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Bailey’s Backyard Barbecue: Pull Apart

February 14, 2011


Filed under Archives, Opinion

     I love love. Really, I do. There are so many different types. Toddler love, bromance love, fresh out of the oven love...the list could go on forever. But there is one kind of love that should be banished from Earth for all of eternity: the, “I-might-die-if-I-spend-one-moment-away-from-you”...

Bailey’s Backyard Barbecue: The Era of Good Feelings

February 14, 2011


Filed under Archives, Opinion

     We all pass judgment. I  know I would be a liar if I said I didn’t; I’m sure most people are the same way. Luckily, we are growing up in a society where issues such as race and gender, although still prevalent, aren’t nearly as detrimental as they were a few decades ago. However, our gener...

Bailey’s Backyard Barbecue: Fight the Power

February 14, 2011


Filed under Archives, Opinion

     Let’s face it: adults hate teenagers. Their general discontent for everything “teen” is obvious. We’re too loud, too inconsiderate, too sexual...in their eyes, we are the assassins of all things pure.      For example, is anyone else having a ridiculously hard time finding a job? I...

Rivalry Editorial

Rivalry Editorial

austin fisher

February 9, 2011


Filed under Archives, Opinion, Top Stories

In regards to sports rivalries, the behavior of high school students in Lawrence is an utter disgrace. No individual or group of individuals is entirely to blame; every person involved with sports and every sports fan who allows this to become anything more than a school rivalry is responsible. Conversations foll...

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...

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