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The student-run news site of Lawrence Free State High School

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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...

Spin Pizza’s seasonal Pumpkin Cheesecake Gelato is the perfect treat for the autumn days ahead. Combining a cold taste and spicy notes, this resembles the epitome of fall.

REVIEW: Local Fall Foods Review

Ava Talbott, Reporter October 10, 2023

As soon as the leaves fall, so do a variety of different autumn themed dishes. Lawrence has many restaurants and many foods to eat, but which ones are worth trying? Spin Pizza- Pumpkin Cheesecake Gelato...

Turning a New Page

Jake Hedges, Reporter October 26, 2021

This year the library staff has gained a new face: Marisa Hegeman, a librarian and media specialist.  Previously, Hegeman was staffed at Cordley Elementary School as the school librarian.  She also...

A Fresh Face for Freshman

A Fresh Face for Freshman

Olivia Roderick, Reporter October 4, 2021

This year, Katie Brandau is welcomed as the new 9th grade counselor. Brandau moved from Durango, Colorado, where she was a high school counselor for five years.  Brandau said “[she] knew she always...

Photo by Emma Hardesty

Students sing the praises of new choir teacher

Cici Hunter, Reporter October 4, 2021

Joshua East is the latest addition to the fine arts program. Working beside Olivia Henning , East co-teaches the performance choirs and is the lead teacher for Chamber choir. East started his career...

Administration releases new dress code

Sabrina Castle, Editor-in-Chief November 11, 2019

On November 7, USD 497 Board of Education released an updated dress code draft. More lenient than past policies, the administration seeks to define more open guidelines of appropriate attire.  According...

Free States New Poets

Free State’s New Poets

Cheyenne Fisher, Videographer April 24, 2019

Construction Walkthrough

Construction Walkthrough

Katie Diaz, Kameren Prather, Videographers January 18, 2019


Student Finley White Starts Rowing Club After Moving From New Zealand

Evan Frook, Reporter December 1, 2014

Sophomore Finley White has lived in four continents and five countries, having moved five times in her life. Where are you from? White: “I was born in South Africa, then I moved to England …...

Red in a Sea of Blue

Maria Carrasco, Print Managing Editor October 13, 2014

From serving as an intern for the State Capitol under Kansas Representative Connie O’brien, to being an assistant for Milton Wolf, the runner-up of the 2014 United States Senate primary, freshman Colton...

New math teachers learn the ropes from Department Chairs Kathy Wagner and Laura ONeil

Nineteen new teachers enter Free State’s doors

kyra haas, online co-editor-in-chief August 23, 2013

A geometry and consumer math teacher who student taught at Free State last semester and graduated from the University of Kansas in May. An associate choir director with a masters degree in choral conducting...

First Words of Fashion

kimberly messineo, reporter January 20, 2012

The new year has made its entrance, and the fashion reports are in.  Neon colors and animal prints have been booted away, replaced by hats, neutral colors and flower prints. According to the January...

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