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Group projects without the group

Kalie Murphy, Photography Editor
March 24, 2014
Filed under Column, Online Exclusives

When a teacher announces a group project or quiz, there are always a variety of reactions: sighs of relief, looks of anticipation, or groans of disgust.  Regardless of the reaction, most everyone will agree that group collaboration is a valuable life skill. However, in group tests and projects, the...

Be the tipping point of spirit wear

Trevor Sytsma, Managing Editor
March 24, 2014
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Take a moment and think back to January with me. Not about your hectic finals, your newly made New Year’s resolutions, and your longing for your Winter Break back. No, think back to the Martin Luther King Day assembly we had on a mid-January Friday. At this assembly, you’ll surely remember, Jamie...

The Renton Youth Council provides valuable service

KD Kerstetter, Editor in Chief
March 24, 2014
Filed under Column, Online Exclusives

The Renton Youth Council is a community service organization that has brought together teens from amongst the community for years; uniting the students of the Renton and Issaquah School Districts through one purpose. Liberty High School students, Katherine Kerstetter, Tyler Ackerson, Jenny Adams, Victor...

District should not close Tiger Mountain High School

Signe Stroming, Feature Editor
March 24, 2014
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High school is a terrifying sea filled with moody teenagers and high expectations. You will rarely, if ever, have another situation where you and over one thousand other teenagers congregate in the same place, for 180 days a year, and expected to learn curriculum, prepare for college, and negotiate the...

Quit the whining and keep it positive

Shelby Lex, Feature Editor
March 24, 2014
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A day doesn’t go by when you don’t hear people complaining about something. There’s an endless chorus of people lamenting about how “they are so tired, and just want to go home”, “they don’t want to be here”, “they’re so bored”, or “they can’t wait until the next break”. However,...

The L Café makes its way into our hearts (and bellies)

Rachel Wittenberg, Managing Editor
March 24, 2014
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Along with the other new editions made to our school through the lengthy reconstruction process is the brand new restaurant ran by students involved in the culinary program. While this new kitchen may just seem like another perk of a new school, we need to take more time to recognize the amount of changes...

Liberty does not have a “Breakfast Club”

Natalie Gress, Perspective Editor
March 24, 2014
Filed under Column, Online Exclusives

Throughout my four years at Liberty, I have observed an extremely strong and unique relationship between faculty and students. Sure, “we are one” but I find that the community of Liberty is truly united by a common and basic respect for one another. Liberty is nothing like the Shermer High School...

Class schedule alternatives for upperclassman

Jeremy Stroming, Opinion Editor
March 24, 2014
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As students register for classes this time of year, I wish more would consider more unorthodox options than the usual route. Especially during senior year, students are given a wider variety of options than in the past. The eight period block schedule at Liberty affords students more time and flexibility...

Breaking out of the break mentality

Grant Rayfield, News Editor
March 24, 2014
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Have you ever gone on a long vacation over the summer only to return home and, upon realizing that chores and/or homework still needs to be done proceeded to do absolutely nothing?  If so, you could count yourself typical among many people (myself included) who sometimes find switching back into work-mode...

Leading the pack

Leading the pack

Rebekah Campbell, Entertainment Editor
March 24, 2014
Filed under Online Exclusives, Photo of the Day

Girls’ basketball coach, Curtis Terry, instructs the team during a timeout in their district tournament game against Holy Names at Bellevue College. The girls ended the game with a 61-57 double overtime win to get into regionals of the state tournament. This will be the first time the girls team has...

Building Up

Building Up

Christine Chappelle, Photo Editor
March 6, 2014
Filed under Online Exclusives, Photo of the Day, Showcase

Senior Caleb Wooton and Junior Sydney Dybing work on the 2014 robot for Aerial Assist. They will take this robot to compete at Auburn Mountainview on February 28th, and at Shorewood on March 22nd. Dybing said, “I’m really excited about our team’s prospects this year. We’ve put a lot of effort i...

Pinning a victory

Pinning a victory

Sara Bluhm, Staff Writer
March 6, 2014
Filed under Online Exclusives, Photo of the Day, Showcase

Junior Connor Small wrestles his opponent during the second round of his last match at the 2014 State Wrestling Competition held at the Tacoma dome. Connor won the match with a pin in the third round, earning him the title of third in state for the 160lb weight class. “It was a long season, but Connor’s...

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