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Intorno

ciara sayler, reporter
September 4, 2013
Filed under Briefs, Features, Hometown Hub, Opinion

Opening just under a year ago, Italian restaurant Intorno is one place I will go back to time after time. Located on the corner of 8th St. and Massachusetts Street, Intorno has quite possibly the perfect view of downtown, whether sitting inside or out. With an executive design, the restaurant immediately ...

The Secret Life of the Free State Teenager: Lunch Edition

The Secret Life of the  Free State Teenager: Lunch Edition

gavin spence, reporter
August 29, 2013
Filed under Health and Lifestyle, News, Top Stories

It’s finally time for a break from the long and exhausting school day:lunch. Lunch is the place to hang out with your friends and get out of a possibly boring and rough class. Not everyone is happy with the lunch options that the school provides so they use the half an hour lunch periods exploring th...

ACT Scores

maria carrasco, social media editor
August 27, 2013
Filed under Briefs, News

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

The qualifying few

sarah lieberman, copy editor
August 23, 2013
Filed under News

This summer senior Alexa Harmon-Thomas hopped on a plane to Ukraine to do her own kind of flying-- on a track.  Harmon-Thomas made the World Youth track and field team by placing first in high jump and the heptathlon at the World Youth Trials. Of all the competitors that placed within the top two, 20...

Nineteen new teachers enter Free State’s doors

Nineteen new teachers enter Free State’s doors

kyra haas, online co-editor-in-chief
August 23, 2013
Filed under News, Top Stories

A geometry and consumer math teacher who student taught at Free State last semester and graduated from the University of Kansas in May. An associate choir director with a masters degree in choral conducting who has worked with a number of choirs and performed in a variety of ensembles in the Kansas Ci...

Headlines of Summer

kyra haas, online co-editor-in-chief
August 22, 2013
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, 2013
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, 2013
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, 2013
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, 2013
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, 2013
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, 2013
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...

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