown University. Graduation has been a growing concern within Fleetwood. In the past, it has been held in the auditorium with overflow seats being provided in the gymnasium, where the ceremony was projected on screens. The ceremony will be held in […]

Parisian Attacks Open Door to Terrorism

December 16, 2015 by


Terrorist attacks are unfortunately becoming more frequent. Terrorists don’t care who gets hurts, as long as they make their point. Paris went through a bombing and shooting, but they are still a strong city that is not backing down. There were multiple occurrences that happened on 13 November that left Paris in tragedy. In Paris, […]

Jake Wapinsky Signs Letter of Intent

December 9, 2015 by


On 11 November 2015, senior Jake Wapinsky signed his National Letter of Intent with Tusculum College in Tennessee. Wapinsky has been playing baseball for thirteen years.  He plays the positions of outfielder and pitcher. “I prefer outfield because I haven’t fully developed as a pitcher yet, and I feel like there’s no pressure on me […]

Young Girl Beats Cancer With Aid of ‘Designer Cell’

December 8, 2015 by


Layla Richards, a one-year-old, has been undergoing treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia since she was just fourteen weeks old. She was flown all the way across the U.K. for experimental procedures, bone marrow transplants, countless blood tests, and yet cancer took over her body. The test that was suggested was never tested on anything larger […]

Resilient Royals Take Care of Unfinished Business in World Series

December 7, 2015 by


The Kansas City Royals came close to winning the World Series in 2014, reaching game seven before losing by one run to the San Francisco Giants. Returning many key players to their 2015 roster, the Royals were determined to complete their run to a world championship. After wrapping up the American League Central division title, […]

German Club Enjoys Reading Liederkranz

December 3, 2015 by


Fleetwood Area High School’s German Club recently took its annual trip to the Reading Liederkranz. Twenty-two students, accompanied by German Teacher Frau Christine Moll, attended the Liederkranz on 3 November. The Reading Liederkranz was founded in July of 1885. The Liederkranz moved to its current location in 1909. It still stands 130 years later as […]

Fleetwood Cross Country Team Competes at Districts

December 2, 2015 by


On 31 October, when most people were enveloped in the Halloween craze, hundreds of runners from a slew of different schools convened on the fields of Big Springs High School. They were all preparing themselves for the Cross Country District 3 AA race. Fleetwood Area High School’s cross country team was in attendance, readying themselves for […]