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How to be ready for college- a senior’s perspective

Lucas Maier, The Beat Editor
October 30, 2015
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High school is a stressful time for many students; between homework, tests, sports, and everyday life, it can be hard for a student to be prepared for next week, let alone what might be years away. But regardless of where you are right now, there is one thing that you should be working on – preparing...

Mr. Worldwide has a lot more to say than Dale

Lorrin Johnson, Editor-in-chief
October 30, 2015
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You probably cringe every time he comes on the radio. The sound of dale (dah-lay) might make you distort your face with disgust and create a sour taste in your mouth. It's likely that you change the radio station when it gets to the Pitbull part of the song. But you're probably also a white teenager...

Essays don’t have to be miserable

Anna Malesis, Editor-in-chief
October 30, 2015
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You stare down at the prompt. Your teacher has assigned yet another essay—another three plus hours of grueling confusion, worry, and boredom; another painful all-nighter of fingers cramping at the keyboard; another rush of anxiety at the idea of your grade plummeting, just after enough time had passed...

Julius Boehm pool renovated

Valerie Adams, Staff Writer
October 30, 2015
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Over the summer, Julius Boehm pool in Issaquah went under a $5 million renovation. The girls’ swim and dive team couldn’t be happier about this makeover. “I remember getting into the pool and being grossed out,” sophomore Marina Prado said. The pool got a new paint job and added all brand...

The nightmare of owning a parking spot

Skyler Radford, Focus Editor
October 30, 2015
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Imagine pulling into the liberty parking lot with ten minutes to spare. You're so proud of getting to school early and when you go to park in your beloved spot, horror comes over you.   Some big truck is parked perfectly in your spot.   The nightmare begins of where on earth to...

Food Fraud

Siri Christopherson, Staff Writer
October 30, 2015
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You walk up to the cafeteria trash can to throw away your empty chip bag and pause to peer inside. Instead of properly disposed-of unrecyclable and non-compostable materials, you are confronted with a chaotic mess of plastic Gatorade bottles, half-eaten sandwiches, whole bananas, and unopened yogurt...

No limits

Sidney Ching, Staff Writer
October 30, 2015
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I think it’s safe to assume that a large percent of the general population at Liberty has watched the movie Mean Girls, or has heard of it. Though it could just be a chick flick that girls (or boys) watch at slumber parties, it could also serve as a source that may be close to the truth in every hi...

Former Louisville assistant coach under investigation

Sean Bates, Senior Writer
October 30, 2015
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The University of Louisville and the FBI are currently investigating a former Louisville Assistant Basketball Coach Andre McGee for reportedly paying for “sex and stripper parties on the Louisville campus for basketball players and recruits,” inside the dorms where the basketball players live. According...

Getting the BIZKNO: why you should stay informed

Paige Hopkins, Backpage Editor
October 30, 2015
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“I don’t have time to keep up on current events.”   In the past few years, I’ve become increasingly aware of a disturbing trend at Liberty: Very few students keep up on current events. And by and far, the biggest reason why is because they don’t have time. And I get it; there are...

Over-achievers need some slack in their lives–so give it to them.

Katrina Filer, Staff Writer
October 30, 2015
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It’s a phrase that people spout out without thinking: “You’re such an over-achiever!” Anyone who writes a few more sentences in that paragraph, anyone who records that extra trial in their chemistry experiment, anyone who dares study for that math test, is immediately shut down by that one label...

The pressure of repeating

Ellie Hohensinner, News Editor
October 30, 2015
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Standing up on the podium. Accepting the trophy. Recognition at school. All of those things are wonderful, until you are expected to do them again. The Liberty High School Swim and Dive team won the 2A state title last year, but how much pressure is there to perform the same way again? How can you...

Why we are just as good as Issaquah and Skyline

Adam Flash, Staff Writer
October 30, 2015
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Students, teachers, and even administrators are always comparing Liberty High School to other high schools (especially Issaquah and Skyline) in things such as test scores, sports, and even the overall quality of the school. This needs to stop. Why do we always have to say, "Well, at Issaquah and Skyline...,"...

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