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Fleetwood Hockey Starts Strong, Ends with a Loss

February 21, 2019 by

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Last season, Fleetwood combined with Oley Valley’s and Muhlenberg’s ice hockey teams, but this season, they entered without Muhlenberg. Fleetwood started off slow in their first game, putting up a rough showing against the Schuylkill Valley team, losing 8-3. The team didn’t take long to bounce back. They came out strong in their next meeting […]

Spix’s Blue Macaw Extinct in the Wild

February 20, 2019 by

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Deforestation, logging, and the illegal pet trade are just some of the many factors that have played into the extinction of the Spix’s Blue Macaw in the wild. This species of bird is just one of eight confirmed Brazilian birds that have gone extinct in this decade alone. Though things may look bleek for this […]

FAHS Welcomes Mr. Gaston Back to Teaching

February 19, 2019 by

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After almost three months, Fleetwood Area High School is pleased to welcome media teacher Mr. Sean Gaston back to the building. On Thursday, 18 October, Gaston was driving to school when he was rear-ended by a distracted driver. After the collision, Gaston lost control of the car and, while attempting to fix the direction his […]

Philadelphia Eagles Have a Carson Wentz Dilemma

February 18, 2019 by

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The Philadelphia Eagles have an interesting dilemma at the quarterback position, Carson Wentz or Nick Foles? The team, as of January 15, have elected to continue forward with Carson Wentz at the helm. This has evoked reactions from many Eagles fans. Some like this move, and some wanted to see the team go with Nick […]

The Future of Ray Tracing Has Arrived

February 15, 2019 by

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Modern-day animations can now have photo-realistic lighting due to a rendering method called Ray Tracing. Ray Tracing traces a path of light as pixels to generate an image based on the surfaces with which the light comes into contact. When the ray of light hits a surface, it can now reflect, refract, scatter, create dispersion, […]

Woman in Vegetative State Gives Birth

February 14, 2019 by

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A woman who had been in a vegetative state for over a decade has given birth to a healthy baby boy. The woman’s identity has not yet been reported. She nearly drowned 14 years ago, leaving her in a permanent vegetative state. She now depends on around-the-clock care at Hacienda Healthcare in Arizona. The staff […]

Racism Allegations Compel Vermont Lawmaker to Resign

February 13, 2019 by

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Vermont’s only black female lawmaker has resigned. Kiah Morris decided to step down from her position after she had received harassment from a white nationalist. The man will not be pressed with any charges because, by law, his comments are covered by the First Amendment. Kiah’s harasser was covered by the First Amendment, which states […]

Sculpture Planned to Commemorate Dogs of War

February 12, 2019 by

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In the 1900s, Lt. Colonel Edwin Hautenville Richardson trained various breeds of dogs for the First World War and convinced the US government that the Airedale Terrier was a soldier’s best bet for a four-legged friend beside him on the front lines. “Even before the war, the potential for dogs to carry out military duties […]

Abused Woman Seeks Asylum in Canada

February 8, 2019 by

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Women in Saudi Arabia are constantly being physically and mentally abused. Recently, an eighteen-year-old named Rahaf  Mohammed Mutlaq al-Qunun made that known. On 5 January 2019, she demanded asylum in Thailand in order to get away from her family’s abuse. While Rahaf was travelling with her family in Kuwait, she found it was the perfect […]

Jamie Lynn Closs Escapes Kidnapper

February 7, 2019 by

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On 15 October 2018, the whole world changed for one little girl. Jayme Lynn Closs, thirteen-years-old, went missing. When police officers arrived on scene, they found Jayme’s parents shot to death in their home located in Barron, Wisconsin. Her father’s name was James Closs, and he was fifty-six-years-old. Her mother’s name was Denise Closs, and […]