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The Ultimate College Visit

miranda davis and allison morte

May 26, 2011

How to Plan the ultimate college visit: College is one of the most important decisions that high school students make. Which school to go to, or even to go at all are some of the many choices students have to make before the time they graduate. Visiting colleges, or doing college tours is part of...

How to Prepare for Finals

May 25, 2011

Finals are one right of spring that all students, regardless of their age, dread. It’s the end of the year, and for many students homework and studying are not what they want to think about. When it comes to taking a final though, it’s unavoidable and crucial and should be approached strategically. Th...

Year in Review

May 25, 2011

-Commitment to Graduate sign (Thumbs down) A neon green sign was put up on a wall in the commons. -Hype Inc. (Thumbs up) This club was especially active first semester. They held tailgates before football games and filled the stadium with “hyphy” suits. -Orangle Leaf opens up across the street...

Seniors: Where Have They Gone?

austin fisher

April 20, 2011

Dramatic lifestyle changes can be stressful and difficult. Many people at this school have left or are soon to leave friends, family and all the other familiarities of their stomping grounds for the boundless horizons of higher education. Here students get a glimpse at the lives of some alumni and the ...

Prom Throwback

kim carter and katherine corliss

April 20, 2011

“Back in the day....” is almost never a phrase you want to hear from a teacher. That is, unless it means seeing their old school prom dresses and hearing their oh-so-interesting stories. Steve Grant - Kaupan High School, 1968 Assistant Athletic Director Steve Grant is pictured with his 1968 Prom...

Pity Prom

emma machell and emma machell

April 18, 2011

Senior Prom is a big deal, there is no denying it. Few juniors are lucky enough to be invited, so they have to come up with ways to have their own Prom-like experience. Some decide to stay at home but others rise to the meet challenge. Junior Jenny Stern decided she was not going to let the night...

Mad Skillz

Below, seniors from an Industrial Design class demonstrate how to use a trebuchet (catapult) that they built. Photo by Megan Engleman.

katie guyot

April 18, 2011

Between graphing logarithms, flipping through flashcards and wondering what on earth a gerund could be, students have the opportunity to put their imaginations, rather than their memories, to the test. Here are just a few of the classes that spice up the course description book.     Industrial Des...

Do you want to go to Prom?

April 18, 2011

For many girls Prom is usually referred to as “the most important night in a girls life,” so it definitely sets a standard on guys to ask out their dates in a spectacular way. “It’s really fun setting up everything but it also shows our [prom dates] how much it would mean to go with us a...

Key Club

April 18, 2011

Key Club, unlike most other clubs at Free State, is an international organization devoted to helping people get involved in volunteer work and fundraisers. The club is the high school version of an adult group called Kiwanis. “Kiwanis is led by business leaders all across the nation. It’s basi...

Diversity in Education

Diversity in Education

ryan loecker

March 31, 2011

Although last year’s budget cuts and the upcoming freshmen have made changes to the public school experience, the unique opportunities offered separate it from private, home and less populated schools. Junior Adrian Brothers was home schooled until sophomore year when he convinced his parents to l...

1 in 1000: Raul Cody

March 30, 2011

"Dancing is not just ballerinas spinning around in tu-tus on a stage. It's a sport," said sophomore Raul Cody about his passion of passions, dance. The aspiring choreographer was inspired to start after watching the 2004 dance movie "You Got Served." But he only began to delve deeper with classes...

AP Art Concentrations

austin fisher

March 29, 2011

Something as vast and subjective as art can seem daunting to an aspiring art student. The art program at our school alleviates some pressure by focusing art students on exemplifying their artistic strengths and constructing portfolios that will impress art colleges. Under art teacher Carolyn Berr...

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