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After a defensive steal, junior Grace White looks up the court for an open player on Jan. 26 in a game against the Riverside Panthers.

Mask on, mask off

Winter athletes face new challenge this season with mask mandates
Jessica Majors, Photo Editor February 26, 2021

Winter athletes were ecstatic to get back to the sports they love. Whether it was getting back onto the court, mat or ice, they were bound to make an impact this season. With COVID-19 cases rising through...

A skateboarder competes in the 2014 X Games, a national skateboarding competition.

Students share sports they feel should be in Olympics

Kinsley Aswani, Staff Writer February 26, 2021

The Tokyo Olympics, which were delayed due to the pandemic, are taking place this year. Usually, the Olympics take place every two years, alternating between summer and winter. Some people think there...

The Weeknd, surrounded by backup dancers, performed

The Weeknd performs in 2021 Super Bowl Halftime Show

Gracie Shane, Staff Writer February 26, 2021

On  Feb. 8, The Weeknd performed at the Super Bowl for the Pepsi-sponsored halftime show. Although The Weeknd’s music has sold tens of millions of albums, his performance at the halftime show was less...

Three Freedom 2019 alumns practice using a stethoscope at the CTC.

Sophomores tour CTC virtually

Abigail Ketterer, Staff Writer February 26, 2021

On Jan. 28, several sophomore students attended the Beaver County Career & Technology Center (BCCTC) tour. This year’s tour was different because of COVID-19 precautions and was held virtually.  The...

Senior Erica Gazdik prepares for her upcoming Broadcast Media Workshop video by recording herself reading her video's script.

Seniors dispirited by lost time, still hopeful to return to campus

Paige Young, Asst. News Editor January 28, 2021

Back in March of 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic had first started spreading across the country, school districts decided to close and have students learn remotely. At first, everyone was looking at the...

2020 was a year full of noteworthy and historic events.

2020: More like 2,020 problems

A look back at the major events of 2020
Megan Evans, Staff Writer January 28, 2021

From a global pandemic to a presidential election, 2020 was packed to the fullest with events. Some of the events were marvelous, while others were quite the opposite. Everyone experienced this year in...

A map of a northern section of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge reveals a large amount of land where oil is located.

Ruining the refuge

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge threatened by oil drilling
Chloe Wolf, Asst. Editorial Editor January 28, 2021

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, located in Alaska, is home to many species of wildlife and animals including polar bears, gray wolves, birds, oxen and caribou. The Trump administration made plans...

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the vaccine, available in a phased approach (as seen above), will ultimately be available to all Pennsylvanians whom wish to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

What to know about the COVID-19 vaccine

Alexandra Mizzelle, Asst. Sports Editor January 28, 2021

With the death toll rising because of COVID-19, doctors and nurses are trying to get the vaccine out to everyone quickly. Right now the COVID-19 death toll is over 400,000 in the United States, and the...

Groundhog Day

Students feel every day is the same
Kinsley Aswani, Staff Writer January 28, 2021

Groundhog Day is a very famous movie that many people have seen.  The movie is about a man who wakes up every morning on the same day, which is Groundhog day, and changes his actions to try and make the...

Adviser Kristen Milanovich (bottom right) welcomes her students (clockwise from bottom left), Anthony Battaglia, Braeden Geibel, Brigette Richard and Connor Tavern to a DECA meeting via Google Meet on Jan. 21.

Six Freedom students qualify for DECA state competition

Dylan Scheel, Business Manager January 28, 2021

DECA is a club in which students learn business skills using real-life scenarios. The club is advised and taught by Kristen Milanovich. This year's club consists of 33 students. Every year, the Freedom...

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