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Bowling team places seventh at State

Bowling team places seventh at State

Will Cook, Reporter
March 28
Filed under Briefs, Sports, Top Stories

The boys bowling team placed seventh at the state tournament Friday, March 3 at Northrock Lanes in Wichita. Senior Alex Jiminez led the boys team who placed fifth individually. The boys team members were not pleased with their performance at the state tournament, but were satisfied with their season o...

Clubs team up to fundraise for DAPL protestors

Clubs team up to fundraise for DAPL protestors

Maddy Johnson, Reporter
March 16
Filed under Briefs, News, Top Stories

The Environmental Club and Young Democrats Club have teamed up to spread awareness about the Dakota Access Pipeline and raise funds to help arrested protesters with legal aid. The pipeline was proposed by Energy Transfer Partners in 2014 and The New York Times reported that the underground pipeline w...

KS Supreme Court rules school funding inadequate

KS Supreme Court rules school funding inadequate

Jake Clark and Darby Gilliland
March 3
Filed under Briefs, News, Top Stories

Yesterday, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled that state funding to the district’s schools is inadequate and the Legislature must rework the s finance formula by June 30. “The state’s public financing system provided by the Legislature for grades K-12, through its structure and implementation, is n...

Senior Zion Bowlin receives Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year Award

Senior Zion Bowlin receives Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year Award

Reagan Sullivan, Reporter
February 27
Filed under Briefs, News

When Senior Zion Bowlin won the Boys and Girls Club Youth of Year award he had no doubts about upholding its expectations. “You just do what you're supposed to do to the best of your ability,” Bowlin said. “That means you’re a leader [and] stay out of trouble.” Bowlin said. Bowlin und...

City basketball showdown to be played at Allen Fieldhouse

City basketball showdown to be played at Allen Fieldhouse

Reagan Sullivan
December 16
Filed under Briefs, Sports

Bright lights illuminate the court. Sneakers squeak against a floor that has seen All Stars to D Roses, Chamberlain to Chalmers over the past 61 years. On Friday Dec. 16, Allen Fieldhouse will host an all new group of competitors. Instead of cramming into the Free State gym for the Free State versus L...

Condom dispenser encourages safer sex, raises parental concerns

Condom dispenser encourages safer sex, raises parental concerns

Sam Spencer, Online Editor-In-Chief
November 6
Filed under Briefs, Health and Lifestyle, News

Starting this month, safe sex could take a matter of seconds. The Douglas County Health Department and Lawrence Public Schools have implemented a dispenser making free condoms available for students in the nurse’s office restrooms at both high schools. Although the DCHD provided both the condoms...

Thespian float makes spectators fall in love

Thespian float makes spectators fall in love

Chris Pendry, Reporter
October 3
Filed under Briefs, Photos, Top Stories

Last year, Thespian Club was awarded best float.  This year did not disappoint. “Since the theme is the year of love, which is the theme for all out shows this year, we decided to decorate our float in a way that represented that,” sophomore representative for the club Eliza Haase-Divine said...

Student raises awareness of the environmental effects of a meat-heavy diet

Student raises awareness of the environmental effects of a meat-heavy diet

May 7
Filed under Briefs

Early one morning, senior Samantha Farb raced to school with a box of chalk and butterflies in her stomach, but she ignored her nerves and began working. Farb covered the pavement around the gym entrance with illustrations and facts. Her intention was to spread the word about the dangers of animal ag...

Two girls basketball players reach 1,000 points

Two girls basketball players reach 1,000 points

Hala Hamid, Copy Editor
April 3
Filed under Briefs, Sports

Every hook shot, free throw and three-pointer they made this season helped junior Madison Piper and senior Caiti Schlesener reach a milestone previously only one other girls basketball player in school history has been able to achieve: 1,000 points. Before joining the Firebirds this year, Schlesener p...

Club’s projects make an impact on the Earth

Club’s projects make an impact on the Earth

Mariah Houston
April 2
Filed under Briefs

Handfuls of worms squirm throughout a plastic container full of compost in Julie Schwarting's science classroom. These squiggly workers break down waste from the cafeteria, turning it into nutrient-rich fertilizer and creating the Environmental Club's first vermiculture. This year, the club has been...

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