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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

Erb and Flynn watch Shi and Pultz-Earle present their argument on student debt.

Young Democrats and Young Republicans Clubs hold first debate

Jackson Barton, Editor in Chief November 22, 2016

More than 100 students crowded the Black Box Theater on Nov. 3 to watch the first ever debate between the Young Democrats Club and Young Republicans Club. For almost an hour and a half, debate teacher...

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,...

Report addresses hateful social media accounts

Hala Hamid, Reporter May 5, 2015

Logging onto Twitter a couple weeks ago, I saw many of my fellow classmates mentioning and tweeting about a new account called LKnudes. The account has since been suspended, but during its short-lived...

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....

Junior Brandon Wilson chants through his megaphone during a Friday night football game.

Brandon Wilson

Evan Frook, reporter October 22, 2013

Choruses of “L-F-S! L-F-S!” ring out across the football field every Friday night. But amidst the shrill chanting, one voice stands out as two octaves lower than the rest. That voice belongs to junior...

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@FSGrowUp: How Anonymous Accounts Are Harming Students

sam boatright, co-editor-in-chief April 9, 2013

Many students seem to be under the impression that, “If you don’t have anything nice to say about someone, just say it anonymously on Twitter.” So, this is where we’re headed. Hiding behind more...

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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...

Tumblr, along with many social media sites, is unable to be accessed on district computers

Reasoning Behind USD 497’s Blocked Websites Revealed

kyra haas, Reporter January 25, 2013

Tumblr, Facebook, the non-educational Youtube.  Students with extra time on their hands at school often long to reblog a post, poke a friend or watch the latest cute cat video. However, if a student...

Week Without Technology: Rosemary–Day 4

rosemary newsome, reporter January 17, 2013

I think people underestimate the value of social media and its incredibly reliable and speedy method of relaying information, whether it be news worthy of mass amount of retweets or not. As I chat with...

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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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