• Finishing the year strong
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    Finishing the year strong

    Sydney Willoughby, Staff Writer

    Students in Tracy Dennis’s Chemistry class embark on their final Lab Formal of the year.  Macay Fischer, Maxon Thornhill, Marco Sobrino and Hannah Julius work together as a group in order to complete multiple trials in this reaction lab. “This assignment is crucial to my grade. We need to make sure... READ MORE »»

  • A sonic symphony of sound
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    A sonic symphony of sound

    Wyatt Waters, Staff Writer

    Liberty’s Patriot Philharmonic String Orchestra prepares for the upcoming Black Light Concert at the beginning of June. Violinists, violists, cellists and bassists all work diligently and cooperatively to produce a truly beautiful sound. “To me, Orchestra means family and art. It’s the accumulated... READ MORE »»

  • Celebrating service
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    Celebrating service

    Christina Tuttle, Staff Writer

    Liberty Key Club members attend a Divisional Council Meeting held at Bellevue High School on April 22. These DCMs are held once a month and provide an opportunity for the 10 Key Clubs in the division to meet. While there, members played icebreakers, attended officer workshops, and received awards. “I... READ MORE »»

  • Flipping the classroom
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    Flipping the classroom

    Kiran Singh, Staff Writer

    Mrs. Hafferty’s pre-calculus students engage in a unit where the classroom is “flipped,” letting students do notes at home and complete worksheets in class. “It’s a really effective way to learn,” junior Sienna Rice said. “It makes it easier to understand concepts because you can always... READ MORE »»

  • Pitching with passion
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    Pitching with passion

    Sam Kelderman, Sports Editor

    Junior Torey Anderson leans back and prepares to pitch the ball to his opponent. The patriots’ baseball team played Lake Washington on Friday April 22nd and lost to them 15-5. Even though the patriots lost to them, the boys are 8-11 this season and have experienced a new team dynamic this year which... READ MORE »»

  • Water Woes
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    Water Woes

    Anna Malesis, Editor-in-Chief

    After a plumbing problem, several classrooms and a hallway on the ground floor of the 500 wing were flooded. The hall had to be closed, and after the flood was resolved, the trim was removed, leaving the walls bare and damaged. “It sucks that this happened when the school was so new,” senior Maddie... READ MORE »»

  • The end is near
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    The end is near

    Lorrin Johnson, Editor-in-Chief

    Senior Amanda Roberts signs the name of her college on the “College Commitment Wall” in the lunchroom. “I can’t believe that we have all committed to colleges and are soon going to start the next chapters of our lives,” Roberts said. “I’m so proud of everyone and cannot wait to see where... READ MORE »»

  • Relay for Life
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    Relay for Life

    Skyler Radford, Focus Editor

    The Relay for Life was held on May 14th-15th at Issaquah High School and had hundreds of participants supporting cancer survivors and honoring those who passed away from cancer. Lanterns were lit that were decorated by families with relatives who fought cancer; they filled the track and stands where... READ MORE »»

  • Behind the music
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    Behind the music

    Adam Flash, Staff Writer

    The Liberty High School Chamber Strings is in full swing preparing for their final concerts of the year, one on May 11th at Music Alive! and the end of the year concert on June 1st. Here they are pictured rehearsing their piece, Apotheosis. “Orchestra is an activity that makes me happy and I’m re... READ MORE »»

  • Hawaiians vs. Hunters
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    Hawaiians vs. Hunters

    Sydney Willoughby, Staff Writer

    Tyra Christopherson turns the corner on Savannah Metger, as she rushes another eight yards to end the play. The Powder Puff Football game, the Hawaiians versus the Hunters, ended in a 0-0 draw on Oct. 21. “I had an amazing time when playing with other senior girls. Even though I didn’t really know... READ MORE »»

Congrats, AP Comp Sci students!

Over the weekend, Liberty had 3 teams compete at the Spring PSCSTA programming contest and one of them took 1st place! The Spring 2016 contest was held at the Roosevelt High School Commons in Seattle. During the contest, secondary students from around the Puget Sound solved programming problems in teams of 1-3 people with 1 computer using their programming language of choice (Java!).

Team “Pineapple”, which was comprised of Ian Weiss, Jill Polsin, and Duncan Magendanz, took 1st place in the ~40 team novice division. Also competing for Liberty were the “Girls who can't code" and “CheeseBalls” teams. The “Girls who can't code" team was made up of Maddie Park, Lisa Samuel, and Megan Bui. The “CheeseBalls” were comprised of Ajeet Dhaliwal, Sean Szymanski, and Alex Chapman.

Define happiness

Kenadi Browne and Megan So

The dictionary defines happiness as “the quality or state of being happy,” including synonyms such as pleasure, joy, exhilaration, bliss, contentedness, delight, and enjoyment....  Read More »

May 5, 2016 • Comments Off

Do you know the truth about vaping?

April 18, 2016

Time for Change?

February 24, 2016

Good morning, sleep deprivation

December 1, 2015

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5th Edition Corny Corner

Do you have eleven protons? Because you are sodium fine. I tried to take a picture of some fog. I mist. Since light travels faster than sound, most people appear bright...  Read More »

May 12, 2016 • Comments Off

Backpage Cookbook

May 12, 2016

4th Edition 2016 Corny Corner

April 22, 2016

Top Tips for surviving AP tests

April 22, 2016

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Profiles: Patriots who ride horses

Allie Bowe and Bella Francavilla

Bailie Hawkins Western Style Riding evolved from the ranching and warfare traditions and both equipment and riding style evolved to meet the working needs of the cowboy...  Read More »

May 12, 2016 • Comments Off

Choosing the military over college

May 12, 2016

Humans of Liberty: JP Hayes (12)

May 12, 2016

Humans of Liberty: Anna Woldstad (11)

April 18, 2016

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Q & A with Future Gibson Ek student, Emily Basset

Anna Malesis, Editor-in-Chief

QWhat initially sparked your interest in Gibson Ek? A I have a bunch of friends at my church who are in Bellevue Big Picture, and they all love it. It’s become a really...  Read More »

May 12, 2016 • Comments Off

Twenty-one international DECA participants strive for success

May 5, 2016

Robotics advances to World Championships

May 5, 2016

History Day state results in five national qualifiers and one teacher of the year

May 5, 2016

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Bathroom passes set unfair restrictions

Christina Tuttle, Staff Writer

High school students are entrusted with many responsibilities: driving to school, getting a job, and sometimes even voting. But self-regulating their bathroom usage? Well...  Read More »

May 12, 2016 • Comments Off

Ditch the feuding and support each other

May 12, 2016

Why music is worth the treble

May 12, 2016

The importance of being balanced

May 12, 2016

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Fiddler on the Roof: a costuming and theatrical masterpiece

Jocelyn Tierney, Entertainment Editor

Fiddler on the Roof tells the story of a poor, Jewish milkman with a wife and five daughters, whose love, pride and faith helps him face the oppression of turn-of-the century...  Read More »

May 12, 2016 • Comments Off

Patriot Press Reviews: A Court of Thorns and Roses

April 18, 2016

Patriot Press Reviews: Zootopia

April 18, 2016

Patriot Press Reviews: Castle

April 18, 2016

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