Snow days, no days

For most of this school week, many Freedom students anxiously huddled over the phone, waiting for Wayde Byrad to ring them up with good news. Over the past weekend, the National Weather Service showed that there were over nine inches of snow in some areas of Loudoun County. While students did have Monday, Jan. 14, […]

Netflix warns fans about the “Bird Box Challenge”

The Netflix original “Birdbox” released over the holiday season on Dec. 13, 2018. Following the debut of the drama-thriller, the internet went crazy over the film, from memes to the infamous “Birdbox challenge.” The memes feature the main characters of Malorie and her two kids, boy and girl, as they flee to a safe haven […]

Freedom Slam Dunks Broad Run

Freedom High School students are a bundle of nerves on Thursday Jan. 10, as first quarter comes to a close. Broad Run is up 25 to 20, but with three quarters left, a turnover is still possible. Broad Run was still leading 35 to 31 with two minutes left in the quarter, until junior, Robbie […]

Carl Wilkens, the man who stayed in Rwanda

In April of 1994, the country Rwanda faced a genocide that wiped out about 800,000 citizens. The Tutsi, an minority ethnic group in Rwanda, were targeted and killed by Hutu extremists. Over the course of the four month long genocide, only one American stayed. The man that stayed, Carl Wilkens, visited Freedom on Wednesday, Dec […]

Vote for the best holiday decorations

The leaves are gone and snow is starting to fall. Carols are being sung and every front porch is adorned with glittering lights and wreathes.  The excitement for the holiday season has finally set in. Whatever holiday students celebrate, there is one thing that always stands out. The lights. Just like the familiar film “National […]

How Freedom celebrates Hanukkah

Hanukkah is an eight day celebration, commonly referred to as “the festival of lights,” which commemorates the reclamation of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. This year, Hanukkah began on the evening of Dec. 2. For junior Emily Maier, Hanukkah is an opportunity to celebrate with her family. “We light the candles every night and say […]

Support Bella Voce in the Holiday Choir Competition!

Freedom High School’s advanced treble choir, the Bella Voce, are competing in the Holiday Choir Competition for Mix 107.3. The Bella Voce has already submitted its song, entitled “Go Where I Send Thee” to be judged. Voting is held from Dec. 3- 6, and the choir with the most votes will win a $5,000 prize. […]

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, […]

Singing Pop at Soda Shop

The lights dimmed and senior Ben Goldberger took the stage. “Welcome to Soda Shop everyone!” On Nov. 16, the Freedom High School Tri-M Honor Society put on their annual fall soda shop. For that evening, the library was no longer for books, but it became a stage, where students and parents alike listened to great […]

First, hopefully of many

A November snow day was probably the last thing students and teachers across LCPS were expecting. The rumors for a possible snow day started when students and staff looked at the weather app and saw the chance of snow on Thursday.  Students were probably ecstatic at the possibility of staying home. The chance of a LCPS […]

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