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

Students can communicate online using a variety of devices. Whether they use phones, computers or tablets, students access social media throughout the school day.

Constant communication affects students, teachers in different ways

Madi Engnehl-Thomas, Sydney Gard, and Hala Hamid January 29, 2016

Cropping, editing and adding filter to her mirror selfies and singing videos, senior Marcya Floyd takes pride in her Instagram with over 25,000 followers. While social media, such as Twitter,...

Matchmaker, Matchmaker

Matchmaker, Matchmaker

sarah lieberman, reporter February 28, 2013

Last year sophomore Alison Prather filled in the bubbles on her Matchmaker form and turned it in with minimal expectation. A few days after Valentine’s Day, Prather logged onto Facebook to find a message...

photo credit to birgerking

Pros of Social Media

morgan noll, reporter February 1, 2013

Our generation revolves around technology. Social media is all the talk with a billion people on Facebook, over 500 million Twitter users and four billion views on YouTube per day. A certain resentment...

Tumblr, along with many social media sites, is unable to be accessed on district computers

Reasoning Behind USD 497’s Blocked Websites Revealed

kyra haas, Reporter January 25, 2013

Tumblr, Facebook, the non-educational Youtube.  Students with extra time on their hands at school often long to reblog a post, poke a friend or watch the latest cute cat video. However, if a student...

Week Without Technology: Rosemary–Day 4

rosemary newsome, reporter January 17, 2013

I think people underestimate the value of social media and its incredibly reliable and speedy method of relaying information, whether it be news worthy of mass amount of retweets or not. As I chat with...

Week Without Technology: Rosemary Newsome–Day 1

rosemary newsome, reporter January 14, 2013

And you think your Monday was bad? Cheers to myself for kicking off a week without Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TV(besides The Bachelor, no way I was missing episode 2), Pinterest, Pandora, Video/Computer...

photo credit to phil roeder

Setting Down My Phone

sam boatright, co-editor-in-chief January 10, 2013

I follow 664 people on Twitter and I’ve  tweeted over 1,400 times. I have 234 contacts in my phone, most of whom I’ve never called, texted or talked to more than a couple of times. I activated my...

Social Media

miranda davis May 26, 2011

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past several years you probably know what facebook , twitter or myspace is. Teenagers use these social networking sites as a lifeline, even for their...

To Tweet or Not to Tweet?

allison harwood February 22, 2011

On August 14, 2009 Ashton Kutcher beat news anchor Larry King in a race to have one million followers on Twitter. Most students had not even hear about Twitter at this point. Twitter’s popularity originated...

Punishment for Online Activity?

January 14, 2011

 Recently, a student in Florida was suspended from school for making a Facebook group, about her English teacher. The group was a forum for people to discuss how much they did not like this...

Technology Takeover

amani safadi October 15, 2010

When students dive onto the computer they usually know what they want to do. Usually it’s entertainment, but more and more teachers are starting to ask their students to sign on for school. Although...

The Do’s and Don’t’s of Facebook

allison harwood and allison harwood September 1, 2010

In this day and age, experts and adults alike say teenagers are losing their face-to-face communication skills because of Facebook and other social networking sites. Failure to communicate isn’t the...

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