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Review: Mass. St. Fish House

Review: Mass. St. Fish House

Sam Mohanty, Reporter
January 24, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Recent, 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...

Review: “Don’t Breathe”

Review: “Don’t Breathe”

Jake Clark, Reporter
September 26, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Recent, Top Stories

Horror and thriller films in the past few years have been infamous for their bad performances, predictability and disconnected characters. The recent film release “Don’t Breathe” is no different. The premise of “Don’t Breathe” is this: a group of financially unstable teenagers are plan...

Editor reviews Basil Leaf Cafe

Editor reviews Basil Leaf Cafe

Sam Spencer, Editor-in-Chief
March 16, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

My first impression of Basil Leaf Cafe was that it was closed. When I drove by, the lights were so dim they didn’t look like they were on. My next step after realizing the restaurant was open was attempting to find a parking spot. A small lot behind the cafe, located at 616 W 9th St...

Copy editor shares her experience at Genovese

Madi Engnehl-Thomas, Copy Editor
March 7, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

When walking downtown, you don’t really notice certain restaurants. Usually I’m not willing to spend more than $10 on a meal, simply because I’m practically a starving student, even though my parents pay for majority of my things. A friend and I went to Genovese, or as their sign said, “Geno...

Reporter reviews “The 5th Wave” book before the release of the movie

Reporter reviews “The 5th Wave” book before the release of the movie

Reagan Sullivan, Reporter
January 29, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

When I first saw the movie trailer for “The 5th Wave,” I thought it looked like an interesting plot and set of characters. Also, the amount of action in the trailer made my heart start to pound. The main character’s voice calmly explains the situation even though it looks like an epidemic. Intr...

Editor reviews Lawrence’s newest Mexican restaurant

Editor reviews Lawrence’s newest Mexican restaurant

Elizabeth Patton, Social Media Editor
January 28, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

Much to my surprise, Port Fonda is not Spanish for ‘hipster.’ Located on the corner of 9th and New Hampshire, Port Fonda is Lawrence’s newest Mexican restaurant. I walked in at 1:45 on a Saturday afternoon and was immediately seated. The restaurant decor was chic and clean. A stainless steel ...

Reporter shares her experience at new restaurant, Jazz

Darby Gilliland, Reporter
January 7, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

Compared to Lawrence, the deep south has a culture of its own. Within Louisiana, New Orleans is a different world complete with unique foods, music and architecture. Lawrence Restaurant, Jazz, attempts to create a small piece of French Quarter culture on Mass street. The second I stepped foot in the...

Reporter reviews “Songs for You” by Ray Goren

Reporter reviews “Songs for You” by Ray Goren

Madi Engnehl-Thomas, Reporter
December 16, 2015
Filed under Entertainment

When I was first handed the album “Songs for You” by Ray Goren, I had no idea what to think. The three yellow, red and blue dots on the cover reminded me of Rock Band. Due to not owning a CD player anymore, I looked up each song on Youtube. The first song I listened to was “Those Days” and it had a very...

Copy Editor reviews interactive Lawrence Arts Center play

Lauren Brittain, Copy Editor
December 14, 2015
Filed under Entertainment

A dead bride leads me down a pitch black hallway, covered in cobwebs and smoke. Her face is a shock of white and she sings like a lost lover as we pass other creatures of the night. Wolves howl, black cats hiss behind corners. Finally, we enter the black box, the stage of the The Boy Who Left Home to...

Reporter visits remodeled breakfast spot

Reporter visits remodeled breakfast spot

Allie Knapp, Reporter
December 2, 2015
Filed under Entertainment

Waffle Iron has officially opened back up after its recent remodel. My family and I decided to take a trip downtown to try it out. Prior to this adventure, the idea I had of the restaurant was based off the beautiful pictures of the waffles I had seen online. Even though I used GPS on my phone,...

Students and teachers prepare for annual talent show

Juna Murao, Reporter
December 2, 2015
Filed under Entertainment

Free State's third annual talent show will allow students to showcase their various abilities, including anything from singing Korean pop to Native American dance and reciting poetry. The show will be December 2nd, tickets are $2 and can be bought at lunch or at the door. Talent show director and...

Students show school spirit by participating in Homecoming activities

Libby Stanford, Online Editor
October 12, 2015
Filed under Entertainment

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