Freedom Fest a Success

Lara McKeown, Staff Writer

March 7, 2019

   Last Friday, students from Mort Elementary came to Freedom to participate in Freedom Fest after it was rescheduled from December. Clubs and sports from Freedom set up Candyland themed activities for the elementary students to participate in.    “For Engineering Club, we set up plinko and c...

SGA freshmen mentor program

Lance Etelkozi, Staff Writer

March 7, 2019

Recently, SGA has opened a mentorship program for freshmen who might need some help with the adjustment to high school. It is still a relatively new program, but they meet every Wednesday during first and second lunch. SGA member Lessi Millington, 12, explained, “We our working on our setup still,...

Bring on the Boba

Josie Clark, Staff Writer

March 5, 2019

  Boba is a Taiwanese beverage that has taken New Tampa by storm. Boba shops are opening up left and right, including Boba Cup, Boba House, Kaleisia, and Chewy Boba Company.      Boba itself is Tapioca Pearls which are boiled until soft and then mixed with honey for a sweet flavor. It...

The best places to eat cheap

Katie Matthews, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019

After a long day at school, surviving off of simple snacks the first thing to cross a students mind is getting a bite to eat. The second thought is their nearly empty bank account. There is a variety of local places with great deals for this exact problem. Wendy's has a 4 for $4 includes fries, chicken...

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...

FHS hosts annual Elective Fair

FHS hosts annual Elective Fair

Clarisa, Laurent

January 25, 2019

On January 23rd and 24th staff and students participated in Freedom High School’s elective fair. Held in the school gym during first and second lunch, an assortment of different electives ranging from Newspaper to Agriculture were only two out of the 19 found at the elective fair. Advancement Via...

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...

Freedom Fest rescheduled

Lara McKeown, Staff Writer

December 11, 2018

  Due to the thunderstorms predicted on Friday, Freedom Fest has been rescheduled to a Valentine’s Day event in February. Students who planned to participate in Freedom Fest are disappointed, but they still look forward to the event in the future.   Lessi Millington, 12, explained “Because of the weather, the Mort Elementary School Principal didn’t think it would be a good idea to bring the children to an outside ev...

AP Statistics: A growing alternative

Lance Etelkozi, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018

The AP Statistics class taught by Ms. Krystina Amaro on campus is rapidly growing in popularity. It provides an option for an AP math class after taking Algebra 2. After Algebra 2, students choose from other math courses. Among these are Pre-Calculus, Math for College Readiness, Trigonometry, Advanced...

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...

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