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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...

A battery-powered bot assembled by Robotics Team. The team scored second in the regional tournament.

Robotics Team Exceeds Expectations

Maame Britwum, Online Editor April 28, 2016
The Free State Robotics Team persevered through a tough start and placed second at the regional tournament
Participants in Lawrences Rally for Kansas Schools hold signs in protest of recent legislation, such as the block-funding grant, which will cut an estimated $1.98 million from the Lawrence school district. I think this has been really great to spread awareness, Johnson County resident Erin Heger said.

March, South Park Rally advocate for public education

Kyra Haas, Editor in Chief April 28, 2015

Two years ago, on her first march from Kansas City to Topeka, Heather Ousley, member of Game On for Kansas Schools, spent much of the 60-mile journey alone, aside from friends bringing her food. One major...

Free State, LHS Editors in Chief discuss joint newspaper issue

Kyra Haas and Zia Kelly January 30, 2015

On a sticky July afternoon at the Media Now Journalism camp in St. Louis, we sat across the lunch table from our publication advisers, ate mediocre pasta and talked about newspaper. Out of that conversation...

District eliminates elective fees

morgan noll, reporter May 27, 2014

Classes like photography, debate and band give students opportunities for creativity and personal expression, but only for a price. The district decided this past fall and over the summer to eliminate...

Budget Breakdown

miranda davis and amani safadi April 2, 2010

The student body and faculty can all agree that this year has not been easy. You can see the stress of the budget situation reflected in teachers faces. Most everyone has had to make sacrifices, and do...

LEAP Meeting

emma machell March 3, 2010

The LEAP meeting began with the group discussing upcoming events for the school. A lot of the events were for adults/teachers only and most of them involved food. One of the few events that were not just...

Board of Education Meeting February 8

allison harwood March 2, 2010

At the February 8 Board of Education meeting the main focus was the budget cuts. Numerous parents came up to the podium during the recognition of the audience to contest the idea of closing down any Lawrence...

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