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Hawaiians Evacuate after Volcano Eruption

May 31, 2018 by

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There has been an eruption of volcanoes in Hawaii on the Pacific “Ring of Fire” that has experts looking at America’s West Coast, which is also an active region. The West Coast is home to an eight hundred mile chain of thirteen volcanoes. This eight hundred mile chain stretches from Washington state’s Mount Baker to […]

Met Gala Faces Criticism over Religious Theme

May 30, 2018 by

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On 7 May 2018, the 70th annual Met Gala took place at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.  The theme for the event was “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” The Catholic Church endorsed the event and loaned  more than 40 pieces to the event. The event however was met with […]

Nicaragua Moves towards Civil War

May 25, 2018 by

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Nicaragua is headed for another civil war. Protests against President Daniel Ortega’s regime are being held all across the country. Nicaragua’s current state is starting to seem similar to Venezuela’s situation right now. Ortega first took power following the 1979 Sandinista revolution that overthrew the dictator Anastasio Somoza. He has dominated Nicaragua’s national politics ever […]

Potential Golden Gate Killer Suspect to Stand Trial

May 24, 2018 by

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In the late 70’s and early 80’s, there were rapes, murders, and burglaries in California that were never solved. Now, in 2018, police have a suspect from using DNA from the crime scene and a site that holds DNA information. “Paul Holes, a recently retired investigator with California’s Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office said […]

Bill Cosby Found Guilty of Indecent Assault

May 23, 2018 by

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Bill Cosby, once known as the “American Dad, was convicted on three counts of aggravated indecent assault that stemmed from drugging and molesting a women in Philadelphia 14 years ago. Cosby ended up facing consequences in the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania.  The verdict was reached around 2:00 p.m. Three of Cosby’s accusers attended […]

Honduras Migrants Forced To Wait At Border

May 22, 2018 by

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Over 150 traveling migrants are currently at the Mexico-US border near San Diego. Many of these migrants that are seeking asylum are traveling with children. As of right now, they are being told that the border crossing is already full. Mostly from Honduras, these Central American migrants are “fleeing from danger.” Despite President Trump’s apparent […]

German Exchange Student Visits Fleetwood for Four Weeks

May 21, 2018 by

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 On 20 March, 2018 the Loeffler family drove to Newark Liberty International Airport to pick up German Exchange student Max Fetz, who would be staying with them the next four weeks. Every so often, Fleetwood offers programs for students from other countries to come visit for a period of time to experience school in our […]

Bessey, Stitzel Named April Students of the Month

May 18, 2018 by

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The students of the month for April 2018 are Shawn Bessey and Alicia Stitzel. They are both heavily involved in school activities. Shawn is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Bessey of Blandon. Throughout his high school career, he has been a part of band, jazz band, wind ensemble, marching band, chorus, chorale, vocal […]

Trump Set to Impose Trade Tariffs

May 17, 2018 by

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President Trump delivered the news of a possible trade war with China on Twitter. An examination by the right-leaning Tax Foundation said that, in 2018, more than a quarter of the gains from the tax law could be lost because of the new tariffs. “A trade war is a back-and-forth dispute where a country imposes […]

Suspected Russian Spies Injured in UK

May 16, 2018 by

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On 3 March 2018, former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia Skripal, were found unconscious on a bench in Salisbury, England. Suspecting passersby saw the pair lying on the bench in a daze-like state. They were transported to a hospital after emergency services were called by a member of the public where police […]

Trump Implements Syrian Retaliation

May 15, 2018 by

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Syria has had an on-going civil war for the past 7 years. On 13 April 2018, President Donald Trump issued military strikes on Syria. The Syrian government’s key supporters are Russia and Iran, while the US, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia back the rebels. A peaceful uprising against the president of Syria seven years ago has […]

Sealing Industry in Death Throes

May 14, 2018 by

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The sealing industry is a dying market. Sealing is considered by many to be barbaric, and unnecessary. Last year, 1.6 million dollars were made off of sealing. This is a 32.4 million dollar drop from the 2006 season. This is due to the decline of hunters participating. “It is unlikely a seal will be stunned […]

Manufacturing Issues Caused by US-China Trade War

May 11, 2018 by

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Everyday, people in the United States use products from China, and people in China use things from the U.S.  However, both countries have been talking about putting tariffs on those products, and that could have a major impact on manufacturing. “Last year, U.S. exports to China totaled $130 billion, an amount that’s grown in recent […]

Zuckerberg under Fire

May 10, 2018 by

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Facebook founder and chairman Mark Zuckerberg has been in some deep water over the past month over the recent Facebook controversy. The controversy stemmed from the political analysis firm Cambridge Analytica acquiring data from millions of Facebook users’ data and using it to build voter profiles for the Trump campaign. Quickly after this came out, […]

E. Coli Outbreak Caused by Romaine Lettuce

May 9, 2018 by

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Recently, there has been an outbreak of E.Coli from romaine lettuce grown in Arizona that has affected several states. “The number of people hospitalized due to a multi-state E. coli outbreak linked to chopped romaine lettuce continues to grow,” the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. “About fifty-three people have been reported sickened […]

Google’s Microscope Can Detect Cancer

May 8, 2018 by

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Recently, Google created an Augmented Reality Microscope (ARM) that will help detect cancer. Currently, the microscope is a prototype, but Google thinks that their microscope can speed the process of adopting new learning tools for pathologists. The AR microscope is a modified light microscope that enables a real-time image analysis and presentations of algorithms directly […]

Fleetwood Area High School Students Support National School Walkout

May 7, 2018 by

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On 20 April, 2018, the Fleetwood Area High School had an assembly for the National School Walkout, which was organized by the student council. Students who participated were called down at 9:30 a.m. to meet in the auditorium. In the beginning, there was a seventeen-second moment of silence in honor of the Parkland victims. Then, […]

Trump Declares U.S. Trade War With China

May 4, 2018 by

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With President Donald Trump’s continued probes into China’s trade practices, relations between the two countries have become tense. Starting in April 2017, President Trump directed the Department of Commerce to investigate if imports of foreign steel from China and other countries could be a threat to national security. The Chinese Government believes this will poison […]

Facebook under Fire for Breach of Privacy

May 3, 2018 by

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Cambridge Analytica, a data firm linked to President Trump and Facebook has been under legal fire lately. Cambridge Analytica used a quiz app to look at data of 50 million Facebook users for political ad marketing. These 50 million users did not consent to have their data collected, so now social media outlets and people […]

Timeline of U.S. China Trade War

May 2, 2018 by

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The U.S.-China trade war has been ongoing since January 2017. It first started with threats on imposing tariffs but did not take effect until January 2018. “An annual survey of business conditions by the American Chamber of Commerce, or AmCham, in China found that 4 out of 5 companies feel less welcome in China as […]

Controversy Continues over Russian Meddling in Facebook Ads

May 1, 2018 by

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During the 2016 presidential election, advertisements flooded Facebook. A good portion of these ads however, were widely distributed by Russian media. These ads were in favor of current President Donald Trump and against Hillary Clinton. “We basically have the brightest minds of our tech community here, and Russia was able to weaponize your platforms to […]