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The Nasados Siblings Steal the Variety Show

October 31, 2017 by

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At the Fleetwood Area High School Homecoming Variety Show, two student’s performances stuck out, performances that are sure to become legendary in the years to come. These performances were by beloved members of the student body, Joshua and Veronica Nasados. But why and how did these two come to be in the variety show? To […]

Puerto Rico in Dire Straits

October 30, 2017 by

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Puerto Rico is in a dire situation ever since Hurricane Maria hit its coast. Nearly 85% are without electricity and 45% without drinkable water. Puerto Rico’s recovery could cost up to $85 billion, which could destroy the island’s economy. The Trump administration submitted a $29 billion disaster-relief request to Congress last week to fund recovery […]

Eating Vegan Has Countless Benefits

October 27, 2017 by

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People who follow a vegan diet display lower cholesterol and lower blood pressure.  They also have a less likely chance of getting colon and prostate cancer, as well as a decreased rate of ischemic heart disease. Veganism is a dietary lifestyle that, after much research, is found to be beneficial in many ways. Going vegan […]

Mandatory Recycling Makes an Impact

October 23, 2017 by

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Recycling has been around for years, and it’s definitely influencing the environment. Thirty of the nation’s one hundred largest cities have mandatory recycling. Mandatory recycling only began in January of 2006. Since then, recycling rates have increased. Mandatory recycling mostly affects businesses.  Enforcement on this in the workplace must be implied because there is a […]

Adams, Birckbichler Named September Students of the Month

October 19, 2017 by

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Courtney Birckbichler and Shea Adams were chosen as the students of the month for September 2017. Adams wants to join the army and aim for either combat engineering or  CBRN recon. “I try to do as much as I can with the military and police,” Adams said. Birckbichler would like to major in early childhood […]

2017 Homecoming Arrives

October 18, 2017 by

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Fleetwood Area High School’s 2017 Homecoming celebrations occured two weeks ago, and students and staff have were hard at work preparing long before then. Preparations occurred to ensure that this year’s celebrations was be memorable and everlasting. Homecoming Week’s festivities included the fashion-oriented Spirit Week, the annual pep rally and Powderpuff game, and the crowning […]

Fleetwood Library Set to Undergo Five-Year Change

October 17, 2017 by

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The high school library is about to become so much more for students, both current and incoming.  Mr. Kirby Barnett, the school librarian, has begun very early stages of work on a proposal for the school board to enact a five-year conversion of the library into an all-purpose multimedia space. The goal is to create a space […]

Is Jake McGarry the Sweetest Senior?

October 16, 2017 by

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Jacob Tyler McGarry is viewed by some as one of the greatest students to grace the halls of Fleetwood. He is a quiet guy who is well-respected and admired by students and teachers alike. Jake McGarry was born on 4 June 20000. McGarry was born in Pennsylvania.  He moved here in seventh grade and has […]

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 13, 2017 by

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The beginning of breast cancer awareness month starts every year around October.  Fundraisers are raising money, and patients become survivors everyday. Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant cells form in the tissue of the breast. One in eight women within the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. This […]

Trump Administration Calls for DACA Repeal

October 12, 2017 by

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The Republican Party is threatening to repeal DACA. DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, was created under Obama in 2012 to protect undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States unwillingly as children by their parents. If DACA is repealed, more than 780,000 “Dreamers” are in fear of deportation. In his campaigns while […]

Reporter Bio: Jack Pickar

October 11, 2017 by

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Jack Pickar was born on 10 May  2000 to Jennifer and Larry Pickar. Pickar’s childhood best friend is Matthew Angstadt; they still talk all the time. In his spare time, Pickar likes to sleep, hang out with his friends, and watch his favorite TV show, Game Of Thrones. Julia,19, his older sister, is the closest […]

Sea World’s Animal Treatment Causes Controversy

October 11, 2017 by

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Thirty-seven orcas have died at SeaWorld. None of them died from old age. All orcas that have been confined in SeaWorld have died before the age of thirty. Recent controversy over the reproduction of these giant mammals in captivity has generated a new question: Is SeaWorld’s care for their orcas adequate enough for these animals […]

Field of Screams Begins 2017 Scare Season

October 10, 2017 by

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Do you like to have your pants scared off? If so, Field of Screams may be right for you! Initially founded by brothers Gene and Jim Schopf in 1993, Field of Screams features four separate haunted attractions: The Haunted Hayride, The Frightmare Asylum Haunted House, The Den of Darkness Horror Barn, and The Nocturnal Wasteland […]

Reporter Bio: Isabella Balthaser

October 3, 2017 by

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  Isabella Rosalie Balthaser goes by the nickname Bella. Balthaser’s ideal job would be either forensics, because she likes the idea of looking into the mind of a criminal and seeing their point of view rather than the media’s, writing, or something medical-related. She loves learning and is an avid reader. Her favorite music genres […]

Reporter Bio: Ripley Price

October 2, 2017 by

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Ripley Price was born in Sydney, Australia, on 27 October 1999. Price was born to Elaine and Geoffrey Price. She is a middle child between her sister and her brother. This is her fourth year in journalism. She is the first person to achieve this goal. This is Price’s second year as journalism president. In […]