Varsity Girls Lacrosse Wins Regionals

Varsity Girls Lacrosse Wins Regionals

Sweat dripped off the player’s brow as she raced to stop the advances of the other team. With one last stride, she cut off the runner and scooped up the ball, changing from defense to offense. Two rounds of overtime later in sweltering conditions, the trophy was theirs. Despite the 90 degrees weather and intense […]


Year of the Cav

After the Virginia Cavaliers finished off a historic season on the hardwood, they continued their success to the lacrosse field. UVA men’s lacrosse followed the lead of the men’s basketball team by capping off their season with a National Championship finish. Both teams weren’t considered underdogs, but coming into the tournament they weren’t the favorite […]


“Someone Great” made some great points

*Spoilers ahead* “Someone Great” was released to Netflix on April 19, 2019. The movie featured “Jane the Virgin” star Gina Rodriguez, as well as “Pitch Perfect” star Brittany Snow. This Netflix original shows how her devastating breakup affects Jenny Young. Jenny was a young writer who lived in New York with her boyfriend of nine […]


Welcome To The Neotheater

As of May 8, 2019, AJR’s new album “Neotheater” has been ranked as the #1 alternative album on The Rock Charts after coming in at a #8 overall debut. Despite this fame, AJR started out with quite the humble beginning, with its roots go back to the viral YouTube video of their single “I’m Ready.” […]


Freedom Boys Soccer Takes on Stone Bridge Bulldogs for District Tournament

Freedom Eagles Boys Varsity Soccer team took on Stone Bridge at Broad Run High School on May 20 in the District Tournament. Before this game, the Freedom boys had a record of 10-5-1 this season and Stone Bridge had a record of 2-11-0. In the first quarter, Stone Bridge’s team shot a free kick, which […]


Rolling Thunder Rides One Last Time

The 31-year tradition of Rolling Thunder has finally come to a close. The organizers of the annual rally have decided to stop the ride due to increased costs for organization and multiple conflicts with Pentagon security. So for the last time, on May 26, thousands of motorcyclists rode to and through the capital. Rolling Thunder […]


Pushing your boundaries

Over the past summer, I had the distinct opportunity of attending the Virginia Governor’s Spanish Academy. Even after knowing that I had been admitted to this program after a rigorous application process, I still felt very insecure about attending the academy. Would I be able to survive without speaking English for three weeks? Could I […]


A Copy & Paste RomCom: “The Perfect Date” Movie Review

When the trailer for Netflix’s “The Perfect Date” dropped, I wasn’t sure what to expect. The plot seemed like your standard teenage romantic comedy, but with the slight twist of an app being involved. I went into it ready for the movie to prove me wrong, and it didn’t. The story centers around a high […]


Are teens becoming detached from the importance of family?

Teens are beginning to become detached from the importance of family. In the past, family time was very common and seen as a normal outlet for spending your Saturday night. Now, it seems as though spending time with family is considered a waste of time. Students who prefer to spend time with family over time […]


Freedom goes acoustic for FHS unplugged

On May 20, the Music Appreciation Club held the second annual FHS unplugged on the lunch patio. In the sweltering afternoon heat, 10 performers came together to create a unique musical experience for their peers. While the event was created in the image of MTV unplugged, performers were not required to perform acoustically. Many opted […]


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