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

Although the school’s devices have this website banned, it is available for students to access on other devices. This exhibits how student integrity can be challenged when considering the completely open access to anything at the touch of a button.

FEATURE: ChatGPT creating conversation inside classrooms

Lilly Wall March 8, 2023

In the pinch of needing to meet an essay deadline or finding starting points for an assignment, many students have begun to rely on the rising AI-Powered chatbot, ChatGPT.  ChatGPT, developed by the...

Technology takes over classrooms

Technology takes over classrooms

Ahmed Jakmouj, Reporter October 28, 2018

As virtual learning becomes more popular, the Lawrence School District voted in 2017 to give students personal laptops which they can use for the duration of the school year.  By using certain tools...

Working on an essay, junior Orson Becker types away on his MacBook Air. “An iPad is very limited in what it can do where a MacBook is more versatile,” Becker said.

MacBooks chosen as technology for 1:1 student access

Mia Peters, Reporter March 1, 2017

Teachers are responsible for much more than just lecturing and assigning homework. It is their responsibility to ensure that their students have the tools necessary in order to succeed. At the start of...

Zach Moore is an intern for the IT department at Free State. He fills work orders and helps Mr. Romero the main IT technician for Free State. I tend to work for an Hour after school, Said Moore.

The IT Crowd: Students aid with school tech problems

Ryan Liston, Online Editor in Chief March 11, 2015

Under the supervision of building technician Ismael Romero, seniors Zach Moore, Kerry Thomas and Tom Brooks work to figure out why a Macbook Air won’t turn on. The culprit: a disconnected power cord. Earlier...

Five e-readers available for check out

Five e-readers available for check out

Maame Britwum, Reporter March 10, 2015

When sophomore William Lenz checked out a Kindle from the school library, he was able to use it with ease. “It’s really simple, really easy to use,” Lenz said. “It makes reading easier.” Lenz...

Bound to

Bound to

sarah lieberman, copy editor February 24, 2014

At 11:14 a.m. on Dec. 14, the day of her ballet performance in the Lawrence Art Center’s production of “The Nutcracker,” senior Devany West clicked on a website that welcomed her to Massachusetts...

Do Teachers use Technology?

Evan Frook, Reporter February 17, 2014

Later this semester, teachers will receive some type of mobile device, be it laptop, tablet, or otherwise. Given that some teachers still struggle with using their SMART Boards, there’s some concern...


Technical Overload

ciara sayler and katie guyot January 31, 2013

When math teacher Danira Flores sees cell phones glowing on her classroom desks, she doesn’t confiscate them. In fact, she encourages them. That’s because she knows her Algebra and Pre-Calculus students...

Week Without Technology: Rosemary–Day 5

rosemary newsome, reporter January 18, 2013

One thing I've learned for certain from this week without technology: I was not meant for this technological-dependent generation. Sure, I didn't give up my vehicle or the microwave or running water,...

Week Without Technology: Katie--Day 3

Week Without Technology: Katie–Day 3

katie guyot, co-editor-in-chief January 16, 2013

The newspaper has been planning this catastrophic Week Without Technology for a long time. In fact, we've had it on our docket since last year (i.e. late December). We decided that after we survived the...

Since I cant seem to go a day without absorbing cupcake calories through visual osmosis, heres a picture of a batch I made two weeks ago.

Week Without Technology: Katie Guyot–Day 1

katie guyot, co-editor-in-chief January 14, 2013

I imagine going a week without social media, cell phones, television, iPods and vacuum cleaners is going to be a little like fasting for five days, complete with nausea, hallucinations and borderline psychotic...

Week Without Technology: Rosemary Newsome–Day 1

rosemary newsome, reporter January 14, 2013

And you think your Monday was bad? Cheers to myself for kicking off a week without Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TV(besides The Bachelor, no way I was missing episode 2), Pinterest, Pandora, Video/Computer...

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