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Helpless Homecoming Kid

Jordan Carlson, Backpage Editor
October 30, 2014
Filed under Backpage, Backpage Profile

Homecoming, a night of over-anticipated thrills let down by the fact that you are spending way too much money on an outfit you’ll only wear once. But hey, you got the flowers, you got the date, and your parents’ manual 330 horsepower Audi S5. Too bad Dad is driving. Nevertheless, you get to her...

Fly Assassin

Drew Brady, Senior Writer
October 30, 2014
Filed under Backpage, Backpage Profile

You hold one belief in common with Hamlet, Romeo, and almost every other Shakespearean character: if you wait too long to act, you end up dead around the corpses of your loved ones. Your call to action came one day when you were telling people how disgusting you think hunting is, and how awful it...

Happy days are here again: a Backpage tour of our “completed” school

Happy days are here again: a Backpage tour of our “completed” school

Connor Cherry, Backpage Editor
October 30, 2014
Filed under Backpage

Finally, after all these years of blood, sweat and a few tears, our fair school is finally complete. We can breathe a sigh of relief, fellow Patriots: the tyranny of the Construction era is done and the dark days of Portable City are behind us. Thanks to the hardest working construction team in Washington...

Ode to My Lost Love

Jordan Carlson, Backpage Editor
October 30, 2014
Filed under Backpage

Pizza sauce was red our Gatorade was blue my wallet always empty buying stuff from you Hardcore whole grain everything tastes the same my teeth writhing in pain This food is a pile of sh—ame Sugarless sustenance plaguing- our school Fat free Sugar free Sodium free Unhappy me. Liberty’s...

The Corny Corner (Oct 2014)

October 30, 2014
Filed under Backpage, The Crazy Corner

“On a scale of 1 to America, how free are you tonight?” “What did the American say to the Englishmen in the bathroom?” -“Hey! Eur-o-pean!” “Are you an exothermic reaction? ‘Cause you’re looking hot.” “What’s the best way to carve a piece of wood?” “-Whittle by whittle.” “Are...

The healthy, hunger-free kids act

October 30, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Press Perspective

The United States has a weight problem. Today, with 74.1% of the American population overweight, obesity rates continue to increase and 120,000 people die per year of preventable causes related to obesity. The Patriot Press applauds efforts taken by the U.S. government and our school district to solve...

Wednesday: an afternoon-eating monster

Paige Hopkins, Staff Writer
October 30, 2014
Filed under Beefs, Opinion

It’s Wednesday afternoon and I’m sitting in class, glancing edgily at the clock every few seconds. Finally, the numbers flip to 3:35 and the bell rings. I jump from my seat and sprint through the hallways with urgency. Seemingly hours later I make it to my car, but, glancing at the clock, I realize...

College mail is a college fail

Signe Stroming, Editor-In-Chief
October 30, 2014
Filed under Beefs, Opinion

It seemed harmless enough at the time. Who knew filling in those small address boxes on the PSAT registration would result in such a total inundation of college mail? Since the end of sophomore year, a trickle of generic white envelopes swelled into a tsunami of pamphlets oozing with expensive ink and...

Freshmen taking advanced placement classes

Anne Wu, Senior Writer
October 24, 2014
Filed under Opinion

It seems like the class of 2015 always misses out on something. First, we missed the newly remodeled facilities at Maywood. Then, we missed out on Liberty’s new stadiums. And now, we have yet another thing to add to the list – freshmen AP classes. While these missed opportunities are the source of...

Classes: to switch or not to switch?

Paige Hopkins, Staff Writer
October 24, 2014
Filed under Opinion

We’ve all had that feeling. That sense of excitement as you log on to Family Access to find out your schedule after months of anticipation, that quickly turns to dread when you realize you’ve gotten what appears to be the single worst schedule in Liberty High School history. While our guidance...

Complaining is a powerful tool

Gabby Messina, Staff Writer
October 24, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Thanks to students complaining, they no longer need to book it to the library. Students lamenting over their problems can be a powerful tool for change when they speak up about their desires for improvement. If they choose to stay silent, nothing will ever change. The new library is open now after...

Tiger Mountain needs our help:

Jenna Purkis, Guest Columnist
October 24, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Against the best interests of nearly 100 students, the District wishes to make the 2014-2015 school year at Tiger Mountain Community High School its last. Though a detailed proposition hasn’t been pitched, the plan includes Tiger closing in June 2015 and students returning to the three comprehensive...

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