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Firebird Fantasy Week 7

Evan Cornell and Will Cook

October 22, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Opinion, Recent

Will’s Starts: Adrian Peterson: Peterson looked like he was playing back 2012 last week; this stud rushed for 134 and 2 TDs last week. I have faith that he will do the same against the Rams defense which has allowed the most fantasy points to opposing backs. I will be starting him as my flex this...

Firebird Fantasy: Week 5

Firebird Fantasy: Week 5

Will Cook and Evan Cornell

October 11, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Opinion, Recent, Sports

Will’s Starts: Ben Roethlisberger: This may seem like a bad start because the Jaguars are one of the most brutal defenses on paper this year. Just take a few seconds to look at the offenses the Jaguars have played this year. Notice that Mariota is the only solid QB the Jaguars have faced this year....

Firebird Fantasy: Week 4

Firebird Fantasy: Week 4

Will Cook and Evan Cornell

October 2, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Opinion, Recent, Sports, Top Stories

As the NFL entered week 4 last week, we decided to take a break from start/sit lists. Last week, Evan and I showed some weakness in our predictions. Currently, I am 7 for 12 and Evan is 4 for 12 on correct starts/sits this season.   Will’s Surprises: Chris Thompson: Thompson has bee...

Firebird Fantasy: Week 3

Firebird Fantasy: Week 3

Evan Cornell and Will Cook

September 24, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Opinion, Recent, Sports

Will’s Starts: Ty Montgomery: 23 points the first week, 15 points last week, this stud is a must-start. Matching up against the Bengals who have allowed the third most rushing yards to RBs this season. Giorgio Tavecchio: This back-up kicker for the Raiders has scored 27 points in two weeks this...

Firebird Fantasy: Week 2

Firebird Fantasy: Week 2

Evan Cornell and Will Cook

September 17, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Opinion, Recent, Sports, Top Stories

Will’s Starts: Ty Montgomery: Facing the Atlanta Falcons this week, Montgomery is going to be a top 10 RB this week again. The Falcons clearly are not ready for the receiver-running back type of player; look at Tarik Cohen’s explosion last week against the Falcons. Montgomery is a high RB2 star...

Review: Several Lawrence chicken restaurants

Review: Several Lawrence chicken restaurants

DeeDee Zolman, Reporter

September 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Recent, Reviews

There are 10 chicken places taking over Lawrence, but each chicken place is different in one way or another. Slim Chickens, which just opened a new location on Iowa St.,are most famous for their house sauces. They have 17 sauces including a brand called Korean BBQ. There are many other types of sauces ...

Firebird Fantasy: Week 1

Firebird Fantasy: Week 1

Evan Cornell and Will Cook

September 9, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Opinion, Recent, Sports, Top Stories

Evan Cornell and Will Cook discuss their initial starts and sits. Will’s Starts: Dalvin Cook: Check out this stud rookie. Playing for a team that relies heavily on the run-game, this is a solid start. This makes sense; look who is starting QB… Sam Bradford. I think it’s a pretty safe bet...

Letter to the Editor: Student body co-presidents address their experiences, priorities

Letter to the Editor: Student body co-presidents address their experiences, priorities

Charlie Newsome and Will Cook

April 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Recent, Top Stories

Will Cook I came to Free State from a small middle school and was very nervous about how I would do at such a big school. Free State was very accepting and treated/has treated me very well through my three years. I joined student council my sophomore year. I wanted to become president because I love Free St...

Review: Beauty and the Beast

Review: Beauty and the Beast

Caitlin McAndrew-Beckmen, Designer

April 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Recent, Reviews

"Beauty and the Beast" takes the movie theaters by storm with excellent actors and actresses, beautiful sets, makeup and costumes. The original animated film came out in 1991 and was a big hit amongst family households and still is today. With a cast of well known actors and actresses, "Beauty and the ...

Letter to the Editor: Gay-Straight-Alliance Club’s Response

Natalie Adams-Menendez, Senior

January 10, 2017


Filed under Letter to the editor, Opinion, Recent

Free State, My name is Natalie Adams-Menendez, and I am a Co-President of Free State’s Gay-Straight Alliance. During the week of finals there was an opinion piece published by the Free Press that addressed the social climate at Free State. In it, the author spoke about their negative experience...

Letter to the Editor: Thespian Club Response

Free State Thespian Club

January 10, 2017


Filed under Letter to the editor, Opinion, Recent

It was with deep sadness we read about Brittany Swearingen’s time at Free State. The thought that we, the theater community, could have contributed to that experience is equally as concerning. We felt compelled as a club to respond to her statements. Theater is meant to entertain, educate and open...

In the current social climate, what is going unseen at Free State?

In the current social climate, what is going unseen at Free State?

Brittany Swearingen, Photographer

December 21, 2016


Filed under Blogs, Opinion, Recent

  It seems our safety should be indisputable—of course we are safe at school, and when we aren’t we always have someone to turn to for help. The reality, however, is that students in our school are constantly forced into environments where we are hated for aspects of ourselves that are v...

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