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Dye Eggs the Natural Way

April 10, 2017


Before egg dye and food coloring existed, people would paint their eggs naturally. They would use materials such as onion skins or peelings from beets and apples. Doing this naturally gives the eggs a more exotic and natural look, rather than dipping them in color or painting them with cotton swabs. Susan Shelly wrote an […]

Easter’s History is Egg-cellent

March 18, 2016


Easter, which celebrates Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead, is Christianity’s most important holiday. It has been called a moveable feast because it does not fall on a set date every year. Christian churches in the West all celebrate Easter on the first Sunday following the full moon after the vernal equinox on March 21. […]

Halloween Traditions Revealed

October 30, 2015


Halloween is a time for putting on costumes and going door-to-door for candy, as well as a time of witches, ghosts, and goblins. Some conservative Christians debate whether or not we should celebrate it because many think people are celebrating evil things. How did Halloween traditions start? Why do we dress up and knock on random peoples’ […]

Flicker Prepares for End-of-Year Exit

June 15, 2015


Ronald Flicker had the privilege of working at Fleetwood Area High School for only one year. He taught Algebra II for freshman and juniors. But, as a long-term substitute, he is now out of a job. Flicker worked as a salesman for six years, but he wanted to make his dream come true of being a […]

Hawaii a Vacationer’s Dream

June 10, 2015


In the year 1959, the state of Hawaii was founded. There are many incredible sites there, and the weather is amazing. It is a wonderful place to travel with family, and there is a lot to experience. Hawaii is a volcanic archipelago in the area of the Central Pacific. It is divided up into eight […]

Interact Club New and Improved

June 9, 2015


The Interact Club is restarting for the 2015-2016 school year after a year of inactivity. English teacher Marc Walter is going to be the new adviser of Interact Club. He invites existing members and new members for the upcoming school year. Meetings have already begun (started on 21 May 2015), but students are still able to […]

Ebersole Named Teacher of the Year

June 8, 2015


This year’s high school Teacher of the Year award was given to music teacher Charles Ebersole. “I feel honored, humble, and I was very surprised. We were doing a recording session when Mr. Herman wanted to present it to me, and I almost didn’t make it in time. To say the least, I was just […]

Random Cheese: Where Will You Be Vacationing This Summer?

June 5, 2015


Matt Hook: “Charleston, S.C.” Jared Adam: “Canada.” Alex Normil: “Mexico.” Zack Hadeed: “Trinidad.” Hunter Zagorski: “Florida.” Nate Wolfe: “Delaware.” Morgan Shuman: “Iran to visit my Granny.” Brodrick Allen: “Florida.” Luie Leon: “Dorney Park.”

Fleetwood Baseball Just Misses Playoffs

June 4, 2015


The Fleetwood Tigers Baseball team finished the season 8-10 (5-5 in league play). The team scored a total of 77 runs and let up 94. The Fleetwood boys missed District and County Playoffs this year for the first time in four years. They finished fourth in Berks II, just ahead of Conrad Weiser and Schuylkill Valley, […]

Normil Named Prom Prince

June 3, 2015


Kerby Normil was nominated for Prom Prince this year for Fleetwood’s prom. The students pick the top five students to run for their class, and he was one of them. Kerby is nineteen and attends Fleetwood Area High School. He was not even planning to go to prom. Because Kerby was not planning on going to […]

Six-Year-Old Meat Served in Tennessee School

June 2, 2015


Hawkins County students were served roast pork that was six-years-old. A few local officials and the Board of Education set a committee meeting to discuss the issue. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says that frozen food remains safe indefinitely, although the USDA does have a quality chart. This chart recommends no more than twelve months […]

Finals Schedule Begins on Wednesday

June 1, 2015


As the end of the school year creeps around the corner, the days get shorter and the schedule gets crazier. Starting Wednesday, 3 June, period 1 starts at 7:25 a.m. and ends at 9:00 a.m. Period 3 starts at 9:05 a.m. and ends at 10:40 a.m. After that, all students are dismissed.  If you have […]

Seven Dead, Hundreds Injured after Derailment in Philly

June 1, 2015


On Tuesday, 12 May 2015, a train on its way to New York was derailed in Philadelphia. The train was en route from Washington with 238 passengers and five crew members. More than two hundred people were injured in the wreck, and the death toll recently grew to seven people. The train left everyone in a […]

Boston Marathon Bomber Gets Death Row

May 29, 2015


On 15 April 2013, two bombs went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three spectators and wounding more than 260 other people. Four days later, after a big manhunt that shut down some of the Boston area, police captured one of the bombing suspects, nineteen-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Investigators later found out […]

NFL Player Asks Girl to Prom

May 28, 2015


Prom is in season, and “promposals” are the big thing right now. Every girl wants to be asked to prom in a cute way. One girl received an extra special promposal. Eighteen-year-old Khameyea Jennings is currently battling cancer. Carrying a big bouquet of red roses, Jacksonville Jaguar player Sen’Derrick Marks asked Jennings to her prom. “I […]

NFL Deflated Ball Scandal Pops

May 27, 2015


In last year’s AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts, the New England Patriots went on to win 45-7. After the game, there were many concerns from Colts players that the footballs were not fully inflated throughout the match-up. The game took place in New England, which means that it was the Patriots home field […]

Fleetwood Students Vote on Favorite Summer Outfits

May 26, 2015


Put your winter clothing away and start unpacking the shorts and t-shirts! With the warm weather finally arriving after a brutal winter season, people are starting to enjoy the sunshine on their skin. “I can’t wait until school’s out and I can wear my cute summer dresses and just sit outside all day and enjoy the […]

Florida is Favorite Vacation Spot for Fleetwood

May 22, 2015


Summer is right around the corner, and families are starting to plan their vacations. A lot of families go to the same vacation spots every year as a family tradition. A survey went around Fleetwood Area High School.  Students were asked where they go on vacation–or, if they don’t go on vacation, where they would […]

Memorial Day Revisited

May 21, 2015


Memorial Day is an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May. It honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day. It originated in the years following of the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe […]

Virgo Once Again Finds Herself in the Winner’s Circle

May 20, 2015


Cyre Virgo, a senior here at Fleetwood, once again finds herself in the winner’s circle. Virgo just won her second Penn Relays girls high-jump title. When Virgo was a junior, she placed second. Just recently, Cyre jumped 5’ 10½” to reclaim her high jump title. Cyre had set her own record sophomore year when she […]

Bieber Roast Creates Buzz all Over the World

May 19, 2015


On 14 March 2014, Comedy Central held the “Roast of Justin Bieber,” which created a buzz all over the world. The roast consisted of many stars, including Hannibal Buress, Jeff Ross, Martha Stewart, Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, Shaquille O’Neal, Chris D’Elia, Natasha Leggero, Pete Davidson, and Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy, and, of course, the host […]

Tebow Soars Into Philadelphia

May 18, 2015


Tim Tebow has not played a regular season game since 2012, when he played for the New York Jets. Tebow signed with the New England Patriots in 2013 but was ultimately released in training camp. “Tebow isn’t a bad player.  He gets scrutinized for every mistake he makes, but there are some quarterbacks that are […]

Fleetwood’s FBLA chapter is 8th best in PA

May 13, 2015


“It was a really great learning experience, and it was also really fun,” junior Amanda Meck said. Twenty-five members of Fleetwood’s FBLA club attended the 2015 State Leadership Conference held in Hershey, Pennsylvania. “In order to compete in states, I had to place first in public speaking at regionals,” Meck said. At the conference, the […]

Students Compete in FCCLA States Competition

May 12, 2015


From 18 to 20 March, five Fleetwood students competed in The Pennsylvania Association of Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) states competition. These students attend BCTC in Culinary Arts and Early Childhood Education. “I did a poster board on respect and presented to three classes and went to some classes. We were trying […]