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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

Ascent club members are shown a model wind turbine during a field trip.

New Ascent club plans to construct wind turbine

Ahmed Jakmouj, Reporter January 4, 2018

Over the past summer, senior Ascent club president Sandhya Ravikumar had an idea to build a wind turbine. The Ascent club is new to Free State this year. The club is an outreach program for underrepresented...

Clubs team up to fundraise for DAPL protestors

Clubs team up to fundraise for DAPL protestors

Maddy Johnson, Reporter March 16, 2017

The Environmental Club and Young Democrats Club have teamed up to spread awareness about the Dakota Access Pipeline and raise funds to help arrested protesters with legal aid. The pipeline was proposed...

Erb and Flynn watch Shi and Pultz-Earle present their argument on student debt.

Young Democrats and Young Republicans Clubs hold first debate

Jackson Barton, Editor in Chief November 22, 2016

More than 100 students crowded the Black Box Theater on Nov. 3 to watch the first ever debate between the Young Democrats Club and Young Republicans Club. For almost an hour and a half, debate teacher...

The varsity soccer team performs their ceremonial huddle after a home game. Fans and parents were encouraged to join.

Team traditions uphold unity

Chris Pendry, Reporter September 30, 2016

A team, be it sports or clubs, is considered a family to those involved, and with family comes tradition. Traditions unite, motivate and aid a team in their journey towards success. Sports teams practice...

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

Humanities club celebrates the arts

Evan Frook, Reporter May 1, 2015

Humanities Club stemmed from a simple coincidence. Sophomore Lila Alvarado was reading “The Handmaid’s Tale,” and the author Margaret Atwood was visiting Lawrence in early February. Interested...

Red in a Sea of Blue

Maria Carrasco, Print Managing Editor October 13, 2014

From serving as an intern for the State Capitol under Kansas Representative Connie O’brien, to being an assistant for Milton Wolf, the runner-up of the 2014 United States Senate primary, freshman Colton...

Maria Carrasco, Reporter March 6, 2013

Due to inclement weather, Diversity Club’s annual Martin Luther King Assembly was cancelled. The big extravaganza is now a small get together for all students, families, and friends. Since they couldn't...

Future Politicians of America

hannah moran, reporter February 13, 2012

Who We Are: Young Democrats Every Monday of each month, roughly five to 10 young democrats gather in Linda Wedge’s classroom for a hearty conversation about politics. “It’s more of a discussion...

The young ones #2- A sophomore’s survival guide to being on the bottom

sarah whipple, reporter September 7, 2011

The first two weeks of high school passed by and Free State still looks like a maze to you. Every time you walk in the halls, you still see someone who you believe is brand new to the school....

Sign Club

chris allmon February 28, 2011

Being foreign isn’t the only thing that can cause a language barrier. Hearing impairments  can entirely change the way people communicate. Sign Language Club, led by social studies teacher Ron Swall,...

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