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German Students Participate in Essay Contest

April 16, 2013

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At Fleetwood Area High School, there are several different contests and competitions that allow students to excel in academics and in life. For German classes, they can excel to places beyond Fleetwood’s borders. Frau Christine Moll, a German teacher working at Fleetwood Area High School, and her students will be competing in an unforgettable contest. […]

Boys’ Volleyball Prizes Teamwork, Motivation, Success

April 15, 2013

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The Fleetwood High School boys’ volleyball team has begun its season and is hoping for a successful record. The boys lost some key senior varsity starters, but upcoming players are expected to step up and fill the spots. “I just started playing volleyball this year, but so far, I see that we need to buckle […]

2013 Pasta and Presto Concert Offers Variety

April 11, 2013

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Each year, the Fleetwood Area Music Association holds the Pasta and Presto Concert. On 16 March, 2013, in the high school gym, students performed in their musical groups at a 4:00 p.m. concert and a 7:30 p.m. concert. Pasta and Presto includes musical entertainment by students and a pasta dinner all throughout the day. At […]

Fleetwood Boys’ Baseball Hopeful for Success this Season

April 10, 2013

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The former county champions are back in action. The Fleetwood boys’ baseball team has started to practice again, and they are looking to have another successful season. The boys are hard at work to make sure they reach the same goals they achieved the year prior. “I’m hoping that we have a really good year, […]

Random Cheese: Gun Laws

April 9, 2013

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Should the government federal gun laws? Should Semi-Automatic weapons be banned? How do you feel about the government changing history by trying to change these laws? “No, we already have them.  They should be allowed.” –Kylie Stoeckel, senior. “No, there are enough laws.  No, [Semi-Automatic weapons] aren’t any worse than any other gun. It makes […]

The Wood Criterion Collection: Vol. V

April 8, 2013

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In this edition of The Wood, the pieces vary from sketchbook assignments, to an award-winning piece, to poetry. I is an Untitled Blurb piece by Anonymous that reads, “All I want is to be mad, at you, at what happened. All I want is one reason, one excuse, one justification. Just once I want to […]

North Korea Threatens Nuclear Warfare

April 5, 2013

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On Thursday, 7 March, North Korean leaders threatened the United States with a preemptive nuclear strike. This raised alarms throughout the nation and caused many to wonder if these threats wer serious. The threats came during a time when the U.N. Security Council was approving new sanctions against North Korea. Many believe these sanctions, including […]

FAHS Students to Compete in First Annual Language Meet

April 5, 2013

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On Wednesday, 10 April, German students will be going on a field trip to Kutztown University to compete in the first annual World Languages Meet. This meet will bring together students from high schools across the county as they showcase their skills in various language competitions. This event will include students who take Spanish, German, […]

Seniors Afraid of Postponed Graduation

March 26, 2013

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With the year slowly winding down, many seniors anxiously await acceptance letters or begin prospective jobs, but there is something brooding over the head of every senior. The possibility of graduation being postponed is a real threat. With the school snow days dwindling down and Easter just around the corner, many students are worried whether or […]

Fleetwood Pool Unpopular among Students

March 26, 2013

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Fleetwood Community Pool is selling discount student tickets for $6.00 after 4:30 p.m. (student ID required). The pool will be open Fridays through Wednesday from 12:30 to 7:30 p.m. Some Mondays the pool will be closed at 6:00 p.m. for swim meets. One Thursday per month will be the Dip ’N’ Dance.  The pool has a snack bar that’s […]

The Wood Criterion Collection: Vol. IV

March 25, 2013

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In collaboration with Diane Chisdak, both pieces exhibited in the collection are from the sketchbook, “Crustacean.” I is Junior Stephanie Favata’s piece in ink, manipulating different forms of texture, including stippling (a process in which numerous small dots or specks are used). Sophomore Hannah Kohl’s piece, exhibited as II, also is an example of this […]

Obese America due to Fast Food

March 22, 2013

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During a study conducted during the years 2007- 2010, a new discovery was made concerning American diets.  According to the research that was conducted, 11% of the average adult calorie intake (per year) consisted entirely of fast food. The criteria for the study included cheeseburgers, pizza, fries, and other types of foods that are usually […]

Future of Olympic Wrestling to be Determined

March 22, 2013

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Over the past two weeks, professional sources have been talking about the debate on whether Olympic wrestling should be excluded or not in the 2020 Olympic Games. Like every debate, there are two sides. One side supports banning Olympic wrestling, and the other is fighting for it to stay. “Wrestling in the Olympics shouldn’t be […]

Video Games a Scapegoat for Violent Crimes

March 21, 2013

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Gamers argue that video games do not cause violence; they are simply a way to relieve stress. Video games have become a vital part of society and a huge mark as to how technology is advancing.  A hundred years ago, no one even dreamed of being able to play a video game, even with a […]

85th Annual Oscar Awards Full of Suprises

March 20, 2013

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The biggest night for movies every year–the Oscars–has now passed. The 85th annual event was hosted by Seth MacFarlane and aired on Sunday, 24 February. MacFarlane helped boost the show’s ratings this year, with 40 million people tuning in to watch the awards. Like every year, there were some surprises as well as some expected wins. […]

UEFA Champions League In Progress

March 19, 2013

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The UEFA Champions League is a very prestigious tournament in which the top four teams of each European soccer  league are selected to compete. It is also currently one of the most watched sporting events in the world, a stage in which the most elite players and teams have a chance to showcase their talents and […]

The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence Holds Competiton

March 19, 2013

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The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence, or PCADV, is hosting a competition for high school journalism students across Pennsylvania called “In Your Own Words.” The organization is having this competition in an effort to try to spread awareness of dating abuse and violence and try to help in aiding the prevention of it. The PCADV is […]

The Wood Criterion Collection: Vol. III

March 18, 2013

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I is by junior Kristine Stum. This piece is a still-life of glass.  Each of the artists who participated in this project took a picture of the glass, blocked it, and drew accurately. II is by sophomore Paige Heller. III is also by Paige Heller, and this piece is a sketchbook project done in pen ink […]

The Wood Criterion Collection: Vol. II

March 15, 2013

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I is by sophomore Alex Edinger done in Sharpee ink with focus on a cactus in the lower left hand corner. II is senior Brittany Gantz’s sketchbook, Zombie.

Meet Head Baseball Coach Roland Green

March 15, 2013

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Roland Green is preparing for his thirteenth season as the Fleetwood Area High School baseball coach. Coach Green has been coaching since 1990.  He coached the Fleetwood JV team for 10 years before becoming the head coach in 2000. Coach Green has achieved a lot during his tenure at Fleetwood; he earned his 100th win […]

Random Profile: Ryan Schlott

March 14, 2013

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Ryan Andrew Schlott is a junior here at Fleetwood Area High School. His birthday is 10 May 1996, and his favorite color is red. He is not involved in any extracurricular activities, but he does enjoy basketball. Watching Family Guy and The Boondocks are two things he enjoys, and he likes the movie Ted. He […]

The Wood Criterion Collection–Vol. I

March 13, 2013

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  I is done by sophomore Nida Khurshid in the ink medium. II and III are both by senior Abbey Porambo, featuring her take on the up and coming word-blocking poetry style.

Abusive Relationships: Help is Always There

March 11, 2013

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Dating abuse and violence are major problems in our society.  All over the country and the world, millions of people are being abused by their partners. This is a major concern for the human race as a whole. If acting abusive towards someone one “loves” is an everyday event, our society will suffer. In today’s […]

The Following Begets a Following

March 7, 2013

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New this year to Fox is the psychological thriller The Following. Written by the writer for Scream, The Following centers around ex-FBI agent Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon), who in 2003 was responsible for tracking down serial killer Joe Carroll (James Purefoy). It is now ten years later, and Carroll has orchestrated a sinister plot involving his […]