Counterpoint – There is a lack of school spirit at FHS

Michaela McGruder, Staff Writer

September 30, 2019

The lack of school spirit has been very noticeable this school year. Many students aren’t attending school games, school activities, or clubs. Majority of the students disagree with the school not improving on event planning. One member of the Freedom community offered up a way to change the lack...

Red, White and New – school spirit is on the rise at FHS

Red, White and New – school spirit is on the rise at FHS

Katie Matthews, Editor-in-chief

September 27, 2019

Freedom High School has over 1,800 students and well over 100 teachers. The past few years our school has struggled with spirit and pride. This year, there is a noticeable difference. More people are attending sporting events and participating in school events. The day of the Freedom v. Wharton...

Omar Apollo performs in Ybor

Josie Clark, Staff Writer

April 24, 2019

   On Friday, April 19th, Omar Apollo played 12 live songs at the Crow Bar in Ybor City.  Role Model, who opened for him, also played a few songs while guests waited.    The music is indie alternative, so the crowd was small and with an age range of around 17 to mid 20 year olds. However, the...

AP classes to take

Josie Clark

April 17, 2019

   High school students who strive to earn a higher GPA will typically take Advanced Placement (AP) classes. If they pass the class they get college credit, but some classes are harder to pass or aren't worth taking in high school.    For starters, basic freshman college classes include US History...

Students should be allowed to leave for lunch

Josie Clark, Staff Writer

March 5, 2019

   School lunch room: gross, loud, food being served from hours ago. Chick Fil A: Good, warm, and less than five miles from your current location. Due to the fact upperclassmen students can drive, they should be allowed to leave for lunch as long as they are back before the bell.     Students who can dri...

Who has the best fries?

Ryley Castro, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

There are many different fast food restaurants to enjoy fries along with a delicious, greasy meal. Everyone loves fries, and I’m here to tell you which restaurant has the best. The best fries undoubtedly come from Arby’s, McDonalds, and Steak 'N Shake. Steak 'N Shake fries are a top contender...

Apex Legends review

Lance Etelkozi, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019

  Apex Legends was announced by Respawn Entertainment on February 4th and released the same day. Since then, it has taken the gaming community by storm, passing 25 million players, including 2 million concurrently.    Battle Royale style games have had mass amounts of popularity and players in the ...

Revive Senior Survival

Lara, McKeown

February 20, 2019

As graduation rapidly approaches, most seniors have come to realize they don’t know how to survive in the real world. Senior Survival was a class that aimed to teach seniors basic life skills to be independent after graduating high school, but it is no longer offered at Freedom. In the past, the...

Get thrifty

Josie Clark, Staff Writer

February 20, 2019

    Thrift shopping is a cheap way to amp up your style without hurting your wallet. A lot of thrift stores have tee shirts for as low as one dollar and sweatshirts can be around four dollars.   Thrifting has also become more trendy on social media as Instagram models sport the baggy, vintage look. ...

Parents, please stay out of student parking lot

Lara McKeown, Staff Writer

February 15, 2019

It’s 8:25. You made the light into the school. You’re balancing an iced coffee while you’re tying your shoes and steering with your knee. You’re so close, but one more tardy and you have ISS. The minivan in front of you has made a complete stop before the speed bump entering the student parking...

Separating music from the artist

Clarisa Laurent, Staff Writer

February 15, 2019

Stars such as XXXTentacion, Kodak Black, and Chris Brown are notable not only for their music, but the controversies surrounding them.  All three have in some form been accused, or jailed, of harming women on multiple accounts. This sparks the discussion, should we separate content from the artist? It...

Sick days shouldn’t count as senior days

Lara McKeown, Staff Writer

January 24, 2019

This semester, seniors have the opportunity to be exempted from their final exams if they are absent for 5 days or less. However, this has already caused some conflicts with some seniors who have been sick this year, but still showed up to school so they wouldn’t use up their senior days so early in...

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