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Fight the Cycle

Fight the Cycle

Jackson Barton, Online Editor in Chief

April 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As an amateur high school journalist, 2018 has been one of my biggest challenges so far. Over the past few months, the Free State community has erupted in activism spanning a range of local and national issues. Since January, faculty have donated their personal leave days, while hundreds of stud...

Editor in Chief Shares Stressors, Advice in Applying to College

Editor in Chief Shares Stressors, Advice in Applying to College

Chris Pendry, Editor in Chief

March 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Recent, Top Stories

College. A looming word that evokes fear and anticipation over the wee naive seniors who just want to continue their academic career in faith and fervor. College is the first step towards your dream job, or your completely underwhelming, more reasonable option that your family berates you about every ...

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...

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