Browsing All posts tagged under »Health/Medicine«

COVID-19 Still Altering the Teaching Profession

January 13, 2023 by


The COVID-19 virus has affected many. In one way or another, it has changed everyone’s life. Schooling experienced much change as a whole. COVID affected the students and the classroom, but had perhaps the largest impact on teachers. Teachers had to cope with students being out because of COVID, half of the school missing each […]

COVID-19 Represents a Clear Stumbling Block for Students

January 11, 2023 by


After the effects of COVID-19 on the entire school system, students have felt the impact in a variety of ways. Grades, assignments, and attendance have seen these most alterations. In order to understand the impact COVID had, it’s important to find out how students responded after feeling its effects. “Before the pandemic, about 1 in […]

COVID-19 Still Affecting Classrooms

January 10, 2023 by


For two years, the American education system saw unprecedented changes to environments and structure. How did Fleetwood handle the change? Covid-19 created a shift in classroom dynamics that affected both students and teachers. Some things made a positive change, while others are still plighting the school with disconnectivity and fear. As students and staff looked […]

President Pardons Pot Possessors

November 18, 2022 by


President Biden is a one-time drug war hawk who is now pardoning pot offenders. On October 6, 2022, President Biden took to Twitter to announce the policy “As I’ve said before, no one should be in jail just for using or possessing marijuana. Today I’m taking steps to end our failed approach. Allow me to […]

Psilocybin Introduces Mushrooms to Modern Medicine

October 21, 2022 by


Shrooms are making strides. Psilocybin is currently an illegal controlled substance. Despite this, its usage for certain disorders shows promising potential.  Psilocybin is a chemical found in a variety of mushrooms. When consumed, it can produce what is called a “trip.” A “trip” from psilocybin mushrooms can range widely in effect, but many people who […]

Omicron Varient Sweeps through the United States

December 30, 2021 by


There have been cases appearing all over the world on the new COVID-19 variant, called Omicron. Omicron has been spreading like wildfire and has been causing concern for many. This Variant is stronger and more contagious than the Delta variant of Covid-19. People worry there is going to be a winter surge, or they believe […]

FAHS to host Blood Drive on 20 October

October 28, 2021 by


Everyone can help save a life when The Miller-Keystone blood drive comes to Fleetwood Area High School on 20 October. In order to be eligible to donate blood, a volunteer must be at least sixteen-year- old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in good health. One cannot have underlying health conditions that would make […]

Relay for Life Volunteers Aspire to Make a Difference

October 11, 2021 by


Dr. Gordon Klatt’s twenty-four-hour walk for cancer research created a movement, touched hearts, and saved lives, and, for that, his legacy will live on.  Klatt walked around a track to raise money for cancer research. From that, he created Relay For Life, where people all around the world fundraised for this goal.  According to, […]

FAHS to Host Blood Drive

April 21, 2021 by


“I do the blood drive because it is nice to be part of being bigger than myself, and it is nice to spend my time doing something that I know will benefit others, especially during this COVID time,” student Sacha Joseph said. Fleetwood Area High School has been working with Miller-Keystone for over fifteen years […]

Mental Health Another Side-Effect of COVID-19

March 28, 2021 by


The pandemic has proven to spare no one from its grip. There is still so much uncertainty revolving around the virus. No matter where a person is, someone has been affected by the novel coronavirus. For some, the struggle has been more prominent than others. In these unpredictable times, it is important to reflect on […]

Kids’ Health Is Too Often Overlooked During the Pandemic

March 4, 2021 by


For almost a year, most children have been navigating the new, difficult normal: social isolation; deeply stressed parents; the effects of financial uncertainty; school from home or from WiFi equipped school buses if they don’t have Internet. Covid-19 has largely been sparing children´s physical health, but studies have shown it has taken a toll on […]

Teen Loses Life to Suicide because of the Pandemic

February 24, 2021 by


“Check on them every morning, every night, no matter how old they are, if they’re at home,” Jay Smith said. “Always give them a hug and tell them how proud you are of them. I remember always telling Spencer that. I think I should have told him more.” Spencer Smith was an outgoing, sixteen-year-old high […]

FAHS Blood Drive Offers Chance for Giving, Involvement

February 13, 2021 by


Science teacher Jennifer Neiman recently worked with students and Miller-Keystone Blood bank to prepare a blood drive. The goal of this drive was to help others in need of major surgeries. The blood drive is for sophomores, juniors, and seniors, and those who have participated four times in their high school careers may earn a […]

Biden’s Covid-19 Task Force Enters the Scene with Apprehension

February 7, 2021 by


Newly inaugurated President Joseph R. Biden’s Covid team is nervous about what the Trump team hasn’t told them.  Biden is inheriting a nation that is grieving over those who perished from the virus. Biden’s team is feeling frustrated and concerned about having a full understanding of the scope of the problems they will confront on […]

COVID-19 Vaccines Rolls Out across America

January 30, 2021 by


The new vaccinations are now out for distribution, with experts predicting that inoculation will help the efforts in fighting the novel coronavirus. There are many different groups to which vaccines are given out at the moment. With the vaccines, many are hoping to return to normal life soon. The people who are in the top […]

COVID Affects Sports and Small Businesses

January 16, 2021 by


“The Governor is in an unenviable position.  He needs to balance public health with mental health and economics,” Coach Zeller said. COVID has been hitting hard on all of us, but small businesses and sports might be the ones who are getting hit the hardest. “I feel bad for those who have lost their jobs […]

Will Fleetwood Go Virtual or Remain Hybrid?

January 4, 2021 by


Will Fleetwood ever go fully virtual? Fleetwood started virtual last year, but by the end of summer, the hybrid system began. As the months have gone by, students have begun to prefer the hybrid system over the virtual one. Some virtual students believe they can’t work at their fullest potential. But, if cases keep rising, […]

FAHS Hosts Miller-Keystone Blood Drive

November 15, 2020 by


Anyone interested in participating in and learning more about the FAHS blood drive should ask science teacher Mrs. Jennifer Neiman or visit Miller Keystone´s website  There have been two student drives recently, one on 16 October and the one on 26 October. On 21 October, there was a drive held for the public. If […]

Professors, Counselors Working to Lessen Stress in Berks Colleges

October 26, 2020 by


Did you ever wonder what things are like as a college student attending a college or university in Berks County during a worldwide pandemic? Many teachers in Berks County are doing everything they can to lessen stress and anxiety for students. They have provided many different resources for them to adapt and get the help […]

FASD Braces for COVID-19 Restrictions

October 16, 2020 by


Covid-19 is the largest pandemic in years. This virus has infected 34.4 million people and killed over one million worldwide. Since January, the world has been dealing with the consequences of this outbreak. How do people stay safe, and where should they go to stay safe? Should students really be attending school? School is one […]

Fleetwood FBLA Partners with Superheroes for Autism

January 15, 2020 by


Fleetwood students and FBLA members sophomore Nikki Kopycienski, senior Josh Kopycienski, and senior Megan Zimmerman are partnering with the non-profit organization Superheroes for Autism.  Superheroes for Autism is an organization whose main focus is to spread awareness of autism. They offer support to Berks County families who are struggling with autism.  The organization started as […]

Fleetwood Students Donate Blood

January 13, 2020 by


On  16 October, students of the Fleetwood Area High School had the opportunity to donate blood for this year’s Fall Blood Drive. For over ten years now, students ages sixteen and up are able to donate a pint of blood to Miller-Keystone, where it will then go to people who are in need of blood. […]

Fleetwood Students Encouraged to Use TAP Locker

November 13, 2019 by


TAP, or the Tiger Assistance Program, is a program set in place by the state of Pennsylvania and Fleetwood administration to help kids deal with any struggles occurring in their lives. “TAP was created because teachers and faculty began to realize that students needed help dealing with everyday problems,”  English Teacher and member of the […]

Teens Lung Collapses Due to Vaping

October 15, 2019 by


In 1997, about 36.5% of teenagers smoked. Teenagers getting hooked on nicotine is not a new concept. However, electronic cigarettes are. For years, scientists have studied cigarettes and the effects they have on the human body. However, the concept of vaping is still fairly new.  As of September 2019, 380 lung illnesses have been reported […]