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The Secret Life of the American Teacher

katherine corliss

January 20, 2010

Teachers often try to teach beyond their curriculum. Life lessons are offered and mostly ignored, but what teachers talk about between powerpoints often reflects their interests beyond the classroom.   "I try and share a little bit about my life so kids can feel comfortable in the classroom," History teac...

ACT/College Preparation

amani safadi

January 20, 2010

Among college bound students the ACT and SAT are a source of great stress. Many students, like junior Liesel Reussner, are studying hard and paying a ton of money to pass one important test.     "I took a study preparation class in Kansas City one on one." Reussner said.     Just taking ...

Losing Tradition

emma machell

January 13, 2010

The role of StuCo is to introduce new ideas and programs into the building, according to their sponsor Jason Springer.  However, StuCo is giving up responsibility for many of the activities they planned in the past and putting them in the hands of other clubs.   As a result Raise the Roof will no lon...

Paws Pleas

ryan loecker

December 14, 2009

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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