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Robotics Club finds success in first year of operation

Robotics Club finds success in first year of operation

gavin spence, reporter
April 20
Filed under Archives, Entertainment, Top Stories

The crowds are uncontrollable as they prepare to watch robots, created by high schoolers from around the country, hash it out in the ring at the First Kansas City Regional competition. The victorious robots often possess certain key qualities. “The games are usually high-contact, so the best robots ...

Controversial Music

Controversial Music

maria carrasco, social media editor
October 19
Filed under Archives

BLURRED LINES  Lately in pop culture, there seems to be an increase in controversy about drug related innuendos and sexual references, but it has taken a leap for the worse. One of the most popular songs of the summer was Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines.” If people have not heard this song, well let me just say, they’re lucky. ...

Jo Ball

logan brown, reporter
May 21
Filed under Archives

According to Jo Ball, a great speaker “is someone who can communicate with the audience and adapt to the audience ”. According to Parker Hopkins, the way to become a great speaker is Ms. Ball. Hopkins spends over 20 hours a week in class and working after school. Hopkins describes Ball as one of...

Dante Colombo/Teanna Totten

catherine prestoy, reporter
May 14
Filed under Archives

The day begins as students file into Room 115 for their first hour yearbook class. Chatter bounces around the room like a dodgeball while the voices of Carrie Underwood and Justin Timberlake buzz in the background. 10 minutes into the hour, Dante Colombo, the editor-in-chief, commands the room’s att...

Brady Clements

Brady Clements

hannah reussner, reporter
May 14
Filed under Archives

Being goofy and outgoing doesn't always mean being popular. In fact, senior Brady Clements believes popularity isn’t everything. “I guess I don’t really care [about being popular] so that helps my case and makes me more likeable,” Clements said. Although this senior is involved in many activities, su...

On My Honor

On My Honor

gavin spence, reporter
April 19
Filed under Archives

The Boy Scouts of America was created in 1910 and since then 110 million young men and adults have joined the ranks. But missing from the ranks are all the homosexual males who wanted to join. A meeting to discuss this topic was supposed to take place in February 2013, but the National Executive Board ...

@FSGrowUp: How Anonymous Accounts Are Harming Students

@FSGrowUp: How Anonymous Accounts Are Harming Students

sam boatright, co-editor-in-chief
April 9
Filed under Archives

Many students seem to be under the impression that, “If you don’t have anything nice to say about someone, just say it anonymously on Twitter.” So, this is where we’re headed. Hiding behind more layers of anonymity, masking our faces with digital eggs matted on colorful backgrounds or cut-o...

Check Yourself Before You Rec Yourself

Check Yourself Before You Rec Yourself

kyra haas, reporter
April 1
Filed under Archives, Upcoming Events

Due to the scarcity of recreational facilities in Lawrence, many student athletes find themselves driving further than they would like to get to practice during the off season   Junior Andrea Stewart, a member of the junior varsity volleyball team at Free State,  is working to improve her skills d...

Kimberly’s March Madness Blog

Kimberly’s March Madness Blog

kimberly messineo, reporter
March 28
Filed under Archives

Success is sweet, and the Sweet 16 is set to begin in just a few hours. This year’s tournament has definitely been the madness that everyone expects with March Madness. If someone were to tell me that a 15 seed had clinched a spot in the Sweet 16, I wouldn’t have believed them. But this year, for...

The Best Meals I’ve Ever Had

The Best Meals I’ve Ever Had

sam boatright, co-editor-in-chief
March 28
Filed under Archives, Uncovering Sam Boatright

The best meals should be epiphanies, revelations of flavors upon your taste buds that mold memories and establish favorite dishes. The best meals leave you craving for more. The best meals are marvels. The best meals are experiences. The keyword here is "experiences." Often when going out to eat, us Americ...

Barah’s Workouts

Barah’s Workouts

rosemary newsome, reporter
March 28
Filed under Archives

If one happened to witness the 50-plus people shoveling the soccer field in preparation for the girls’ upcoming season, it would be evident that Free State soccer is more than just another sports program--it’s a family. Parents, boy players and coaches all chipped in to clear the field, showcasin...

Kimberly’s March Madness Blog

Kimberly’s March Madness Blog

kimberly messineo, reporter
March 21
Filed under Archives

The bracket for the 2013 NCAA tournament has been solidified. Kansas has regained their one seed with a win over Kansas State in the Big 12 Tournament. Other one seed teams are Louisville, Gonzaga and Indiana. Kansas will go all the way. With their bench players stepping up, it’s providing more...

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