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Minimum Wage Increase

allison harwood
September 24
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$4.25, $4.75, $5.15, $5.85, $6.55 and $7.25.   The numbers above are the minimum wages from 1991 to the present day. On July 24th, 2009 the federal government increased minimum wage from $6.55 to $7.25. While that might not seem like a lot, it can make a difference over time, as students with jo...

Organizations Face Budget Cuts

bailey schaumburg
September 4
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 "Choir is one of those things where it's not about you, it's about everyone around you," junior Ben Markley said.  Unfortunately, underneath the excitement and performances there are tasks that must be completed to make the magic happen. It turns out making beautiful music requires more than nat...

Ninth Grade Moving Up

Emma Machell
September 2
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Imagine coming to Free State for a new school year and finding the school swarming with ninth graders. That may happen in the near future. Recently the school board passed a movement to let the ninth graders participate in wrestling with the older students. Now they are considering moving the whole nint...

Mayor Encourages Student Participation in Government

August 24
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The mayor of Lawrence, Robert Chestnut, visited the senior US Government classes last Tuesday morning. During his visit, he informed the student body about local government and the way it works in the public and behind the scenes.          Chestnut encouraged students to get involved in l...

New Teachers

August 24
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This school year not only welcomes new students, it also welcomes new staff members. The new members of the Firebird staff are Anita Nelson, school psychologist; Erin Campbell, SPED; and Steve Grant, events coordinator. Welcome to Free State! Written by Emma Machell

New Changes to Seminar

August 24
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Students look forward to late arrival Wednesday every week. In previous years, students were able to sleep an extra hour and come into their first hour class at 9:00 am. This year however, students will be able to sleep even later.     This year Wednesday seminar will be from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and at...

Destination Graduation

June 20
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As the end of the year comes closer and closer, so does graduation and the end of many students careers at Free State High School. This year the graduation ceremony will be held at Memorial Stadium on May 24 at 1:00 pm. If inclement weather is an issue, the ceremony will be held in the school gym,...

Free Press on Facebook

June 20
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Along with everyone else in the world, the Free Press is now on Facebook. Users can now become a fan in order to find important dates, including the day the paper is handed out and how to apply to be on staff for next years issue. Do you have a story idea? Feel free to help us out with ideas for upcoming...

Student Musician Mourned

Maggie Hull, managing editor
June 20
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School Grieves After DuttonHurt's Death On Friday, May 1, Aezra DuttonHurt, a senior and musical star, was found dead in Naismith Hall on the University of Kansas campus. DuttonHurt’s death brings a mix of emotions to family, friends, classmates and teachers. “It’s hard, because I think the...

Bringing Class Into Community

Bailey Schaumburg, reporter
June 11
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While learning is the first priority in school, it often means sitting in dim classrooms for days on end. A new Service Learning course is being offered next year that will bring education out of dim classrooms and into the community. Social studies teacher Andy Nussbaum and directed studies teach...

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