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Paws Pleas

ryan loecker

December 14, 2009


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Starting a business in today's economy is very risky, especially straight out of high school. But that didn't stop Free State Graduate Lisa Willard. For about six months, Willard and her family have been working hard on the new business they call Paws Pleas. Despite having cerebral palsy, she is able...

1 in 1,000: Kainen Spooner, dynamic drummer

ryan loecker

December 4, 2009


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While music plays an important role in most people's lives, not very many people are as involved as sophomore Kainen Spooner. After trying the viola, then the guitar, Spooner has finally found his fit with the drums. In the one year he has had his drum set, he has played over 10 shows with two of the...

1 in 1,000: Jackie McCullough, fashionista

kim carter

December 2, 2009


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Jackie McCullough is a 16-year-old junior. She is a member of the National Honor Society and works to keep a 4.0 GPA. She is a leader in the Social Awareness club at Free State and enjoys spending time with her two best friends. Jackie wishes to attend a New York college to become a doctor. She volunteers...

1 in 1,000: Josh May, family man

katherine corliss

December 1, 2009


Filed under Sports, The Spotlight

Starting out at a new school is difficult enough, it's even harder when it's your first year at public school and your a foot taller than almost everyone else. Josh May moved to Lawrence from Derby, Kansas in the summer of 2009. After being homeschooled since kindergarten, Josh and his parents decided...

“I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell” Book Review

kim carter

November 4, 2009


Filed under Entertainment, The Spotlight

If you've ever heard of Tucker Max I'm sure you either a) find him completely disgusting or b) find him ridiculously hilarious. If you haven't heard of Tucker Max, author of I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell, you are seriously missing out.   Tucker Max was your typical college kid, drinking and doing cra...

Dying for Dollars

allison harwood, reporter

October 13, 2009


Filed under Entertainment, News, The Spotlight

Like most high school sophomores, Hannah Markley hasn't been to business school. Yet her passion for volunteering inspired her to become a young entrepreneur.   To raise money for three mission trips this summer, sophomore Hannah Markley has started her own tie dye t-shirt business...with a little h...

Pow Wow Wow Wow

katherine corliss

October 13, 2009


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While most of their peers spend the summer hanging out at home, cousins Krysallin Ahtone and Elaine Frank travel around the country dancing and celebrating their culture in pow wows.   "It's a chance for the tribes to gather and show each other who has what," Frank said. "It's a gathering of the differ...

Helping out the community

emma machell

October 13, 2009


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Volunteering at LMH Volunteering is an activity available to people of all ages that not many people know about. It is easy to get involved and the experience will last a life time. Helping around the hospital in various ways doesn't only help build up volunteer hours but also helps make great friends...

Rising Above: a Free State Tradition

Rising Above: a Free State Tradition

katherine corliss

September 24, 2009


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7:50  I arrive at LHS and get the last visitor parking space. Parking seems to be a problem here. Unlike Free State there are not assigned parking spaces. 7:55  I meet my escort for the day, junior Jake Mather. Already the faculty and students of LHS seem kind and welcoming. The Rotunda doesn't se...

Sr Thanks Those Who Matter

Maggie Hull, Managing Editor

June 21, 2009


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Free Press Seniors Bid High School a Fond Farewell If you are looking for something funny and entertaining to read, just stop now. I am no Nash Riggins–in fact, I am far from it. So rather than think of a creative or witty topic for my senior column, I decided to just take the time to thank a...

Reluctant Sr Column

Faith Darnell, reporter

June 20, 2009


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Free Press Seniors Bid High School a Fond Farewell I have been dreading this article since I joined staff in the fall. Mostly, because I had no idea how to sum up my years at Free State. These types of articles are supposed to be epic, right? People would weep (ha ha), it would be incredibly touching. ...

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