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

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

Free Press Online

Shaw Fills Athletic Director Position After Experience at Leavenworth High

Shaw Fills Athletic Director Position After Experience at Leavenworth High

Jake Hedges, Copy Editor September 16, 2022

Filling the shoes of last year's athletic director, while also taking on the role of assistant principal, Jered Shaw takes on the challenge of juggling both roles with excitement and ambition as a new...

Kansas Wins NCAA Title

Kansas Wins NCAA Title

Ember Klein April 24, 2022

After 14 years, the University of Kansas [KU] made a comeback and reclaimed the NCAA Men’s Basketball National Title. On April 4, KU won in an incredible comeback against North Carolina, in New Orleans.  Leading...

PHOTO GALLERY: Free State vs. LHS Basketball Game

PHOTO GALLERY: Free State vs. LHS Basketball Game

Addison Driscoll and Ember Klein February 26, 2022

Update: boys' basketball won 59-47 girls' basketball lost 20-59 With the all-time record being even, the stakes are up for this year’s basketball City Showdown. Twenty-one wins for both teams,...

NEWS BRIEF: Activities Update

Olivia Nagel, Managing Editor February 17, 2022

School’s cancellation on Friday, Feb. 18, as of right now, does not affect tomorrow's boys and girls basketball games of Free State against Lawrence High. Tomorrow's games are home; doors open at 5. ...

Record Breaking

Nate Ankenbauer, Reporter December 19, 2021

With the conclusion of the football season, sportsinks.com released their annual offensive and defensive player of the year awards, along with the All-State teams. Starting QB/DB Jet Dineen got defensive...

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Balancing the Budget

Natasha Torkzaban, Isis Norris, and Cici Hunter December 13, 2021

Following a week of sound and fury over an announcement to cut the gymnastics program, no one has signed up to address the USD 497 Board of Education at their meeting tonight according to executive...

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...

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Brief: Race to the Finish

Olivia Roderick, Reporter November 20, 2021

Led by seniors Allison Babbit and Ben Shryock with the highest scoring runs, cross country went to state. This season is the 18th time that boys have qualified and 19th for girls. Girls came in an...

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Brief: Setting up for Success

Jake Hedges, Reporter November 18, 2021

This year, after winning their sub-state title, varsity volleyball fought their way to make an appearance at the state championship. This being volleyball's third year in a row going to state, the...

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