FHS Press

Sophomore Dylan Scheel protects the ball from the North Catholic Trojans on Oct. 7. Scheel is one of many student athletes who has faced difficulties getting the necessary credits required by the NCAA.

NCAA requirements affecting students poorly

Skylar Scobbo, Asst. Features Editor November 30, 2021

Do you want to play a college sport? Do you have the right qualifications to do so? These are questions that you may want to ask yourself when selecting your classes next year. The National Collegiate...

Putting a halt to the Dynamos’ offense, Riley Tokar (9) jumps in front of a Springdale player and kicks the ball out of play, stopping their momentum gain on Nov. 2.

Girls soccer falls in state quarterfinals

Jessica Majors, Photo Editor November 30, 2021

Holding on to pins and needles, the girls soccer team strives for gold. With an impressive record of 10-0 for in-section play, the girls earned themselves the seventh consecutive Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic...

Eight people died at Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival in Houston, Texas, on Nov. 5, and hundreds more were injured after a crowd surge turned deadly.

Is violence becoming too prominent in society?

Editorial Board November 30, 2021

Violence can appear in various ways, shapes and forms. Whether it is physical or verbal, it is an act that has the potential to be taken way out of proportion. Being deemed violent or a violent person...

Ballots in: 3 newly elected to school board

Ballots in: 3 newly elected to school board

Paige Young, News Editor November 30, 2021

On Nov. 2, election day for Freedom’s new school board took place. Residents from Freedom, New Sewickley and Conway went to the polls to cast their votes. The board has gained three new edition members,...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to the public and is safe for use.

CDC recommends third dose of booster shot to eligible recipients

Troy Pawlowski, Sports Editor November 30, 2021

While some individuals believe that vaccination is key to helping end the COVID-19 pandemic, there are still some people that refuse to get vaccinated against the virus. These vaccines are safe to get...

After Couch scores a winning goal against North Catholic, the boys soccer team celebrates their victory on Oct. 7.

Boys soccer team reflects on memorable season

Kaylee Ostrowski, Staff Writer November 30, 2021

On Oct. 27, the boys soccer team stepped onto the field for the last time during their 2021 season. Shady Side beat Freedom 6-2, which was an especially devastating loss for the team because it meant saying...

With Christmas getting celebrated so early, Santa looms over Thanksgiving festivities.

Slow down Santa

Megan Evans, Copy Editor November 30, 2021

Hang the stockings and say some prayers because Santa Claus comes tonight… No, he does not, not yet at least. People get ready for Christmas way too early. As much as Santa is loved, there is a time...

TikTok trends raise concerns over tics appearing in teenage girls.


Madison Sanders, Asst. Editorial Editor November 30, 2021

With millions of people using the widely popular app Tik Tok daily, the side effects of the app are starting to begin. Tik Tok is used daily in America, especially by teenage girls. Researchers are starting...

Senior Emily Young uses the heat press to make a shirt for the Powder-Puff game.

New projects, new changes

Mikalah Smith, Asst. Sports Editor November 30, 2021

Many new changes are coming to the Freedom Fortune 500 class. This past year, Ms. Kristen Milanovich resigned and Mr. Jesse Gagich took over the class. Gagich used to be in charge of the elementary school’s...

Daylight savings time tradition should not be continued because of poor health effects.

Set back, stay back

Christopher Denkovich, Assist. News Editor November 30, 2021

Twice a year, every year, the clocks get set back and sprung forward, ruining the sleep schedule and internal clock of every American. Daylight saving time (DST) starts on the second Sunday in March and...

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