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Online Piracy Bill Now in Effect

December 20, 2011

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A new bill introduced on 26 October 2011 has recently been passed.  Though the bill was still open to changes, it took effect on 15 December. The SOPA Bill (Stop Online Piracy Act) will expand the ability of law enforcement and copyright holders to fight online trafficking and counterfeit goods as well as infringement. Infringement […]

The Tiger Times Has Eventful Past

December 12, 2011

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The Red and White, The Tiger, Tiger Tales, The Tiger Times and…The Pepsi Post? Yes, the history of Fleetwood’s School newspaper is indeed an interesting one. Looking back at older school papers (the oldest paper currently on file is from 1958), historians can observe the gradual change in the newspaper, as well as the rest […]

Four Square Banned from Lunches and Study Halls

December 12, 2011

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From a distance, four square seems like a harmless, enjoyable game. It is creative a way for seniors to pass time in their lunch or study hall periods by hitting a small ball from square to square. Many of the seniors are infatuated with the sport. “Some even call it America’s Pastime,” senior Pat Schukraft […]

Wind Ensemble Selected for PMEA

December 6, 2011

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The school band is a group among Fleetwood High School students that’s likely to stand out. Participants work as hard as they can to be the best they can be. This year, a certain group within the band went the extra mile and earned a special spotlight. The Wind Ensemble will play at the Pennsylvania Music Educators’ […]

FAHS Students, Staff Split on Cell Phones

December 2, 2011

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One of the most widely debated topics between staff and students in Fleetwood Area School District is the use of cell phones in school. As expected, students and teachers take different sides on this issue, though their opinions are not quite as different as one would expect. “Kids obviously shouldn’t be texting or on twitter […]

Fleetwood Field Hockey Earns County Title

November 30, 2011

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For the first time since 1986, Fleetwood Area High School’s field hockey team brought home a county title. Alyssa Delp and Lauren Hoffman scored a goal each to give the Tigers a 2-0 win over Hamburg in the Berks County Championship on Thursday, 19 October. “It feels pretty good and overwhelming that a team other […]

Houps Welcome Joyous Bundle

November 30, 2011

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Journalism and English instructor Zachary Houp–with assistance from his wife–recently brought a new life into the world. Mia Faith Houp, born on October 18th at 8:30 in the morning, weighed in at 6 lbs., 9 oz., and measured 19 in. “We wanted something simple and beautiful for her first name, and we wanted her middle […]

Uggs Expected to Dominate Winter Accessories

November 29, 2011

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Winter is fast approaching in Berks County, meaning it is almost time to break out the comfy sweaters and hot cocoa. For many middle and high school girls, wintertime also means stepping out in their new Ugg boots. Ugg, an Australian brand made popular in the 1970s, makes suede boots, moccasins, and other footwear. Ugg has […]

New Call of Duty Game Hits the Mark

November 29, 2011

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With high expectations for the new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare video game, it’s safe to say that Infinity Ward met, if not exceeded, those expectations,. Even though the game gets its storyline from its predecessor Modern Warfare 2, the installments definitely have their differences.The single player mode takes gamers globe-trotting through the world’s most powerful countries […]

Myriad Methods Exist for Protecting our Tuxedo-Clad Friends

November 23, 2011

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Conservation of wildlife is a topic frequently visited in today’s world, but certain species of animals are continually passed over, even as the numbers of the endangered and threatened continue to climb. Penguins, some of the most easily recognizable birds in the world, seem to fit perfectly into this category because of the lack of […]

Occupy Wall Street Movement Reaches National Stage

November 23, 2011

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The silent majority has spoken, and it does not seem that its cry will be easily muffled this time. The Occupy Wall Street movement, which, in recent weeks, has been a matter of great interest to many Americans, has taken flight and is gaining support at an alarming rate. Occupy Wall Street, an ongoing series […]

Poverty in Reading Reaches New Low

November 22, 2011

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Reading, Pennsylvania, a city of approximately 88,000, has for many years been the urban epicenter of Berks County. With a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds, it has also developed into a cultural melting pot of sorts–or tossed salad, if you prefer. In recent years, however, the city of Reading has become fixed in a full-on […]

’11-’12 Fleetwood Homecoming King and Queen Coronated

November 1, 2011

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“It makes me feel like I am a part of the school and will never be forgotten,” 2011 Homecoming King Ryan Cortazzo said as he was crowned by last year’s King, Leonardo Rosario. Every year the student council organizes Homecoming, a highly anticipated event including a dance, a parade, and the crowning of a King […]

Anticipation Building for Misa’s Fugue Premiere

November 1, 2011

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The documentary Misa’s Fugue, a survivor story of Frank Grunwuald and his Holocaust experience, has recently received much praise. The movie is a grant recipient of the 2011-12 Berks Arts Council and the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts. The grants that Misa’s Fugue has obtained are worth $1,084 ($542 from each organization). The money will […]

Barnett’s Elementary Transfer Stimulates Student Comparisons

October 31, 2011

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The class of 2015 would not know it, but Fleetwood Area High School lost an irreplaceable member of its teaching staff last year. Amy Barnett, who taught both drivers’ education and girls’ physical education, was transferred to Willow Creek Elementary School at the end of the 2010-2011 school year. Governor Corbett’s budget cuts got the […]