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Drawing the line between defacement and doodles

Storm Bermudez
April 30, 2013
Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

On the plains of high school desks, you can see the roaming populations of graphite organisms and places, originating from the brains of young Patriots. Their existence is endangered not just because of their smear-prone nature, but because their creation is considered not only vandalism, but juvenile...

Thank you artists

Kendall Isner
April 26, 2013
Filed under Entertainment

When looking at art, it’s often easy to think, "I could do that". But the truth is that artistic expression is often harder than it seems. Some of the less artistically inclined. Patriot Press staff took on the challenge and created the following "works of art." As writers on the Patriot Press staff, w...

Savior at Skyline

Mackenna Briggs
April 26, 2013
Filed under Feature

More than 34,000 people in the U.S. commit suicide due to depression each year—three every hour, or one attempt made every minute. Most people do not know how they can save the life of someone who is depressed and contemplating suicide, but a student from Skyline was capable and succeeded in doing just ...

Understanding Depression Continued

Nathan Dahm
April 26, 2013
Filed under Feature

On the other hand, it is possible for a person to be too sensitive; this usually is seen as a chief cause of depression. Holding on to too much information, or information that does not necessarily matter, is a primary cause of anxiety, and a primary cause of depression. "All of the little details, the com...

Understanding Depression

Jacob Johnston
April 26, 2013
Filed under Feature

With both an increased number of depressed students and an increased number of student suicides seen in the Issaquah District this year, the effects on the students are clear, yet they also beg the question—what is the cause of emotions that lead to such a state of despair? The answer is that causes of depres...

Facing Depression

Anjali D'Souza and Lena Donovan
April 26, 2013
Filed under Feature

Across the room, a girl takes notes diligently as the teacher lectures about the industrial revolution and its impact on inner-city commerce. She pauses occasionally to listen to her friends or interject her own part of the side conversation. She is smiling and laughing happily. Then the teacher calls on he...

Students explore career options at Bellevue College

Olliver Janders
April 26, 2013
Filed under News

On Friday, March 22, a record 27 Liberty students attended the Expanding Your Horizons conference at Bellevue College.  This five hour conference is put on by the American Association of University Women and aims at increasing the interest of young women in science, technology, engineering and math. "The ...

An insightful look into Kami

An insightful look into Kami

Kalie Murphy
April 26, 2013
Filed under News

A car streaks around a corner—the driver unable to stop—and crashes head-on into the building, plowing into middle of the restaurant. In the immediate aftermath, Liberty students worried that they had lost a cherished part of their community: Kami Teriyaki. Two months later Kami is back to serving stud...

Valedictorian should be by merit, not numbers

Max Greenwald
April 24, 2013
Filed under Column, Online Exclusives

Valedictorian is an extremely prestigious title, representing the all-around most academically excellent student in a class, and yet today in Liberty High School two digits on a transcript – a 4 and a 0 – are more likely to earn somebody the position than eagerness to learn and effort and success...

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