FHS Press

Burned to the ground

Burned to the ground

Cole Skuse, Business Manager/News Editor/Copy Editor

January 31, 2020

According to the United States Forest Service, more than 73,000 wildfires burn every year for a total of seven million acres being covered by fire in the United States. The last major fire in the United States was the 2019 California fires, which burned 259,823 acres from over 7,860 total fires. The Ama...

Not-so-Polar Plunge

Not-so-Polar Plunge

Baylee Stewart, Co-Editor-in-Chief (Print)/Photo/Design Editor

January 31, 2020

On Jan. 11, Beaver County’s annual Polar Plunge took place. Every year, this event takes place in Bridgewater to raise money for the Special Olympics. Taking the plunge means that you essentially “plunge” yourself into the Ohio River. However, in addition to getting wet from the river, you are tak...

‘Lunch Bunch’

‘Lunch Bunch’

Matthew Levenson, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

On Friday, December 13, the first “Lunch Bunch” get-together occured. What began as a thoughtful idea has turned into an actual group that enjoys spending time with each other. The group consists of seniors Adam Hessler, Shyann Komara, Casey Collins, Steven Buerkle, and Max Ujhazy from the Nationa...

Say hello to new H₂O

Say hello to new H₂O

Sarah Levenson, Features Editor

January 31, 2020

Water is a necessary component of human survival. Water, especially when fresh and clean, needs to be consumed at least once every few days. The Student Advisory Council (SAC), and  the school board helped to satisfy this need by purchasing and installing three new water fountains for the district. Two...

One dot at a time

One dot at a time

Baylee Stewart, Co-Editor-in-Chief (Print)/Photo/Design Editor

December 21, 2019

Normally, when walking into the cafeteria, on the left, there are the banners that have been hanging on the windows for over 20 years. However, there is now an array of colored dots on the windows. All of these colors make up designs that are put together with these different colored dots. The Advanced A...

Global warming affects the overall ‘zesty experience’

Global warming affects the overall ‘zesty experience’

Jessica Majors, Asst. Sports Editor

December 21, 2019

As citizens take a look around society, many will point out that global warming takes a huge impact on our lives. Whether it be from an increase in our average temperatures per year, many will begin to see frost-free season lengthening, more changes in our precipitation patterns and hurricanes strengt...

New Pa. law raising smoking, vaping age to 21 to take effect in July 2020

New Pa. law raising smoking, vaping age to 21 to take effect in July 2020

Cole Skuse, Business Manager/News Editor/Copy Editor

December 21, 2019

  The 2019 Monitoring the Future survey found that more than one in every four senior high school students use some form of e-cigarette product. According to the Surgeon General’s website, the four main reasons that young adults start using vape products in the first place is because of a fam...

It’s the season of giving

It’s the season of giving

JoAnn Sharpless, Managing Editor (Online)

December 21, 2019

According to the Greater Community of Pittsburgh Food Bank, 20.1% of children living in Beaver County suffer from a shortage of food in their households. That means that around 6,620 children in Beaver County don’t know if they will have enough food to eat for every meal during the day. At Freedom...

More than 2,500 local citizens vote in November election

More than 2,500 local citizens vote in November election

Cade Skuse and Cole Skuse

December 1, 2019

Of the 7,059 citizens registered to in vote Freedom, Conway and New Sewickley, only 2,520 people showed up to vote in the election on Nov. 5. While there may not have been any federal positions up for vote, there were plenty of local offices that needed to be filled. Freedom has one voting location, Conway has ...

Senior students start ASL Club with Mrs. English

Senior students start ASL Club with Mrs. English

Hallie Spielman, Web Master

December 1, 2019

ASL stands for American Sign Language and without it, approximately half a million people across the United States and Canada would have issues communicating with other people. With half a million people relying on ASL to communicate, Freedom students decided to broaden their knowledge.  To clarif...