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

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After receiving advice from her students, orchestra director Judy Erpelding marks her music. Although the director normally makes the artistic decisions, Erpelding will often consult her students and hear their opinions on what sounds good and what they should try out. “[The students] are the heart of the program, not me,” Erpelding said. “I know they will carry that on and I will miss them. Making great music with them, being able to challenge them, taking their inspiration.”

NEWS: Judy Erpelding Announces Resignation

Lilly Wall May 11, 2023

After serving as the Director of Orchestras program for 11 years at the school, Judy Erpelding has announced her resignation, effective May 26.  With this position being her first teaching job, she...

The Lied Center is often used by middle and high school students to showcase their talents. With the help of Anthea Scouffas, Director of Education and Engagement, The Lied Center is able to once again host events that young adults enjoy. Were going to go looking for specific artists that we think will speak to middle school aged or to high school students, Scouffas said.

New donations expand middle, high school programs

Trenna Soderling, Reporter February 10, 2015

From “The Ugly Duckling” to “The History of Hip-Hop,” the Lied Center has brought free performances to elementary school children for many years. However, a similar program did not exist for older...

Construction continues on new additions to the Ninth and Delaware Cultural Arts District. While some residents resists the development, their protests have not hindered the project. Im happy to see we can develop older properties instead of just tearing them down, said Patrick Kelly, cultural arts district task force member.

Lawrence Cultural Arts District construction continues

Maame Britwum, Reporter February 8, 2015

When senior Solomon Cottrell walks through his neighborhood in downtown Lawrence, he sees art everywhere. With artistic neighbors, noticing sculptures leaning in yards or artists working on streets isn’t...

The Free Press Guide to the Hallway’s

miranda davis May 26, 2011

Upper Left Classes in this hallway: math and science This hallway is full of future engineers and rocket scientists. It is known to have a distinct smell after an experiment conducted by the chemistry...

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