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

Sophomore Turner Corcoran prepares to begin a workout in the Free State weight room. Corcoran credited his hard work in the weight room for his rise  in the rankings.

Sophomore football recruit receives offers from prestigious schools

Jax Egan and Ahmed Jakmouj May 15, 2018

When sophomore Turner Corcoran walks into a room, it’s easy to see why he’s on track to become the most highly touted football recruit in Free State football history. The 6’6”, 285 pound offensive...

Infographic: Online Design Editor Elise Gard

Editor in Chief Shares Stressors, Advice in Applying to College

Chris Pendry, Editor in Chief March 2, 2018

College. A looming word that evokes fear and anticipation over the wee naive seniors who just want to continue their academic career in faith and fervor. College is the first step towards your dream job,...

Students explore college credit opportunities

Students explore college credit opportunities

Trenna Soderling and Sydney Gard, Reporters April 28, 2015

The 2015-16 school year marks many changes in the USD 497 school district. The new learning programs to be offered include the College and Career Center and classes for college credit offered through KU....

senior Sarah Lieberman

Seniors share plans for post-secondary pursuits

Kyra Haas, Elizabeth Patton and Sydney Gard, Editor in Chief, Reporter and Reporter March 9, 2015

With two tanks of fish, a crested gecko and a baby ball python to care for, senior Michael Quackenbush appreciates not only the University of Kansas’s top-ranked engineering program, but also its close...

Seniors Carson Bowen, Scott Frantz, and Michael Georgie sign to play sports at their college of choice. Bowen, Frantz, and Georgie were all players for Free States football team. The positive is that we are able to recognize the accomplishments of our student-athletes and celebrate their continued participation at the college level, Athletic Director, Mike Hill, said.

Seniors commit to post-secondary schools, continue athletic careers

Maame Britwum , Reporter March 9, 2015

When senior Scott Frantz signed his letter of intent to play football at Kansas State University, emotions were running high. Frantz thanked everyone who helped him along in his athletic journey. “[Signing]...

Pros, cons of waiting to start higher education

Maddie Birchfield, Reporter March 8, 2015

As my senior year comes to a close, the idea of leaving Lawrence to start out on my own becomes more and more daunting. A new experience at a new school in a new town all seems very…new. For some,...

When Kansas Governor Sam Brownback announced his plan to cut the states education budget, criticisms arose from all across the country. The track record that they have had showed that the district weathered pretty good the last round of cuts. To have an education system wholesale turned upside down, I don’t think that would happen.” Principal Ed West said.

Governor Sam Brownback introduces plan to cut school funding

Kenneth Palmer, Copy Editor March 6, 2015

A MoveOn Petition to “Recall Sam Brownback” with upwards of 30,000 signatures from all over the country, a New York Times article questioning the state’s financial plan and plenty of other national...

Senior discusses college application process

Ryan Liston, Online Editor in Chief January 16, 2015

As seniors start to narrow down their college decisions and prepare for next year, I sat down with senior Wynn Feddema to talk about his college application process. *Photo by Mary Brady

Infographic: How to apply to college

Ryan Liston, Online Editor in Chief November 28, 2014

March Madness update

hala hamid, reporter March 28, 2014

The first two rounds of the NCAA tournament are complete, and four teams have already secured their spots in the Elite Eight, while four more games will be played tonight as the Sweet 16 continues. With...

Bound to

Bound to

sarah lieberman, copy editor February 24, 2014

At 11:14 a.m. on Dec. 14, the day of her ballet performance in the Lawrence Art Center’s production of “The Nutcracker,” senior Devany West clicked on a website that welcomed her to Massachusetts...

Alexa Harmon-Thomas, Jessica Ferguson, Maddie Dieker and Olivia Hodison sign their letters of intent.

Student-athletes sign with NCAA Division I schools

ryan liston, co-online editor-in-chief February 23, 2014

Senior Jessica Ferguson has a great mom--one who’s willing to accompany her talented, soccer-playing daughter on college visits all across the United States. In Boiling Springs, N.C., Ferguson discovered...

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