Revolution

Top three fast food options

Top three fast food options

Michaela McGruder, Staff Writer

January 15, 2020

Fast food has been revolutionary. With around 16,000 McDonald’s and 7,000 Burger Kings across the country, it’s effortless to find somewhere to eat. In my opinion, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, and Sonic are the best. The reason I like these fast food places is because of the quality of the food. Each...

The Villainization of Muslims in Schools

The Villainization of Muslims in Schools

Sofia Rao, Staff Writer

January 14, 2020

Every day, students start their morning with same routine they will use the rest of the year. These students will strap on their backpacks and walk through their school’s gates in hopes of receiving a good education. Yet, here is an entire group of students that spend their school day worrying for...

NCAA – Pay for play

NCAA – Pay for play

Michelle Morgan, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

The NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) has recently announced its acceptance of the newly proposed law that allows college athletes to be paid for their name, image, and likeness. This allows students to participate in collegiate competitions while also being employed by other companies...

Abortion? Think again…

Michaela McGruder, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

Abortion   Abortion: to deliberately cause a miscarriage. Most women would easily take a Plan B, also known as the morning after pill; however, women also look to a new substitute, abortion, an alternative in the termination of a pregnancy. In my opinion, women should have the right to do as t...

No teacher, no respect

No teacher, no respect

Rachel Rosser, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

Just like students teachers are absent some days for various reasons resulting in there being a substitute teacher. Substitute teachers are just as qualified for their jobs as teachers are but are often treated with disrespect by students. When students have a substitute teacher, its seen as an opportunity...

The Truth of Being a Woman

Sofia Rao, Staff Writer

October 28, 2019

The simple truth: half the population will never have to experience the challenges of being a woman. Moreover, some might say I’m the wrong person to voice the overall complaints for females everywhere because I am still a child. Yet, society has made it very clear that it cares not of age, but what...

Students believe restrooms need better upkeep

Students believe restrooms need better upkeep

Rachel Rosser, Staff Writer

October 23, 2019

The bathrooms at Freedom are not in the best condition and it is a constant complaint among students. They often don’t have paper towels, soap or toilet paper. Along with the issue of insufficient supplies, the floors are often covered in trash. “I have been here for two years and nothing has ...

Review: New iOS update likes and dislikes

Review: New iOS update likes and dislikes

Rachel Rosser, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

Quite a few things were updated and there are new features including dark mode, new emojis etc. Along with the iOS update, Instagram also had an update where you can change to “dark mode.” I have updated my phone, and there are things I approve and disapprove of. I have a black iPhone and I...

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...

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