FHS Press

From Chromebooks to 1:1

Students in Ms. Carole Hartman’s seventh-grade English class are able to use a Chromebook cart for class assignments and Classroom Diagnostic Tests (CDTs).

Hannah Shumsky, Editor-in-Chief

May 24, 2017

In response to adding computer classes at Freedom Area Elementary School this past year, the district is beginning to test new technology to bring into the Freedom Area Middle School classrooms. Currently, the majority of this investigation is taking place through Chromebook carts in seventh and eighth...

You are now free to flee the cabin

Ava Colorito, Staff Writer

May 24, 2017

Over the past few months, many airlines have been under fire for events seen as airline brutality. The first airline to appear with news such as this was United Airlines, in which a passenger, Dr. David Dao, was physically dragged off of a flight, for which he had a ticket. The flight that departed...

Westinghouse shutdown to cost 300 Cranberry jobs

Michael Fricke, Editor-in-Chief (FHS-Press.com)

May 24, 2017

Local and global nuclear giant Westinghouse, who pioneered a new charge toward the development of nuclear energy, recently filed for bankruptcy protection. The preposition of a possible shutdown has nuclear energy proponents shaking, and the potential job loss is projected to have a great effect on Cranberry...

The future of the high school

Rachel DeCesaris, Devin Daley

May 24, 2017

Throughout the past year, the school board has turned their focus to the high school and what needs to be changed. After a long evaluation, the school board saw everything entailed with the needs for the high school in an assessment created by contractor Scott Smith. The main purpose of the assessment...

News In Brief

Claudia Huggins, Asst. News Editor

May 24, 2017

Bulldog Award The district wide “Bulldog Award” was awarded to elementary student Jakob Jones, middle school student Alexis Surenda and class standing Shane Everette for their exceptional efforts and attitude as a Freedom student. BCCTC Graduation Ceremony The 39th annual Beaver County Career...

Geneva College Hosts Second-Annual Special Olympics

Joey Pail, Staff Writer

May 24, 2017

On April 28, the Special Olympics were held at Geneva College where four Freedom High School students, along with several middle school students, competed. All four high school students, senior J.J. Wrhen, juniors Gino Gentilli and Brandon Gingerella and freshman Matthew Syzmoniak, received a medal in...

Flynn under fire

Daniel White, Asst. Sports Editor

May 2, 2017

Tensions rise on Capitol Hill as the Trump presidency has lately been under fire on possible ties with Russia during passed 2016 presidential election. Although Trump himself and top advisors have stated that there are no such ties, there are questions still being raised after former National Security...

Freedom takes Peru

The group jumps in front of a cliff on April 15 to celebrate their hike.

Claudia Huggins, Asst. News Editor

May 2, 2017

From April 13 to 21, 25 students involved in Spanish Club, along with seven chaperones, traveled over 3,600 miles to Lima, Peru as well as Cusco, Peru. While they were there, they experienced an entirely different culture, a different way of living and unique foods. On day one, the crew boarded their...

Rhath of the raptors

Seniors Breanna Leasure and Brianna McKee, two attendees of the Raptorthon, pose for a photo.

Lexi Halvin, Sports Editor

May 1, 2017

Raptors, or birds of prey, have sparked the interest of Freedom’s Naturalist Club over the past school year. With this interest at hand, the Naturalist Club decided to participate in “Raptorthon.” This event was held at Shawnee Lake for a week. Here, participants counted the number of raptors they...

3, 2, 1, Blast off!

3, 2, 1, Blast off!

Morgan Stewart, Staff Writer

March 31, 2017

The Freedom Elementary School hosted the second annual story walk on March 2. This year’s theme was “Blast Off to Reading,” so the entire event was filled with space-themed books and activities that went along with the reading. The event was sponsored by Title 1 and the Beaver County Educational...