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Finishing the year strong

Finishing the year strong

Sydney Willoughby, Staff Writer
May 24, 2016
Filed under Online Exclusives, Photo of the Day

Students in Tracy Dennis’s Chemistry class embark on their final Lab Formal of the year.  Macay Fischer, Maxon Thornhill, Marco Sobrino and Hannah Julius work together as a group in order to complete multiple trials in this reaction lab. “This assignment is crucial to my grade. We need to make sure...

A sonic symphony of sound

A sonic symphony of sound

Wyatt Waters, Staff Writer
May 24, 2016
Filed under Online Exclusives, Photo of the Day

Liberty’s Patriot Philharmonic String Orchestra prepares for the upcoming Black Light Concert at the beginning of June. Violinists, violists, cellists and bassists all work diligently and cooperatively to produce a truly beautiful sound. “To me, Orchestra means family and art. It’s the accumulated...

Celebrating service

Celebrating service

Christina Tuttle, Staff Writer
May 24, 2016
Filed under Online Exclusives, Photo of the Day

Liberty Key Club members attend a Divisional Council Meeting held at Bellevue High School on April 22. These DCMs are held once a month and provide an opportunity for the 10 Key Clubs in the division to meet. While there, members played icebreakers, attended officer workshops, and received awards. “I...

Flipping the classroom

Flipping the classroom

Kiran Singh, Staff Writer
May 24, 2016
Filed under Online Exclusives, Photo of the Day

Mrs. Hafferty’s pre-calculus students engage in a unit where the classroom is “flipped,” letting students do notes at home and complete worksheets in class. “It’s a really effective way to learn,” junior Sienna Rice said. “It makes it easier to understand concepts because you can always...

Pitching with passion

Pitching with passion

Sam Kelderman, Sports Editor
May 24, 2016
Filed under Online Exclusives, Photo of the Day

Junior Torey Anderson leans back and prepares to pitch the ball to his opponent. The patriots’ baseball team played Lake Washington on Friday April 22nd and lost to them 15-5. Even though the patriots lost to them, the boys are 8-11 this season and have experienced a new team dynamic this year which...

Water Woes

Water Woes

Anna Malesis, Editor-in-Chief
May 20, 2016
Filed under Online Exclusives, Photo of the Day

After a plumbing problem, several classrooms and a hallway on the ground floor of the 500 wing were flooded. The hall had to be closed, and after the flood was resolved, the trim was removed, leaving the walls bare and damaged. “It sucks that this happened when the school was so new,” senior Maddie...

The end is near

The end is near

Lorrin Johnson, Editor-in-Chief
May 20, 2016
Filed under Online Exclusives, Photo of the Day, Uncategorized

Senior Amanda Roberts signs the name of her college on the “College Commitment Wall” in the lunchroom. “I can’t believe that we have all committed to colleges and are soon going to start the next chapters of our lives,” Roberts said. “I’m so proud of everyone and cannot wait to see where...

Relay for Life

Relay for Life

Skyler Radford, Focus Editor
May 20, 2016
Filed under Online Exclusives, Photo of the Day, Uncategorized

The Relay for Life was held on May 14th-15th at Issaquah High School and had hundreds of participants supporting cancer survivors and honoring those who passed away from cancer. Lanterns were lit that were decorated by families with relatives who fought cancer; they filled the track and stands where...

Behind the music

Behind the music

Adam Flash, Staff Writer
May 20, 2016
Filed under Online Exclusives, Photo of the Day

The Liberty High School Chamber Strings is in full swing preparing for their final concerts of the year, one on May 11th at Music Alive! and the end of the year concert on June 1st. Here they are pictured rehearsing their piece, Apotheosis. “Orchestra is an activity that makes me happy and I’m re...

5th Edition Corny Corner

May 12, 2016
Filed under Backpage

Do you have eleven protons? Because you are sodium fine. I tried to take a picture of some fog. I mist. Since light travels faster than sound, most people appear bright until they speak. I stayed up all night to see where the sun went. Then it dawned on me. What do you call a frog in a no-parking...

Backpage Cookbook

May 12, 2016
Filed under Backpage

You’re too lazy throughout the year to actually bother learning to cook anything. And now, as AP week rolls around and you’ve locked yourself in your room with nothing but textbooks and self-loathing, what are you to do? You’ve got to eat something. Let the Backpage Cookbook lower you a rope. "Better-than-nothing"...

Fiddler on the Roof: a costuming and theatrical masterpiece

Jocelyn Tierney, Entertainment Editor
May 12, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

Fiddler on the Roof tells the story of a poor, Jewish milkman with a wife and five daughters, whose love, pride and faith helps him face the oppression of turn-of-the century czarist Russia. While it’s true that the acting, music, and sets will help tell this story, another critical element is the...

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