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

Illustration by Geneva Sabatini.

EDITORIAL: Age Cutoff for Political Office

Evie Chancy, Phoebe Morris, and Maria Mosconi March 29, 2024

When the new generation of voters make their way to the polls and step into the voting box, the few names printed onto their ballot will all be over half a century older than them.  Despite the average...

Taped on the window at a polling place in Rock Chalk Park, a sample ballot is displayed for people to preview before they place their votes in the booth.

NEWS: Local Elections Results

Evie Chancy and Maria Mosconi November 8, 2023

On Tuesday, elections took place for three positions on the City Commission and five on the School Board, with a 25% voter turnout rate according to the Lawrence Times.  Candidates Brad Finkeldei and...

NEWS BRIEF: Midterm Elections

NEWS BRIEF: Midterm Elections

Natasha Torkzaban and Lilly Wall November 9, 2022

Yesterday, the Kansas midterms and Douglas County city commissioner election took place, with two constitutional amendments also on the ballot. .  For the City Commissioner election, all in-person...

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NEWS BRIEF: Lawrence school board appoints GR Gordon-Ross to fill vacant seat

Allison Mayhew, Alicia Narum, and Natasha Torkzaban September 1, 2022

On August 30, Ronald “GR” Gordon-Ross was elected by the Lawrence Board of Education to fill Andrew Nussbaum’s vacant spot. Gordon-Ross was one of three finalists out of the 13 applicants.  “One...

News Brief: School Board Election Results

Nisa Khosh, Copy Editor November 3, 2021

  On Nov. 2, voters went to the polls to choose their candidates in the USD 497 Board of Education election. Eleven candidates ran for three positions on the board, with Andrew Nussbuam,...

 Senior Laila Robinson smiles as another club member shares an idea. Many of the Young Dems meetings are discussion-oriented, giving students a chance to share their ideas and opinions.

Young Democrats Club promotes voter education

Brooke Burgess, Reporter November 12, 2019

Students this year are more involved in politics than ever before. The Young Democrats Club gives them the opportunity to discuss local and national elections, as well as contemporary issues such as...

Stuck in the middle: students discuss being at a midpoint

Elizabeth Patton, Darby Gilliland, and Sydney Gard January 23, 2016

As the first semester draws to a close, students and teachers can feel stuck in the middle. While many feel stuck in Kansas, some appreciate its simplicity. Others are somewhere between a friendship...

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...

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