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Freshman Anniston Clark goes for a layup during the home varsity girls basketball game vs Olathe North on January 10.

FEATURE: Student Athletes Fall Behind

Corinne Kingsley, Reporter February 8, 2024

As spring sports begin, student athletes juggle school work while missing classes for their sports. Athletes play up to 19 games per season, half being away games, meaning students are having to miss classes...

FEATURE: Hang12 Brings Art to the Community

FEATURE: Hang12 Brings Art to the Community

Maria Mosconi, Reporter November 28, 2023

This year, Hang12, a teen curatorial board, gave art accessibility and youth perspective to their art shows and other events. Throughout the year, the teens worked with emerging artists to put on shows...

Studying math, sophomore Willow Marable takes notes using her iPad and stylus. While Marable misses having a laptop, she still prefers taking notes online instead of on paper. “I would use my iPad to take notes, because it’s easier to organize and faster to edit than pen and paper, and it also has autocorrect,” Marable said.

FEATURE: After the Transition

Conrad Hill, Reporter November 14, 2023

After the announcement last semester, students, teachers and parents were initially very critical of the movements from laptops to iPads (Stella Mosier’s editorial could be linked here or mentioned)....

Students are faced with new policies and consequences related to being tardy or absent to class. These policies were put in place by the district in an attempt to reduce tardies and absences.

NEWS: Passing Period Rush

Evie Chancy October 26, 2023

With the administration's implementation of a new tardy plan, it's been necessary for students to adjust their habits in getting to school and from class-to-class.   The new tardy policy states that...

Choices of studying tools vary for different students. Some prefer online practice tests while others may opt to buy ACT practice books.

FEATURE: To Submit or Not to Submit?

Stella Mosier, News Copy Editor October 25, 2023

The fall semester brings upon many important things for high school seniors, one of which being college applications. For those who intend to pursue a higher education in the form of college, deciding...

Waiting for a treat, school service dog Wayne smiles at the camera. During school, students such as freshman Rae Humphrey enjoy visiting Wayne to improve their mood. “[I like to come see Wayne] because when I’m having a bad day, he boosts my serotonin,” Humphrey said.

FEATURE: Wayne’s Impact: How Therapy Dogs Impact Classrooms

Maura Langland September 25, 2023

Students have a number of resources offered to them at school, and a new addition to these resources is the school's therapy dog, Wayne. He first came to the school two years ago, and has been helping...

After scoring a goal, the boys varsity soccer team celebrates with each other. They beat Shawnee Heights 5-0 on Tuesday, Sep. 5.

SPORTS: Boys Soccer Striving for Success

Elliot Skillman September 18, 2023

With a loss to DeSoto to start the season, the Boys Varsity Soccer team aims to show their resilience in the coming games. When faced with their next two matchups, the squad showed that they are prepared...

Substitute teachers adapt to distance learning

Substitute teachers adapt to distance learning

Jack Bellemere, Reporter October 17, 2020

COVID-19 has brought with it a new approach to education, and every teacher and student has had to adapt. For substitute teachers working in several districts and lacking the personal connection to...

Student activists take to social media

Student activists take to social media

Zanna Ingram, Online Copy Editor October 9, 2020

The gay and trans panic defense is used in courtrooms to defend those accused of violent crimes against members of the LGBTQ+ community. Junior Hays Hummel wants to put an end to that practice. Hummel...

Athletes Prepare for Spring Season

Reagan Sullivan, Reporter April 7, 2016

Tennis This year's tennis team looks forward to the upcoming season, with the goals already set in stone. Tennis coach Keith Pipkin has high hopes for his team.   “My goal for the team...

Revealing the scar left from the surgery to repair his aneurysm, junior Thor Lyche anticipates needing yearly brain scans for the rest of his life. I still cant work out, but Im getting off medication so I can focus on school, Lyche said.

Junior shares story of aneurysm, support

Maria Carrasco, Print Managing Editor March 11, 2015

It began with light headaches that became so severe junior Thor Lyche found it difficult to walk or stand. It finally became intolerable on Dec. 21, and Thor’s mother took him to get a CAT scan at Lawrence...

Zach Moore is an intern for the IT department at Free State. He fills work orders and helps Mr. Romero the main IT technician for Free State. I tend to work for an Hour after school, Said Moore.

The IT Crowd: Students aid with school tech problems

Ryan Liston, Online Editor in Chief March 11, 2015

Under the supervision of building technician Ismael Romero, seniors Zach Moore, Kerry Thomas and Tom Brooks work to figure out why a Macbook Air won’t turn on. The culprit: a disconnected power cord. Earlier...

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