The School Newspaper of Lawrence Free State High School

Senior leaves America for new life in Germany

Senior leaves America for new life in Germany

Elizabeth Patton, Social Media Editor
February 4
Filed under Briefs, Top Stories

While most seniors’ adventures will begin after graduation, Abigale Williams’ started January 6. The December graduate departed for Germany, where she will live with friends of her family for the next four months. “I have all my credits done, I have straight As, I just want to go out and rea... Read more »

Clubs aims to create a sense of community

Clubs aims to create a sense of community

Allie Knapp and Trenna Soderling
February 3
Filed under Briefs

  Sophomore Haley Glover arrives to her zero hour class of nine, hoping to unite the school. Glover, an active participant in Renaissance Committee, is dedicated to making her school the best it can be through multiple strategies. “We do a lot of things,” Glover said. “We recognize outstandi... Read more »

College and Career Center introduces principles, projects, pig heads to upperclassmen

Jackson Barton
February 1
Filed under Briefs

Something’s different in senior David Parscale’s route to school: Parscale is headed for the southeast side of town, closer to Haskell University, instead of the northwest. Like all students there, Parscale spends three hours of each weekday at the Lawrence College and Career Center. Parscale... Read more »

Students, staff advocate for inclusive bathrooms

Evan Frook, Reporter
January 6
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Genderfluid freshman Nathan Russell is often forced to avoid the women’s restroom until it empties. Russell faces ridicule in the women’s restroom and feels unable to use the men’s. The building has six single-occupancy restrooms: one in the nurse’s office, one near the gym and four locked in ... Read more »

Students, teachers push back on use of online textbooks

Students, teachers push back on use of online textbooks

Lauren Brittain, Copy Editor
December 16
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Junior Luke Winchester logs out of Cengage.com. He attempts to log in again. He shuts down his laptop and considers throwing it at the wall. The AP Chemistry digital textbook website is malfunctioning again, and Winchester is not surprised. “I think [online textbooks are] great if I... Read more »

Former U.S. President discusses the importance of cooperation

Former U.S. President discusses the importance of cooperation

Maame Britwum, Online Editor
December 15
Filed under Briefs

On Nov. 23 former President Bill Clinton accepted the 2015 Dole Leadership Prize in front of over 2,000 people at the Lied Center. Clinton, who has been to Lawrence once before in 2004 to speak at the first Dole Lecture Series, was honored for his bipartisanship during his two terms as pr... Read more »

Students react to redesigned SAT and its changes

Students react to redesigned SAT and its changes

Juna Murao, Reporter
December 15
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“Clairvoyant,” “ephemeral” and “fraught” are some words that junior Katie Lane may never come across outside the SAT test. However, changes will take place for the SAT in March 2016. One of the alterations is the elimination of vocabulary words without context and the addition of m... Read more »

Government students register to vote

Libby Stanford, Online Editor
December 14
Filed under Briefs, News

On Nov. 24, Government students were provided with the opportunity to register to vote for the 2016 election. Throughout the semester students have been learning about the government and the different candidates. Government teachers Aimee McLendon and Katy Hayden had the idea of registering the students... Read more »

Funding problems impair Team Steam’s ability to compete

Rose Arachtingi, Photography Editor
December 7
Filed under Briefs, Top Stories

Free State Robotics team 5119, dubbed “Team Steam,” has had a tough run in their short time as a club. Due to a lack of funding, the team must face the reality they may not be able to compete this year. The cost of building a robot and registering to compete is at least $5,000 and raising... Read more »

Students and teachers react to Paris attacks

Hala Hamid, Copy Editor
December 7
Filed under Briefs

On the evening of Nov. 13, Paris was shocked by a series of terrorist attacks that killed approximately 129 people. The news of the attacks that included mass shootings, suicide bombings and hostage-taking have been all over social media and TV, and the residual effects have left many talking about who... Read more »

Students and teachers prepare for annual talent show

Juna Murao, Reporter
December 2
Filed under Briefs, Entertainment

Free State's third annual talent show will allow students to showcase their various abilities, including anything from singing Korean pop to Native American dance and reciting poetry. The show will be December 2nd, tickets are $2 and can be bought at lunch or at the door. Talent show director and... Read more »

School therapy dog provides support for students

School therapy dog provides support for students

Sydney Gard, Editor
November 30
Filed under Briefs

Zoe Severson is just like the average staff member. She comes to school every day, is featured on the staff page of the yearbook and supports students. However, there is one big difference between Zoe and her coworkers: she is a dog. Zoe’s owner Will Severson has been a special education teacher for... Read more »

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