FHS Press

Hoco or no go?

The entire 2020 Homecoming Court at the banquet held at Franzee’s and Javy’s on Oct. 8.

Kaylee Ostrowski, Staff Writer

October 9, 2020

Homecoming, an ongoing tradition at Freedom, is coming up. With COVID-19, Committee member Dale Kline and the Homecoming Committee wanted to continue the tradition of homecoming while also keeping people who are involved safe. “Instead of the parade through downtown Freedom, with many units, we will have ...

New livestreaming equipment brings athletics to more spectators

The Pixellot camera unit is currently installed on the front of the stadium press box.

Keith Pawlowski, News Editor

September 30, 2020

In late August, current regulations from the Pennsylvania state legislature stated that spectators would not be allowed at sporting events, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This situation led the Freedom High school (FHS) and Freedom Middle School (FMS) to start looking into other ways to make sure parents...

Teachers, students adapt to virtual learning

Google Meet is the primary mode of virtual instruction at the high school, and both
teachers and students approach the new learning environment in many different ways.

Kaylee Ostrowski, Staff Writer

September 30, 2020

On Aug. 27, Freedom students had their first day of school for the 2020-2021 school year, but this year was different. Instead of hopping on a bus, getting in their car or walking to school that day, students simply clicked on a link for their first Google Meet class. Depending on students' classes,...

Teachers, students adapt to virtual learning

Mr. Tom Hickey talks with bis secondary computer class talks via Google Meet and
explains the daily lesson and their assignments.

Jessica Majors, Photo Editor

September 30, 2020

In previous years, teachers have always been thrilled to see their students on the first day of school after a long summer break. They were always excited to see the students rushing in the doors with big, bright smiles, ready to start the new school year but this year is unlike previous years. This ...

Stores struggle through coin crisis

U.S. production of coins and lack of circulation creates coin shortage. Dollars are
stacking up, while coins are dropping.

Chloe Wolf, Asst. Editorial Editor

September 30, 2020

The United States Mint, coin processors and businesses are most accountable for putting coins into circulation daily. In late March, the West Point and San Francisco Mints temporarily shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Other businesses and banks were also forced to shut down for some time. This c...

Young team, close games define start to Boys Soccer

Sophomore Luke Snavely and a Beaver opponent race towards the ball in the Bulldogs'
scrimmage against the Bobcats on Sept. 9.

Megan Evans, Staff Writer

September 30, 2020

 As the summer wraps up, the Freedom boys soccer team looks forward to a new season and new opportunities. The team started preparing in late July, hoping for the season to continue despite the notorious virus. This year’s team consists of 21 players. There are four seniors, six juniors, eight sop...

Governor Wolf lifts spectator ban for fall sports

The Bulldog Stadium sits alone under the lights waiting for the upcoming fall sports to begin with players on the field and spectators in the stands.

Mikalah Smith and Paige Young

September 30, 2020

On Aug. 21, the PIAA voted 25-5 to let fall sports continue for the upcoming seasons with no spectators. This was a tough pill to swallow for parents and athletes, especially the senior class, because this was supposed to be their last year to shine. On Sep. 2, Governor Wolf lifted the spectator ban for high schoo...

Trump administration looks to ban social media app TikTok

Graduate Kaitlyn Lore’s TikTok profile of over 600,000 likes and 17,000 followers.

Brigette Richard, Social Media Director

September 30, 2020

Full of dancing, relief, expressing who you are and everything else you could think of. People make videos everywhere: sporting events, school, home, in the middle of a store. TikTok is a popular app among people all over the world. But some people have an opinion on whether the app is the safest or not. ...

Big Knob Fair canceled due to COVID-19

Freshman Josie Brenckle shows off the ribbon she won for reserve grand champion.

Kinsley Aswani and Abigail Ketterer

September 30, 2020

The Big Knob Fair is a very popular fair that many students from Freedom Area High School participate in, or go to for fun. For the first time in 77 years, the Big Knob Fair, which was to be held Sept. 1 through Sept. 5, had been canceled. The Big Knob Fair committee announced that they will be canceling due...

Keeping up with Kamala

Kamala Harris accepts her vice presidential nomination at the Democratic National
Convention through a heartwarming, yet audacious, speech.

Ashley Imhoff, Features Editor

September 30, 2020

Growing up, young girls have role models they look up to and idolize. Whether that may have been Kim Possible, Hermione Granger or Mrs. Incredible, they all have one thing in common. The traits of compassion, grace and confidence, everything needed to be classified as an idol. Although these women a...