Browsing All posts tagged under »Opinion/Editorial«

Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act Leaves Stomachs Rumbling

October 17, 2012 by


Students at Fleetwood have definitely been noticing the drastic changes with the lunch menus starting this school year. Many different parameters have been set in the school lunch menu dealing with subjects such as calorie intake, grain intake, and fruit and vegetable consumption.  New stages of these parameters are to be phased in until the […]

Underclassmen Aspire for Senior Status

May 4, 2012 by


Every underclassman wishes he or she was a senior on more than one occasion throughout high school. One might ask why everybody, including I myself, wants to be a senior. Senior year is the end of the road for students. I am looking forward to walking in front of everyone on graduation day, when Mr. […]

Senior Year and Senioritis a Bittersweet Blessing

May 1, 2012 by


For most, the second a person steps foot into high school his or her freshman year, he or she wants to be a senior; no one likes being the underclassman. Not only is being the oldest nice, but you get a lot more privileges than the underclassmen. One of the best things about being a […]

Glitter Is Evil, Dangerous, Deadly

April 19, 2012 by


All classrooms have rules, and English teacher Zachary Houp’s classroom is no different. The normal rules apply: no cellphones in class, raise your hand if you have a question, et cetera. But in Mr. Houp’s room, there is one truly bizarre rule: NO GLITTER! Houp defends himself by saying, “It gets all over me, it […]

Cortazzo Defends Invisible Children and Kony 2012

March 29, 2012 by


Joseph Kony. Who is he? Where did he come from? What does this “Kony 2012” movement mean? What has this man done to generate such popularity? Joseph Kony is the head of the group called the LRA (Lord’s Resistance Army). The LRA is a group made of radical theologians who force their ideals upon the […]

Is Global Warming Real?

February 22, 2012 by


Since the early 2000s, global warming has been a topic of conversation among many people all over the world. Millions have speculated on the matter, and each side of the argument seems to hold a fair amount of weight. Plenty of evidence has been provided that states global warming is a real threat, but just […]

Letter from the Editor

June 27, 2011 by


Dearest Readers, Over the past year, I have witnessed, as many of you have, a drastic improvement in the quality of our journalism program at Fleetwood Area High School. As a two-year member of The Tiger Times staff and the newest lead editor, I am proud to have been part of this change. After the […]

Birth Ceritficate “Crisis” Exemplifies Disguised Racism

June 3, 2011 by


If one asked me to describe the American populace, I’d just sigh. A country that was originally built on hard work and the thought that anything is possible if you work your hardest has turned into a country filled with people who only care about their selfish selves. On top of that, the American population is becoming increasingly […]

Seniors Owe Thanks to Parents, Teachers, Friends

May 25, 2011 by


As the 2010-2011 school year dwindles to its final days, it is a natural time for reflection—reflection upon our faults and failures, achievements and accomplishments, and any forthcoming improvements that may be necessary in our lives. However, for the senior class of Fleetwood, these reflections cover more than just this past year; they cover the […]

Fashion Sense Needs Serious Common Sense

May 19, 2011 by


“I have a dream.” “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for you country?” What do these famous quotes all have in common? They were all given by influential figures in suits. Let’s face it—attire can entirely influence […]

Cleanliness Is Next to Studiousness

May 18, 2011 by


The most germ-riddled places in the world are schools. In Fleetwood, for example, there are nearly one thousand people coughing, sneezing, and touching surfaces that can be used to transmit disease to any number of students and staff each day. Every day a number of students are absent because they have contracted a virus or […]

FAHS Principal DeAntonio Reflects on ’11-’12 Budgetary Concerns

March 22, 2011 by


I came across this quote the other day…. “Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.” ~Gilbert K. Chesterton  As we attempt to remember the real reason that public education exists, let us not forget that we owe our students the same opportunity that we were given–the […]

Texting and Walking is More Embarassing than Dangerous

February 17, 2011 by


Ever since Cathy Cruz Marrero’s now infamous fall into the Berkshire Mall fountain, many have wondered just how detrimental texting and walking can be to one’s health. They are two simple chores that the average citizen with a cell phone probably undertakes daily without really thinking seriously about his or her actions. While we have all […]

Make Valentine’s Day Every Day

February 10, 2011 by


Most girls are excited for Valentine’s Day, but why does everyone seem to make a big deal out of this holiday? When children are younger, they make cards and hearts for each other in class. But one of the bigger factors that attracts the attention of the younger generation to the holiday is getting candy. But […]

Join The Tiger Times Staff in 2011!

February 1, 2011 by


During the past three years, I have been a member of the Fleetwood Area High School newspaper, The Tiger Times. For the past two years, I have been a primary editor for the paper. In that time, I have worked with Mrs. Nancy Mellon and Mr. Zachary Houp to create the newspaper that you are […]

PDA Go Away!

January 20, 2011 by


Many students dwell on the topic of Public Displays of Affection. Students see couples practicing PDA in the hallways almost every day.  Teachers reprimand these students, telling them that it is unnecessary and that they should go to class. Efforts have been made to stop PDA in school, but many seem to fail. In the […]

Where Are All the Guys?

October 31, 2010 by


You no longer see many male cheerleaders cheering on their fellow students, particularly at FAHS; however, men were the ones to actually create cheerleading! In the 1890’s, the first “pep squad” was formed at Princeton University. The founders were all males. Cheerleading wasn’t predominantly a female activity until the 1950’s when gymnastics became synonymous with […]

Photography Prominent at FAHS

September 23, 2010 by


Photography is like any other elective. Students get graded on it, there maybe homework, and another project is always around the corner. Even though it is an elective, there is work that needs to be done in order to pass. This is one course that is not about worksheets.  One project that is extremely fun […]

Teenagers Find Pros, Cons in Divorce

September 22, 2010 by


Did you know that 50% of first marriages end in divorce? It’s true.  Half of the people who get married in the United States get divorced at least once. Since most people have children in their first marriage, that leaves a lot of kids growing up without both a mom and dad in the same […]