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Free Press Online

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

Free Press Online

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

Free Press Online


Moving from assistant to head principal at Free State, Mrs. Amy McAnarney is excited for her 8th year in the building.

New Leadership: Amy McAnarney Moves Into Head Principal Role at Free State

Alicia Narum September 7, 2022

Free State’s new Principal, Amy McAnarney, is fired up for this school year. After Myron Graber’s retirement last year, former Vice-Principal McAnarney was selected to become the school's Principal....

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NEWS BRIEF: Lawrence school board appoints GR Gordon-Ross to fill vacant seat

Allison Mayhew, Alicia Narum, and Natasha Torkzaban September 1, 2022

On August 30, Ronald “GR” Gordon-Ross was elected by the Lawrence Board of Education to fill Andrew Nussbaum’s vacant spot. Gordon-Ross was one of three finalists out of the 13 applicants.  “One...

NEWS BRIEF: School Board Vows to Keep Buildings Open

Olivia Nagel and Allison Mayhew February 14, 2022

During tonight’s USD 497 Board of Education meeting, members announced that closing schools for the upcoming school year will not be a consideration.  "The proposals in front of us are not the right...

NEWS BRIEF: Possible Gymnastics Program Cut

Jake Hedges and Isis Norris December 7, 2021

The FireLions gymnastics team is in danger of being shut down, according to executive director of communications Julie Boyle. The proposal is in part to make up for the district’s $2 million budget...

Photo by Addie Driscoll

Black Box Theatre Festival Director Profiles

Nisa Khosh and Natasha Torkzaban September 15, 2021

  Mary Kate Shultz, senior What’s the title of your show? What’s it about? “My play is titled jackpot, it takes place in a small town. The protagonist is a teenager who works...

6 Feet Apart Under the Stars

Nisa Khosh, Reporter April 16, 2021

Prom is one of those memorable, once in a lifetime moments that seniors experience in high school. Due to COVID-19, prom was canceled last year. Student Council recently released news that this year, prom...

Student activists take to social media

Student activists take to social media

Zanna Ingram, Online Copy Editor October 9, 2020

The gay and trans panic defense is used in courtrooms to defend those accused of violent crimes against members of the LGBTQ+ community. Junior Hays Hummel wants to put an end to that practice. Hummel...

Basketball Pep Rally

Basketball Pep Rally

Sabrina Castle, Editor-in-Chief February 4, 2019

Tired of the Culture: Part 3

Sabrina Castle and Grace Porter May 19, 2018
Students and staff take action to bring awareness to sexual violence within the school

Tired of the Culture: Part 2

Sabrina Castle, Reporter May 19, 2018

As sexual assault allegations are surfacing against prominent men in our society, rape culture has become a frequently discussed topic. Since the public's attention has become focused on the issue of sexual...

Tired of the Culture: Part 1

Sabrina Castle, Reporter May 19, 2018

Anonymous  “I was with someone for a long time, for like a year. We broke up in September and that was kind of hard on me. I just felt really stuck, so I turned to drinking on the weekends and parties...

Exodus & Brown Bag Fashion Show 2018

Katie Diaz, Multimedia Staff April 24, 2018

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