FHS Press

Doctors looking into treatments for COVID-19

One of many UV-C lamps placed throughout two Metropolitan Transportation Authority rail yards and one bus depot starting on May 11 to help disinfect public transportation systems around New York City.

Sarah Levenson, Features Editor

June 10, 2020

As doctors all over the world race to find a vaccine for COVID-19, some are putting their focus on finding other treatments to help slow, and hopefully stop, the spread of the coronavirus. It occurred to people that the technology and medicine possibly needed to eliminate the virus already exists, but...

Businesses could be affected by pandemic after it is over

Before the closure of Disney World, Hollywood Studios usually had a ton of people crowding in early in the morning before opening.

Mason Hedge, Managing Editor (Print)/Co-Distribution Director

June 10, 2020

The mass spread of the coronavirus has drastically changed the way everyone goes about their daily lives. People rarely go outside of their own house, and when they do, they leave prepared with masks, hand sanitizer, gloves and anything else that feels necessary. After all, no one wants to contract...

Freedom community comes together to honor the class of 2020 through senior adoption program


Senior Hunter Black receives many different kinds of candy along with a Pitt pillow from his adoptee.

Jessica Majors, Asst. Sports Editor

June 10, 2020

With the COVID-19 outbreak leaving schools closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, many seniors are heartbroken. These students did not know they were saying their final goodbyes to fellow classmates on March 12 for the last time. Their senior proms and graduation are in the talks about...

Pandemic impacts mental as well as physical health

If you find yourself feeling lost or just feeling like you need to talk to someone you can call the Beaver County Crisis Intervention Hotline at 724-371-8060 or the National Crisis Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

JoAnn Sharpless, Managing Editor (Web)

June 10, 2020

As the lockdown for COVID-19 continues, people are having a harder time dealing with their mental health. Whether people are dealing with prior mental health issues or have no history of mental health issues, many are finding themselves thrown into situations that they don’t know how to handle. This...

Students stuck at home without spring sports

Students stuck at home without spring sports

Leannah Messenger, Contributing Writer

June 10, 2020

Sports have always been an essential part of many student’s lives, whether it’s competing in a sport of their own, being part of the crowd or watching sports on TV. Sports influence everyone every day, no matter who they are or what sport they are involved in. Without school being active, sports...

Navy video declassification raises questions

The released videos depict “unidentified aerial phenomena” flying through the sky. In this video, “GIMBAL,” a conversation between pilots can be heard in the background.

Keith Pawlowski, Editorial Editor

June 10, 2020

In a shocking turn of events, 2020 has gotten even more bizarre. On the list of blights befalling the people of the world: Ex-princes, pandemics, and now grainy footage of strange sky shapes. On April 27, The U.S. Department of Defense released a statement along with three videos with the file names...

Corona corrections

NASA satellites show how COVID-19 isolation caused nitrogen dioxide levels to significantly drop in China in 2020 compared to 2019, putting fewer pollutants out into the environment.

Sarah Levenson, Features Editor

April 30, 2020

Obviously putting a large portion of the human race on lockdown has an effect on the outside world. While COVID-19 has brought death and suffering to many humans, it has shone a light on the environmental state of our earth and benefited us in a way many did not expect.  Climate change is an issue that many environ...

Students in the workforce affected by stay-at-home order

Senior Noah Spanos shows off his DoorDash delivery bag from acquiring the job after his workplace, Urban Air, was closed due to COVID-19. Other businesses pictured also relate to working students during the period of quarantine.

Madison Snavely, Editor-in-Chief (Online)/ Social Media Director

April 30, 2020

  Family entertainment centers, restaurant hosts, waiters and waitresses, boutique workers, student teachers and other similar occupations all have one thing in common; they are a part of non-essential businesses. In late March, Governor Tom Wolf declared all non-essential businesses to close, leaving co...

PAWS-itivity in dark times

Everette and her cat Oscar cuddle before drifting off to sleep.

Hallie Spielman, Web Master

April 30, 2020

Barking, scratching and unintentional destruction is a common trend with pets. While pets can sometimes be a nuisance, they seem to be one of the perks of being stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic.  Pets can provide students with love and attention while they are stuck at home working ...

Keeping connected

Keeping connected

Leah McNear, Co-Distribution Director

April 30, 2020

  With students learning remotely, they have less interaction with their teachers and faculty. The staff at Freedom has taken a fun approach to keeping in touch with not only students, but the community through various social media posts. The district’s social media accounts even posted a vi...