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As 2023 comes to an end, there have been over 40,000 deaths due to gun violence. Losing lives to bullets has become a common theme in America that has been upheld by those who are working in the White House.

EDITORIAL: Power Politics

Allison Mayhew, Editor-in-Chief November 30, 2023

When I was in kindergarten, the horrific Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting took place in Newtown, Connecticut. In six months, I plan on walking across the stage with my cap and gown, and receiving...

The Granada Theater is a theater and concert venue located on Mass Street in Lawrence, Kansas.

OPINION: Concert Culture Shifts

Ember Klein, News Managing Editor November 28, 2023

As an avid lover of music, Lawrence is the perfect music hub. With venues like The Granada to see smaller artists, multiple spaces to see local bands, and all in close proximity to Kansas City to see bigger...

 On her phone, senior Cydnee Price looks through the lineup roster for her fantasy football team.

OPINION: Fantasy Football

Nick Sprecker, Sports Editor November 17, 2023

The components of fantasy sports are quite contradicting; they use stats from real athletes in real time to build make-believe teams that fill leagues across America. It conjoins casual players with serious...

REVIEW: The Five Nights at Freddy’s Movie

REVIEW: The Five Nights at Freddy’s Movie

Emi Stone, Reporter November 13, 2023

After a long awaited eight to ten years, the Five Nights at Freddy’s movie came out on Oct. 27. Many fans had mixed reviews over the film, some liked it, some did not. As a Five Nights at Freddy’s...

REVIEW: The Eras Tour Movie

REVIEW: The Eras Tour Movie

Evie Chancy November 8, 2023

After the record-breaking success of Taylor Swift’s The Eras Tour, Swifties moved on from flooding stadiums to flooding movie theaters. The tour’s large-scale success resulted in ticket prices, averaging...

Shelby Millers graphic design 1 class works on their design principles. Senior Sarah Masterson has been in the graphic design program for two years and said that being absent for instruction affects her ability to complete assignments. It is hard for me to make the work when I am not there, so I end up putting it off, Masterson said.

EDITORIAL: Absenteeism Attack

Allison Mayhew and Lilly Wall October 30, 2023

Statistically, 39% of all high schoolers are chronically absent, and 49% of seniors face chronic absenteeism every year. According to Unified Insights, any student with less than 90% attendance is defined...

Tropical Smoothie Cafe and Smoothie King are both popular chain smoothie restaurants across the nation. Although both have an assortment of smoothie options, Tropical Smoothie Cafe is the only of the two to sell a variety of food.

REVIEW: Battle of the Blenders

Maura Langland October 25, 2023

If you’re yearning for a smoothie in Lawrence, chances are you go to either Smoothie King or Tropical Smoothie Cafe. The stores are on opposite sides of town, with Smoothie King being across the street...

REVIEW: For All the Dogs

REVIEW: For All the Dogs

Nick Sprecker, Sports Editor October 25, 2023

Favorite Song(s): Daylight, First Person Shooter, What Would Pluto Do At 36, Drake has risen to become one of the world’s most popular artists and has influenced culture in both the streets and in...

The closet of junior Kinsey Lake reflects her unique sense of style and her flair for all things fashionable. Having a variety of colors, shoes and accessories allows for the perfect outlet to express her personality.

OPINION: Hue Are You?

Nomso Enyinnaya, Reporter October 16, 2023

When getting ready for the day, it’s often hard to pick out your “perfect outfit” with the constant struggle of finding what clothes flatter your body type, what colors compliment your skin and how...

REVIEW: Futurama Reboot

REVIEW: Futurama Reboot

Greyson Heiman, Yearbook Copy Editor October 15, 2023

It’s been a long 10 years for fans of Matt Groening’s hit adult cartoon series, Futurama. After years of protesting from fans, Hulu took notice and ordered a new 20 episode season, picking up where...

Spin Pizza’s seasonal Pumpkin Cheesecake Gelato is the perfect treat for the autumn days ahead. Combining a cold taste and spicy notes, this resembles the epitome of fall.

REVIEW: Local Fall Foods Review

Ava Talbott, Reporter October 10, 2023

As soon as the leaves fall, so do a variety of different autumn themed dishes. Lawrence has many restaurants and many foods to eat, but which ones are worth trying? Spin Pizza- Pumpkin Cheesecake Gelato...

EDITORIAL: 92,000 Fans Show up for Nebraska Womens Volleyball

EDITORIAL: 92,000 Fans Show up for Nebraska Women’s Volleyball

Nick Sprecker, Sports Editor September 27, 2023

A sea of red packed Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska on Wed, Aug. 30 to watch the #1 ranked Nebraska Women’s volleyball team take on The University of Nebraska Omaha. With five national championships...

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