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Keep freshman in junior high sports

By Emily Donnell, features editor

February 28, 2010

Filed under Opinion

      Due to budget cuts, the district ponders the idea of freshmen coming up to each high school in Lawrence to create a 9-12 high school, but before this happens, the district wants to move up all ninth grade freshme...

Seminar passing period times need revision

By Zach Carnahan, Sports Editor

February 22, 2010

Filed under Opinion

    The current seminar system needs some construction to make it more effective.    Under the current system students are only allowed two chances to visit teachers each day. In order to allow students to travel between...

Face off: Teacher-student communication on Facebook is a bad idea

By Taylor Kidder, Staff Writer

February 15, 2010

Filed under Opinion

Even teachers have picked up on the social networking fad: Facebook. Naturally, being the crazed friend-finders students are, they pounce on this opportunity to fill up their friends list. Students friend this new demographic...

Face off: Teacher-student Facebook communication is fine

By Jake Mather, News Editor

February 15, 2010

Filed under Opinion

With the emergence of prominent social networking sites such as Myspace and Facebook, students need to face a reality: adults, and more specifically teachers, are going to have profiles as well. Now, whether or not students choose...

Senior finals exemption policy needs revision

By Samantha Schwartz, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 15, 2010

Filed under Opinion

Being exempt from senior finals is a privilege, and we appreciate it. However, aspects of the policy could use revision. First, absences due to illness should not be part of the formula. While being sick can definitely cause...

Kansas calls for electronic transcripts

By Nikki Carmody, Staff Writer

November 18, 2009

Filed under Opinion

As senior year flies by, college stress sets in. Fear follows seniors as they question whether their transcript will be sent to the correct schools. Soon, there will be no need for worry. Within two years, Kansas schools will...

Face off: Dress code too stringent

By Kimi Brickey, Staff Writer

November 18, 2009

Filed under Opinion

Check out Face off: Dress code too lenient to hear the other side of the story. Self-expression is defined as expression of one’s own personality, feelings or ideas, as through speech or art. LHS is a school filled with many...

Face off: Dress code too lenient

By Cait Belt, Features Editor

November 18, 2009

Filed under Opinion

Check out Face off: Dress code too strigent for the other side of the story.    Any given person who has walked through the halls of Lawrence High has seen numerous examples of inappropriate dress. Due to global warming, ...

Religious discrimination targets students

By Nikki Carmody, Staff Writer

November 8, 2009

Filed under Opinion

Jesus Freak. Borat’s interpretation of a Jew. Bald-headed Monks. Common labels are stuck on students if they openly show interest in religion. Society has shaped our generation so that many of us reject religion. It is considered...

Skimpy Halloween costumes miss the mark

By Samantha Schwartz, Online Editor-in-Chief

October 30, 2009

Filed under Opinion

Scan the aisles of Spirit or Party America, and you’ll find plenty of skimpy costumes for teens and preteens. Unless one is content with dressing as a witch or, heaven forbid, a nun, there is not much in store. Storybook...

Internet restrictions hinder students

By Nikki Carmody, Staff Writer

October 22, 2009

Filed under Opinion

For students in the USD 497 School District, current internet restrictions are a hindrance. Searching a simple term such as "cracks" on Google will turn up no results, thanks to the district's strict filter. In order to keep...

Busing leaves students behind

By Caitlyn Wangerin, Staff Writer

October 22, 2009

Filed under Opinion

This stomach dropping feeling is common to every student who rides the bus. Bus drivers have been late on arrival and late on pick up. It also has happened during the afternoon pickup that a bus driver came half an hour late, lea...

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