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Fast Five 10/7/09

By Chloe Sheridan, Staff Writer

October 8, 2009

Courageous Conversations will be held in the Black Box theatre. The event is open to African-American males from 9:55 a.m.-11 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7. Lawrence High boys junior varsity football will be competing against Shawnee ...

High school students struggle to find work

By Blake Hocking, Guest Writer

October 8, 2009

Minimum and lower-wage jobs usually have been open to high school students in Douglas County. However, in this economy, it is tougher for students to get these jobs.             During the last year, Douglas County...

Developing Solutions: Photo students cope with limited funds

By Nikki Carmody, Staff Writer

October 8, 2009

The United States’ current economic situation has resulted in budget cuts all around the country. Because of these cuts, Angelia Perkins' photo studio has come up with other ways to address the budget crunch.    The Lawrence...

Prank text sent to mother on 10/1/09, cops called

By Samantha Schwartz, Online Editor-in-Chief

October 2, 2009

Due to FERPA laws, only the following information can be revealed: A Lawrence High student texted another student's mom using the other student's phone saying that the kid was in danger of being shot. He meant it to be a joke. The...

KU Band Day, Jamboree cancelations disappoint band

By Nikki Carmody, Staff Writer

September 24, 2009

 The Jamboree and the KU Band Day Parade, two major fall events, have been the earliest performances for the Lawrence High Band. This year, however, neither event took place.  The cancellation of the Jamboree was due to incomplete...

Zero Tolerance: A policy of black and white

By Kimi Brickey, Staff Writer

September 24, 2009

A nine-year-old boy at Tonganoxie Elementary School was found with a BB gun in his backpack on July 31. Because of the incident, Leavenworth County made a request for a hearing at the District Court. The gun was found without...

Fast Five: 9/23/09

By John Pollock, Staff Writer

September 24, 2009

At 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, the sophomore football team will play Shawnee Mission East High School. The game will be played on the LHS football field. At 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, the LHS orchestra concerto will ho...

KCTV to cover LHS live on Sept. 25

By Samantha Schwartz, Online Editor-in-Chief

September 18, 2009

KCTV 5 has chosen Lawrence High School as one of their viewing area’s “Cool Schools.” From 5-8 AM Friday, Sept. 25, Channel 5 will have a crew in the main gym interviewing and filming Lawrence High students and staff. Librarian...

Concerns arise over stadium’s readiness

By Kimi Brickey, Staff Writer

September 9, 2009

The first Lawrence High School football game, against Shawnee Mission North, is set for 7 p.m. Sept. 4 at Lawrence High. However, many staff and students question if the location will remain the same. Lawrence High School has...

Budget crunch: school copes with limited funds

By Jon Cohen, Print Editor-in-Chief

September 9, 2009

Starting in May and continuing through June and July, district teachers have had to cut back spending by 50 percent in response to a district wide mandate aimed at cutting costs to balance an ever-shrinking budget.    For li...

Fast Five 9/9/09

By Jake Mather, News Editor

September 9, 2009

The Orchestra Marathon Concert will be from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. Sept. 20. The concert will raise money for their trip to Chicago later this year. To conduct the orchestra hopeful conductors will have to pay a small fee during ...

New superintendent, Doll, faces unique challenges in Lawrence

By Zach Carnahan

September 9, 2009

   When classes started this fall, it was not just the first day for new students. Rick Doll also spent his first day as the new superintendent of the Lawrence School District. Doll took over the position from Randy Weseman...

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