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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

Homecoming Candidates capture their time on the sidelines before coronation.

FEATURE: Quick, BeReal!

Lilly Wall October 30, 2022

  Early this year, rising social media app BeReal rapidly caught tens of millions of teenage eyes across the nation. Unlike other social media apps, BeReal stands out by encouraging users to...

Meadows makes a video responding to a question in her comments about one of her autoimmune diseases. Meadows has Type 1 diabetes, celiac disease and juvenile arthritis and uses her platform to educate others and clear up misconceptions about her conditions. “Almost all my autoimmune diseases have stereotypes, and that’s one big thing that I want to break,” Meadows said.

TikToker brings autoimmune disease awareness to ‘For You’ page

Emma Holsclaw, Talon Co-Editor in Chief November 17, 2020

Junior Addy Meadows doesn’t remember why she was in the hospital the first day of spring break, but she does remember filming a TikTok to Ke$ha’s “Cannibal” out of boredom from her hospital bed.  Meadows’...

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...

Editors discuss complications with online presence

Editors discuss complications with online presence

Sydney Gard and Trenna Soderling February 2, 2016

Sydney Gard Social media is a big part of my life. I can’t help it; we’re told everyone around us is on social media too, and if we’re not we’re bound to be missing something exciting. This...

Students can communicate online using a variety of devices. Whether they use phones, computers or tablets, students access social media throughout the school day.

Constant communication affects students, teachers in different ways

Madi Engnehl-Thomas, Sydney Gard, and Hala Hamid January 29, 2016

Cropping, editing and adding filter to her mirror selfies and singing videos, senior Marcya Floyd takes pride in her Instagram with over 25,000 followers. While social media, such as Twitter,...

Social media habits require new methods of discipline

Evan Frook, Reporter January 25, 2016

Last September, parents filed into Southwest and South middle schools for a meeting geared towards discussing the realities of what their children were doing on social media and explaining how to use social...

Weird twitter, a group of comedians takes to twitter and makes it… weird

Maddie Birchfield, Reporter October 15, 2014

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Social Medias Effects on Food

Social Media’s Effects on Food

rosemary newsome, copy editor November 11, 2013

Don’t let social media posts fool you: we girls like to eat just as much as guys do. To all the girls who only instagram pictures of their salad: we know your guilty pleasure is chocolate ice cream....

photo credit to birgerking

Pros of Social Media

morgan noll, reporter February 1, 2013

Our generation revolves around technology. Social media is all the talk with a billion people on Facebook, over 500 million Twitter users and four billion views on YouTube per day. A certain resentment...

photo credit to Rosaura Ochoa

Week Without Technology: Sam–Day 3

sam boatright, co-editor-in-chief January 17, 2013

I've got to be honest, I'm writing this post on the fourth day of my technology-lacking adventure because I didn't have time yesterday. Currently, I am being taunted and tortured by Reddit, the amazing...

photo credit to Rosaura Ochoa

Week Without Technology: Sam–Day 2

sam boatright, co-editor-in-chief January 15, 2013

I'm an addict. As I was sitting in the break room at work, I dug into my pocket to find my iPhone, habitually opening up my Twitter app. I quietly shouted "No!" and immediately closed the app. Guilt...

photo credit to Rosaura Ochoa

Week Without Technology: Sam–Day 1

sam boatright, co-editor-in-chief January 14, 2013

Let's ignore the irony that I am blogging my week without technology on a computer: we'll pretend I'm begrudgingly typing on a typewriter or scribbling with that old-fashioned tool (a pencil?). To be...

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