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Student Finley White Starts Rowing Club After Moving From New Zealand

Evan Frook, Reporter

December 1, 2014

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Sophomore Finley White has lived in four continents and five countries, having moved five times in her life. Where are you from? White: “I was born in South Africa, then I moved to England … Then (I moved) here for a...

Lawrence, Free State SAT scores higher than national average

Ryan Liston, Online Editor in Chief

November 29, 2014

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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...

Underclassmen, construction lead to limited senior parking

Hala Hamid, Reporter

October 15, 2014

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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...

Red in a Sea of Blue

Maria Carrasco, Print Managing Editor

October 13, 2014

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...

Ebola outbreak threatens thousands

Fiona McAllister, Reporter

October 13, 2014

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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,...

Board of education addresses recent high school vandalism

Kenneth Palmer, Reporter

September 23, 2014

Filed under Briefs, News

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...


Kaitlyn Foster, Business Editor

September 3, 2014

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Callie Hicks lives with host family to pursue competitive sports

becca moran, reporter

May 12, 2014

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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 artis...

Math teacher Allison Jech to teach in Alaska

Maria Carrasco, Print Managing Editor

May 8, 2014

Filed under Briefs, Features

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 ...

Simple solutions to finding the perfect graduation gift

hannah moran, reporter

April 21, 2014

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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...

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