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

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...

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...

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,...

Editor recounts bittersweet acquaintance

Editor recounts bittersweet acquaintance

Kyra Haas, Editor in Chief March 8, 2015

The young woman lays down a couple crumpled dollar bills and two quarters for her snow cone. It’s the first time she’s actually paid for anything here. A smile crosses her face. “I get to see my...

Members of LINK stand with incoming freshmen during their orientation. In the past, this would be the only time freshmen would meet with LINK, but now the groups meets throughout the school year. The Free Press staff agrees this new format be adjusted so that LINK can focus on the freshmen that are not adapting to high school as quick as their peers.

LINK Crew should revise format

Staff Editorial March 8, 2015

It’s 10 a.m. on a Thursday, and three-quarters of the school is killing time on their phones, while the other quarter is pretending NOT to be killing time on their phones. Until this year, LINK Crew...

freshman Hirsch Guha

Bird’s Word: Do freshmen like LINK?

Juliana Hill, Reporter March 6, 2015

“I like having them, especially (since) the seniors and juniors that we have for LINK leaders are pretty fun, too.” - freshman Darik Dudley “I think they’re pretty lame because the activities...

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...

50 Shades of Grey movie poster

Review: 50 Shades of Grey

Lauren Brittain, Reporter March 5, 2015

Beyonce’s remixed “Crazy in Love” plays in the background of the “50 Shades of Grey” trailer, infused with the same tension as a rubber band. I wish the actual “50 Shades of Grey” movie...

Load More Stories