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  • Salmon Days Shenanigans
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    Salmon Days Shenanigans

    Katrina Filer, Feature Editor

    Sophomores Alex Hartford and Ben Nored hang out with some “princesses” before they begin marching in the Salmon Days parade on October 1. “Goofing off before Salmon Days is one of the best parts of band, to be honest. We’ve been practicing for about four weeks, so it feels good to have those... READ MORE »»

  • A day in the life of yearbook
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    A day in the life of yearbook

    Adam Flash, Backpage Editor

    Junior Lauren Wasisco is working hard on the design for her pages of the yearbook.  Wasisco is very excited for the yearbook this year, especially the final product. “I decided to take this class to get more involved at Liberty, and I’m really excited for it to be completed in the spring,” she... READ MORE »»

  • 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 »»

Anxiety and Depression: the hidden struggles of a Patriot

Christina Tuttle and Katrina Filer

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 8 percent of US teens suffer from some type of diagnosed anxiety disorder, and 12.5 percent have experienced at least...  Read More »

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Employment: a benefit or a burden?

June 7, 2016

Define happiness

May 5, 2016

Do you know the truth about vaping?

April 18, 2016

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Gains Kid

Adam Flash, Backpage Editor

It’s 4:30 AM, and you’re at the gym. By 5:00, you’re already halfway through your set. Squats, pull-ups, push-ups, bench. No pain, no gain. Time to get swoll. At breakfast,...  Read More »

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#Relatable Kid

June 7, 2016

The Great Flood: a tragedy to be remembered

June 7, 2016

5th Edition Corny Corner

May 12, 2016

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Does Liberty uphold “We are One”?

Bella Francavilla, Mandy Latham, and Skyler Radford

From the Liberty senior football team’s tradition of picking one word to describe the team, came the phrase “We are One”. The motto was created by the football team...  Read More »

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Profiles: Patriots who ride horses

May 12, 2016

Choosing the military over college

May 12, 2016

Humans of Liberty: JP Hayes (12)

May 12, 2016

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Follow this link to fill out a feedback survey on the quality of the Patriot Press: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/12NTwqwf5wcLRT8Hs2uXUcnR4COeDJanUw4ruJe9hiwU/viewform

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Thompson to leave Liberty; will join Peace Corps in January

Jency Clement, Staff Writer

After first semester, Spanish teacher Meghann Thompson will no longer be at Liberty. Instead, she will travel to Panama to volunteer as a teacher with the Peace Corps. The...  Read More »

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Liberty offers three new classes this school year

Liberty offers three new classes this school year

November 4, 2016

APES is off the schedule

November 4, 2016

DECA prepares for leadership conference

November 4, 2016

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Where’s the beef?: Unavoidable hallway errors

Aria Soeprono, Staff Writer

The obnoxious bell lets out a loud ring as hordes of students rush into the crowded hall. Moments later, you feel a shove and are now sandwiched between the incessant whistler...  Read More »

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Compromise solves America’s identity crisis

November 8, 2016

Letting go of valedictorian, not achievement

November 8, 2016

How English literature shapes student outlook

November 8, 2016

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Patriot Press Reviews: Stranger Things

Abby Russell, Entertainment Editor

This last summer Netflix came out with another hit series called Stranger Things. When watching the first episode, I was very suspicious about what this T.V. series was about—all...  Read More »

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Patriot Press Reviews: The Last Boy and Girl in the World

November 4, 2016

Patriot Press Reviews: Suicide Squad

November 4, 2016

The Patriot Players go mad for the fall play

November 4, 2016

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Liberty Census 2015

Forum for student expression since 1977
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