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Twitter Files Spark and Sputter in Equal Measure

March 16, 2023


Starting the beginning of December, independent journalist Matt Taibbi has released information and conversations that were posted to Twitter but censored by the previous heads of Twitter. Taibbi is an independent journalist who has reported on multiple political stories in the past years. “Anytime you have a true/independent journalist, and in this case Matt Taibbi […]

Gas Stoves Spark Controversy

March 8, 2023


Should Americca ban gas stoves? While the question may sound extreme, actions have been taken to support this move within the government.  Around mid-January, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission made statements regarding the safety of gas stoves. Richard Trumpka Jr., head of the commission, sighted safety concerns as a key factor. Immediate outrage ensued […]

Clark and Menet Named December Students of the Month

March 6, 2023


Two deserving seniors, Taylor Clark and Laura Menet, were named December students of the month by FAHS faculty. Both students take part in numerous activities inside and outside of school.  Taylor Clark, the daughter of Michael and Sherry Clark, is involved in the student council, yearbook, and women’s empowerment club. She is an officer of […]

Luddism Leaps in Popularity

March 3, 2023


The Luddite revolution might be among us. Young people in the modern era have a tendency to be tech addicts. Despite this, some young individuals are giving up their tech for a simpler life. A Luddite is someone who opposes the use of modern technology. The name comes from the original “Luddites,” who were English […]

Fleetwood Sends off 10 Student-Athletes to College

March 2, 2023


On 1 February 2023, 10 student-athletes signed their National Letters of Intent.  There is one baseball commitment, one basketball commitment, two football commitments, two ice hockey and lacrosse commitments, three soccer commitments, and one swimming commitment.  Ryan Moser will be going to Elizabethtown College to further his baseball career while majoring in exercise science. Moser […]

Consumerism: Living a False Life that’s Not Just Killing Us But the World Around Us

March 1, 2023


Copious amounts of research have been done on consumerism and the evolution of human consumption in the last two decades.  Consumerism is the constant need for demand and dependency. Niel D. Emerald wrote, “Consumerism affects the psychological health of the individual through erosion of the true self and replacing it with a false self, and […]

Publicity Stunts Become Public Safety Hazards

February 28, 2023


Content creators are doing dangerous things for fame, like breaking laws and sometimes even breaking bones. “TikTok influencer Katie Sigmond is fined after hitting a golf ball into the Grand Canyon. Katie Sigmond, who has nearly seven million followers on TikTok and posts workout and modeling videos, faced legal trouble after the stunt,” The New […]

Mob Makes Major Headlines!

February 24, 2023


The mob is not dead. There is a dominant theory that the Mafia is not active in the same way it was decades ago, but recent news stories show that might not be true. “A reputed Gambino captain was among two dozen people busted in a sprawling, multimillion-dollar construction kickback scheme that affected several significant […]

FBLA Takes the “Opportunity” to Help Their Community

February 23, 2023


The Future Business Leaders of America are reaching out to their community this year with their service project working with Opportunity House in Reading. Gabriel Siegfried, grade 10, and Hannah Nied, grade 12,  are leading the efforts to support the community this year and they will be competing their project against other teams in the […]

Teens Have Numerous Employment Options in Fleetwood Area

February 22, 2023


Plenty of local teens are interested in working but are unsure of good local places to work. There may be more good local workplaces than people think. The first places, and arguably most popular, would be grocery stores, such as Giant, Weis, or Boyers. Because Boyers is located in Fleetwood, and Giant and Weis are […]

Nation Wide Outages Affect Air Travel

February 17, 2023


Before the recent airline outages, a nationwide flight delay had not happened since 9/11.  “The FAA’s outage was the second major air travel disruption in less than a month and drew bipartisan criticism. Winter storms derailed holiday travel in late December, prompting widespread cancellations and a crisis at Southwest Airlines after it buckled from all […]

FAHS’s Galeassi Adds Art to BCIU Showcase

February 16, 2023


Fleetwood Area High School has some really talented artists. Jossalyn Galeassi takes multiple art classes at Fleetwood Area High School, and she enjoys every part of them. Jossalyn took about a week to finish an art project that had a lot of meaning for her. Her art will be displayed In BCIU’s art showcase this […]

Are You Misinterpreting Masculinity?

February 15, 2023


In the past year, celebrities such as Andrew Tate and the fictional character Patrick Bateman from American Psycho have been used as “role models” for the aspiring phrases “sigma” or “alpha male,” which some men use as part of a journey toward male self-improvement.   This way of thinking has promoted misogynistic behaviors and emotional illiteracy […]

What to Look For When Buying a Used Car

February 14, 2023


How much thought do you put into buying a used car? The market for used vehicles has seen exponential growth within the last few years. The variables that are in play might suggest a few different motives to explain the rise in prices.  “U.S. Department of Labor statistics revealed that used car prices are up […]

Yemen Resolution Doesn’t Get a Vote Despite Activists’ Wishes

February 10, 2023


The United States is funding its ally Saudi Arabia in its war against Yemen. The civil war in Yemen has left over a hundred thousand dead from armed conflict and many more Yemenis dead from starvation. Most of these deaths were civilians killed directly or indirectly by the Saudi military. The United States has given […]

FAHS Seniors are Awarded November Students of the Month

February 8, 2023


Fleetwood seniors Baxter Biehl and Samuel Mitten were recently named November Students of the Month.  Baxter Biehl, the son of Bradley and Brooke Biehl, participates in numerous activities for Fleetwood. He is involved in soccer, tennis, volleyball, men’s chorus, band, chorus, orchestra, choraliers, wind ensemble, vocal ensemble, pit orchestra, marching band, jazz band, chess club, […]

North Korea Improves Missile Program

February 7, 2023


North Korea now has a missile capable of reaching the US mainland, and it is fueling many questions from American citizens. North Korea has always taken great pride in its ability to potentially have lethal nuclear missiles, but they never really posed a huge threat to the US mainland. In a recent test, however, North […]

This Baker Works with a Different Kind of Pi

February 2, 2023


Ms. Vanessa Baker is a new math teacher in the Fleetwood Area School District. She teaches 10th and 11th grade in room 206. Teaching SAT prep, geometry, and Algebra 2, she is 22 years old, and she graduated from Albright College in the Spring of 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Secondary teaching. Baker […]

North Korea Tests Nuclear Missile Capable of Reaching America

January 31, 2023


North Korea launched ballistic missiles into the sea Saturday, November 12, 2022. The U.S. sent two bombers to South Korea in a display of military prowess. Tensions have started to rise, and new updates about the missile have come in. North Korea has test-fired more than thirty missiles since the initial test Saturday. These long-range […]

Fleetwood Seniors Ready to Play College Ball

January 30, 2023


On November 9, 2022, six Fleetwood student-athletes signed their National Letter of Intent. Two of those athletes were Kaitlyn Pytleski and Tyler Szilli. Kaitlyn Pytleski committed to Kutztown University to play softball and Tyler Szilli decided to continue his baseball career at Alvernia.  Tyler has been playing baseball for 12 years. His passion for the sport […]

Fleetwood Senior Siblings Sign Letters of Intent

January 27, 2023


It’s off to college lacrosse for some Fleetwood twins. Jocelyn and Karissa Doerr are seniors at Fleetwood Area High School. They play lacrosse for the Schuylkill Valley Panthers. On November 9th, they signed letters of intent to play lacrosse for the University of Mount Olive in Mount Olive, North Carolina. Jocelyn and Karissa Doerr were among […]

Missiles Threaten Peace of Mind in U.S.

January 24, 2023


North Korea and the United States have had a rocky relationship over the past few decades. With new research and information circulating about a North Korean missile that can reach the United States, some are scared.  The Japan Times reported, “Across the Atlantic, U.S. President Joe Biden warned in October of a potential ‘Armageddon’ hanging […]

Is the Snow Day Dead?

January 23, 2023


Fleetwood Area High School Flexible Instruction Days (FID) are meant to benefit students education. An important aspect of high school is making sure grades are good and one’s mind is focused on school work, studying, and homework. Snow days can be different for many people. “FID days are pointless when it comes to doing work,” Fleetwood […]