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OPINION: I’m proud of my dad for putting his job on the line in school reopening dispute
Opinions

Zora Lotton-Barker | October 6, 2020

When my dad announced to school board members and administrators that he would quit his job over safety concerns on Thursday night, I was as shocked as anyone.

For as long as I can remember my dad has…

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Technical issues arise during online AP testing
Coronavirus

Nadia Sanburn | May 12, 2020

Students were faced with technical issues while taking the AP Exams today — the first day of AP testing in a new online format launched in the wake of COVID-19 closures.

Physics teacher Zachary Casey…

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Students find love during the pandemic
Coronavirus

Arien Roman | April 29, 2020

Spring is in the air and the time for local love birds to emerge and frolic together is upon us, but couples will have to approach this season of love six feet apart.

During this pandemic, it’s easy…

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Students look for ways to keep in touch while social distancing
Coronavirus

Daniel Davidson | April 21, 2020

While classes go digital, students return to traditional forms of keeping connected
As a child, history teacher Valerie Schrag practiced her penmanship through thank-you notes and corresponding with summer…

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State, district leaders roll out plans for ‘continuous learning’
Coronavirus

Daniel Davidson | March 24, 2020

As teachers assembled over video today to begin planning how learning will continue next week, Superintendent Anthony Lewis reiterates that “less is more.”

The father of four students himself, Lewis…

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For exchange students, COVID-19 means more than missing school
Coronavirus

Daniel Davidson | March 20, 2020

Like other students across Kansas, Michela Cane is being asked to stay home from school because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The only difference is that Cane’s home is thousands of miles away.

Talking…

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Gov. Kelly orders Kansas school buildings to close for rest of year
Coronavirus

Daniel Davidson | March 18, 2020

All Kansas school buildings are to be closed for the remainder of the school year, Gov. Laura Kelly announced today during a press conference.

This order, which applies to all K-12 schools, public and…

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All K-12 schools, activities ordered to close for two weeks
Coronavirus

Daniel Davidson | March 18, 2020

Update 3-17-2020 6:56 p.m. — Gov. Laura Kelly has ordered all K-12 buildings to close for the remainder of the school year.

All K-12 schools, including practices and activities, have been ordered today…

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Students lead the discussion following safety incident
News

Daniel Davidson | February 11, 2020

In the wake of a gun being confiscated from a student on the first day back from break, junior Oscar Schmidt said they notice themselves more regularly planning escape routes when walking into a room.

Schmidt’s…

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Opinion: Change in policy needed to end opioid abuse in sports
Opinions

Henry DeWitt | February 4, 2020

Imagine you are a professional athlete, every day giving your all and pushing your body to the limit through injury and fatigue. Now imagine a single swallow of a pill can make all your pains fade away……

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Voting rights should extend to everyone, even felons
Opinions

Zora Lotton-Barker | February 3, 2020

Voters went to the polls in November to exercise the fundamental right to elect representation for their communities.
But many in said community weren’t given the opportunity to use this most basic…

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Construction seeks to fix chronic issues with Carl Knox facilities
News

Daniel Davidson | January 15, 2020

Anyone who has swam at Carl Knox Natatorium knows exactly why students call it “the swamp.”

Past and current swim team members report that Lawrence High’s pool faces problems unlike any other…

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Student reportedly brought gun to Lawrence High in response to off-campus threat
News

Daniel Davidson | January 10, 2020

Parents need to help students and faculty keep schools safe by securing weapons in the home, Superintendent Anthony Lewis said Thursday in a tweet.

His call to action came a day after a loaded handgun…

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