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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

REVIEW: Quiet Up and Listen Down

REVIEW: Quiet Up and Listen Down

Ava Talbott, Reporter January 19, 2024

There’s no doubt that the fictional story “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl is a monumental piece of literature. Two movies have been made on the story, but recently, Hollywood...

Review: The Wind Rises

Review: ‘The Wind Rises’

Juliana Hill, Reporter February 12, 2015

When I was a child, I obsessed over every film Studio Ghibli released. I still have fond memories of watching them after school on a rainy days and less fond ones of having nightmares that my own parents...

Despicable Me 2

Despicable Me 2

hannah moran, editor in chief August 26, 2013

I want a minion. I went to see Despicable Me 2 with my friend who was visiting from North Carolina and my dad, so he could pay for our tickets of course. Fair warning, though. While the popcorn...

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MILK Movie Review

kerrie leinmiller-renick April 19, 2013

“I know that you cannot live on hope alone, but without it, life is not worth living. And you ... And you ... And you ... Gotta give em hope.” -Harvey Milk, "The Harvey Milk Interviews: In His Own...

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Students Voice the Importance and Effect of Gay Television Characters

hannah reussner, reporter April 18, 2013

The movies and TV shows “Modern Family,” “Pitch Perfect,” “The Tudors” and “How I Met Your Mother” influence students’ opinions about gay people. “I’m a Christian... and since I...

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Movie Review: “Food Inc.”

kerrie leinmiller-renick March 28, 2013

If you are a food nut, do not see this movie. If you like what you eat, do not see this movie. If you do not like the truth, do not see this movie.   From Upton Sinclair’s novel, “The Jungle,”...

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Compare and Contrast: Romantic Comedies

kerrie leinmiller-renick February 27, 2013

American Film Institute (AFI) top 10 Romantic Comedies: 1.City Lights 1931 Charlie Chaplin in his classic duck step falling for a blind flower girl. 2.Annie Hall 1977 The nervous romance directed...

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Movie Review: ‘Safe Haven’

kerrie leinmiller-renick February 25, 2013

“Safe Haven” compares to the movie world as taffy. Taffy has the sticky and sugary consistency that viewers know they are getting when they see the movie. Themes of second chances, mooshy relationships...

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“Wreck-It Ralph” and “Silver Linings Playbook”

kerrie leinmiller-renick, reporter January 22, 2013

"Wreck-It Ralph"= chocolate cake Disney/Pixar has a way of making adults laugh while entertaining everyone at the same time. Wreck-It Ralph gives the movie goer a huge slice of chocolate cake. The cake...

Creative Works That Change Lives

maria mckee, reporter December 14, 2012

Tegan and Sara "So Jealous Tegan and Sara’s “So Jealous” is the album that I can come closest to labeling as life-changing. The Canadian folk-rock sisters are able to embrace new-wave fusions...

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