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Debate prepares Firebirds for Tournament of Champions
Debate prepares Firebirds for Tournament of Champions
Emma Holsclaw, Talon Co-Editor in Chief • October 12, 2020

For the first time in school history, a Free State debate team is headed to the Tournament of Champions in April. Juniors Serena Rupp and John Marshall will join other...

Substitute teachers adapt to distance learning
Substitute teachers adapt to distance learning
Jack Bellemere, Reporter • October 17, 2020

COVID-19 has brought with it a new approach to education, and every teacher and student has had to adapt. For substitute teachers working in several districts and lacking...

Student activists take to social media
Student activists take to social media
Zanna Ingram, Online Copy Editor • October 9, 2020

The gay and trans panic defense is used in courtrooms to defend those accused of violent crimes against members of the LGBTQ+ community. Junior Hays Hummel wants to put...

Boys Basketball Season Preview

Boys Basketball Season Preview

December 21, 2019

Coach Sam Stroh and the varsity boys basketball team have tipped off their season in the Hays City Shootout, placing third out of eight teams.  They...

Playoff Prep: Football team makes progress towards state

Playoff Prep: Football team makes progress towards state

October 21, 2019

Free State’s varsity football squad kicked off the season with six wins and one loss, ranking them tied for second in the Sunflower League. Currently,...

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Opinion: Team photo sparks anger

August 18, 2020

On Sunday, Aug. 16 the Free State football team posted a photo through the @freestatefootball Instagram account. The photo featured 29 players standing...

Movie Review: Joker

Movie Review: Joker

October 28, 2019

First teased last April, the film "Joker" has since been surrounded by extreme curiosity from movie enthusiasts. The movie serves as an origin story for...

Movie Review: Detective Pikachu

Movie Review: Detective Pikachu

May 17, 2019

Every year, there is a definitive movie seen as the start to summer. It always comes out in May, it is almost always an action or comedy film (however,...

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The Student Newspaper of Lawrence Free State High School
The Student Newspaper of Lawrence Free State High School