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The Do’s and Don’t’s of Facebook

allison harwood and allison harwood

September 1, 2010

In this day and age, experts and adults alike say teenagers are losing their face-to-face communication skills because of Facebook and other social networking sites. Failure to communicate isn’t the only complaint, though. Fights are fought out via status’s so that all 986 Facebook friends know...

FYI about FYI

FYI about FYI

emma machell

August 31, 2010

“For your information” is probably what many students think of when they hear ‘FYI’ or maybe they think about Tony Shaloub’s line in ‘Galaxy Quest’ but that’s not what Free State FYI Club is about. FYI is a club that meets every Tuesday night and works to make the school a more positive...

Prom Candidate Profiles!

Kim Carter, Katherine Corliss

April 27, 2010

Prom King Candidates: Jesse Clayton Involved in soccer, swimming, social awareness, Freddie's Friends Favorite Jimmy John's Sandwhich: "I don't eat there." Why should I be Prom King?: I don't even know why I was nominated. Hobbies: Guitar, soccer Date to Prom: Katie Wheeler Post High School Plan...

Brogan Sievers: Focused on Film

ryan loecker

April 27, 2010

Ever since sophomore Brogan Sievers saw Steven Speilberg's E.T., he knew he wanted to make movies. "I was in sixth grade when I started making movies with just a home camcorder," Sievers said. Since then, he has made around 15 films and plans to submit one of his most recent projects, Tapewo...

Students Become the Teachers

Students Become the Teachers

allison morte

April 27, 2010

In a few short weeks the student teachers will be leaving classrooms for good; some students are looking forward to that day and will be grateful to have regular teachers back while others will dearly miss student teachers. Whatever the case, student teachers have a huge impact on students' educat...

Budget Breakdown

miranda davis and amani safadi

April 2, 2010

The student body and faculty can all agree that this year has not been easy. You can see the stress of the budget situation reflected in teachers faces. Most everyone has had to make sacrifices, and do things they would not have done because of the budget craziness. The sad thing is the worst is yet to...

15th Street Rivalry

allison harwood

April 2, 2010

"You're just jealous money can't buy tradition."   At the most recent LHS vs. Free State basketball game LHS proudly displayed a large banner reading those exact words. A saying such as this is typical of the cross town rivalry. Founded in 1857, LHS seems to enjoy pointing out how much longer they h...

Spring Break Guide!!

allison m and allison h

March 9, 2010

Not sure what to do over spring break?? Here's a couple options you should consider: February 12- March 13: "Place" Exhibition at Lawrence Arts Center March 5: Alice In Wonderland in theaters March 11: Lawrence Humane Society Volunteer Training at 4:30 and 6:00 March 12 and 13: Boys basketball Class 6A State tourna...

Lost in Translation

allison harwood

February 16, 2010

Living in a foreign country for a whole six weeks is difficult, but people often overlook the difficulty of hosting an exchange student.   There is a great deal of planning involved in preparing to host. Having another person live in the house for over a month calls for adjustments which can be hard...

Enchi-lotta Love

amani safadi and allison morte

February 16, 2010

This isn't the typical article for Valentine's Day. This year the Free Press decided to set two people up on a date at El Mezcal. The student body chose one male and one female from an original 12 candidates.  It truly was a blind date as the winners, Natalie Edmondson and Anton Bovin had never met ...

Concerto Concert Soloists

emma machell

February 16, 2010

Emily Paulsen To some a broken instrument on the first day of band might be taken as a sign that playing an instrument was not for them, but it only encouraged senior Emily Paulsen to keep trying.   Paulsen began playing in sixth grade on a clarinet, but things took an unexpected turn.   "My best f...

Money Money Money

katherine corliss

February 16, 2010

Money seems to be everywhere. On the news talking-heads discuss the plummeting stock market and at school teachers remind students that each white board marker costs 75 cents. But it appears the slowing economy is not slowing student spending. According to a recent survey of three sophomore, three junior,...

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