Browsing All posts tagged under »Opinion/Editorial«

Opinion: Migrant Children Separated from Families In Concentration Camps

December 7, 2018 by


Under President Trump’s executive order, children are being separated from their parents at the border and are being detained in a “tent city” in Texas. Some opponents to the plan have used the term “concentration camps,” as these camps are prison-like facilities that prevent underage individuals from leaving because of who they are. As the […]

Opinion: Kavanaugh Appointment Too Hasty

November 14, 2018 by


Allegations of sexual assault, no matter the degree, whether or not it was reported right away, or how many years have gone by since the incident, should still be considered relevant. Just because a crime was not reported right after the occurrence does not mean it did not happen. “I don’t think the FBI were […]

Climate Change Continues Encroachment

November 12, 2018 by


  In just over a decade, if the human population does not change its ways, the effects of climate change will become irreversible. Reports say the world’s coral reefs will die off as soon as 2040. This is within many of the current population’s lifetime. Climate change has been an increasingly prominent issue within the […]

Fake National Honors Society Scams Students

November 5, 2018 by


A misleading honor society is scamming high school students across the country. The National Society of High School Scholars misleads students into thinking they are joining the National Honor Society and asks them to pay a $60 membership fee. The NSHSS sends a letter of invitation over the summer to high school students. The letter […]

Eating Vegan Has Countless Benefits

October 27, 2017 by


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 […]

Mandatory Recycling Makes an Impact

October 23, 2017 by


Recycling has been around for years, and it’s definitely influencing the environment. Thirty of the nation’s one hundred largest cities have mandatory recycling. Mandatory recycling only began in January of 2006. Since then, recycling rates have increased. Mandatory recycling mostly affects businesses.  Enforcement on this in the workplace must be implied because there is a […]

Dairy Industry a Threat to Cows

June 1, 2017 by


Of the nine million dairy cows in the dairy industry, three million are slaughtered at less than half of their natural lifespan. The startling truth about the dairy industry may come as a surprise to many. To make cows produce more milk than they would naturally, they are forcibly impregnated constantly. Once the female cow […]

Opinion: School Should Start Later

May 24, 2017 by


A student woke up late again and missed the bus. Now mom has to take him to school, which makes her late for work, but on the silent car ride they ponder how great it would be to have an extra half hour in the morning. Almost a hundred years ago, most schools and businesses […]

Opinion: Violence Effects Kids

May 19, 2017 by


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 […]

Opinion: Muslim Ban Not Racist

April 2, 2017 by


The Muslim ban has been trending on social media for multiple days. But is that really what it is? Is it a Muslim ban? No, it is not. Is it racist? No, it is not.   I will not spend my precious time discussing this point at lenght. I will defend my stance in as […]

Opinion: Animals Have Rights

March 3, 2017 by


Over 56 billion farm animals are killed each year for food. Fish and other sea animals’ death toll is so great that the only measurement justifiable is tons. More than 100 million animals, including dogs, cats, monkeys, birds, rats, mice, fish, pigs, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, and frogs are killed each year for laboratory testing. […]

Standardized Tests Play Major Role in Education

January 9, 2017 by


Standardized tests play a major role in today’s American education. The goal of these tests is to prove the child’s general knowledge of state required information and skills. However, there have been multiple debates discussing whether standardized tests even prove achievement or readiness to move up to a higher level of education.   If the student […]

The Course of Tradition Never Did Run Smooth

January 11, 2016 by


A lot has changed since the 60s and 70s. Should there be some trends or traditions brought back? “I noticed some trends are coming back from that time, like high-waisted shorts and winged eyeliner,” high school student Adrianna Colon said. A lot of classic trends are coming back now from various time periods, high-waisted shorts […]

Russo Finds Cons in Obamacare

January 15, 2014 by


Health Care has always been a touchy topic in the United States. Many other first world countries, even some second world countries, have a system where its citizens are provided healthcare through their government or through their jobs. It helps them save some costs by not having to purchase individual healthcare, but it makes their […]

Voting Values Lost in Superficiality

December 5, 2013 by


The 1920s were one of the greatest times for American wealth, culture, and happiness. It was a time of dancing and merrymaking. But all of this stopped on the 29 October 1929: Black Tuesday. On that day, the stock market crashed, sending millions into debt, nearly tripling the suicide rate. People were losing their homes […]

Gun Control Resurfaces in Washington

October 31, 2013 by


With the recent shooting at the Naval Yard in the District of Columbia, which resulted in the death of twelve people, America turned again to what our current president, Barrack Obama, had proposed: a ban on many assault rifles, high-capacity magazines, and background checks required for weapons. Also, ammunition prices would be double, and there […]

Tiger Times is the Place For Student Journalists

June 25, 2013 by


Attention future journalists! If you are looking for somewhere to write, you may be interested in joining The Tiger Times. If you don’t know what the Tiger Times is, well, it is Fleetwood Area High School’s newspaper, written by students and for students, teachers, and Fleetwood natives alike. Students in tenth through twelfth grades may opt […]

School Produce a Mixed Bag

June 24, 2013 by


In any school’s lunchroom, food can often be considered notorious, and Fleetwood Area High School is no different. There are the generally well-liked meals, such as the cheese stixs, quesodilla, and stromboli, but, of course, there are the meals and sides and snacks that are simply tolerated or just ignored. One example is the schools […]

Math Utility a Statewide Problem

April 4, 2013 by


Fleetwood Area High School’s math department includes Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II, all of which are required courses by the state. Teachers must meet certain standards in a school year. Many students want the answer to one question that has been asked for years: When are we ever going to use this after high […]

Video Games a Scapegoat for Violent Crimes

March 21, 2013 by


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 […]

Abusive Relationships: Help is Always There

March 11, 2013 by


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 […]

Norton Seeks Gun Control, Mental Health Treatment

January 30, 2013 by


For many people, seeing the 2012 year come to an end was a much needed relief. The year was plagued with tragedies, including two mass shootings that shook the nation. The first happened on July 20, 2012 during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado. A lone gunman dressed in tactical gear […]

Fleetwood Football Makes Improvements Regardless of Record

December 21, 2012 by


This past football season, Fleetwood Tigers went 3-7, which ties the team’s all-time record. “A football program takes time to develop,” Coach James Martinez is apt t say. The new coach seems to be doing things right. The team’s overall spirit and will to win has improved 100%. This season was undeniably the best season any […]

Greiss Says Dissatisfying Election Yields Dissatisfied Conclusion

December 20, 2012 by


The 2012 election is finally over, ending with the re-election of current president, Barack Obama, over presidential nominee and former Governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney.  Frankly, I say good riddance to the whole thing! This election was one of the most disenchanting experiences I have had concerning the government and politics. Despite hearing how important […]