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Courting Change

miranda davis

September 23, 2010

Traditions are important to the high school experience. Yet every once in a while a tradition, even one as vital to high school as Homecoming, needs some alterations. During this year’s Homecoming nominations, some students sought to change the tradition and expand the ballot. “Kids in special...

Tears, Sprains, And Boo-Boos

chris allmon

September 22, 2010

Torn muscles, ripped ligaments, and dislocated appendages are only a few of the injuries Free State athletes have sustained mere weeks into the year. Junior Tim Turner re-injured his shoulder on September 13th while doing tackling drills at football practice. Last year, Turner did the original damage...

Doctor for a Day

allison harwood

September 21, 2010

On September 13, ten seniors attended KU Medical Center’s Doctor for a Day program to help further their knowledge in careers in the medical field. Students in Jane Rock’s Pre-Med had to write an essay for a chance to go visit KU Medical Center for a day to learn more about medical school admissions,...

Same Club But a Different Name

amani safadi

September 21, 2010

Can We Talk means more to its members than clubs usually do. It provides a venue for students to de-stress and discuss important issues. For many students this club might not sound familiar because last year this club was known as Courageous Conversations. Since Courageous Conversations was a name...

Lawrence Guide Dos

ryan loecker

September 21, 2010

Vampire Weekend / Beach House / The Very Best - October 2 @ Starlight, Kansas City ($32) Although most students are aware of Vampire Weekend, I recommend attending this concert just to see the two opening bands. Beach House and The Very Best make it worth the 32 dollars, even without Vampire Weekend....

We’re Going To Need A Bigger Course

chris allmon

September 21, 2010

If there is strength in numbers, this year’s cross country team has strength in surplus. The Free State cross country team is the largest it’s ever been. With over 80 members, the team has more than doubled from its almost 40 runners last year. The cross country coaches have been trying to...

Open Lunch No More?

Kim C

September 21, 2010

The school day is long, we all know it. By the time fourth hour rolls around, the thirty minutes of lunch are our savior. Having the ability to leave the school to run home and eat or grab something we forgot is amazing as well. Soon this much needed break might be taken away. Even with the gain...

Behind The Walls

austin fisher, katherine corliss

September 21, 2010

As only a single part of the myriad people who have come and gone through the Free State doors for the past 13 years, one rarely stops to consider how each unseen element of our school comes together to form a unified body. The many components of Free State not seen by students consist of dark rooms,...

Healthy Habits

amani safadi

September 3, 2010

Newer, tougher snack regulations have students buzzing. Lawrence schools are no longer allowed to sell carbonated beverages or those with high sugar content before 2 p.m. This effects sales at the Bird’s Nest, lunchroom, or in any of the vending machines. As far as snacks, the school has to carr...

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