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850-Year-Old Notre Dame Catches on Fire

June 13, 2019 by


On 15 April, the Notre Dame cathedral burned. The 850-year-old building was almost completely destroyed after firefighters had finally extinguished the blaze. The cause of the fire is still up for speculation nearly a month after the fire itself. French investigators reportedly believe that the fault was electrical wiring. Notre Dame itself was built in […]

Women Finally Allowed to Enter Holiest Temple in India

January 31, 2019 by


On 2 January 2019, two individuals made history for women in India. In Kerala, India, two women entered one of the holiest temples in all of India just after a ban on women was removed. Although this was a big step towards equality, many people were not happy. Over the years, women have struggled to […]

Pope Face Trending as Pontiff Meets World Leaders

June 2, 2017 by


In recent weeks, Pope Francis has been getting a large amount of media attention. This attention, shockingly, is not for his religious teachings. Pope Francis has been photographed with world leaders twice in the month of May. These photographs were taken with United States President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Fleetwood students […]

The Dead Sea Is Dying

January 25, 2017 by


When swimming in the Dead Sea, you will never sink. It is bordering Jordan, Palestine, and Israel, and it is 8-9 times saltier than all other oceans.  Accordingly, It is much more dense than all other oceans. Swimming in it feels more like a luxury than anything. With it’s rich minerals, the water seems more […]

What Really Happens When Choosing the Pope

May 29, 2013 by


The Pope is arguably the most popular living figurehead. With over one billion Roman Catholic followers, the pope has a lot of people to please. A lot of people know who the Pope is and what he does, but not many people understand how the Pope actually becomes the Pope. It is a common thought […]

Breaking Tradition, Pope Benedict XVI Resigns

April 24, 2013 by


Monday, 11 February 2013, marked an emotional  day for the 1.2 billion world-wide Catholics as Pope Benedict XVI, formally Joseph Ratzinger, informed the Roman Catholic population—as well as the rest of the world–that he would be resigning from his position on the 28th of that month. Ratzinger stated that he was “well aware of the seriousness […]

Pope Francis: First Pope from the New World

April 23, 2013 by


The Catholic Church was shocked when Pope Benedict XVI formally resigned on 28 February 2013. For a short period of time, the world was Popeless. This chaotic stretch of time generated a lot of suspense as cardinals voted on whom to elect as the new Pope. After several days of waiting anxiously, white smoke rose from […]

Breaking News: World Doesn’t End

June 10, 2011 by


May 21st, 2011, was supposed to be Judgment Day, as predicted by 89-year-old Harold Camping of Family Radio. Camping predicted that there was going to be a worldwide earthquake at precisely 6:00 pm. During this earthquake, everyone who believes in God was supposed to be taken up to heaven, and those who do not believe […]

Baccalaureate Scheduled for Sunday

June 9, 2011 by


A baccalaureate service is a religious event given to a graduating class to honor them. At Fleetwood Area High School, the baccalaureate service is being held on Sunday June 12th, 2011, at 6:00 p.m. It will take place in the auditorium of the high school. All of the graduating seniors and their loved ones are invited to […]

Geisinger, Weida Join Church Councils

June 7, 2011 by


At Fleetwood Area High School, there are a few people who are involved in extracurricular activities that involve helping the community. Elizabeth Geisinger and Becca Weida are both engaged in activities of this sort at their local churches. They are two of the few young people who attend Fleetwood Area High School to be on […]

St. Patrick’s Day Is a Green Mystery for Many

March 16, 2011 by


On March 17th, Irish people around the world celebrate the death of the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick, by wearing the traditional color of green. The holiday originated in Ireland with a “feast day” commemorating the anniversary of Saint Patrick. Saint Patrick was born somewhere along the west coast of Britain in 385 AD. […]

Barnshaws Keep Missionary Spirit Alive

January 5, 2011 by


In today’s world, religion is often forgotten. It has faded out of many people’s lives, and the policies of public schooling do not promote talking about or expressing it in any way, shape, or form. This, however, isn’t true for everyone. Byron and Lisa Barnshaw, parents of FAHS student Haley Barnshaw, are missionaries who attend a […]

No Christmas for Florida Elementary School

December 17, 2010 by


In late November, an elementary school in Florida decided to ban Christmas for children. Parents were in an uproar. The principal had banned everything that was associated with Christmas. Santa Claus was banned from every classroom at Heathrow Elementary School because he is an overt symbol of the holiday. However, controversy arose when non-Christian images, […]

Christmas Creates Continued Controversy

December 15, 2010 by


Have you ever thought of renaming the tree that Christians put up in their houses every year?  Nearby political figures are challenging the use of the word “Christmas” when referring to certain holiday artifacts. Activities such as baking “Christmas” cookies and decorating a “Christmas” tree could shortly become taboo. In Philadelphia, Mayor Michael Nutter is […]