The School Newspaper of Lawrence Free State High School

Organic grocery store moves in across the street

Organic grocery store moves in across the street

Maria Carrasco, Managing Editor
April 29
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Senior Andrea Coleman goes out to eat for lunch almost every day, frequenting Starbucks, Subway and Chipotle.  Meanwhile, junior Christina Craig brings her organic lunch from home. While both students have different eating habits, both are interested in the new natural grocery store being built across... Read more »

Current Events: SAE racial chant, Germanwings plane crash, Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Lauren Brittain, Reporter
April 7
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Fraternity SAE shut down for racist chant University of Oklahoma’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter was shut down due to the release of a viral video of fraternity members chanting racial slurs to the tune of “She’ll Be Comin Round the Mountain.” The video released on March 8 revealed students pumpin... Read more »

Free State students go abroad over spring break

Free State students go abroad over spring break

Maame Britwum, Reporter
April 1
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As she was drifting down the Seine River on a boat tour of Paris she couldn't take her eyes off the breathtaking view of the glimmering lights on the Eiffel Tower at night. Over spring break junior Di Xie went on a class trip to Rome, Pompeii and Paris. Xie chose to go on the trip to immerse herself... Read more »

Students take a stand against rape culture

Students take a stand against rape culture

Maame Britwum, Reporter
March 15
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When junior Becca Moran started hearing and seeing the rampant effects of rape culture, she and her friends decided to do something about it. Moran’s brainchild helped create Youth Against Rape Culture Club (YARC) as a way to spread awareness of what rape culture is along with advocating for a decrease... Read more »

Junior shares story of aneurysm, support

Junior shares story of aneurysm, support

Maria Carrasco, Print Managing Editor
March 11
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It began with light headaches that became so severe junior Thor Lyche found it difficult to walk or stand. It finally became intolerable on Dec. 21, and Thor’s mother took him to get a CAT scan at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He was immediately transferred to the University of Kansas Medical Center... Read more »

Five e-readers available for check out

Five e-readers available for check out

Maame Britwum, Reporter
March 10
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When sophomore William Lenz checked out a Kindle from the school library, he was able to use it with ease. “It’s really simple, really easy to use,” Lenz said. “It makes reading easier.” Lenz has been reading Ally Condie’s “Matched” trilogy and in addition to enjoying the novels,... Read more »

City experiences increased homicide rate

City experiences increased homicide rate

Libby Stanford, Reporter
March 9
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Since July 2013, there have been 10 homicides in Lawrence. This is an uncharacteristically high amount of murders for the city, considering there are typically one or two homicides in a year. Isolating the cause of these crimes has been difficult for police. The crimes are not believed to be connected,... Read more »

Brownback’s order sparks discord, protest follows

Brownback’s order sparks discord, protest follows

Darby Gilliland, Reporter
March 9
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Sophomore Eli Jost arrived at the state Capitol on Feb. 14 with one goal in mind: change. Standing among a crowd of determined citizens who shared his goal, he and others carry signs, chanted and waved flags all in the hope of showing the governor their frustration with his recent actions. On Feb.... Read more »

New donations expand middle, high school programs

New donations expand middle, high school programs

Trenna Soderling, Reporter
February 10
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From “The Ugly Duckling” to “The History of Hip-Hop,” the Lied Center has brought free performances to elementary school children for many years. However, a similar program did not exist for older students—until now. A lack of funding has always kept the Lied Center from providing free... Read more »

Recent graduate fills open science position

Recent graduate fills open science position

Sydney Gard, Reporter
February 10
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When science teacher Brad Simon passed away on Dec. 13, students and teachers wanted time to mourn. Finals, however, were only a week away, and Simon had AP Physics 1 and Chemistry classes scheduled for second semester. “The position itself requires a Physics endorsement and Chemistry endorsement,... Read more »

Suspicious Water Cleared as Safe

Suspicious Water Cleared as Safe

Evan Frook, Reporter
February 9
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Junior Hayley Boden listens to her chemistry teacher mention suspicious water coming from the drinking fountain, and, a short time later, she notices it herself. The water trickling out of the fountain and into her water bottle is cloudy. “I heard [the cloudiness] was from the construction,” Boden... Read more »

New athletic signing day policy a possibility for future

New athletic signing day policy a possibility for future

Hala Hamid, Reporter
February 9
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As senior student-athlete Eliza Anderson finally decided she wanted to sign to the University of Rhode Island for swimming and diving, she had the freedom to choose when and with whom to sign with, within her sport’s respective signing week. “Each sport for NCAA rules has a certain period where... Read more »

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