Andrew Strait Signs with UAB

On Wednesday, Nov. 13, Freedom senior and all-state forward Andrew Strait signed his national letter of intent with the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Strait is the Freedom Boys Soccer record holder in career goals, single season assists and single season goals, and will look to continue his successful career at UAB in addition to […]


Junior Class Wins Powderpuff

On Saturday, Nov. 16, Freedom High School held the annual Powderpuff Football game of juniors versus seniors. The senior class was lead by Tyler Knapp, Nicolas McMillen, Christian Poland, Nick Sohn and Coley Villagomez. The junior class was lead by Jacob Aponte, Charles Ceccotti, Tony Chung, Oscar Gorman, Brandon Hall, Alec Maggio, Justin Martinez, Frankie […]


Say No to Substance Abuse for November

Freedom PEER is doing an initiative for the month of November concerning substance abuse, and especially teen vaping and driving under the influence. The group is working the entire month of November to spread awareness about the dangers of teenage vaping and driving under the influence. Over the past decade, the popularity of e-cigarettes has […]


Bullying the Competition

During the fall, all the sports attention goes to the football team. However, the field hockey team deserves recognition for their 12-3 regular season record. The team started their season with an impressive five game win streak, beating Tuscarora (twice), John Champe, Loudoun Valley and Kettle Run. Although they lost to Riverside on Monday, Oct. […]


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 […]


Logan Hall Verbally Commits to Shenandoah

Senior Logan Hall, lacrosse defender, has verbally committed to furthering his academics and athletic career at Shenandoah University in the 2020-2021 school year.  Upon receiving offers from a total of seven colleges, Hall made the meticulous decision of becoming a hornet.  “When I walked around, it felt like home,” Hall said. “Since it’s about an […]


Fun Activities for Fall

The leaves are turning from green to orange and red, which means it’s finally time for fall. The switching of seasons brings a whole new set of options to people searching for fun seasonal activities. With the weather finally starting to feel like autumn, the pool, popsicles and barbecues become things of the past. Here […]


The Benefits of Music

From warming up for games to doing homework, music can be beneficial in improving mindsets and overall moods.  “Music helps me de-stress from school,” junior Ashley Yoo said. Music is unique, as students can all listen to different types of music that fits their preferences. The different genres, spanning from Pop to Country to Rap, […]


Fall-Inspired Gluten-Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies!

With it being the season of giving, I thought that it would be timely to publish another recipe, but this time for those who are gluten-free. There is a recipe for Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies that my family has tweaked in order for it to be gluten-free, as well as easily being nut-optional. Although […]


“After” Movie Review

“After” is an intriguing movie full of drama and action. The movie starts off with a young adult, Tessa Young, who lives in the suburbs of Washington. She is being sent off to college by her mother and her boyfriend, who is currently a senior in high school. Tessa meets a boy named Hardin, becoming […]


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