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The student-run news site of Lawrence Free State High School

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Album covers from releases in March.

REVIEW: March Music Mania

Baila Love, Photographer April 22, 2024

Though not known for having many releases each year, March was a huge month for music. Despite the many A-List albums in March, there was a wide array of music released this month. One of the biggest...

Album cover of country-pop artist, Kacey Musgravess newest LP, Deeper Well.

REVIEW: Deeper Well by Kacey Musgraves

Mallory Thompson, News Photo Editor April 6, 2024

On March 15, Kacey Musgraves released her new album, Deeper Well, in which the country pop artist embraces a new facet of cottagecore, healing, and stripped back guitars. Musgraves has always been known...

The Bachelor Season 28 Aired February 12.

REVIEW: The Bachelor

Emi Stone, Reporter February 28, 2024

On Feb. 12, the first episode of The Bachelor Season 28, an infamous romance reality television show, aired. In the episode, the viewers got a little glimpse of every woman up for Joey Graziadei, our bachelor....

The franchise, Dirty Dough, made its opening on Nov 17. Off of Bob Billings, the business sits next to Subway. They offer many different flavors of warm, gooey cookies.

REVIEW: Dirty Dough

Maura Langland, Reporter February 26, 2024

Dirty Dough opened its Lawrence location on Nov. 17 2023, but the cookie shop first opened its doors in 2018 riding off the success of Crumbl Cookies. The menu has six classic cookies, and three that change...

REVIEW: Percy Jackson TV Show

REVIEW: Percy Jackson TV Show

Eli Roust, Photo Editor January 24, 2024

A globally loved story, Rick Riordian’s “Percy Jackson & the Olympians” was first released as a fantasy book series in 2005. Since then, Riordian wrote five other series, along with having the...

REVIEW: Quiet Up and Listen Down

REVIEW: Quiet Up and Listen Down

Ava Talbott, Reporter January 19, 2024

There’s no doubt that the fictional story “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl is a monumental piece of literature. Two movies have been made on the story, but recently, Hollywood...

 Filled with candies from the past, an old-fashioned boat sets the scene for customers as they walk in the door. Squishington’s has a nautical theme, complete with an octopus mascot, Squish.

REVIEW: Squishing-Tons of Candy

Simon Williams, Reporter December 14, 2023

What speaks to the holiday season more than sweet treats? For many holidays celebrated in this season, food often takes center stage in the festivities. Often, the most highly anticipated being the sweet...

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...

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...

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...

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