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Use the holidays to have a social life

Lucas Maier, Staff Writer
December 10, 2014
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As we go into the holidays, a time normally seen by your average high school student as a light at the end of the tunnel, many look forward to the glorious break (2 whole weeks!) it as nothing more than an opportunity to stuff their faces with cookies and eggnog. And there’s certainly no issue with...

Counterproductive college mail helps no one

Anna Malesis, Managing Editor
December 8, 2014
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I was just a naïve, young sophomore, and as I sat there, bubbling my personal information into my PSAT answer sheet on an early fall morning, I made a horrible, yet all-to-common, mistake that ravaged the next year of my life. I signed up for College Search. By checking that one, seemingly harmless...

Being stuck behind busses

Gabby Messina, Staff Writer
December 8, 2014
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As I rush out of the house each morning I make a concerted effort to get on the road before the dreaded busses, but this is not always possible. When I realize that I’m stuck behind them, I curse wildly to myself, knowing that my drive will now take about ten times longer. Isn’t it funny how perspectives...

Self-expression in the form of bucket hats

Taylor Jackson, Sports Editor
December 8, 2014
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Lately mornings have been around 30 degrees, give or take a couple (but mostly take). Snow dusts the ground and ice covers my car so entirely that I’ve got to start defrosting it about twenty minutes before I leave, and opening my left rear door is literally impossible. Christmas junkies have been...

Winter wariness pays plentifully

Ian Page, Senior Writer
December 8, 2014
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The winter season is upon us now in full force; ice coats the sidewalks, snow covers the trees and yet there they are. The students, who despite being presented with insurmountable proof that winter is here still insist on wearing shorts, t-shirts and even in extreme situations, tank tops. Anti-freeze...

When is the appropriate time to begin listening to Christmas music?

Lorrin Johnson, Feature Editor
December 8, 2014
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There are two types of people in this world: Christmas music enthusiasts—like myself—and those who think there is “a time and place” for such tunes. We’ve reached the point in the year, post-Thanksgiving and within the universally accepted month of Christmas cheer, where festive music is...

Hear the music – show our instrumentalists some love

Skylar Kylstra, Staff Writer
December 8, 2014
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It is about time that we start recognizing the amazing instrumentalists at Liberty. The band and orchestra are severely under recognized at our school; Liberty is brimming with talent but only a fraction of it (i.e. almost exclusively sports and athletes) seems to be regularly recognized. The orchestra...

Change in weather is beneficial for students

Samantha Kelderman, Staff Writer
December 8, 2014
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Sweater weather! This is definitely a common phrase in this time of year as students bundle up in their favorite winter clothes and indulge themselves with plentiful amounts of warm coffee in order to escape the bitter cold of winter. Social media explodes with mass amounts of pictures that depict the...

The importance of giving back this holiday season

Connor Cherry, Backpage Editor
December 8, 2014
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Starting with Thanksgiving, we are ushered into what many think is the most magical time of the whole year. Yes fellow Patriots, we are talking about the Christmas season. Christmas is the time where we engage in the spirit of giving to show our friends, family and loved ones that we care. While materialistic...

Weather brings out the differences in people

Nate Jarvis, Sports Editor
December 8, 2014
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There are many different styles of clothing people wear at school. For instance there are the kids who wear shorts year round, the girl that wears leggings and a t shirt and the people who are smart enough to dress appropriately for the weather. The kids who wear shorts all the time I commend you...

Ratifying recruitments

Ratifying recruitments

Trevor Sytsma, Editor-In-Chief
December 8, 2014
Filed under Online Exclusives, Photo of the Day

Senior swimmer Mackenna Briggs and senior wrestler Conner Small sign National Letters of Intent to the University of San Diego and Arizona State University, respectively. The National Letter of Intent Signing Day was held on November 12, 2014, at high schools all across the nation. In exchange for formally...

Many voices, one song

Many voices, one song

Signe Stroming, Editor-In-Chief
December 8, 2014
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Members of the Liberty Singers, one of three choirs at Liberty, practice their song “I’ll Be Home,” under with instruction from choral director Robin Wood. This song and several others will be performed at the annual winter music concert on December 9 at 7:00 in the Landback Auditorium. “My favorite...

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