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 […]


Ten Tips to Help Succeed in Junior Year

Many juniors are starting to feel the stress of junior year, widely considered the most difficult in high school. These tips can help to reduce some of the anxiety throughout the year. Go to office hours Junior year typically has the heaviest course loads for students. Though waking up early might be tough, attending office […]


BOO! Trunk or Treat is Here!

On Saturday, Oct. 26, Freedom High School’s National Honors Society (NHS) held a trunk or treat in the parking lot, allowing children to dress up and come through our event. The children walked through the decorated car trunks, received candy and played games.  “We really just wanted to give back to our community,” senior Michelle […]


So How Do People Really Feel About the Clocks Going Back?

As the weekend approaches, so does the start of the clocks setting back. Every year on the first weekend in November, the clocks set back, giving everyone an extra hour of sleep and to settle down. After asking a few students how they feel about the clocks setting back, they suggested that it was a […]


Nationals Win World Series

For the first time since 1933, Washington D.C. has a baseball team in the World Series. Nobody in D.C. would have thought the Nationals would have made it this far- considering they were below 500 in May with a record of 19-31. But they’ve stuck by the motto, “Stay in the fight,” to finish out […]


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