Articles by Kaise Dualeh

Letter to the Class of 2020

Dear Class of 2020,  Well, we find ourselves at the end of another completely normal school year, where nothing significant, historic or unexpected happened whatsoever. So because of that lack of world events to talk about, I would like to share a few thoughts. Class of 2020, we have grown up during an undeniably unique […]

Promising Freedom Boys Soccer Season Ends Abruptly

A season that started with state championship aspirations for the Freedom Boys Soccer Team has come to a disappointing end.  Beginning the year, a mix of new editions and developing keystone players raised expectations for the team. Forwards Andre Rubio and Christian Norem joined the squad to bolster an already firing front line of scoring […]

Student Council Association Elects New Officers

Following the coronavirus outbreak and the rescheduled elections that followed, the Freedom Student Council Association has elected its new officers for the 2020-2021 school year.  Taking over from president of the organization Austin Roberts, long term member and former treasurer Neeharika Yallayi will take the helm of an SCA which attempts to garner school spirit […]

Freedom Model UN Caps Off the Year

Freedom Model United Nations (MUN) attended its last conference of the year on March 5-6 at Langley High School, for the seventh annual Virginia Invitational Model United Nations Conference (VIMUNC).  Known for being one of the most competitive MUN conferences of the year, VIMUNC is often a stage for the FHS team to show the […]

Can Colorless Green Ideas Sleep Furiously?

“Colorless green ideas sleep furiously” is a classic line written by Noam Chomsky to illustrate a sentence that makes grammatical sense but does not have any meaning semantically. However, others have speculated that any sentence makes semantic sense when given the right context. In other words, if the noun “ideas” explained prior or following our […]

The Need for Everyday Diplomacy

It is where Model UN delegates rise and fall: the unmoderated caucus. Some delegates cut off others to get a point in in front of the judge, while others choose to run quieter operations as they pick off others to form a smaller group. Some delegates choose to write down the ideas of others to […]

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 […]

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