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

Digital Illustration by Kinsey Lake.

FEATURE: Compassion in Action

Meredith Shryock, Reporter April 1, 2024

For over 25 years, 100 Good Women has been supporting and building a strong community in Lawrence. Through the collective effort of its members, the non-profit has met the gap that other social services...

Freshman Isla Gnojek has been performing ballet since pre-school. They dance locally through the Lawrence Art Center.

FEATURE: Pay to Play

Lilly Wall, News Editor-in-Chief November 30, 2023

$883. On average, a family spends $883 on their child’s youth sport every year, according to Aspen Institute. That’s roughly $73 a month, leveling out at around $20 a week. That’s enough to cover...

The Granada Theater is a theater and concert venue located on Mass Street in Lawrence, Kansas.

OPINION: Concert Culture Shifts

Ember Klein, News Managing Editor November 28, 2023

As an avid lover of music, Lawrence is the perfect music hub. With venues like The Granada to see smaller artists, multiple spaces to see local bands, and all in close proximity to Kansas City to see bigger...

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...

Sharing coffee with friends on the recently opened patio space is a fun way to experience the vibe of local downtown shop, Blue Heron. This patio area provides a great calm space to study, talk with friends, or just bask in the autumn weather

Review: The Great Blue Heron

Stella Mosier, News Copy Editor September 20, 2023

Home to the beloved Massachusetts Street in Lawrence, Kansas is the Great Blue Heron Outdoors: an outdoors shop, fly shop, canoe and kayak dealer and cafe all in one. This shop is described by the owners...

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...

Photo Gallery: LHS vs. FSHS Boys Basketball

Elana Ho, Photographer February 25, 2020

Kevin Marcus and Wil B of Black Violin pose with their instruments. The duo is coming to the Lied Center on October 1.

Black Violin pushes boundaries of classical music in upcoming Lawrence concert

Kaya Shafer, Copy Editor September 25, 2015

On October 1, Black Violin will be coming to the Lied Center of Kansas for the second time. Putting a modern twist on classical music, Kevin Slyvester (Kev Marcus) and Wilner Baptiste (Wil B) took what...

Lawrence Mayor Jeremy Farmer resigns

Darby Gilliland, Reporter September 8, 2015

On the 12th of August Lawrence Mayor Jeremy Farmer announced his resignation. This was two days after he stepped down as executive director of Just Food, a nonprofit food bank. Elizabeth Keever...

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...

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