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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

When I was at KU, I felt at home with the team and I felt the most comfortable, senior Claire Campbell said.

Trust the Process

Ahmed Jakmouj and Will Davis February 27, 2018

Every year high school student-athletes are challenged with the task of choosing which school they want to pursue their collegiate athletic career at. For some, the choice is relatively simple since...

senior Sarah Lieberman

Seniors share plans for post-secondary pursuits

Kyra Haas, Elizabeth Patton and Sydney Gard, Editor in Chief, Reporter and Reporter March 9, 2015

With two tanks of fish, a crested gecko and a baby ball python to care for, senior Michael Quackenbush appreciates not only the University of Kansas’s top-ranked engineering program, but also its close...

Seniors Carson Bowen, Scott Frantz, and Michael Georgie sign to play sports at their college of choice. Bowen, Frantz, and Georgie were all players for Free States football team. The positive is that we are able to recognize the accomplishments of our student-athletes and celebrate their continued participation at the college level, Athletic Director, Mike Hill, said.

Seniors commit to post-secondary schools, continue athletic careers

Maame Britwum , Reporter March 9, 2015

When senior Scott Frantz signed his letter of intent to play football at Kansas State University, emotions were running high. Frantz thanked everyone who helped him along in his athletic journey. “[Signing]...

Pros, cons of waiting to start higher education

Maddie Birchfield, Reporter March 8, 2015

As my senior year comes to a close, the idea of leaving Lawrence to start out on my own becomes more and more daunting. A new experience at a new school in a new town all seems very…new. For some,...

When Kansas Governor Sam Brownback announced his plan to cut the states education budget, criticisms arose from all across the country. The track record that they have had showed that the district weathered pretty good the last round of cuts. To have an education system wholesale turned upside down, I don’t think that would happen.” Principal Ed West said.

Governor Sam Brownback introduces plan to cut school funding

Kenneth Palmer, Copy Editor March 6, 2015

A MoveOn Petition to “Recall Sam Brownback” with upwards of 30,000 signatures from all over the country, a New York Times article questioning the state’s financial plan and plenty of other national...

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...

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What Students Want in College

sarah lieberman, reporter November 14, 2012

Aspen Brunner,10 What is your dream school: I really want to go to BYU (Brigham Young University) to get a major in something, and I want to be a pediatrician.  So, then after that, I’m going  to...

Diversity vs Discrimination

Diversity vs Discrimination

kimberly messineo, reporter November 8, 2012

For most, college is the time of their lives. It’s where they begin the path of being an adult. Many students have dream schools where they would like to see themselves pursuing a degree of their choice. However,...

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