Browsing All Posts published on »January, 2016«

AHJ Masters the Stage and All of Life’s Moments

January 29, 2016 by


In the dimly lit basement of a church, many devoted followers gathered to see Albert Hammond, Jr., a large name in the music scene. Although he is still trying to prove himself through his side project, many would recognize him as the rhythm guitarist of the widely popular Indie band, The Strokes. Albert just recently […]

FAHS Winter Concert Is A Holiday Hit

January 28, 2016 by


Band, Chorus, and Orchestra members alike waited in anticipation for their performances in Fleetwood’s 2015 Winter Concert held on 10 December 2015. The auditorium was filled with family and friends of performing musicians, with bouquets lining the edge of the stage. Just outside of the auditorium, musicians could be found warming up their voices and […]

Joe Biden Will Not Run for President in 2016

January 27, 2016 by


Democrat Joe Biden could have been one of the presidential candidates that could have had the highest chance to represent the Democrats in the election next year, despite him never announcing that he was going to run as a candidate. At a press conference on 21 October, he announced that he wouldn’t run a presidential […]

Fleetwood Community Theater Turns Thirty

January 26, 2016 by


The Fleetwood Community Theater (FCT) is a nonprofit organization that has been bringing the Fleetwood community together for 30 years. FCT is, in all actuality, a little bit older than 30. The group was originally a show group located at St. Paul’s UCC called the “Messengers” until they became their own group in 1986. Members […]

Scanlan, Shomper Named November Students of the Month

January 25, 2016 by


Fleetwood’s November Students of the Month were seniors Dan Shomper and Faith-Ann Scanlan. Shomper is a senior at Fleetwood Area High School. He was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, and has been enrolled in Fleetwood his whole life. In his free time, Shomper participates in Track and Field. He also loves to read. He loves Social Studies […]

The Force Awakens at FAHS

January 22, 2016 by


On 18 December 2015, several students went to see the highly anticipated new Star Wars movie. As the first movie from the franchise in 10 years, and the first movie since Disney bought Lucasfilm, the expectations were high. With a producer and director like J.J. Abrams, who has previously produced movies like the reboot of Star Trek, […]

Global Warming Hurts Some, Benefits Others

January 20, 2016 by


Everyone knows that global warming has been a hot topic for quite some time. Some species are in more danger than others. In this case, the Bowhead whales are adapting quite well to the warming of Arctic waters. For some animals such as the polar bears, it is easy to see what they need. The bears […]

Fish Adapts To Freshwater In Only Fifty Years

January 19, 2016 by


Some may think that evolution takes place over millions of years. According to scientists, a published study reveals that, in 1964, an Alaskan earthquake, which measured 9.2 in magnitude, forced tiny saltwater fish into fresh water in only fifty years. “That is so sad that the earthquake forced them out of their usual habitat to […]

Mortuary Science an Interesting Career Path

January 15, 2016 by


At Fleetwood Area High School, there are a lot of kids who have an idea of what they want to do when they are older. A very unique occupation is mortuary science. Some jobs in this field include morticians and funeral directors. There is a lot of criteria to become a mortician. First, they have to […]

Random Profile: Katie Gorey

January 12, 2016 by


Katie Gorey is a junior at Fleetwood Area School District. She was born on 10 August in 1999 at the Reading Hospital. She is currently sixteen-years-old and came to Fleetwood in fourth grade. She has two older brothers. Katie is involved in volleyball as well. In her free time, she likes to hang out with […]

German Classes Celebrate Traditional Christmas

January 11, 2016 by


German teacher Frau Christine Moll celebrated Christmas with her German classes and German Club. On 11 December, Moll’s classes made salzteig, which is a flour and salt combination that is molded into decorative shapes around Christmastime. Saltzeig is a traditional German method of decorating for the holidays at a low cost. Decorations, such as Christmas […]

The Course of Tradition Never Did Run Smooth

January 11, 2016 by


A lot has changed since the 60s and 70s. Should there be some trends or traditions brought back? “I noticed some trends are coming back from that time, like high-waisted shorts and winged eyeliner,” high school student Adrianna Colon said. A lot of classic trends are coming back now from various time periods, high-waisted shorts […]

Syrian Conflict Devastates Nation

January 8, 2016 by


The Syrian war is a subject about which the public is very concerned. The war in the underdeveloped country has been tearing homes and families apart now for almost five years. Rebels are overthrowing the government, causing mayhem. “Why is no one helping them?  Bringing over refugees only helps so much,” Austin Scott said. The war […]

A Timeline Of ISIS Attacks

January 7, 2016 by


10 June 2014: The day that the second of largest city in Iraq, Mosul, fell to Isis. Isis then declared itself the Islamic state. It has been stated that Isis has replaced Al Qaeda for accomplishing the takeover of Mosul and the rise of terror. The root of Isis comes from Jama’at al-Tawhid wal-Jihad in […]

Winter Fashion 2016 Is Different Than Any Other Year

January 6, 2016 by

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Fleetwood Area High School has a lot of students who pay attention to fashion. The style changes every year and every season. This year’s 2016 winter collection is different than any other year. Sweaters are on trend this year with all different styles. “I love to wear sweaters with boots in the winter,” senior Katie Eckert […]

December Students Of The Month Are Tissera and Kurtz

January 5, 2016 by


Shannon Tissera is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Tissera. She moved to Fleetwood during the summer before sixth grade. Prior to this, she went to St. Rita’s Primary School, Elms Elementary School, and The British School in Colombo (Sri Lanka). Here at Fleetwood, she is the Class of 2016’s Historian and is involved with […]

Paris Left In State Of Emergency

January 4, 2016 by


The Eiffel Tower stood dark on 13 November 2015. Paris needed time to absorb the deadliest violence since World War II. Gunman and suicide bombers attacked across Paris, killing at least 265 innocent victims as well as injuring 352 bystanders. There were a total of seven attacks by at least seven terrorists. All seven were […]