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Fleetwood Library Set to Undergo Five-Year Change

October 17, 2017 by


The high school library is about to become so much more for students, both current and incoming.  Mr. Kirby Barnett, the school librarian, has begun very early stages of work on a proposal for the school board to enact a five-year conversion of the library into an all-purpose multimedia space. The goal is to create a space […]

Few Dispute Value of Technology in Education

June 5, 2017 by


Society is based off of technology now. Schools could easily function without paperback books if they really wanted too. Most schools have Internet access available to students and faculty as well as laptops or even tablets, depending on the district. As children grow up with technology, it seems nearly impossible to get them away from […]

Effects of TV On The Brain

March 13, 2017 by


Studies show that the amount of TV time per day can affect the way you live. According to, people who watch a lot of television and don’t exercise much at all may begin to see the effects of their unhealthy living habits on their brains as early as their midlife. “Being physically active at […]

Tilikum Passes Away in Unnatural Habitat

February 7, 2017 by


On 6  January 2017, Tilikum, the notorious SeaWorld orca, passed away. In 1983, Tilikum was kidnapped from his pod near Iceland when he was just two years old. He was the largest orca in captivity, measuring approximately 22.5 feet and weighing about 12,500 pounds. Tilikum is just one of the many orcas that have been […]

Fleetwood Science Olympiad Winning Streak Hits 10 Years in County Competition

January 20, 2017 by


The 2016 Berks County Science Olympiad competition, held 5 January at Kutztown University, pitted teams from across the county in a variety of events. Tests based on astronomy, ecology, geology, etc., and project events that test student’s building skills took place throughout the day. Science Olympiad is a popular competition; according to the Science Olympiad […]

FASD Website Gets a Facelift

December 15, 2016 by


The Fleetwood Area School District has experienced changes in its website during the past couple of weeks. “Just like anything that changes, it takes an adjustment. I am used to the old one, so as of now, I am not a fan. I like the way it looks though,” Technology Education teacher Sara Sanocki said. […]

Pepe Deemed a Hate Symbol

November 16, 2016 by


A meme is classified as, “a cultural item in the form of an image, phrase, video, etc., that is spread via the Internet and often altered in a creative or humorous way.” In 2005, a comic called Boy’s Club was published. It featured a frog with a humanoid body known as Pepe. Within ten years, […]