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Pewdiepie Involved in Another Scandal

November 14, 2019 by

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Youtube’s largest star, Pewdiepie, is caught up in yet another scandal. Felix Kjellberg, publicly known as Pewdiepie, announced he was going to donate $50,000 to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) in his celebratory video for surpassing 100 million subscribers. Fans quickly took to the comments of the video, as well as Twitter, to express their feelings […]

Chemical Plant Explodes in China; 47 Killed

June 5, 2019 by

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On 21 March 2019, Jiangsu Tianjiayi, a chemical plant in China, exploded, setting off a tremor which matched a 2.2 magnitude earthquake. The chemical company is on the border of the city of Yancheng in Jiangsu Province. The plant was made in Xiangshui County in 2007 and creates pesticides. An inspection was done last year […]

April Fools: FAMS Science Teacher Confirms Flat-Earth Theory

April 1, 2019 by

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FAMS science teacher Mr. Kyle Bollendorf went on a science expedition to put an end to the Flat versus Round Earth debate. What he discovered may be a shock. “I’ve heard rumors of the ridiculous ice walls situated at the edge of the ‘disc,’ so I decided to check it out,” Bollendorf said. His journey […]

The Future of Ray Tracing Has Arrived

February 15, 2019 by

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Modern-day animations can now have photo-realistic lighting due to a rendering method called Ray Tracing. Ray Tracing traces a path of light as pixels to generate an image based on the surfaces with which the light comes into contact. When the ray of light hits a surface, it can now reflect, refract, scatter, create dispersion, […]

NASA Photographs Most Distant Object in Solar System

January 22, 2019 by

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NASA’s New Horizons probe photographed the solar system’s most distant object. The photos were received on New Year’s Day 2019. The object was given the name, Ultima Thule. When the Hubble Telescope first spotted Ultima, astronomers thought it was two objects orbiting each other. It turns out that Ultima Thule was one continuous “bowling pin”-shaped […]

FAHS Interns Host Hidden Personal Techlab

January 4, 2019 by

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Mason Reimert and Corey Livinghouse have been interested in technology for years. Both of them serve on Fleetwood Area High School’s student help desk, which aids staff members with tech problems. Currently, Livinghouse is interning with Fleetwood’s IT department. The two run a complex tech lab out of Reimert’s basement with the help of Thaddeus […]

Voyager 2 Leaves Solar System

November 15, 2018 by

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Mankind’s second object to enter interstellar space finally did so after forty-one years. Voyager 2, designed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, launched 20 August 1977. Its mission was to observe the Jovian planets. Voyager 2’s twin, Voyager 1, launched 16 days later and became the first man-made object to enter interstellar space. Aboard the probes, […]