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SPORTS: KU beats Oklahoma

SPORTS: KU beats Oklahoma

Mason Lester, Reporter November 10, 2023

Recently the University of Kansas [KU] football team faced off against the Oklahoma Sooners, the number six seed in the AP polls (9/23). After KU came off of a not so great game against Oklahoma State,...

The varsity football players cheer while running onto the field before their away game against Olathe West. Free State beat Olathe West 47-29 at their first game of the season on Thursday, Aug. 31.

SPORTS: Lawrence Football 4-0

Thomas Patton, Reporter October 10, 2023

Free State and University of Kansas [KU] football both won their first four games to start the season undefeated. Coming into the season, expectations were high for Free State. Last year, they posted a...

Bystanders gather to learn about the prairie restoration project behind Free State.

Prairie restoration project connects KU and Free State

Libby Stanford, Co-Online Editor in Chief September 4, 2015

Two years ago Free State science teacher Julie Schwarting and University of Kansas professor Dr. Helen Alexander saw potential in the abandoned football field behind Free State. Schwarting and Alexander...

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...

Senior Farewell--Teacher edition

Senior Farewell–Teacher edition

gavin spence, Reporter April 14, 2014

One teacher in particular that stands out as one of my favorites is none other than Scott Smith. From the beginning of my Free State career I remember him helping lead the Link crew games, in which two...

Madison Piper

Madison Piper

rosemary newsome, copy editor October 10, 2013

When freshman Madison Piper says she “looks up to her dad,” you may not know whether she is speaking literally or not. As a forward for the 1988 University of Kansas national championship team, Chris...

Sean’s March Madness Blog: 3/7/13

sean chilcoat, reporter March 6, 2013

Every march madness has undeserving teams getting high seeds. Last year’s Duke team was a number two seed that was inconsistent all year. Duke lost to 15 seed Lehigh the first round of the tournament. This...

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Jake’s March Madness Blog

jake stegall, reporter March 5, 2013

Man, what a season! The year is far from over but the regular season is over teams. There were a few great seasons... and a few pathetic ones. Most of them, however, were just somewhere in the middle. Grambling...

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March Madness–Kimberly Messineo

kimberly messineo, reporter March 4, 2013

The regular season for college basketball is not officially over, but we have reached the month of March. That only means one thing: March Madness. Joe Lunardi has been finalizing the bracket as Selection...

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March Madness–Sean’s Predictions

sean chilcoat, reporter March 4, 2013

March Madness--no offense to Christmas--really is the best time of the year. There is no clear cut favorite on who will cut down the nets in April. This makes for an even better NCAA tournament, which...

March Madness--Jakes Predictions

March Madness–Jake’s Predictions

March 1, 2013

One shining moment. Confetti falling overhead. A trip to the White House. These glorious images are what every NCAA basketball player strives for. Soon, the time is coming when dreams come true, and hopes...

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NFL Player to Talk at Free State

sam boatright, co-editor-in-chief January 11, 2013

This Monday, January 14, Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle Anthony Collins will be at Free State to talk to any Can We Talk members and other students that want to attend. Collins, a KU grad, will speak...

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