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New mens soccer formation brings success

Lucas Maier, Staff Writer
May 28, 2015
Filed under Soccer, Sports

Whereas most school teams use the more standard 4-4-2 formation of play, Liberty’s Varsity soccer team could be said to be a bit of an outlier, using a less common 4-3-2-1 formation. This structure centers around midfield and defense, has distinct advantages over the standard formation, and has proved to...

ECO Squad educates students on sustainability

Betsy Faris, Staff Writer
May 21, 2015
Filed under News

You’ve probably seen the posters on the back of the bathroom stalls about sustainability and punny tree jokes. But where do they come from? The answer: ECO Squad. ECO Squad is a club where those who are passionate about the environment can congregate and educate others on ways to make our school more...

Diving below the surface with independent research

Ian Page, Senior Writer
May 21, 2015
Filed under News

At Liberty, there are eight seniors working on independent science research projects. Two of these students, Christine Chappelle and Jordan Raymond, are working to apply their engineering and environmental knowledge to the waterways of the Pacific Northwest. Since last summer the duo has been building...

Teaching Academy: preparing the next generation of educators

Allie Bowe, Staff Writer
May 21, 2015
Filed under News

While many students groan at the thought of a classroom after twelve years of school, a selected few would prefer to spend their careers in one. Enter Teaching Academy. Taught by Donna Abbey, the course offers opportunities for students to learn how to teach and interact with elementary school kids...

Madeline McSherry rides to recovery

Betsy Faris, Staff Writer
May 21, 2015
Filed under News

The speed limit was 25, but the black Mercedes came darting out at 50. It should have stopped, but it didn’t. As a result, sophomore Madeline McSherry was hit while riding her horse on November 11, 2013. “Everything was slow motion, and as I sat up, I saw my horse with glass in his legs,” McSherry...

Christine Chapelle triumphs over plane crash by learning to fly

Marthe Jatun, Staff Writer
May 21, 2015
Filed under News

For most people, experiencing a plane crash would probably keep them from developing an interest in flying. But for senior Christine Chappelle, it was the opposite. At ten years old, Chappelle was flying home with her family in a small plane from a vacation in Utah. But just thirty minutes away from...

New gaming club is a smash with student body

Logan Allan, Staff Writer
May 21, 2015
Filed under News

Liberty has welcomed a plethora of new clubs this year, each of them showing how drastically unique our school’s student body is. This year has seen the renewal of the Gender-Sexuality Alliance, the combining of Doctor Who and Harry Potter Club to make FANDOMs Club, and most recently, the advent of...

New green wall caps off green renovation

James Ricks, Staff Writer
May 21, 2015
Filed under News

The school’s structural renovation? Done. New dual flush toilets? Done. Water bottle filling stations even? Done. One would be led to believe that the renovation here at Liberty is finally over, that we’re ready to leave construction behind. And we can. Because it’s finally here. And although...

Mind Matters combats mental health stigma

Ian Page, Senior Writer
May 21, 2015
Filed under News

Mental health in teenagers has always been a topic of importance in high school. And one club at Liberty is working to raise awareness: Mind Matters. Formed by Liberty senior Jenna Purkis and advised by mental health counselor Cecilia Oxford, the club’s goal is to help the student body understand the...

Aspiring director and filmmaker extraordinaire Ash Herrild

James Ricks, Staff Writer
May 21, 2015
Filed under News

The glamour of the camera, the romantic mystique of showbiz, the stories that make us laugh and make us cry—it’s these traits that give the movie industry its notoriety. And although Hollywood is often the source for the latest and greatest of this continually-evolving industry, we really needn’t...

Hawks fans: don’t forget the Moose

Sydney Hopper, Senior Writer
May 18, 2015
Filed under Sports, Sports Opinion

Navy Blue and fluorescent green fills my eyes. 12’s pop up everywhere I look. Flags decorated with “Go Hawks” fly proudly from car windows and roof tops. With two amazing seasons under their belt, the Seahawks have brought Seattle sports pride to what is seemingly an all-time high. But just...

Pastime, sport, or art?

Kenadi Browne, Staff Writer
May 18, 2015
Filed under Sports, Sports Opinion

Ask the person next to you if dance is a sport. You’ll likely hear several answers: dance is a sport because it’s athletic, or it’s not because it’s an art, or dance isn’t a sport at all because all ballerinas do is twirl on their toes. Dancers—and many non-dancers who think they’re allowed...

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