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Revolution

I want more controversy in our public schools

I want more controversy in our public schools

Genevieve Clark and Genevieve Clark

May 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion

“Let us remember: one book, one pen, one child, and one teacher, can change the world.” – Malala Yousafzai Importance of Awareness With everything from marches to movements happening in the world, it only makes sense that our generation become more aware of the situations that are impacti...

Don’t Take it Personally, But I Still Hate You

Don’t Take it Personally, But I Still Hate You

Danny Wood, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018


Filed under Opinion

With my high school career coming to an end, this will be my last time seeing most of the students here. A normal, optimistic person would typically end their last high school newspaper story on a positive note, but not me. Surely, I will miss a large amount of my classmates at Freedom, however, I...

Crunch Fitness vs. LA Fitness

Crunch Fitness vs. LA Fitness

Evan Castro, Staff Writer

April 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Students find diverse hobbies during their time in high school, whether it be singing, dancing, participating in clubs, student government or hitting the gym. Exercise can be an outlet for stress and helpful for building self-confidence. Two major gyms in the area come to mind when thinking of working...

5 Things to Do Before Graduation

5 Things to Do Before Graduation

Brittany Zheng, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion

With the school year coming to an end, there are many things in the future to look forward to, like summer break and no homework. However, for seniors, graduation is fast approaching and these are the final few weeks we have at Freedom. For better or for worse, we may never walk these halls again, so...

Top 5 Basic Rules of Texting

Top 5 Basic Rules of Texting

Brittany Zheng, Staff Writer

April 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion

With the world becoming more connected, texting has emerged as the premier form of communication. Gone are the days when people called others to make plans and rant about their day. Here are 5 rules when it comes to texting etiquette. The Golden Rule Don’t start a conversation that you do not intend to...

High School Highlights

High School Highlights

Evan Castro, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As the school year winds down, the senior class reflects on their journey to maturity. Every student has had triumphs and challenges from freshman year - figuring out who they are, who they aspire to be and who the friends are that will grow to adulthood with them - to senior year, where the future...

5 Reasons You Should Go to Prom

5 Reasons You Should Go to Prom

Brittany Zheng, Staff Writer

March 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion

With prom quickly approaching, many seniors are debating whether or not they should attend.  Many students have waited our entire high school career for this iconic milestone, while others dread the cliché idea of getting dressed up and finding a date. Is really it worth the stress and hassle? Personally,...

5 Reasons Why You Should Skip Prom

5 Reasons Why You Should Skip Prom

Jamie Hsiao, Staff Writer

February 28, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Prom - a tradition so foolish and vain. I try my best to avoid sounding cynical when discussing this subject, but I always end up seeming anything but. I do not oppose those who decide to spend their time at this sub-par function; however, I believe that my position deserves at least the slightest bit...

School Shootings from the Perspective of a High School Student

School Shootings from the Perspective of a High School Student

Drew Meyerson, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

February 15, 2018


Filed under BEST OF SNO, Opinion

At least seventeen people are dead. Consider that fact, for just a moment. At least seventeen lives were taken at the hands of a nineteen-year-old with a gun. Reports are still coming in, but teachers and students alike were subject to a shooting on Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, a school...

Why I Hate Valentine’s Day

Why I Hate Valentine’s Day

Brittany Zheng, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Whether you are single or in a relationship, most people hate the most dreadful holiday of the year: Valentine’s Day. For single people, the day is a disappointing reminder that they do not have a significant other. For couples, it is a stressful gesture for which they feel pressured to plan something...

Don’t Take it Personally, But I Hate You

Don’t Take it Personally, But I Hate You

Danny Wood, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion

I have come to the realization that I have become extremely vain in my old age. Things that I could simply brush off when I was younger are now starting to really grind my gears. So as a result, I am turning to the written word to express my frustrations by listing characteristics that I hate about pe...

The Best Asian Restaurants in Tampa

The Best Asian Restaurants in Tampa

Jamie Hsiao, Staff Writer

January 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Tampa is a city rich with cultural cuisine. Asian foods, in particular, bring an endless amount of delicacies to the table, and are waiting to be explored. For students looking to expand their palettes, I have compiled a list of notable Asian restaurants located in, or around, the New Tampa area. Dosunco Ram...

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