The Budget

Fire sparks concern over school’s preparedness

By Jon Cohen, Print Editor in Chief

May 12, 2010

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It was quiet. Too quiet. In fact, one could say it was dangerously quiet at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 28 as red and orange flames leaped from vents in Mark Rickabaugh's room 153. Putrid fumes filled the hall, students...

Teachers, administrators to depart from LHS at year’s end

By Jon Cohen, Print Editor-in-Chief

May 3, 2010

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The year was 1976, the president was Jimmy Carter and a young Jan Leonard was beginning her teaching career as a junior high language arts instructor in Topeka. Now, some 34 years later, Leonard is ready to start something new.   ...

Monday morning mayhem: Senior charade baffles school

By Samantha Schwartz and Zach Carnahan

May 3, 2010

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At 11:30 p.m. Sunday, April 25, 13 senior boys climbed through the outside window of the concessions booth to pull an unexpected senior prank.    The prank consisted of taking desks out of class rooms, moving them into hallways...

BB gun found on HS campus, administration reacts

By Jake Mather, A&E Editor

April 29, 2010

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    At 3 p.m. Friday, April 2, USD497 was notified by the Lawrence Police Department that a student had an unloaded firearm in a vehicle parked on the LHS campus earlier in the day.     Several zero-tolerance policies...

End of LHS career may be near for Prevention Specialist Diane Ash

By Jon Cohen, Print Editor-in-Chief

April 29, 2010

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   Prevention specialist Diane Ash arrived at Lawrence High in August 1991, facing a daunting task. She had to create a culture—a culture in which high school students could openly discuss problems ranging from drugs and alc...

School board works to cut budgets efficiently

By Jessie Freeman, Staff Writer

April 8, 2010

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With the budget being as tight as it is, the school board has had no choice but to make budget cuts. It was a very lengthy process with a lot of information to take in, along with the politics of public opinion.    The board...

LHS adjusts to budget cuts

By Jon Cohen, Print Editor-in-Chief

April 8, 2010

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After a wearisome two months of budget cuts, the school board announced its balanced budget March 9. The decision calls for a $4.66 million budget reduction, the effects of which will be felt throughout the Lawrence school system.   ...

State legislature poised to cut school budget again

By Jon Cohen, Online Editor-in-Chief

April 8, 2010

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Is the storm over, or are we simply in the eye of hurricane? That is the question district administrators and staff are left to ponder after the latest deluge of budget cuts on March 9.    The school board struck $4.66 million...

Fast Five 4/7/10

By Jon Cohen, Online Editor-in-Chief

April 8, 2010

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Lawrence High will offer the ACT test 8 a.m. Saturday, April 10. Test takers will need to bring test registration forms and photo ID to the door. Counselors also advise students to arrive half an hour early. The boys varsity ten...

Forensics students qualify for state

By Samantha Schwartz, Online Editor-in-Chief

April 2, 2010

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The forensics season comes to an end in two weeks. After the Free State invitational this weekend and the Ottawa tournament following, all state qualifiers can begin to prepare for the next stage of competition. Thus far, the...

Slice of Nice: A lesson I’m still working on

March 9, 2010

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It's been a rough couple of weeks. Though I've done some things right, I've also failed. A lot. After wallowing in self-pity and frustration at my lack of success for over 48 hours, my dad finally sat me down for a talk. I...

Fast Five 3/8/10

By Natalie Wilkins, Staff Writer

March 8, 2010

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On Friday, Feb. 26, physics teacher Andy Bricker earned the Kansas State Department of Education's Horizon Award as an exemplary novice educator. Choir Director Cathy Crispino was presented the District Secondary Education Teache...

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