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Lawrence, Free State SAT scores higher than national average

Ryan Liston, Online Editor in Chief
November 29
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Fidgeting with No. 2 pencils and calculators, 64 Free State and 44 LHS students sat down to take the SAT this past year. According to the College Board, the average scores from Lawrence and Kansas high schools were higher than the national average. Free State posted higher scores than the Lawrence...

FSHS Marching Band Performs New Show

FSHS Marching Band Performs New Show

Juliana Hill, Reporter
October 31
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Inspired by Pixar’s “The Incredibles,” the new marching band show focuses on the climatic battle between the Incredibles and the Omindroid. Incorporating the movie’s characters and soundtrack, the show features Syndrome, Mr. Incredible and the younger Mr. Incredible, all played by marching...

Underclassmen, construction lead to limited senior parking

Hala Hamid, Reporter
October 15
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When arriving to school early, senior Dominic Katsbulas finds a parking spot in senior parking without a problem. However, when running late and arriving at 7:55 a.m. or later, the only available spots reside in junior parking. “Sometimes I’m late to my first hour, and that’s partly my fault,...

Red in a Sea of Blue

Maria Carrasco, Print Managing Editor
October 13
Filed under Briefs, Top Stories

From serving as an intern for the State Capitol under Kansas Representative Connie O’brien, to being an assistant for Milton Wolf, the runner-up of the 2014 United States Senate primary, freshman Colton Unden has devoted his life to politics this past year. Fueled by his passion for politics, Unden...

Ebola outbreak threatens thousands

Fiona McAllister, Reporter
October 13
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For the past several months, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has infected almost 4,000 people and killed nearly 2,000. Starting in Guinea, the current Ebola outbreak has spread to Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Liberia and Senegal, becoming the biggest Ebola epidemic in history. Ebola is a hemorrhagic fever...

Board of education addresses recent high school vandalism

Kenneth Palmer, Reporter
September 23
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On Monday, Sept. 22, the Lawrence Public Schools’ Board of Education commented on the racially-inspired vandalism that occurred as a result of the rivalry between Lawrence Free State High School and Lawrence High School in recent weeks. Board President Shannon Kimball brought the topic to the floor. “I...

#YesAllWomen

Kaitlyn Foster, Business Editor
September 3
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Remodeled, expanded library opens to public

Remodeled, expanded library opens to public

kaitlyn foster, business editor
September 2
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On Nov. 2, 2010 Lawrence voters approved an $18 million bond to renovate and expand the Lawrence Public Library as well as build a new parking garage. About two years later, the library moved to a vacant Borders as a temporary space. Throughout the construction process, library staff provided updates...

Callie Hicks lives with host family to pursue competitive sports

becca moran, reporter
May 12
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When did you start doing gymnastics? I started doing gymnastics when I was about eight years old. I started out doing power tumbling in Emporia, and from there I went to G-Force in Lawrence. Then I started getting into artistic gymnastics when I was eleven.   What is the difference between artistic and regular g...

Math teacher Allison Jech to teach in Alaska

Maria Carrasco, Print Managing Editor
May 8
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Q:Why are you leaving? A: I am leaving so I can go teach Native American Eskimos in Alaska.   Q:Are you excited? A: I am excited. I am going to be living in rural Alaska. The only way in and out is on a single engine bush plane, and there are no roads in my village. There are only like 420 p...

Simple solutions to finding the perfect graduation gift

hannah moran, reporter
April 21
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Underclassmen, we'd love you all to show up at our graduation parties, making us feel popular and loved. But you know what we'd love even more? A stellar gift! Here are some very solid gift ideas, ranging from $0-$20ish $0 A lovely collage. Try, your friend’s face photoshopped on his or her...

Senior Farewell–Teacher edition

Senior Farewell–Teacher edition

gavin spence, Reporter
April 14
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One teacher in particular that stands out as one of my favorites is none other than Scott Smith. From the beginning of my Free State career I remember him helping lead the Link crew games, in which two strangers have to hug a balloon till it pops. After that one-of-a-kind experience, I took all of Mr. S...

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