Best places to get last-minute volunteer hours

Lara McKeown, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018

As seniors finish their college and FAFSA applications, many realize they still need to complete their volunteer hours for the Bright Futures Scholarship. This is a popular scholarship for students because there is no essay required and it pays for all or most of the tuition for universities in Florida. The...

Outstanding Orchestra  

Outstanding Orchestra  

Josie Clark, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018

Freedom High School’s orchestra hosted a concert last Thursday at 7pm in the auditorium. The students played a piece called “Carnival of the Animals,” by Camille Saint-Saens.   “I feel prepared,” Oriana Salazar, 9 said. “The piece is different and it’s something fun you don’t get to do every day. I pla...

Homecoming Court – 2018

Homecoming Court - 2018

Lara McKeown, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018

As Homecoming approaches, students from every grade sign up for Homecoming Court to get involved and promote school spirit. These candidates come up with creative ways to campaign to their peers with posters, social media ads, and even videos. Running for court can be intimidating as a freshman because...

If you don’t dual, you’re a fool

If you don't dual, you're a fool

Josie Clark, Staff Writer

September 12, 2018

Dual enrollment English classes at Freedom have started for the 2018-2019 school year. Kym O’Sullivan, an AP English teacher, arrives at Freedom before most to teach students college-level material. The classes Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. and start at 7:35 am. The upper level classes start at...

What happened to senior quotes?

What happened to senior quotes?

Anna Lamlein, Staff Writer

August 30, 2018

The absence of senior quotes has been the latest buzz around campus this year. While the yearbook staff has already made their final decision of excluding quotes from the 2018-2019 edition, many Freedom students are upset over the loss of a tradition. Senior, Bethany Green, complained, “Senior quotes...

Pulling up to senior year

FRIENDS TRIBUTE Jenna Morley decided to paint her parking spot as a tribute to her favorite TV show, Friends.

Lara Mckeown, Staff Writer

August 30, 2018

This year is the second year seniors at Freedom High School have the opportunity to personalize their senior parking bumpers by painting them. Over one hundred students have taken advantage of this opportunity, decorating their spots with nicknames, favorite colors, and other interests. “I painted...

Freedom High School Joins the Nation in National Walkout

From left to right: Grace Duppins, 12, Alexis Leer, 12, Elois Hannah, 11, and Cathryn Boga, 11.  Alexis gives the first speech of the rally.  She told the stories of Florida students and children killed in gun violence incidents.

Jamie Hsiao, Staff Writer

April 23, 2018

  This past Friday, students collectively left class and gathered in the courtyard to participate in a nation-wide walkout, paying respect to the victims of gun violence, including the most recent mass school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, February of this year. The...

Seniors Take on Grad Bash

Seniors Take on Grad Bash

Kevin Jefferis, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018

It is the time of the year at Freedom High School when seniors gather for one last fun-filled activity with their classmates before graduating.  Seniors have been anticipating Grad Bash since the beginning of the year. On Friday, April 20, many Freedom seniors will spend their night with seniors...

A Day of Silence

A Day of Silence

Genevieve Clark, Staff Writer

April 13, 2018

On April 27, 2018, students will have the power to lead a national movement that will teach the importance of respect and acceptance of all people. GLSEN’s Day of Silence is an event where individuals take a vow of silence to highlight the censoring and erasure of LGBTQ people in school. GLSEN stands...

Craving Cappy’s

The New Tampa location

Aidan Carney, Staff Writer

March 29, 2018

Tampa Palms is filled with restaurants, from the locally owned to chain establishments. A notable local restaurant is Cappy's Pizza. Numerous Cappy's are scattered throughout Tampa Bay, with others in Brandon/Riverview, St. Pete and South Tampa. There are currently three Freedom High students who...

Spring Break Ideas for Students

The sun setting over St. Pete Beach.

Danny Wood, Staff Writer

March 6, 2018

Spring break is approaching rapidly, and all students and teachers are anxiously awaiting the arrival of this much needed break. Unfortunately, however, this vacation tends to pass by quickly, so it is important to make the most out of 2018's spring break by participating in as many enjoyable activitie...

What Helps You Perform Better In School?

Freshman Sol Martinez stresses over schoolwork.

Karli Del Giudice, Staff Writer

March 6, 2018

Besides direct class content, which factors can boost students' grades? Not everyone likes to eat breakfast in the morning, but it may improve students' ability to do well in school. Students who eat in the morning can agree that when they eat breakfast, they concentrate better during school compared...

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