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Norovirus Attacks the World

March 6, 2013

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The norovirus is a genetically diverse group of single-stranded RNA, non-enveloped viruses in the Caliciviridae family.  The most common transferral of the virus is person to person contact, although it can be transferred by fecally contaminated food or water and aerolization of the virus with subsequent exposure to surfaces. Noroviruses are the most common cause of viral gastroenteritis in humans […]

FAHS Music Takes on Myrtle Beach

March 5, 2013

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Each year, the music association plans a trip for students in band, band front, chorus, and Orchestra. Not only is this a trip to showcase Fleetwood’s musical talent, but it also is a reward for the kids who work hard. Fleetwood’s music is notorious for having a superior program and great talent. If it weren’t […]

Random Cheese: What is your favorite MLB team?

March 4, 2013

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Adam Shapiro–“My favorite MLB team is the Phillies.” Adam Beidler–“The Phillies are my favorite.” Ryan Gantz–“I like the Phillies.” Mike Osenbach–“I love the Phils.” Ryan Lazar–“The Phillies!” Nate Mayer–“Phillies.” Cody Fisher–“I like the Phillies.” Josh Ravel–“Charlie Manuel’s Phillies.” Dante Brown–“Yankees!” Antonio Rosa–“I love the Yanks.”

Three FAHS Teams Participate in Economic Challenge

March 4, 2013

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On 27 February 2013, history teacher Dina Heffner took three teams to the Economic Challenge Competition. This competition was held at Millersville University. This is Heffner’s second year taking a team to this competition. At the economic challenge, teams will have to take a series of tests. They must take two individual tests and one test with […]

League of Legends Is Most Played Video Game

March 1, 2013

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League of Legends is an online battle arena game that has gained immense popularity in recent years.  Since being released in 2009, the game has been played by over 30 million people. In a game of League of Legends, there are two teams, and both contain five players.  Each player on either team controls a […]

Science Olympiad Wins First Place

February 28, 2013

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“First, we must ask ourselves, ‘What is science’?” senior Patrick Tobias said. Science Olympiad is a national competition in which students can get involved with science by doing tests, projects, or labs on different topics. In their most recent competition at Kutztown University, Fleetwood placed first! Senior Brandon Creyer participated in the test for “Dynamic […]

Hype of the Superbowl Holds True

February 27, 2013

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On Sunday, 3 February, the National Football League held its 47th annual Super Bowl. The biggest game of the season was played by the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers. It took place in New Orleans, home of the Saints. Baltimore ended up defeating the 49ers by a score of 34-31. The game started […]

Warm Bodies a Slightly Better Book

February 27, 2013

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Zombie love, brain-eaters, controlling societies, and, of course, an unforgettable love story! Warm Bodies was an instant hit. “I’ve wanted to see that movie so bad! It seriously looks amazing!” senior Cameron Weeks said. What most people do not know is that Warm Bodies was actually a book before it became a movie. Warm Bodies […]

Manti Te’o Under Much Scrutiny for Fake Girlfriend

February 26, 2013

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Heisman Runner-up Manti Te’o became very popular last year due to his play on the football field.  He was the Captain for Notre Dame and helped lead them to the National Championship, where they lost to the University of Alabama. Te’o was also very popular because of his character and the fact that he could […]

Shippensburg Gains National Attention

February 26, 2013

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In February 2012, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania began selling Plan B, a contraceptive pill, in its vending machines. For $25, students who attend Shippensburg can purchase Plan B in a vending machine in the same way somebody in Fleetwood can purchase a water bottle. At the time, the story created a lot of controversy and […]

55th Annual Grammy Awards a Success

February 24, 2013

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The 55th annual Grammy awards, hosted by L.L. Cool J, aired 10 February 2013 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Twenty-eight million people tuned in to watch the show. The viewership went down from a near record-setting 40 million last year in the wake of the death of Whitney Houston. The big winners […]

“Madskill” Hileman Committs to Temple

February 22, 2013

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Madison Hileman is a senior at Fleetwood Area High School who recently signed her national letter of intent to play goalie for Temple University’s girls’ soccer team. Hileman started all four years on the high school girls’ soccer team, winning the team a Berks County Championship along with leading them to a District 3 final. Madison, […]

End of the World Disappoints Many

February 19, 2013

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December 2012 has passed, and Earth and its people are still here. The date was rumored to be the end of the world because it was the exact date of the end of the final cycle of the Mayan calendar; however, whether the end of the Mayan calendar meant the end of the world split […]

Random Cheese: What do you Think of Valentine’s Day?

February 15, 2013

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What do you think of Valentine’s Day? “I don’t like it.” –Josh Ravel, Grade 11 “I like to spoil my girlfriend with gifts.” –Kyle Young, Grade 11 “Pointless…not needed.” –Cameron Weeks, Grade 12 “I think it’s [dumb]. You should show your love every day, not just one day a year.” –Bri Bailey, Grade 11 “It […]

Many Entertaining Events at The Buck

February 14, 2013

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This upcoming spring/summer the events at The Buck in Lancaster will soon begin again. Starting on 27 April, the mud bogs and tuff truck series will be starting the new year off. The next events, as of now, are scheduled and assigned to the following dates. The next event will be on 4 May with the […]

Key to NHL Lockout has been Found

February 13, 2013

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It’s back! The National Hockey League had a very late start to their 2013 season due to a long lockout, but all of that is over. The season, which now contains 49 games, will have to be played in a span of 99 days. Considering hockey is a sport that really takes a toll on […]

Hitman Absolution Worth Playing

February 12, 2013

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After a 6 year hiatus, Agent 47, one of gaming’s most prolific assassins finally returns with Hitman: Absolution in full force. The series always followed 47 and his exploits as the most deadly assassin for the International Contract Agency; however, Absolution ventures from this formula. Agent 47 is sent to kill his old handler (the […]

Kelly Chooses Eagles over Ducks

February 11, 2013

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On 16 January, Chip Kelly shocked everyone when he decided to change his mind and make the jump from college football to the NFL. After leading the Oregon Ducks to the Fiesta Bowl, Coach Kelly was interviewed for a bunch of NFL coaching jobs, but he announced that he would return to coaching at the […]

What is the Fiscal Cliff?

February 8, 2013

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You have probably heard about it on TV, or read about it in the newspaper, or maybe someone brought it up in casual conversation. The fiscal cliff has been a big deal in America, but what was it exactly? First off, the term “fiscal cliff” is a nickname given to the issues that the United […]

German Gingerbread Creations Yummy for Every Sense

February 7, 2013

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You may have seen them on display in the library, and chances are, if you saw them, you had the sudden urge to consume them. I’m not talking about books, of course–I’m talking about gingerbread houses! They were made by the German classes on 18 December and were briefly displayed in the library before the […]

Gangster Squad a Mediocre Film

February 6, 2013

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No names. No badges. No mercy. Gangster Squad is a drama based on the true story about the taking down of Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) and the undercover police who did so. In the beginning, the audience is introduced to Sgt. John O’Mara (Josh Brolin), a guerrilla soldier from World War II who is dedicated […]

Philly Welcomes Endless Musical Talent

February 2, 2013

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The music scene in the Greater Philadelphia area within the next few months is hoppin’. Beginning on 1 February, Walk the Moon is coming to the Theatre of Living Arts in Philadelphia, PA. A Silent Film, an English alternative rock band from Oxford, England, also comes to the Theatre of Living Arts six days later […]

Reid Leaves Philly

January 31, 2013

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The Philadelphia Eagles are looking to change their team entirely in order to improve.  One of those changes was firing one of the most successful coach in Eagles history, Andy Reid. Obviously, Reid wasn’t giving the Eagles what they wanted, a Super Bowl win. The Philadelphia Eagles are one of the few teams who have […]

Recent MLB Trades Looking Good for Los Angeles Angels

January 31, 2013

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Recently in Major League Baseball, some trading has been taking place. The biggest trade has been with the Los Angeles Angels. Sources have confirmed that the former Texas Ranger slugger Josh Hamilton has agreed to a $125 million deal over five years. In the past two years, the Angles have acquired a very deadly lineup […]