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ACT Scores

maria carrasco, social media editor
August 27
Filed under Briefs, News

Lawrence ACT scores continue to exceed the national average. USD 497 ACT SCORES | Infographics...

Headlines of Summer

kyra haas, online co-editor-in-chief
August 22
Filed under Briefs, Entertainment, News

An abundance of big news headlines swarmed throughout the media the past few months. Click on an event below to see a link to a story with more information on the specific summertime event. Summer Timeline Headlines of Summer on Dipity. ...

AP Test Scores

kyra haas, online co-managing editor
August 7
Filed under Briefs, Multimedia, News

AP Test Scores | Infographics...

Supreme Court Rules On Two Same-Sex Marriage Cases

ryan liston, co-online editor in chief
June 26
Filed under Briefs, News

Today the Supreme Court ruled on two cases regarding same-sex marriage, which strengthened the gay rights movement and provided benefits for same-sex couples. Firstly, the Defense of Marriage Act, DOMA, was challenged and ruled partially unconstitutional. As a result, married same-sex couples will...

Solomon Cottrell

riley buller, designer
May 14
Filed under Briefs

Sophomore Solomon Cottrell spends his days thinking deeper than the average high school student. Between Philosophy Club, forensics and debate, his mind exercises daily like it is training for a marathon. This constant brain work has helped to ensure that his forensic endeavors are not in vain. “I’m th...

Lauren Comella

catherine prestoy, reporter
May 14
Filed under Briefs

When Lauren Comella first walked through the front doors of Free State near the end of her junior year, her initial thought was that the school was a bit bigger than the little Kansas school she had imagined. Before coming to Free State, Comella attended eight different schools, lived in nine differ...

Sam Skwarlo

Sam Skwarlo

ryan liston, co-online editor in chief
May 14
Filed under Briefs, Top Stories

Doing sports in high school is not uncommon among the student body; doing four, however, is. Freshman Sam Skwarlo competes in football, wrestling, track, and baseball throughout the course of the year. Skwarlo believes that football is the most team oriented sport of the four. “... You work all su...

Kelly Leatherman

Kelly Leatherman

sean chilcoat, reporter
May 14
Filed under Briefs, Top Stories

Contrary to popular belief that nice guys finish last, for Kelly Leatherman being nice doesn’t mean she finishes last. In fact, she was nominated for one of the most 50 influential people at Free State because of how nice she is. Some people might find it hard to always be nice, especially in situat...

Jessica Babler

Jessica Babler

sydney moreano, reporter
May 14
Filed under Briefs, Top Stories

For junior Jessica Babler, being involved is an understatement. From her 0-7 schedule to her three sports, to her NHS membership, one might say she constantly remains busy. “I’m a mess. I’m always doing something after school,” explained Babler. However the best part of Babler isn’t that she’s i...

Sam Hay

Sam Hay

Maria Carrasco, Social Media Editor
May 14
Filed under Briefs, Top Stories

Known for his energetic personality and “Kelly Clarkson sass”, Sam Hay brightens the Free State hallways. Hay attributes his energetic personality to his seven years of acting, claiming that it helped him break out of his shell.   “Acting and theater has made my life better, I’ve made so many ...

Charles Thomas

Charles Thomas

sydney moreano, reporter
May 14
Filed under Briefs, Top Stories

Charles Thomas, a driven Free State security guard, has transformed Can We Talk from a small group of 15 minority males, to a strong, united team of over 150 students. “The group is founded on and based on building the relationship between students, staff, and administration,” said Thomas. Thomas’s mili...

Andrei Eliot

Andrei Eliot

sarah lieberman, reporter
May 14
Filed under Briefs, Top Stories

Chess players have senior Andrei Elliot to thank. Free State did not have a chess team Elliot’s sophomore year, so he re-organized the club.  The team made an amazing comeback, placing first this year at the state tournament. Along with reviving a school club, Elliot takes on impressive academic chal...

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