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Opinion: Team photo sparks anger

Isis Norris, Print Editor in Chief

August 18, 2020

On Sunday, Aug. 16 the Free State football team posted a photo through the @freestatefootball Instagram account. The photo featured 29 players standing shoulder-to-shoulder without masks or social distancing measures. In an apparent reference to several surrounding school districts opting out of the 202...

Movie Review: Joker

Movie Review: Joker

Anthony Barberena, Reporter

October 28, 2019

First teased last April, the film "Joker" has since been surrounded by extreme curiosity from movie enthusiasts. The movie serves as an origin story for the classic Batman villain, following a failed stand-up comedian who turns to crime after being crushed by society. Director Todd Phillip describes the...

Movie Review: Detective Pikachu

Movie Review: Detective Pikachu

Daulton Meadows, Reporter

May 17, 2019

Every year, there is a definitive movie seen as the start to summer. It always comes out in May, it is almost always an action or comedy film (however, superhero movies have been taking over this slot), and it is more often than not met with  mediocre reviews from critics and flattering reviews from aud...

Movie Review: Us

Movie Review: Us

Daulton Meadows, Reporter

May 10, 2019

In 2017, Jordan Peele shocked the world with the film Get Out, which earned him an Oscar and instantaneous status as one of the most exciting new horror directors. In March of 2019, he followed that with another horror film called Us. I saw this film on opening night with little faith, as sophomore f...

Album Review: “Origins” by Imagine Dragons

Album Review:

Nick Burket, Photographer/Reporter

February 7, 2019

The newest Imagine Dragons album “Origins” is interesting, in that some may categorize it as a rock, but I think it fits more into an alternative category. It has interesting songs, but it really doesn’t stand out to me. I feel the album has potential in its own right, but I was expecting somethin...

Album Review: “Among the Living” by Anthrax

Album Review:

Nick Burket

December 2, 2018

The album “Among the Living” by Anthrax is absolutely amazing. I cannot describe how pure metal it is. One of the many things I truly love about this album is that it’s relentless, and the writing talents of drummer Charlie Benante and rhythm guitarist Scott Ian are both shown. The album has a...

Staff Editorial: Fake News

Staff Editorial: Fake News

Free State Journalism Staff

October 20, 2018

Hearing the term fake news is a daily occurrence. You see it all over media sites, but what does the term mean to journalists? “Fake news” has been a term brought to popularity by President Trump, and is used frequently to describe journalism as a whole. Many of us believe that fake news is real an...

Album Review: “Trench” by 21 Pilots

Album Review:

Nick Burket, Reporter

October 19, 2018

From 21 Pilots new album “Trench”, I was expecting the softer, grungier tone and sound of previous songs such as “Heathens” or “Stressed Out” from their last album “BlurryFace”. The opener, “Jumpsuit”, is one of my favorite tracks on the album. The subtlety of the song truly captures...

Fight the Cycle

It's hard to sift through every daily breaking story for what really matters.

Jackson Barton, Online Editor in Chief

April 24, 2018

As an amateur high school journalist, 2018 has been one of my biggest challenges so far. Over the past few months, the Free State community has erupted in activism spanning a range of local and national issues. Since January, faculty have donated their personal leave days, while hundreds of stud...

Editor in Chief Shares Stressors, Advice in Applying to College

Infographic: Online Design Editor Elise Gard

Chris Pendry, Editor in Chief

March 2, 2018

College. A looming word that evokes fear and anticipation over the wee naive seniors who just want to continue their academic career in faith and fervor. College is the first step towards your dream job, or your completely underwhelming, more reasonable option that your family berates you about every ...

Firebird Fantasy Week 7

Evan Cornell and Will Cook

October 22, 2017

Will’s Starts: Adrian Peterson: Peterson looked like he was playing back 2012 last week; this stud rushed for 134 and 2 TDs last week. I have faith that he will do the same against the Rams defense which has allowed the most fantasy points to opposing backs. I will be starting him as my flex this...

Firebird Fantasy: Week 5

Firebird Fantasy: Week 5

Will Cook and Evan Cornell

October 11, 2017

Will’s Starts: Ben Roethlisberger: This may seem like a bad start because the Jaguars are one of the most brutal defenses on paper this year. Just take a few seconds to look at the offenses the Jaguars have played this year. Notice that Mariota is the only solid QB the Jaguars have faced this year....

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