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Life After High School

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rosemary newsome, copy editor

February 20, 2014

A good portion of the senior class will graduate this year knowing how to evaluate an indefinite integral, but not knowing how to sew a button . Consider the fictional student Johnny. Johnny is an intelligent and superb student, who spends his free time studying, and graduates with a 4.08 GPA as valedictor...

Dress code leaves too much uncovered

morgan noll, reporter

January 9, 2014

Keep it classy, Free State. When it comes to clothing in schools, some find certain clothing inappropriate and disruptive that others may see simply as a display of the first amendment. Freedom of expression is a privilege, but it can be taken too far. When there’s no mystery left as to what someone...

Embarrassing Stories

Embarrassing Stories

newspaper staff

December 16, 2013

We’ve all had our share of embarrassing moments. Whether they were minor mishaps or major blunders, no one can deny that they have accidentally and, potentially hilariously, committed a social faux pas. Societal standards for manners define what is and isn’t appropriate to commit. However, if one is ab...

Common Courtesy

kyra haas, online co-editor-in-chief

December 13, 2013

I don’t have my restricted driver’s license, and I am a junior in high school. Because I don’t have my own transportation, I spend a considerable amount of my time after school in the Commons, waiting for a ride, usually from my grandma. Yes, I am the epitome of cool and popular. Let me fill in ...

Newsie goes gluten-free

kyra haas, online co editor in chief

November 12, 2013

Not everyone with a gluten allergy or celiac disease was born with their condition. My aunt used to carb up on pasta before her college track meets, eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch and enjoy an occasional slice of toast in the mornings. Then, something changed. Her hair fell out in...

Social Media’s Effects on Food

Social Media's Effects on Food

rosemary newsome, copy editor

November 11, 2013

Don’t let social media posts fool you: we girls like to eat just as much as guys do. To all the girls who only instagram pictures of their salad: we know your guilty pleasure is chocolate ice cream. While girls may consume less food than boys (which isn’t always the case if you’ve been to a cr...

Rick Ross and Miley Cyrus cause controversy in the music world

becca moran, reporter

October 29, 2013

Rapper Rocko’s song, U.O.E.N.O,  featuring Rick Ross and Future, stirred up a lot of controversy earlier this year. While the name may  initially be puzzling, say it fast, and you’ll realize it's an onomatopoeia for “you don’t even know.” The song is admittedly catchy, and I liked it ......

Volunteering as a Resume Builder

Evan Frook, Reporter

September 30, 2013

To get into the University of California, an applicant must have “experiences that demonstrate unusual promise for leadership, such as significant community service.” Clearly, In this day and age, volunteering is a requirement. Volunteering used to be for the select few who actually wanted to he...

One Direction: This is Us

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maria carrasco, social media editor

September 14, 2013

I’ve been a fan of One Direction for about two years. When I discovered them on season seven of X-Factor UK, I was in love with their accents, perfect pitch and humorous personalities. So,of course, when I found out there was a movie being made about them, I flipped and went to see it on opening n...


ciara sayler, reporter

September 4, 2013

Opening just under a year ago, Italian restaurant Intorno is one place I will go back to time after time. Located on the corner of 8th St. and Massachusetts Street, Intorno has quite possibly the perfect view of downtown, whether sitting inside or out. With an executive design, the restaurant immediately ...

My Week in the Wilderness

sarah whipple, design editor

August 23, 2013

Six months ago, I received a small forest of college mail, all advertising how the Princeton Review ranks their college as a top liberal arts school or how their 200-plus clubs make them have a diverse student body. Now, this isn't atypical these days, but beneath all the generic letters with the pho...

Letter from the editor re: 50 most influential

hannah moran, copy editor

May 16, 2013

Student body-- It has come to our attention that a few members of the student body and faculty have been less than satisfied with the most recent issue of the Free Press. Last summer, the four editors met and decided the topics for the 2013 issues. We decided that the last issue would be dedicated...

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