The School Newspaper of Lawrence Free State High School

Tattoo Stigma Transformed

Tattoo Stigma Transformed

Jake Clark, Reporter
January 31
Filed under Features, Health and Lifestyle, Top Stories

Holding a needle over a flame to sterilize it, freshman Beatrice VonHolten prepares to give herself a stick and poke tattoo. As a seventh grader, she received opposition from her father, but VonHolten decided to do it anyway. “I’m really into trying new art forms as much as possible,” VonHolten... Read more »

Club launches drive shedding light on periods

Club launches drive shedding light on periods

Chris Pendry and Sam Spencer, Reporter and Editor-In-Chief
November 17
Filed under Health and Lifestyle, News

Young Feminists Club is spearheading a Menstrual Products Drive to help those in need and to help normalize periods. The Gay-Straight Alliance has also put their full support into the drive. All products gathered through the drive, which began Nov. 7 and runs until Nov. 21, will go to the Willow Domestic... Read more »

Students in Technology 1 to 1 Program trade tablets for laptops

Students in Technology 1 to 1 Program trade tablets for laptops

Riley Paradise, Reporter
November 10
Filed under Health and Lifestyle, News, Top Stories

PCs have been used at this school since it was founded. Now, laptops have become a commodity. It’s been six and a half years since Apple sold their first iPad which spawned the use of tablets for work and play. As laptops and iPads become common tools, the district is launching a Technology 1 to 1... Read more »

Condom dispenser encourages safer sex, raises parental concerns

Condom dispenser encourages safer sex, raises parental concerns

Sam Spencer, Online Editor-In-Chief
November 6
Filed under Briefs, Health and Lifestyle, News

Starting this month, safe sex could take a matter of seconds. The Douglas County Health Department and Lawrence Public Schools have implemented a dispenser making free condoms available for students in the nurse’s office restrooms at both high schools. Although the DCHD provided both the condoms... Read more »

School board hosts LGBTQ+ panel, shares plan of action

School board hosts LGBTQ+ panel, shares plan of action

Rowan Plinsky and Jackson Barton
November 2
Filed under Health and Lifestyle, News, Top Stories

LGBTQ+ students in the Lawrence public schools deal with ignorance concerning their sexualities and preferred pronouns. On Oct. 18, nine members of the Lawrence public schools LGBTQ+ community sat down in front of a room full of district administrators and told them their stories. Audience members,... Read more »

‘Our Scene’ invites underrepresented youth to safely engage in music community

‘Our Scene’ invites underrepresented youth to safely engage in music community

Sam Spencer, Online Editor-in-Chief
October 12
Filed under Features, Health and Lifestyle, Top Stories

For the first time, the trend of of aggressive male audience members is facing an organized opposition in the form of a LGBTQ+ advocating, minority inclusive, safe space supporting group, 'Our Scene'.

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Art installation describes students in one word

Art installation describes students in one word

Maya Hodison, Online Editor
October 4
Filed under Features, Health and Lifestyle

As junior Kade Traffas and senior Kalena Nichol sat in their second hour class one late August morning, they tuned into their AP Biology teacher. Little did they know, they would soon be asked to do something that would get their brains turning even more than a lesson on macromolecules would. Two or t... Read more »

Review: “Don’t Breathe”

Review: “Don’t Breathe”

Jake Clark, Reporter
September 26
Filed under Entertainment, Health and Lifestyle, Movies, Top Stories

Horror and thriller films in the past few years have been infamous for their bad performances, predictability and disconnected characters. The recent film release “Don’t Breathe” is no different. The premise of “Don’t Breathe” is this: a group of financially unstable teenagers are plan... Read more »

Pokemon GO catches attention of students, community

Pokemon GO catches attention of students, community

Jackson Barton, Online Editor-in-Chief
September 7
Filed under Entertainment, Health and Lifestyle, News, Top Stories

Over the summer, the nation was suddenly engulfed by the largest “Pokémania” since 1999. The international phenomena to “catch ‘em all” reached students and teachers alike.

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Deadpool makes up for its problems with humor

Evan Frook, Reporter
March 22
Filed under Health and Lifestyle

Movies haven’t been made to be watched, recently. It seems that the late past of cinema has been serious films that almost nobody watches or bad movies made to make money. Then came Mad Max: Fury Road, followed by The Martian, and most recently, Deadpool. Mad Max was neither of these things. It was... Read more »

Farming, the Aeneid, truth-or-dare find place in foreign language

Farming, the Aeneid, truth-or-dare find place in foreign language

Lauren Brittain, Reporter
March 7
Filed under Briefs, Health and Lifestyle, Top Stories

Juggling an essay for English, flashcards for french and 10 sentences to write for her Spanish 4 class, junior Audra Nepstad often considers screaming. She keeps confusing Spanish subjunctive endings with French conjugations. Her head hurts, and she wants to give up for the night. “I... Read more »

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