The School Newspaper of Lawrence Free State High School

Women’s March encourages political activism in community, nation

Women’s March encourages political activism in community, nation

February 16
Filed under News

Women and men marched through the streets across the world, carrying signs protesting the violation of women’s rights and the latest president elect. Social studies teacher Jordan Boyd was present at the Topeka march with her family.   “My sister and her boyfriend made some signs that just said ... Read more »

Singers sacrifice schedules for annual Encore audition

Singers sacrifice schedules for annual Encore audition

Mia Peters, Reporter
February 7
Filed under News, Top Stories

160 Juniors and Seniors enrolled in the Free State choral program spent the entire month of January preparing solos and ensembles for an audition on Feb. 5th. They auditioned for the annual choir concert, Encore. Encore originated as a version of Lawrence High’s annual choral performance, Showtime.... Read more »

Intrapersonal Skills returns to traditional curriculum

Intrapersonal Skills returns to traditional curriculum

Chris Pendry, Reporter
February 3
Filed under News, Top Stories

With a new teacher at the head of the class, Intrapersonal Skills has changed in structure and style. Senior Paige Bowers enrolled in IPS for the first time this semester. Even though Bowers was never in IPS under the former teacher, Jake Thibodeau, she has noticed a reaction from her classmates. “... Read more »

Hype club helps student raise money for funeral in Kenya

Hype club helps student raise money for funeral in Kenya

Rowan Plinsky, Reporter
December 13
Filed under News

On Oct. 30, David Mburu Nganga passed away due to a sudden onset of Pancreatic cancer. His last wish was to be laid to rest in Kenya. As soon as students heard the Nganga family needed help with money to get to Kenya, Fellowship of Christian Students [FCS], Student Council and Hype club made suppor... Read more »

Young Democrats and Young Republicans Clubs hold first debate

Young Democrats and Young Republicans Clubs hold first debate

Jackson Barton, Editor in Chief
November 22
Filed under News, Top Stories

More than 100 students crowded the Black Box Theater on Nov. 3 to watch the first ever debate between the Young Democrats Club and Young Republicans Club. For almost an hour and a half, debate teacher Jason Moore moderated a staged dispute that avoided many of the personal attacks seen during the p... Read more »

Culinary student run popup “Breakfast Club” hits legal obstacle

Culinary student run popup “Breakfast Club” hits legal obstacle

Darby Gililand, Copy Editor
November 20
Filed under News, Top Stories

At the beginning of the 2016-17 school year, the Lawrence College and Career Center‘s Advanced Culinary class decided to form a breakfast pop up stand called the Breakfast Club. Every Wednesday morning, the pop up would be in a different location: Free State High School, Lawrence High School, the Lawrence... 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 »

Higher enrollment pressures counselors, teachers

Higher enrollment pressures counselors, teachers

Juna Murao, Reporter
September 23
Filed under News, Top Stories

Cramming through the walls of people, students try to get to their lockers or class before the bell rings. Juniors and seniors might notice the growing population of the other grades this year.   Counselors recognized the influx of freshmen. It has been challenging for counselors to schedule the la... Read more »

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