FHS Press

Freshman Joseph Castelli played the
clarinet for the high school concert band
during their holiday performance on Dec.

Freedom Band Holiday Concert makes reappearance after 2 years

Alexa Davis, Features Editor December 23, 2021

This year, band director Ms. Emily Rickard and the band members decided to bring back the yearly holiday concert. The concert was not held the past two years due to changes within the band director position...

The CDC states that the Delta Variant is
twice as contagious as previous variants,
including the Omicron Variant.

New COVID-19 variant strikes Africa, US

Christopher Denkovich, Asst. News Editor December 23, 2021

Seeming endless, COVID-19 is still mutating and creating new variants, 22 months after the first recorded case in the United States. The newest on this list is the Omicron variant. Omicron was first detected...

Drama Club members alongside Color Run participants cheerfully toss colored chalk in the air in celebration after a successful

Drama Club hosts Color Run fundraiser in preparation for upcoming musical

Janey Parks, Staff Writer December 20, 2021

On Saturday, Nov. 13, the head of the Freedom Drama Club and 11th-grade history teacher, Mr. Cole Eged, hosted a Color Run at Green Valley Park in New Sewickley Township. The 5k was set to start bright...

A saying that is commonly known within the Black Lives Matter community is “Say their name!” It is to show that a life will not go unrecognized.

Ahmaud Arbery’s murderers found guilty

Ana Shipman, Editorial Editor December 20, 2021

2020 will be known as the year where there was constant change. Some may think that COVID-19 was the only change, however, the world was met with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. This organization...

Ballots in: 3 newly elected to school board

Ballots in: 3 newly elected to school board

Paige Young, News Editor November 30, 2021

On Nov. 2, election day for Freedom’s new school board took place. Residents from Freedom, New Sewickley and Conway went to the polls to cast their votes. The board has gained three new edition members,...

TikTok trends raise concerns over tics appearing in teenage girls.


Madison Sanders, Asst. Editorial Editor November 30, 2021

With millions of people using the widely popular app Tik Tok daily, the side effects of the app are starting to begin. Tik Tok is used daily in America, especially by teenage girls. Researchers are starting...

After being crowned the 2021 homecoming king and queen, seniors Kinsley Aswani and Jessica Majors pose for a photo on Oct. 2.

Freedom celebrates its annual Homecoming with festivities

Dylan Scheel, Staff Writer October 29, 2021

Every year, Freedom Area School District hosts its annual homecoming weekend. The weekend starts on Friday at school with the annual homecoming pep rally. The Homecoming court was introduced to the district's...

Drama Club met for the second time and got caught up on information students may have missed during a meeting on Oct. 18.

Drama club has new members, new ideas

Mikalah Smith, Assistant Sports Editor October 29, 2021

In the past year and a half, the drama club has looked a little different. With school getting shut down in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the musical “Little Shop of Horrors” was canceled....

Sixth grade students and Physics Club pose in front of the trebuchet in 2021. Last year, Physics Club had to reschedule the Fall Fest to later in the school year because of virtual schooling.

Physics Club’s seventh annual Fall Fest to return after cancelation last year

Alexa Davis, Features Editor October 29, 2021

Every year when the fall season rolls around, the high school’s Physics Club hosts its annual Fall Fest. Fall Fest is organized by Dr. Brian Wargo, the high school physics teacher, and Ms. Jeanine Ging,...

Drama Club met for the second time and got caught up on information students may have missed during a meeting on Oct. 18.

Facebook’s internal research shows negative mental health issues related to Instagram

Leannah Messenger, Managing Editor October 29, 2021

When Facebook first came out, it was among the most visited social media websites of its time, and even now Facebook and the other companies it owns are still the top most visited websites in the world....

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