Spring break plans

March 14, 2019

  Spring break gives students a final break in the school year before summer, and a week to unwind and relax before the final quarter of the year starts. Students at Freedom High School have different plans on how to spend their week off.      Florida is a great place to vacation to since there’s so many places to travel, like Key West, St. Augustine, Orlando, and many other cities...

Are Crocs in or out?

Katie Matthews, Staff Writer

February 20, 2019

Crocs were once thought of as an embarrassment to wear, but now they seem to have made a comeback with students. Walking through the hallways countless teenagers can be seen wearing these shoes in many different colors and designs.   “Crocs are my favorite,” said Nelson Rivera, 10, “They go with almost everything, they are easy to put on, and...

Dog daycare expected to open February 14th

Lara McKeown, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019

Mrs. Newcomb’s veterinary class is planning to open a dog daycare this month that teachers and students can bring their dogs in to. In order to participate, dogs must have the basic core vaccinations. The daycare will be held on Thursdays from 8 a.m. to the end of the school day. “We were originally...

NJROTC completes Area Managers Inspection

Anna Lamlein, Editor

February 5, 2019

Freedom’s Naval Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps Unit, NJROTC, conducted their Area Managers Inspection on Tuesday, the 5th.  Annually, the cadets are assessed and graded by a Reviewing Officer. This year, Commander Patrick Thurman conducted the inspection on Freedom’s unit. It began i...

What happened to regular English?

Clarisa Laurent, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018

This year, Freedom, among several schools in Hillsborough county, have decided to turn all English classes into honors. Other courses that have been made honor only courses are: U.S. Government, Economics and Biology. The early feedback from this decision so far is concerning for many teachers. The...

Is coffee really beneficial?

Josie Clark, Staff Writer

December 13, 2018

  Many students have been drinking coffee every day for years. They say it helps them stay awake to focus on school, sports, and jobs. But does it really work?  Is it more harmful than beneficial?   “I drink coffee every day and I drink like six cups. The difference between drinking coffee and not is crazy....

Tips for AP students

Lara McKeown, Staff Writer

December 1, 2018

Many students take AP classes to excel in their academics, raise their GPAs and potentially earn college credit. However, some students struggle with the heavy workload and studying for AP exams. One way to handle this stress is to manage time wisely. Prioritize homework based on what’s due soonest...

Help Wanted

Katie Matthews, Staff Writers

November 28, 2018

A job can be great way to learn independence and earn some spending money. High school students are constantly looking for the best job to fit into their busy school schedules. These are the years where teenagers have to start working for their own money. “McDonalds is a great first job, I get a...

FLVS, an option for flexibility

Lance Etelkozi, Staff Writer

November 8, 2018

Many students choose to take classes online on Florida Virtual School, FLVS for short, in addition to their regular classes. Students use computers to take their classes and learn through the online lessons. Some classes are even capable of being done on mobile devices. FLVS has a wide range of classes...

Freedom students, get out and vote!

Lance Etelkozi, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018

“My vote doesn’t matter” is a phrase I have heard too many times. The future of this country and state is too important to stand idle. On November 6, 2018, one of the biggest election days in the history of the United States took place. This included votes on who would be the next governor of...

Red tide? More like dead tide 

Red tide? More like dead tide 

Josie Clark, Staff Writer

October 2, 2018

Red tide is a current phenomenon that is killing off marine animals. It is caused by buildup of algae and pollution and began affecting only Southwestern Florida in places like Fort Myers and Sarasota but has recently been found in the Tampa Bay area, as well as on the Atlantic coast. Josi...

Kevin Le

Kevin Le

August 30, 2018

Kevin Le is a junior at Freedom High School. He was born in Tampa, Florida on October 9, 2001. It’s currently his second year being a part the newspaper staff. He loves hanging out with friends, video games, and adventure. Kevin’s main goals are to maintain straight A’s and go to college. Kevin...

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