FHS Press

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...

Rocky roads

Rocky roads

Sarah Levenson, Features Editor

December 1, 2019

Roads connect every community. When they are broken or damaged, however, the connection between the people in a certain community is also damaged. A weakened road is really just a path filled with problems and complications, and it affects the safety of those who drive it. All over the Pittsburgh are...

Former elementary school could face abatement, sale, demolition

Former elementary school could face abatement, sale, demolition

Cole Skuse, Business Manager/ Copy Editor/ News Editor

November 1, 2019

To about half of the student body at Freedom Area High School, Big Knob Elementary was their daily workplace for five years. The current freshmen were the last class to have a class split between Big Knob and Conway Elementary School for all five years of elementary school. Since then, Freedom Area Elementary...

Freedom thinks pink

Freedom thinks pink

Baylee Stewart, Editor-in-Chief (Print)

November 1, 2019

Every year in October, breast cancer awareness is celebrated. Many people associate the color pink with October simply because it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is celebrated all throughout the United States. However, Freedom has its own unique way of celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month. ...

Painting over parking problems

Painting over parking problems

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

November 1, 2019

You pull into the student parking lot at Freedom Area High School and see that another student is parked in your spot. This situation confuses you because you know that everyone has assigned spots when they buy their parking passes. However, some students may not know which spots are which, due to the...