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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
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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 »

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 »

Review: Mass. St. Fish House

Review: Mass. St. Fish House

Sam Mohanty, Reporter
January 24
Filed under Entertainment, Food, Top Stories

  Walking into The Fish House, I thought it would be one of those fancy places where a high school student couldn’t afford anything on the menu. Noticing the fancy lighting, fish bar and jazz playing in the restaurant, I started worrying that maybe I did not bring enough money. I sat down before... Read more »

Dungeons and Dragons Club provides creative escape

Dungeons and Dragons Club provides creative escape

Chris Pendry, Reporter
January 19
Filed under Features, Profiles, Top Stories

After rolling a two out of twenty for intelligence, freshman Greta Hayden was understandably disappointed. Ten hours later, Hayden and her group are deep into their game, or “campaign,” of the role-playing game, “Dungeons & Dragons." A haunted forest, a magical kingdom or anywhere in a fantas... Read more »

Swimmers win senior night

Swimmers win senior night

Will Cook, Sports Reporter
January 17
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Boys swim and dive team hosted several schools at home on Thursday, Jan. 12. The meet also marked senior night. The team placed first at the meet beating out the second place team Washburn Rural. “It was really special saying goodbye to all the seniors,” junior Cameron Hodge said. “I’m glad... Read more »

Illegal focus stimulants common during finals

Illegal focus stimulants common during finals

Jackson Barton, Online Editor in Chief
January 5
Filed under Features, Top Stories

Late nights, constant anxiety and review material are all commonplace in student life during the closing days of every semester. Adderall, one of the most commonly prescribed treatment for students with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), is infamous for its black market presence on high school and university... Read more »

Review: “Spin!: Neapolitan Pizza”

Review: “Spin!: Neapolitan Pizza”

Rowan Plinsky, Reporter
December 5
Filed under Food, Top Stories

On the drive to "Spin!: Neapolitan Pizza", a slight debate took place in the back of my mother’s Toyota Corolla. My entire family was hungry, except for my mother. I made the suggestion for her to just order some french fries and then sample everyone else’s plates. To which she countered with: “Rowan,... Read more »

Varsity football stops short of State

Varsity football stops short of State

Juna Murao, Copy Editor
December 1
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Stepping off of the field, the varsity football players held their heads low after losing 21-49 on the road against defending State champion Derby, ending their post-season. The locker room was filled with remorse and heartache from the team. “Everybody was crying, I hugged all the seniors and co... 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 »

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