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Liberty’s best-kept secret: water bottle filling stations

Will Wick, Staff Writer
November 27, 2015
Filed under 2015-2016, Thanksgiving Columns

This year, I am most thankful for Liberty's water bottle filling stations. While there may only be two in the school, they make a huge impact on the small subset of the student population that has become aware of them. Last year, there was just one water bottle filling station. It was in the 6000...

Counselors provide someone to talk to

Allie Bowe, Focus Editor
November 27, 2015
Filed under 2015-2016, Online Exclusives, Thanksgiving Columns

Writing letters of recommendation, making sure everyone graduates on time, and helping students with their everyday stresses: the counselors' at Liberty are incredibly helpful people that I wish I knew about before this year, because they have helped me more than I realized they could in just the last...

Tough teachers deserve our thanks, too

Christina Tuttle, Staff Writer
November 27, 2015
Filed under 2015-2016, Online Exclusives, Thanksgiving Columns

We've all had that teacher: the one who you can never impress, the one whose tests you spend hours studying for. Every time you step into their class, you can almost feel your heart--and your grade-- drop. But these tough teachers are some of the most underappreciated members of the Liberty community. We...

What meme are you?

What meme are you?

Logan Allan, Online Editor
November 25, 2015
Filed under Online Editor's Corner, Online Exclusives

“Meme”- an element of a culture or system of behavior that may be considered to be passed from one individual to another by nongenetic means, especially imitation. Or simply said, a video, a piece of text, a picture, or a caption that is rapidly spread by Internet users to other Internet users. Take...

A pro-insomniac’s tips on sleep

Megan So, Feature Editor
November 24, 2015
Filed under Column, Online Exclusives

Black. Is that what you see? Or is it the inability to see that you face? Either way, time is ticking on by as you lay in the silence of the early morning, and the time you set on your alarm is approaching alarmingly quickly--no pun intended. Since it is highly unlikely that you will fall asleep anytime...

Liberty students protest water leak

James Ricks, Backpage Editor
November 24, 2015
Filed under Column, Online Exclusives

Liberty High School has a number of traditions. Whether it’s the spirit stick at assemblies, or the “Bod Squad” at Homecoming, the culture of Liberty is largely founded on our heritage. In the past few months, however, one of these Liberty traditions has come into question: the English hall water...

How to not effectively get through class without an existential crises

Fiona Hinkulow, Senior Writer
November 24, 2015
Filed under Column, Online Exclusives

Deep contemplative moods can strike us when we are least expecting them. In the tortoise (half-awake, half-asleep) mode, after only having 4 hours of sleep the night before doing whatever assignment I had to do for whatever AP class, I get up and blast “A Soft Jazz Backdrop” playlist via my Spotify...

How to have a FRIENDSgiving party

Brittany Toombs, Managing Editor
November 24, 2015
Filed under Column, Online Exclusives

Thanksgiving is a magical holiday: you basically have a federally-recognized excuse to eat excessively for a whole weekend. Don’t let this year’s Thanksgiving go to waste by only celebrating on November 26: throw your very own FRIENDS-giving party! The weekend before Thanksgiving, invite your...

Giving thanks to rain, black coffee, and a moment of quiet

Wyatt Waters, Staff Writer
November 19, 2015
Filed under 2015-2016, Thanksgiving Columns

In these modern times, there is often little time to pause, reflect, and contemplate the significance—and insanity—of our lives. In these precious moments, I can calm the constantly raging storm of stressful thoughts waging in my mind, and put everything into perspective. I am thankful for these...

Singing my praise for Mrs. Wood

Valerie Adams, Staff Writer
November 19, 2015
Filed under 2015-2016, Thanksgiving Columns

This Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for the superwoman of the PAC. I’m thankful for the woman that takes hours out of her lunch, sleep, and before/after school hours for her students. I’m thankful for the millions of copies of music that she makes. I’m thankful for choir director, Robin Wood.   Many...

Thankful for Liberty’s eight period schedule

Tyra Christopherson, Opinion Editor
November 19, 2015
Filed under 2015-2016, Thanksgiving Columns

Although many things set Liberty apart from our sister high schools in the Issaquah School District, one of the most striking differences is our 8-period schedule. While Skyline and Issaquah confine their students with a 6-period schedule, we Liberty students have freedom to explore a wider breadth of...

Thank you Liberty for the atmosphere of equality

Syler Radford, Focus Editor
November 19, 2015
Filed under 2015-2016, Thanksgiving Columns

This year the student body welcomed more gay and transgender students than in years past, and didn’t blink an eye. Knowing some of those individuals personally and seeing their unease in the first weeks of school showed how important it is for them to feel like they belong. The patriot body proudly...

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