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Anime Mania

Anime Mania

kenneth palmer, reporter

September 14, 2013

Information: The club meets in teacher Ben Mellen’s room, Room 234, on Mondays. Leaders: Anime Club has a president and vice president, Sophie Divney and Celine Nguyen, respectively. These are leaders that excel in helping their members feel comfortable and welcome at the club. They effortlessly g...

The Secret Life of the Free State Teenager: Lunch Edition

The Secret Life of the  Free State Teenager: Lunch Edition

gavin spence, reporter

August 29, 2013

It’s finally time for a break from the long and exhausting school day:lunch. Lunch is the place to hang out with your friends and get out of a possibly boring and rough class. Not everyone is happy with the lunch options that the school provides so they use the half an hour lunch periods exploring th...

ACT Scores

maria carrasco, social media editor

August 27, 2013

Lawrence ACT scores continue to exceed the national average. USD 497 ACT SCORES | Infographics...

The qualifying few

sarah lieberman, copy editor

August 23, 2013

This summer senior Alexa Harmon-Thomas hopped on a plane to Ukraine to do her own kind of flying-- on a track.  Harmon-Thomas made the World Youth track and field team by placing first in high jump and the heptathlon at the World Youth Trials. Of all the competitors that placed within the top two, 20...

Nineteen new teachers enter Free State’s doors

Nineteen new teachers enter Free State’s doors

kyra haas, online co-editor-in-chief

August 23, 2013

A geometry and consumer math teacher who student taught at Free State last semester and graduated from the University of Kansas in May. An associate choir director with a masters degree in choral conducting who has worked with a number of choirs and performed in a variety of ensembles in the Kansas Ci...

Headlines of Summer

kyra haas, online co-editor-in-chief

August 22, 2013

An abundance of big news headlines swarmed throughout the media the past few months. Click on an event below to see a link to a story with more information on the specific summertime event. Summer Timeline Headlines of Summer on Dipity. ...

AP Test Scores

kyra haas, online co-managing editor

August 7, 2013

AP Test Scores | Infographics...

Supreme Court Rules On Two Same-Sex Marriage Cases

ryan liston, co-online editor in chief

June 26, 2013

Today the Supreme Court ruled on two cases regarding same-sex marriage, which strengthened the gay rights movement and provided benefits for same-sex couples. Firstly, the Defense of Marriage Act, DOMA, was challenged and ruled partially unconstitutional. As a result, married same-sex couples will...

Seniors Dealing with Acceptance and Rejection

Seniors Dealing with Acceptance and Rejection

sarah lieberman, reporter

May 13, 2013

Senior Cecilia Quintana has been thinking about college since she was 13. Her mind always swirled with thoughts of where she would live and what she would study. Last semester, Quintana made the important decision she had contemplated all these years. “It was like mind blowing and so exciting for me, ...

Supreme Court: DOMA and Proposition 8

kyra haas, reporter

April 29, 2013

As one of the biggest debates in America, the legality of gay marriage has finally worked its way up to the Supreme Court, although the matter has been a point of contention for years.  The two cases that are being argued have sparked even more controversy throughout the country. The cases concern two ...

“It’ll Be Alright” in the Limelight

catherine prestoy, reporter

April 19, 2013

From April 18-20, Free State thespians are taking over the Black Box. Students write, direct and act in plays that range from comedic to dramatic genres. “It’ll Be Alright,” a play written and directed by Lexi Adams and Adam Fales, follows the stories of graduating seniors. One of these stories...

America Endangered By Expanding Rape Culture

America Endangered By Expanding Rape Culture

becca moran, reporter

April 19, 2013

     The rape case that occurred on the night of Aug. 11 and early morning of Aug. 12, 2012, in Steubenville, Ohio is sickening: a 16 year old girl, intoxicated to the point of unconsciousness, was groped and probed by Ma’lik Richmond and Trent Mays, two local 16 and 17 year-old football stars.   ...

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