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The immigration dilemma: how do immigrants impact Liberty?

Katrina Filer and Christina Tuttle
May 11, 2017
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On January 27, 2017, President Trump first issued an executive order temporarily suspending immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries. People from across the political spectrum have weighed in on this policy: supporters claim that the executive order protects American security, while opponents...

The roles of romance and friendship

May 9, 2017
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Valentine’s Day is past, leaving many students wondering what those relationships mean in their lives. According to a recent survey of 296 Liberty students, 26% of Patriots are in a romantic relationship, 10% say “it’s complicated”, and the remaining 64% are single. This holiday is not only about...

Recognizing and respecting Liberty’s religions

Christina Tuttle and Katrina Filer
March 27, 2017
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According to a recent survey of 276 Liberty students, 79 percent of them adhere to some form of religion. The remaining 21 percent are either atheist or agnostic. How does Liberty’s religious variety affect our lives? And how do we confront the religious conflicts and stereotypes in our community?...

Anxiety and Depression: the hidden struggles of a Patriot

Christina Tuttle and Katrina Filer
November 4, 2016
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According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 8 percent of US teens suffer from some type of diagnosed anxiety disorder, and 12.5 percent have experienced at least one depressive episode in the last year. Comparatively, a survey of 237 Liberty students found that anxiety affects roughly 13 percent...

Employment: a benefit or a burden?

Christina Tuttle and Katrina Filer
June 7, 2016
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Imagine the bell rings at 2:16 and as your friends mingle in the hallways discussing their plans for the evening, you sprint out to your car. Instead of driving home to relax, start your schoolwork, or practice for sports, you rush to your job for a five hour shift. With summer approaching, many high...

Define happiness

Kenadi Browne and Megan So
May 5, 2016
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The dictionary defines happiness as “the quality or state of being happy,” including synonyms such as pleasure, joy, exhilaration, bliss, contentedness, delight, and enjoyment. Liberty students know what these words mean, but do they truly know what happiness is? Join the Patriot Press as we explore...

Do you know the truth about vaping?

Kenadi Browne and Megan So
April 18, 2016
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According to a survey of 334 Liberty students, 24% of them have used an e-cigarette, or “vaped,” at least once. But how many of those students truly understand the effects of using this product? How many know exactly what they are inhaling? Join the Patriot Press as we explore the issue of vaping...

Time for Change?

Kenadi Browne and Megan So
February 24, 2016
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During the 2003-2004 school year, the Issaquah School District created a committee to discuss the issue of school start times, which ultimately resulted in no change. Recently, however, this issue has resurfaced, and the proposed bell time change has sparked heated debate in the Issaquah community. While...

Good morning, sleep deprivation

Kenadi Browne and Megan So
December 1, 2015
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A Day in the Life of Liberty Students “Typically, I wake up at about 6 a.m. and come to school. After school, I have swim until 5:30, and then I go home and do homework until 11 p.m. or 12 a.m., depending on what other stuff I have to do. I also do theater, so when it comes to that time of the year,...

Just As I Am: One Extra Chromosome

Kenadi Browne and Megan So
October 22, 2015
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Campbell Wyman leads a typical seventh grade life. He plays multiple sports throughout the year, doing especially well in skiing and swimming. He enjoys his elective classes at Maywood, particularly P.E. and Cooking. He loves Michael Jackson, and he often dances to Thriller. He also has Down syndrome. Down...

The journey to success

Lorrin Johnson and Amanda Roberts
June 2, 2015
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Numbers do not define you The clock has just struck 2 a.m. You approach your computer excitedly, yet hesitantly. You have been waiting all night—no, your entire life— for this moment. Your true worth is about to be displayed on a computer screen; your future will soon be determined by an exhibit...

Cheating: is it worth it?

Lorrin Johnson and Amanda Roberts
April 20, 2015
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Quickly,” your friend says, “before the teacher comes back from the bathroom.” You can feel a little trickle of sweat run down your brow; your hands are shaking as you poise your iPhone in the perfect position for a picture. “I think I hear footsteps coming from outside the door,” another...

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