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District leaves up plexiglass in cafeteria for kids to continue to eat safely on hybrid model.

District returns to hybrid learning

Mikalah Smith, Staff Writer February 26, 2021

Freedom Area School District returns back to school in a hybrid method. Many students were waiting to head back to school after being virtual since Thanksgiving break. Students thought they would be in...

Students Keystone exam scores will no longer be required as a part of graduation requirements.

Pennsylvania Department of Education creates new graduation pathways

Dylan Scheel, Business Manager February 26, 2021

At the end of every year, freshmen and sophomore students take a standardized test,  known as the Keystone Exam. The test is taken in three different subjects. These subjects are: Algebra, Biology and...

GameStop stock shares rose to as much as 14,300% after Reddit users coordinated
efforts to boost the fledgling stock on the Robinhood investing app.

GameStop at the center of stock trading controversy

Pogue Regan, Copy Editor February 26, 2021

When buying stocks, you’re buying a miniscule portion of the company. This doesn’t mean you have a say in what happens with said company, but you are entitled to a fraction of their profit. This is...

Bailey Roberts poses for a photo during her senior project Heizathon fundraiser at Brush Creek Park on Nov. 28, 2020.

Senior project struggles

COVID-19 making senior projects difficult
Alexandra Mizzelle, Asst. Sports Editor February 26, 2021

With the coronavirus closing businesses, lowering stocks and more, some students are having issues completing their senior projects because of this pandemic. Most challenges come from the two options of...

Band director Robert James poses with students before marching at the Kennywood parade in Aug. of 2019.

Band director retires after 17 years of teaching

Ashley Imhoff, Features Editor February 26, 2021

When band students hear their teacher's name, "Mr. James," quite a few things come to mind. The man who makes sarcastic jokes daily, the teacher who takes students to Sheetz after a long day of auditions...

On Jan. 20, President Joe Biden gave his inaugural address in front of the Capitol. Some of the themes he touched upon in his message were unity and recovery.

Biden sworn in as 46th President

Harris becomes first female Vice President
Pogue Regan, Copy Editor January 28, 2021

"I will be watching. I will be listening, and I will tell you that the future of this country has never been better," and with that, former president Trump had left for Florida on Jan. 20.  Today was...

High school staff shake-up

Marissa Lammie, Editor-in-Chief January 28, 2021

On Dec. 22 Communications teacher Emily Skirtich took her leave from the district after pursuing a new job opportunity. The Communications course is responsible for preparing students with basic presentation...

Abigail Lisanti in the middle of peaceful protests that took place on Jan. 6 in Washington D.C.

Coup at the Capitol

Pro-Trump rally turned deadly riot
Alexa Davis and Marissa Lammie January 10, 2021

On Jan. 6, the ground in Washington D.C. began to shake with the gathering of thousands of President Donald Trump’s loyal supporters. Before the events took place, Trump supporters were peacefully protesting...

Freedom graduate Alexandra Lizzi and her father, Detective Jeff Lizzi, attend a National Police Appreciation Day celebration on Jan 9, 2020.

Police Appreciation Day

Local officers describe career, motivation
Gracie Shane, Staff Writer January 10, 2021

On Jan. 9 of every year, people and officers across America celebrate National Police Appreciation Day. The day symbolizes the importance of police officers across the country. Many people may wonder why...

This light-covered rocking horse is just one of many light displays in Clinton, PA this Christmas season.

A light in the dark

Many holiday light shows continue despite pandemic
Alexandra Mizzelle, Asst. Sports Editor December 22, 2020

Although COVID-19 has disrupted most everyday activities and special events, Christmas is just around the corner, and so are holiday light shows.  “My family and I are going to see lights at Big...

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