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Punishment for Online Activity?

January 14, 2011


Filed under Archives, Opinion

 Recently, a student in Florida was suspended from school for making a Facebook group, about her English teacher. The group was a forum for people to discuss how much they did not like this teacher and included comments from different students about her. Even though no threatening remarks were...

Staff Editorial: Fred Phelps

austin fisher

November 12, 2010


Filed under Archives, Opinion

When an American soldier takes an oath to protect and defend our nation and is killed while upholding that oath, the last thing his father should suffer at the funeral is messages defaming his son, his God and his country. However, no American citizen should be denied the right to free speech. In the ...

Parents in the Student Section?

kim c

October 27, 2010


Filed under Archives, Opinion

There’s something about football season. Tailgating, the changing weather, the new stadium and last but not least, the student section. A sacred space, where we can get uncomfortably close to one another and scream in support of our team. But, is it just me, or does the student section...

Open Lunch No More?

Kim C

September 21, 2010


Filed under Archives, Opinion

The school day is long, we all know it. By the time fourth hour rolls around, the thirty minutes of lunch are our savior. Having the ability to leave the school to run home and eat or grab something we forgot is amazing as well. Soon this much needed break might be taken away. Even with the gain...

Staff Editorial: Sex

September 3, 2010


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

 A study that began during the 1994-95 academic year recently ended, finding that while sexually active teens who have casual sex tend to do poorer in school, teens in committed relationships do no better or worse in school than those who don't have sex.  Now, the Free Press Staff faces off on this...

No More Nasty

amani safadi

April 27, 2010


Filed under Opinion

Aside from the exceptional academic, musical, athletic and theatrical success, this is a high school and there are inevitably some pretty disgusting things that go on in a building full of teenagers. Though most students hold their noses or avert their eyes to avoid these unpleasant things, in the sp...

Wayward Students Dread Skyward

Bailey Schaumburg

April 7, 2010


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

There was a time when I would sit anxiously in front of the window and wait for the mailman to deliver the most formidable of all adversaries: my report card.   My efforts to avoid its wrath were pointless because my parents always seemed to find it somewhere. Whether they dug it from the trash can ...

Student’s Rights

miranda davis

January 22, 2010


Filed under Opinion

Your music's up, you're just driving along and you see the flashing lights in your rear-view mirror.  You pull the car over, roll down the window and prepare for what's next. As a student, a minor and a driver are you aware of your rights? Many people are taken advantage of by the law because they a...

The Night You Got Owned

Kim C

October 14, 2009


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

We've all done it before. Whether it was lying about where you were, sneaking out, or throwing a party while your parents were out of town.   We've all made some major screw ups. The morning after is probably the worst. The moment when you open your eyes and realize that it wasn't a terrible dream...

Swine Flu…It’s Not a Big Deal

bailey schaumburg

September 23, 2009


Filed under Opinion

People reading this article should know one thing: you don't have "swine flu." When the H1N1 virus was first discovered in the U.S., it was treated like any other new disease. Serious precautions were taken to protect people, and it was carefully studied to find the severity and side effects. Ou...

Staff Editorial: Should Sr Week Remain

Jake Frydman, reporter, designer

June 21, 2009


Filed under Opinion

Every year there is a time when more and more kids with hair shaved in creative new styles start to fill up the halls of our school. That time is “Senior Week,” when seniors get to show off their authority and leave a lasting impression on the younger classes. These pranks are usually light heart...

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