Articles by Kaise Dualeh

Having the Most MUNderful Time

The Model United Nations (MUN) season kicked back off on Friday, Oct. 25 as the team headed to McLean High School for their first conference. The club took 40 delegates, which was the largest amount taken in years to their first conference.  “All of the excitement is great to see,” said Shashank Balaji, director of […]


Ten Tips to Help Succeed in Junior Year

Many juniors are starting to feel the stress of junior year, widely considered the most difficult in high school. These tips can help to reduce some of the anxiety throughout the year. Go to office hours Junior year typically has the heaviest course loads for students. Though waking up early might be tough, attending office […]


Bullhorn to the next generation: Youth Forum 2019

On Monday, Oct. 12, students from Freedom High School joined others from around the county in a Youth Forum for the county administration. Participants shared their opinions on a variety of issues such as mental health, substance abuse and school safety. These focus groups allowed students to choose which topics appealed most to them with […]


What makes a good class?

There is sort of a checklist in my mind that creates an enjoyable class for me. The first is the actual course material. While I genuinely enjoy learning, STEM subjects do not appeal to me as much as the social sciences and other writing heavy classes. As such, my course schedule is dominated by these […]


Freedom vs. Stone Bridge: A Final Farewell

The final boys varsity soccer game at Olsen Stadium was one to remember as the team said farewell to seniors Brody Campbell, Sheridan Dineen, Aidan Gray, Noah Gorman, Jack Nordstrom and Daniel Zimmerman. All of these players have been a part of the soccer program for multiple years, with Campbell, Gorman, Nordstrom and Zimmerman playing […]


Criminalizing privilege: the college admissions scandal

Surprise, surprise. The wealthy have found a way to turn a system that is already partial towards them into guaranteed chances of admission. What an absolute shocker. I imagine at this point you are aware of the high profile admissions scandal that took place in March. If not, essentially what took place is that wealthy […]


Boys Soccer with a 4-3 thriller against Loudoun County HS

On March 18, the boys varsity soccer team headed to Loudoun County High School to play their second game of the season. The game started off well for the Eagles as Loudoun County scored an own-goal quite early on, making the score 1-0. Loudoun County was able to quickly equalize with a goal on the other […]


Why being the do-it-all student isn’t worth it

With college admissions season slowly approaching, it can be easy to assume that someone who seems to be involved in every club in school is doing the right thing. In my freshmen and sophomore years, I found myself being this person, and it ended up not being worth my time. There are a plethora of […]


Spirt Week Day 5: Pep Rally

On the final day of spirit week, the gym bleachers were filled with people dressed in an array of neon colors, eager to see if their class would be able to capture the spirit week. After a hockey shootout, basketball tic tac toe and even a dance contest in the dark, the sophomores earned a […]


Unified Sports plays first basketball game

On Wednesday, Jan. 16, Freedom’s Unified Sports program participated in its first mini basketball game of the Unified basketball season. The event garnered an enthusiastic crowd, eager to see the athletes put out so much effort for their team to win the game. Partner athletes and volunteers also participated in the game as teammates, scorekeepers […]


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