Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year and a new publishing cycle of The Commentator.
‘Till next year, Mavs.
Jack Harenchar Staff Writer As the craziness of the 2020-2021 school year winds down, in-person students prepare to say a summer’s farewell to HCPS’ extensive COVID mitigation procedures. Between the “sneeze guards” on desks, countless packages of sanitizing wipes, one-way hallways, and new sign out procedures, HCPS and Freeman spent valuable time and money toContinue reading “HCPS COVID Mitigation Procedures”
Grayson Horner Staff Writer On June 8th, Virginian Democrats will head to the polls to cast their primary ballot. On the ballot, this year is the democratic primary for governor, lt. Governor and attorney general, as well as a slew of other local and state house races. Republicans opted to nominate with a convention, soContinue reading “Virginia’s Governor Primary”
Hank Thompson Staff Writer Virginia is full of dozens of signs, locations, plaques, and monuments to civil war history, especially across downtown Richmond and Mechanicsville. Yet it seems the West End was left untouched by this conflict, however, this was not the case. During the Spring of 1864, an ambitious cavalry raid was led onContinue reading “The West End’s Forgotten Civil War Story”
Maggie Sheerin Staff Writer When Freeman students think about places that are close to their school, the answers are most commonly “Cookout,” “El Cap,” “Tuckahoe Middle,” and sometimes even “Short Pump Mall”. Yet, despite being in equal distance from the West End shopping mecca, students will rarely, if ever, say “Thomas Jefferson High School” ThomasContinue reading ““Five Miles Away, a World Apart””
Emily Anstett Features The tornadoes that hit Richmond on Monday, Sept. 17 led to many students and teachers around the Richmond area being stuck in school for up to 3 extra hours. The tornado warning for Henrico went out at 3:23, only 30 minutes before the school day was supposed to end. However, the darkContinue reading “The Longest School Day Ever.”
At 10 am, on Wednesday, March 14, Students at Douglas Freeman High School silently walked out of class for 17 minutes to commemorate the victims killed in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. See the transcript of what students said at the bottom. Photos: Ellie Somers Transcript: (Julia Paraiso) Exactly one month agoContinue reading “Checkout Photos from the 3/14/2018 Student Walkout here:”
Jackson Woody Editor-in-Chief Darkness blocked the light of decency on Saturday, August 12. Our state with the slogan “Virginia is for Lovers” found its affectionate reputation tainted after a large white supremacist rally in Charlottesville shook our values to their core. This past weekend, the implausible became the unbearable reality. I spent 8 years ofContinue reading “Our Duty in the Face of Crisis”
Tyler Hendricks Online-Editor-in-Chief Working with Henrico County Police, the administration issued a school evacuation due to a bomb threat found Thursday June 1. An investigation is currently underway to find the culprit. Principal Andrew Mey said shortly after 9 a.m., threatening notes were found in the bathrooms. The administration followed protocol and placed the schoolContinue reading “DSF Bomb Scare: A Recap”