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Fleetwood FBLA Partners with Superheroes for Autism

January 15, 2020 by

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

Mental Illness Is More Common Than You Think

October 15, 2019 by

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“Mental health problems are common, but help is available,” MentalHealth.gov write.  With increasing knowledge about mental health issues, there is also an increase of different stereotypes surrounding people with mental illnesses. Many people who deal with a mental illness can sometimes feel that there is no one to talk to, yet many people are willing […]

New Texas Bill Would Criminalize Abortions

June 18, 2019 by

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Tony Tinderholt, a Republican state legislator, introduced a new bill into Texas. This bill would make abortion illegal with no exception for incest or rape. If abortion would occur under the new law, it would be possible to charge the woman with homicide and the death penalty because Texas allows capital punishment when homicide occurs. […]

Woman Gives Birth Twice, 26 Days Apart

June 7, 2019 by

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Twenty-year-old Arifa Sultana of Bangladesh recently gave birth twice within one month. How is this possible? Sultana has a condition called uterus didelphys. It is a rare congenital abnormality in which a woman has two separate uteri. In a female fetus, the uterus starts out as two small tubes. Normally, as the fetus develops, the […]

Research Shows E-Cigarettes Just as Addictive as Regular Cigarettes

June 6, 2019 by

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E-cigarettes have been used in scientific research recently due to the underlying question, what will be the health risks of smoking e-cigarettes? Millions are familiar with the term e-cigarettes, which have increased in use exponentially in recent years. This billion dollar product convinced millions that vaping is safer than smoking tobacco, which it is; however, […]

First Drug for Postpartum Depression Approved by FDA

May 28, 2019 by

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On Tuesday, 19 March, the FDA approved the first ever drug specifically for postpartum depression. Postpartum depression is the intense sadness, anxiety, or despair that occurs within the first year after giving birth. It affects about one in nine women, 400,000 annually. Symptoms can include disturbances in sleep and eating patterns, feelings of sadness and […]

Vegan Lunches Lower Carbon Footprint when Offered

May 27, 2019 by

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If you’re vegan, Fleetwood school lunches are not for you. At FAHS, all school lunches consist of some form of animal product. Soy Milk is sold, but for an upcharge.  At present, the healthy, cruelty-free options are either more expensive or not available. In 2019, many schools have adapted food options for everyone.  Is FAHS […]

New York Passes New Abortion Law

April 24, 2019 by

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On 23 January 2019,  New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a new abortion law into legislation. The law makes it easier for state residents to have post-availability, third-trimester abortions. The old law only allowed abortions in the third-trimester if the mother’s health was in danger. The bill AB 6221 passed with a vote of 94-49. […]

Marijuana Is Sometimes Legal, but Still Debilitating

December 13, 2018 by

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Marijuana impacts the brain in many negative ways. The main cannabinoid found in marijuana that affects the brain is THC, which is similar to the brain chemical anandamide. These two chemicals reward the brain, encouraging addiction. Humans have an Endocannabinoid System found in many areas of the brain. Our bodies’ natural cannabinoid, anandamide, acts upon […]

Wilkinson in Charge of SAP Bulletin Board Monthly Themes

November 6, 2018 by

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English teacher Mrs. Sarah Wilkinson, secretary of our school’s TAP team, has taken on the role of running our SAP Bulletin Board Monthly Themes. The idea was brought up in one of the TAP team’s weekly meetings, and Wilkinson happily volunteered to take it on. Awareness is something she has become very passionate about. “It […]

FAHS Relay-for-Life Plans Upcoming Safe Trick-or-Treat

October 5, 2018 by

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Relay for Life is a non-profit organization that hosts a variety of fundraisers to raise money towards the fight against cancer. Fleetwood Area High School will be hosting one of these events on 23 October 2018 from 5:00-7:30 p.m. Safe Trick-or-Treat is an event that has been running for about seven years now, and it […]

Hawaii Bans Sunscreen that Hurts Reefs

June 8, 2018 by

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Coral reefs have been dying for quite some time. Scientists discovered that a product in some sunscreens has been killing them. Now, Hawaii is trying to get those sunscreens banned to save the reefs. So what part of the sunscreen is harmful? The active ingredient oxybenzone. “A study published in October 2015 showed that oxybenzone, […]

E. Coli Outbreak Caused by Romaine Lettuce

May 9, 2018 by

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Recently, there has been an outbreak of E.Coli from romaine lettuce grown in Arizona that has affected several states. “The number of people hospitalized due to a multi-state E. coli outbreak linked to chopped romaine lettuce continues to grow,” the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. “About fifty-three people have been reported sickened […]

Google’s Microscope Can Detect Cancer

May 8, 2018 by

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Recently, Google created an Augmented Reality Microscope (ARM) that will help detect cancer. Currently, the microscope is a prototype, but Google thinks that their microscope can speed the process of adopting new learning tools for pathologists. The AR microscope is a modified light microscope that enables a real-time image analysis and presentations of algorithms directly […]

Organ Transplants May Become Easier

March 9, 2018 by

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Every day, there are people who desperately need organ transplants. Unfortunately, there is a huge wait for transplants, which could potentially cause things to get worse. “In the U.S. alone, more than a hundred thousand people need heart transplants each year, but only about 2,000 receive one,” National Geographic said. For years, scientists have been […]

What Are the Differences between the Cold and the Flu?

March 6, 2018 by

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Sometimes people struggle to identify whether they have the flu or just a common cold. There are some significant differences between two that people are not aware of. What is a cold? According to MedicineNet, “The common cold is an upper respiratory tract infection caused by many different viruses.” Some symptoms of a common cold […]

Bergstresser and Nasados Kiss Pig For Four Diamonds

January 22, 2018 by

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Before Thanksgiving break, the high school held Mini-Thon spirit week, including a “Kiss The Pig” event. Mini-Thon is a fundraiser held for the Four Diamonds fund. There were many activities going on throughout this spirit week. The spirit week kicked off on 20 November with “blue out,” or “Penn State day”, where students were encouraged […]

Fleetwood Fall Blood Drive a Success

December 11, 2017 by

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The Miller-Keystone Blood Center Blood Drive took place at Fleetwood Area High School recently and was a huge success. Taking place on 19 October, many students turned out to donate blood. The drive was in honor of Alison Stern, who passed away earlier this year. Miller-Keystone’s cause reaches throughout the Berks area and other counties. […]

Eating Vegan Has Countless Benefits

October 27, 2017 by

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People who follow a vegan diet display lower cholesterol and lower blood pressure.  They also have a less likely chance of getting colon and prostate cancer, as well as a decreased rate of ischemic heart disease. Veganism is a dietary lifestyle that, after much research, is found to be beneficial in many ways. Going vegan […]

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 13, 2017 by

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The beginning of breast cancer awareness month starts every year around October.  Fundraisers are raising money, and patients become survivors everyday. Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant cells form in the tissue of the breast. One in eight women within the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. This […]

Opinion: Violence Effects Kids

May 19, 2017 by

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Violence has been around forever. It doesn’t look like the crime rate is coming to an end either, which would be a tough thing to do. As much as most people would like to not see violence be around anymore, there will always be some people that have a different view and try and cause […]