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NEWS BRIEF: StuCo Sponsor Under Investigation

Brooke Burgess and Olivia Nagel May 19, 2022

Story Update 5/20/22 Building administration has verified the investigation is over and sponsor Alyssa Barratt will return to work. News spread on Tuesday morning that Student Council sponsor Alyssa...

Student Protesters Speak Out About Abortion

Student Protesters Speak Out About Abortion

Alicia Narum and Lilly Wall May 18, 2022

At 11 a.m on Tuesday, students joined Lawrence High School [LHS] to voice their opinions about abortion, in two different student-led protests. Earlier this month, a leaked Supreme Court draft showed...

NEWS BRIEF: New Adminstration

Allison Mayhew and Natasha Torkzaban April 28, 2022

  The USD 497 District Administration has announced three administrative positions effective July 1. Principal Myron Graber and Associate Principal Amy McAnarney have selected Dr. Amanda Faunce as...

NEWS BRIEF: John Marshall and Serena Rupp Win Tournament of Champions

NEWS BRIEF: John Marshall and Serena Rupp Win Tournament of Champions

Ember Klein and Allison Mayhew April 26, 2022

Seniors John Marshall and Serena Rupp won in the final round of the Tournament of Champions in a 2-1 decision yesterday night. They competed against the top 25 high school debate teams in the country.  The...

Kansas Wins NCAA Title

Ember Klein April 24, 2022

After 14 years, the University of Kansas [KU] made a comeback and reclaimed the NCAA Men’s Basketball National Title. On April 4, KU won in an incredible comeback against North Carolina, in New Orleans.  Leading...

Junior Soledad Edison wins 2022 Princeton Prize

Junior Soledad Edison wins 2022 Princeton Prize

Nisa Khosh April 14, 2022

Winner of the Princeton Prize in Race Relations, junior Soledad Edison has taken their activism to the next level. The mission of the award is “to identify and recognize high school-age students who...

Baby Steps

Brooke Burgess April 11, 2022

A day after their daughter’s birth, and in the midst of a postpartum medical crisis, CTE teacher Amanda Torbett and her partner Amanda Peterson began a battle against Lawrence Memorial Hospital, fighting...

People gather outside of district office to protest possible library staff cuts.

NEWS BRIEF: Board Meeting on March 28

Allison Mayhew and Natasha Torkzaban March 29, 2022

Yesterday, the USD 497 Board of Education decided to cut two library media specialists and implement $6.4 million worth of other budget cuts. The new proposal will instead cut only two certified library...

NEWS BRIEF: New Principal

NEWS BRIEF: New Principal

Natasha Torkzaban and Allison Mayhew March 28, 2022

The district has selected Amy McAnarney as Free State High School’s new head principal, after a month-long search. McAnarney’s contract is effective July 1. She is the first female head principal of...

The CDC Implements New Guidelines for Wearing Masks Indoors

Olivia Nagel February 26, 2022

On Friday, Feb. 25 the Center for Disease Control announced new guidelines for positive cases and mask wearing.  People living in low or medium risk areas are now recommended to choose if they would...

PHOTO GALLERY: Free State vs. LHS Basketball Game

Addison Driscoll and Ember Klein February 26, 2022

Update: boys' basketball won 59-47 girls' basketball lost 20-59 With the all-time record being even, the stakes are up for this year’s basketball City Showdown. Twenty-one wins for both teams,...

Limit on Learning

Limit on Learning

  It started with signs posted in December banning food and drinks from the Learning Stairs. Now, students can no longer use them at all.  Freshman Isabel Miller, who frequently used the...

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