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To the Freshman….

amani safadi, managing editor

August 26, 2011

For many seniors this isn’t the way they imagined their senior year would start. They may feel the freshman are ruining their senior year; a year that is supposed to be the best year of their lives. What I don’t understand is why they’re upset. I’m a senior and I do not blame the freshman fo...

Top 40 Things to do Before You Graduate

allison harwood, copy editor

August 26, 2011

Seniors 2012: welcome to the last year of your childhood. Here’s 40 things to do to make sure you live it up. 1. Chill out, it’s senior year. 2. Befriend someone you’ve gone to school with for years but have never actually gotten to know. 3. Try something in the cafeteria that you’ve never h...

The young ones

sarah whipple, reporter

August 22, 2011

A sophomore’s survival guide to being at the bottom Admit it. Juniors, seniors and even some of the bigger sophomores frighten you. A brand new school crammed with 1000-plus students intimidates you. And the beginning of a transcript that could make or break your future keeps you up at night. But...

Football for freshmen: an etiquette guide for students who have not yet attended a football game

Football for freshmen: an etiquette guide for students who have not yet attended a football game

katie guyot, copy editor

August 22, 2011

Nothing shouts, “Go! Fight! Win!” like chilly night air, a rumbling stomach and a football stadium so packed it could win a world record--but that doesn’t mean a hot dog, a blanket and a front-row seat couldn’t make those cheers a little louder. For players, the outcome of the game depends on p...

Teachers: Where Are They Now?

allison morte

August 22, 2011

There are 40 new teachers in the building, and this year’s roster may look unfamiliar even to a returning senior. With names like Karakas, Finck, Eisert, Rothrock, Nichols, Willson, Rogers, Duran and Giles now missing, along with 40 new names, things have definitely changed. “With 50% new students...

T’RYAN #1: ACUPUNCTURE

T'RYAN #1: ACUPUNCTURE

ryan loecker, co-editor in chief

August 19, 2011

Over the summer I made sure to keep my eye out for interesting experiences I could include in my column. While downtown, a sign for Ad Astra Acupuncture caught my interest. For those who aren’t aware, acupuncture is basically the use of needles to poke pressure points in an attempt to alleviate pa...

How to Survive High School 101

emma machell

May 26, 2011

Every student has been there; new school, new teachers, new everything.  Life at high school would have been so much better if there had just been a guide to help, a Virgil to teenage Dante if you get my drift. The staff of the Free Press has come together to create a high school survival guide to help...

Staff Editorial: Sexting

bailey schaumburg

May 26, 2011

In case you haven’t seen the ‘That ‘70s Show’ episode when Donna takes nude pictures to send to Eric, here’s a recap: Kitty finds the pictures in an envelope, Red finds them in a drawer, Hyde finds them in a newspaper and shows them to all of his friends, and so on. Keep in mind: these were Po...

Bailey’s Senior Column

bailey shaumburg

May 26, 2011

Senior Column: Quietus The finishing stroke On a day unforgettable Yet so similar to all the rest. Little ticks drone like a heartbeat, parallel Because when one dies The other sleeps, Imminent sleep, lurking In street alleys, faulty hearts and numbers. Finding imperfections in doctors, Lawyers...

High School Advice

miranda davis

May 26, 2011

The best advice I can give to incoming high schoolers is to get involved. Take classes that will challenge you and that you are passionate about. If you like math and science, take harder math and science classes. Pursue what you want to, not what your junior high friends are doing. I made my closest...

The Free Press Guide to the Hallway’s

miranda davis

May 26, 2011

Upper Left Classes in this hallway: math and science This hallway is full of future engineers and rocket scientists. It is known to have a distinct smell after an experiment conducted by the chemistry classes has gone awry or a particularly nasty animal dissection by the AP Biology students. This...

Skin Cancer

miranda davis

May 26, 2011

About a year ago I saw a mole on my arm and I didn’t really pay any attention to it,” Attendance secretary Becky Browning said, “because it was very small and it didn’t have irregularities as far as I could tell.” Browning knows first hand what it’s like to discover skin cancer. Skin...

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