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 […]

So what is with the war on drugs?

From its experience with the Medellin Cartel’s sale of cocaine in cities like Miami and New York City to the introduction of crack in urban environments, the United States is no stranger to drug trafficking. The United States became world renown for its efforts during Ronald Reagan’s crackdown on narcotics and its involvement in patrolling […]

Exploring virtual classrooms

In Loudoun County, students have the opportunity to take a variety of advanced courses that are not offered in other school districts, often due to a lack of funding and teaching resources. However, some students may be surprised to know that Freedom is actually one of the only schools in the county that hosts a […]

Outdoor Track and Field Enters Post Season

After Freedom High School’s final track meet of the season and final home meet as well on May 8, post-season has begun. Districts took place at John Champe High School on Wednesday, May 15, and Thursday, May 16, consisted of eight teams in the district: Briar Woods, Broad Run, John Champe, Freedom, Potomac Falls, Rock […]

Seniors prevail in powder puff game

After two years, girls’ powder puff football finally returned to Freedom High School with a bang on Saturday, May 12. The game was originally planned to be held in fall 2018 but was postponed due to inclement weather. The senior and junior girls who had been practicing in preparation for the powder puff game were […]

A Show to Remember

Freedom’s theater IV students performed their last show of the year, and it was certainly one to remember.  Bob Martin’s and Don McKellar’s “The Drowsy Chaperone,” pays homage to 1920s musicals through the story of an old man, who listens to records to cure his “non-specific sadness.” As he listens, he is transported into the […]

Unified Track takes first place at first ever regional meet

On Saturday, May 11, FHS Unified Track placed first in the Potomac Region Track and Field Championship for Unified Sports. The event was hosted by Special Olympics and included nine unified teams from the region. As Unified Sports teams have become more mainstream in the area, events like the Potomac Championship have become possible. There […]

Girls lacrosse’s team focuses on championship

With the Freedom Varsity Girls Lacrosse team closing out the regular season with a 12-4 win against John Champe on May 10, players are looking forward to the championship season! The Freedom Girls are undefeated in the district, finishing with a team record of 10-3-0. “At the beginning of this season, I was really unsure […]

Sophomore class gets certified in mental health

Students often find that high school is a time filled with stress and anxiety. According to Psychology Today, 25 percent of teens suffer from some form of an anxiety disorder. Due to the prevalence of mental health disorders in society, May is Mental Health Awareness month. In order to better prepare students for the effects […]

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