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

NEWS: Canning for Madness

Conrad Hill, Reporter April 16, 2024

Student Council, in collaboration with Just Food, hosted a food drive just before March Madness. To add a fun twist, STUCO members decided to combine the participation of March Madness with the food drive. “Everyone's...

With a bigger location comes a bigger kitchen, and Executive Chef Ross Petrozz expresses excitement over bringing in new foods and focusing on Ramen Bowls original dishes.  I am most excited to work on the original menu, go back to our classics and bring in new food that is on par with it. I feel like the sky is the limit with this kitchen, Petrozz said.

FEATURE: Ramen Reboot

Ava Talbott, Reporter March 29, 2024

Ramen Bowls is a popular Lawrence restaurant, bringing in many people every week. They recently closed their doors on Mass St. and on Feb. 29 reopened its doors at a new location about twice as big.  This...

Digital Illustration by Luna Hu

OPINION: Lunch Crunch

Lilly Wall, News Editor-in-Chief March 29, 2024

Dragging through a seven-hour school day is taxing on the mind and body, students work through test taking, writing notes or participating in class discussions for hours on end. For most students, lunch...

Tropical Smoothie Cafe and Smoothie King are both popular chain smoothie restaurants across the nation. Although both have an assortment of smoothie options, Tropical Smoothie Cafe is the only of the two to sell a variety of food.

REVIEW: Battle of the Blenders

Maura Langland October 25, 2023

If you’re yearning for a smoothie in Lawrence, chances are you go to either Smoothie King or Tropical Smoothie Cafe. The stores are on opposite sides of town, with Smoothie King being across the street...

Spin Pizza’s seasonal Pumpkin Cheesecake Gelato is the perfect treat for the autumn days ahead. Combining a cold taste and spicy notes, this resembles the epitome of fall.

REVIEW: Local Fall Foods Review

Ava Talbott, Reporter October 10, 2023

As soon as the leaves fall, so do a variety of different autumn themed dishes. Lawrence has many restaurants and many foods to eat, but which ones are worth trying? Spin Pizza- Pumpkin Cheesecake Gelato...

Picking up a box of juice, JustFood warehouse manager Wayne Briggs collects donations of leftover food from the cafeteria. Briggs picks up extra, unopened food from the kitchen twice a week. These donations, often at least 50 pounds, are taken to the pantry, where anyone can take food free of cost.

FEATURE: JustFood Receives Leftover Food Donations

Lilly Wall May 4, 2023

During April, 855 pounds of leftover lunch food from both public high schools were repurposed to feed the community through just one partnership. Starting in the fall of 2022, USD 497 looked locally to...

Administration delivers food to students

Brooke Burgess, Reporter April 26, 2020

When schools closed, many students’ access to steady food supply was cut off. During the past weeks, administration has developed a plan to provide for students in need. “Our goal is to operate...

Sprouts Farmers Market is an organic grocery store under construction across from Free State. We believe everyone deserves access to healthy choices and we aim to inspire healthy living for all, says Victoria Fernandez, a Sprouts Public Relations Representative. The store will have its opening on July 1st at seven am.

Organic grocery store moves in across the street

Maria Carrasco, Managing Editor April 29, 2015

Senior Andrea Coleman goes out to eat for lunch almost every day, frequenting Starbucks, Subway and Chipotle.  Meanwhile, junior Christina Craig brings her organic lunch from home. While both students...

Social Medias Effects on Food

Social Media’s Effects on Food

rosemary newsome, copy editor November 11, 2013

Don’t let social media posts fool you: we girls like to eat just as much as guys do. To all the girls who only instagram pictures of their salad: we know your guilty pleasure is chocolate ice cream....


ciara sayler, reporter September 4, 2013

Opening just under a year ago, Italian restaurant Intorno is one place I will go back to time after time. Located on the corner of 8th St. and Massachusetts Street, Intorno has quite possibly the perfect...

Best of Lawrence

maria mckee, reporter April 19, 2013

Best Restaurant: Zen Zero Awarded with Best Vegan or Vegetarian Food and runner-up for Best Asian Food in 2012, Zen Zero’s Asian fusion cuisine is easy to love. Whether you are in the mood for Red Thai...

The Food Cycle

The Food Cycle

ryan liston and sarah lieberman, reporters April 1, 2013

Food is at the base of all human survival, yet sometimes the processes it goes through are taken for granted. When most people get a steak at Henry T’s or buy a soda at Dillon’s, they don’t wonder...

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