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

2021-2022 Staff

Natasha Torkzaban

Natasha Torkzaban

Natasha Torkzaban is a junior at Free State. This is Natasha's second year on staff and she is the Co-Editor in Chief of the Free Press Newspaper and Online. Outside of journalism, she is involved in Link Crew and NHS. Outside...

Lola Cloud

Lola Cloud

Lola Cloud is a Junior at Free State High School and is a designer on staff. She is involved in the theater department at Freestate. Outside of school, she enjoys hanging out with friends and rollerskating.

Gracie Coleman

Gracie Coleman

Gracie Coleman is a photographer and a junior at Free State. She is a member of the Garden Club and outside of school enjoys reading and writing.

Maura Langland

Maura Langland

Maura Langland is a junior at Free State High School and is a reporter for Free State Journalism. At Free State, she is involved in NHS and Link Crew. Outside of school, she dances competitively and enjoys reading and spending...

Becky Coston

Becky Coston

Becky Coston is a junior and a reporter for Free State Journalism. At Free State, they are active in the theatre program. Outside of school, they are a girl scout with four cats and enjoy talking to people from across the world.

Isabelle Prô

Isabelle Prô

Isabelle Prô is a junior at Free State and is the photo editor of the Talon Yearbook as well as a member of the cross country and track team, LINK crew, NHS, and SALT. Outside of school she enjoys photography, outdoors, and traveling.

Jake Hedges

Jake Hedges

Jake Hedges is a junior at Free State and is the Copy Editor of the Talon Yearbook. Outside of journalism, he is involved in track, cross country, tennis, NHS, S.A.L.T., L.I.N.K, chamber choir, and chamber singers! Outside of...

Hannah Stone

Hannah Stone

Hannah Stone is a junior at Free State. She is the Design Editor of the Talon Yearbook and is involved with NHS, Key Club, Women in STEM, HYPE, Link Crew, Equity Advisory Council, and FSHS golf. Hannah's favorite things include...

Lady Ortega-Perez

Lady Ortega-Perez

Lady Ortega-Perez is a Junior at Free State and is in her second year of journalism with the title of Photo Editor for the Free Press Newspaper. Outside of journalism, she is co-president of Key club, webmaster for the Kansas...

Alicia Narum

Alicia Narum

Alicia Narum is a senior at Free State and the Copy Editor for the Free Press Newspaper. Outside the journalism room, she is involved in theatre, orchestra, tennis, and soccer. Outside of school, Alicia enjoys traveling and cooking...

Ember Klein

Ember Klein

Ember Klein is a sophomore at Free State and Sports Editor for the journalism staff. They are involved in theatre, band and football outside of journalism. Outside of school, they enjoy painting and watching movies with friends.

Maya Lee

Maya Lee

Maya Lee is a Junior at Free State and is the Social Media Editor. She is on the tennis team and enjoys reading and travel.

Lauren Tao

Lauren Tao

Lauren Tao is a senior at Free State and is the Business Managing Editor for the Talon Yearbook. Outside of school, she enjoys hanging out with her friends and painting and drawing.

Olivia Nagel

Olivia Nagel

Olivia Nagel is a Junior at Free State and the Managing Editor of the Talon Yearbook. Olivia is involved with Model UN, NHS, and Track. Outside of school, she likes to draw and play with her cats.

Lilly Wall

Lilly Wall

Lilly Wall is a sophomore at Free State and a Managing Editor for the Free Press Newspaper. Outside of class, she enjoys reading, hanging out with friends, playing volleyball, and listening to music.

Laura Kinsch

Laura Kinsch

Laura Kinsch is a senior at Free State and she is the Business Managing Editor for the Free Press Newspaper. She loves being involved in all things journalism and business. Outside of school she enjoys working out and taking care...

Cici Hunter

Cici Hunter

Cici Hunter is a senior at Free State. Cici is the Editor in Chief of the Talon Yearbook. Outside of journalism, she is on the soccer team and is involved in clubs like Debate, Forensics, NHS and serves as the senior class representative...

Allison Mayhew

Allison Mayhew

Allison Mayhew is a junior at Free State and she is the Co-Editor in Chief of the Free Press Newspaper and Online. Outside of journalism, she is in NHS and FiberBirds. Outside of school, she enjoys hanging out with her cats and...

Leilani Bidwell

Leilani Bidwell

Leilani Bidwell is a freshman. She did Journalism for one semester and it was her favorite class. Outside of school, she loves painting and any type of artwork....

Alicia Narum

Alicia Narum

This is junior Alicia Narum's first year on Journalism Staff. During her time at Free State, Alicia has been involved in choir, orchestra, theatre, Free State's Improv Team, StuCo, and soccer. Alicia enjoys reading and watching scary ...

Shannon Dahl

Shannon Dahl

Shannon is a junior, on multimedia. She is an officer in thespian club and regularly participates in FSHS theatre productions. On her own time, Shannon enjoys watching movies with her dogs and reading fantasy novels. Recently ...

Michael Tennyson

Michael Tennyson

Mike Tennyson is a senior at FSHS. He is Co-Captain of the FSHS Boys Bowling team and runs the Art Club Instagram page. Mike hopes to continue developing a career as an artist after graduation....

Ember Klein

Ember Klein

Ember Klein is freshman student who is involved with theatre, football, band, GSA, and Scholar’s Bowl, as well as, and is member of Hype. Some of their favorite hobbies include painting, makeup, photography, and watching tons of m...

Hannah Stone

Hannah Stone

Hannah Stone is a sophomore at Free State High School. She is the president of Women in STEM and participates in Key Club, Asian Culture Club, and HYPE. Outside of school, Hannah enjoys skiing, golfing, and traveling. ...

Laura Kinsch

Laura Kinsch

Laura Kinsch is a junior. She enjoys business and learning everything she can about it. Outside of FSHS, Kinsch loves to work and spend time with friends....

Becky Coston

Becky Coston

Becky Coston is a sophomore who spent her freshman year completely online. She has been a girl scout for over a decade and spends her free time writing and hanging out with friends. Becky wants to make a living as an author o...

Lilly Wall

Lilly Wall

Lilly Wall is a freshman. She is involved in FS volleyball and multiple extra curricular clubs. Lilly enjoys to play volleyball, work in the Lawrence community, and hang out with her friends during the hours outside of school....

Maura Langland

Maura Langland

Maura Langland is a sophomore and a first year journalism student. She dances at Lawrence Dance Gallery in her free time. As well as hanging out with friends and family. ...

Lola Cloud

Lola Cloud

Lola Cloud is on the designer. She is also a part of tech crew Theater and the Fiberbirds club. She spends her free time crocheting, rollerskating, and hanging out with her friends and family. ...

Jack Randall

Jack Randall

I'm Jack and I revolve my world around golf and my friends. This is my first year on staff.

Holly Covington

Holly Covington

Holly Covington is beginning her first year in journalism and third year at Free State. She is a member of NHS and has been designing for 5 years, most recently with Kaw Valley FC. Along with creating art, Covington is a fan of...

Lady Ortega-Perez

Lady Ortega-Perez

Lady Ortega-Perez is a sophomore and photographer at Free State High School who enjoys listening to music and taking pictures. She has recently discovered storytelling and creativity through taking pictures. She likes to take...

Lauren Tao

Lauren Tao

Lauren Tao is a junior at Free State. She was a designer last semester and will be the business editor this year. Outside of school, she enjoys painting and reading.

Lily Ye

Lily Ye

Lily Ye is currently a freshman at FSHS and a designer on staff. Outside of Journalism, she plays cello, piano, and tennis. She also enjoys roller skating, biking, and card games.

Evan White

Evan White

Evan White is a senior at Free State, and this will be her second year on the journalism staff. This year Evan is the Design Editor for the Free Press. At FSHS, Evan is involved in the Spirit Squad, Golf Team, Soccer Team, Link...

Natasha Torkzaban

Natasha Torkzaban

Natasha Torkzaban is a reporter for the FS journalism 2021-2022 school year. She is a sophomore that is passionate about art, writing, animal science, and criminal justice. Outside of school, Natasha spends her time writing, creating...

Isabelle Prô

Isabelle Prô

Isabelle Prô is a sophomore at FSHS. This will be her first year on the journalism team as a photographer. Isabelle loves taking photos and is involved with the cross country and track team.

Maya Lee

Maya Lee

Maya Lee is a Sophomore photographer at FSHS this year. She also plays tennis and travels in her free time. She loves photography and really enjoyed being a part of journalism this year.

Cici Hunter

Cici Hunter

Cici Hunter is a Junior at FSHS. She's in her third year of Forensics and Debate, plans on being a second year soccer player, and is a first year constituent of Free State Journalism, Link crew, National Honors society, and the...

Jake Hedges

Jake Hedges

Jake is a sophomore this year at FSHS. He participates in tennis, and cross country. Outside of school, Jake enjoys outdoor activities, and being with friends.

Gracie Coleman

Gracie Coleman

Gracie Coleman is a sophomore and it is her first year being involved in journalism. She likes to read, write, and listen to music. When she's not in school she spends time with her family and friends.

Caroline Börk

Caroline Börk

Caroline is a first year multimedia journalist with skills in design, literature, film, and live performance. She is the current assistant drum major, and Vice President of thespian club. Outside of Free Sate, Caroline is a professional...

Gus Cordova

Gus Cordova

Gus loves to draw, read and collect figures/figurines. They also love music and writing poems as well.