Articles by Arnav Kumar

The Case for Studying International Business: Yemeni Civil War

In 2017, the United States decided to sell more than $110 billion worth of arms to Saudi Arabia, including attack missiles and tanks. This deal may seem like a home run for the United States: jobs were created and the economy was stimulated. Moreover, by strengthening the alliance between oil-rich Saudi Arabia and the United […]


Online Learning

Coming from a family of software engineers, I can find no way to avoid taking computer science courses in college. While I intend to pursue degrees in Economics and International Relations, my mother has already made it clear to me that I will bring shame to the family if I don’t learn to code in […]


Freedom’s Historic Run Comes to End, Maury Wins VHSL 5A State Title

Richmond, Va. — After cruising through the Potomac District and capturing their second straight district championship in 2018, the Freedom High School boys basketball team was set to make a deep playoff run with its strong senior core. However, right as the Eagles started building momentum, their championship dreams were stolen from them by a pesky […]


Advice from a Senior: Course Recommendations for Current Juniors

It is that time of that year again when students have to decide which courses to take for the following academic year. As a senior who has been through this process many times, I can understand just how difficult it is for juniors to develop a balanced schedule that takes so many different factors such […]


Analyzing Health Care in India

I remember coming home from school after my first day of fifth grade to my mom crying. My 8-year old cousin in India had passed away after a long battle with Crouzon Syndrome. After going through dozens of surgeries right after his birth, doctors only gave him a few years to live; however, up until […]


From Northern Virginia to Southern California: A Student Perspective

As college decisions begin rolling in, seniors accepted to multiple colleges must begin to weigh their options, which can be an overwhelming process given that college represents four of the most important years of their lives. One of the biggest factors that goes into this process is location; for many students, a great distance from […]


Freedom remembers Mrs. Abdullah

On Nov. 26, Freedom special education teacher D’Andrea Abdullah passed away after a battle with an illness. Abdullah, who has been a teacher at Freedom since 2016, was an integral part to educating students in core classes such as world history, geometry and English. Given her prior experience in the legal and child welfare fields, […]


Signing day at Freedom

On Nov. 15, Freedom High School seniors Jack Posey, Zach Myers and Jaelyn Batts all signed their National Letter of Intent to play at their respective Division I institutions.  Posey, who verbally committed to play lacrosse for Pennsylvania State University back in July, has been an integral part of Freedom’s defense over the past three […]


Should we boycott Kanye West’s next album?

First off, I will admit that I listened to “ye” and “Kids See Ghosts,” and thoroughly enjoyed both projects. At the time, Kanye’s antics didn’t deter me from listening to the album; he had a right to express himself freely, even if his opinions were wildly disappointing to his fan base. As someone who does […]


“Iridescence” album review

Following sexual assault allegations against one of its members, it seemed as if hip-hop boyband Brockhampton may collapse, even after all their success. Coming off of their successful “Saturation” trilogy, two sold-out North American tours, and a newly inked RCA record deal,  Ameer Vann’s exit from the group was a shocking blow to the rising boy […]


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