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Bark installed for schools

Bark for Schools has alerted countless schools of possible concerning searches on student accounts. On Oct. 30, Freedom installed the program on all school-issued computers.
What’s all the bark about?
November 24, 2020

On Feb. 14, 2018, tragedy struck Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. Student Nikolas Cruz brought a gun and opened fire in the school, killing 17 innocent people. This devastating event came...

All students return to in-person schooling

After eight months of virtual instruction due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students arrive at the high school for the first day of in-person classes on Nov. 9 for the first time since March 12.
November 24, 2020

Since March 13, the Freedom Area School District has been shut down due to COVID-19. This forced the entire district to go a different route with their teaching through the end of the school year. The...

Biden elected 46th President of the United States

Joe Biden (left), at age 78, will become the oldest President elected to office, while Kamala Harris will become the first woman elected to serve as vice president.
November 24, 2020

On Nov. 7, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were declared victorious in the 2020 presidential election against Donald Trump and Mike Pence. Biden won the popular vote by roughly 5 million votes and the electoral...

COVID comeback

There have been recent spikes in daily COVID-19 positive cases since the end of October.
Recent spike in COVID-19 cases causes schools to go virtual
November 24, 2020

Just as people started to think that the virus was starting to go away, there were over 2,500 Pennsylvania COVID-19 cases recorded on Tuesday, Oct. 27. This is the highest number of cases recorded in a...

Can’t take the heat

Climate scientists predict global crises in the years to come if significant measures aren't taken to combat climate change.
Climate change is affecting our world
November 24, 2020

As the world is heating up due to various wildfires, so is the issue of climate change. Climate change has been a topic on people’s minds for decades, but 2020 is the year for drastic improvement. Many...

Trump selects Barrett to fill Ginsburg vacancy on Supreme Court

Utah Sen. Mitt Romney (R), right, is expected to vote to confirm Judge Amy Coney
Barrett, left, to the Supreme Court.
October 30, 2020

On Sept. 26, President Donald Trump nominated his Supreme Court pick, Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett, in the Rose garden just eight days after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away from pancreatic cancer....

Freedom phases students back into school, full time

Kindergarten teacher Gena Tokar's classroom is ready for students to return safely.
October 30, 2020

Are students anxiously awaiting to head back to school full time? The time is coming to return to school. Many thought in-person school would start Aug. 27, but students ended up beginning the year all...

Freedom honors annual Homecoming tradition amid pandemic

David Martsolf and Courtney Grunnagle are crowned 2020 Homecoming King and
Queen.
October 30, 2020

On Oct. 10, Freedom Area High School celebrated Homecoming through its annual festivities, despite the COVID-19 pandemic still being in full swing. The day consisted of a parade, crowning ceremony and...

COVID-19 outbreak within Freedom sports team

Three players from the girls’ soccer
and volleyball teams tested positive for
COVID-19.
October 30, 2020

A call from Dr. Jeffery Fuller, Freedom Area School District’s Superintendent, went out to members of the district on Sept. 29. The news was regarding positive COVID-19 cases on the high school girls’...

Hauntingly less familiar

Hauntingly less familiar
Haunted High School becomes hayride due to pandemic
October 30, 2020

Haunted Houses are one of the things that people love most about the fall season. With the COVID-19 pandemic going on, there has not been much to look forward to these last few months. This year's annual...

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