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NJROTC: keeping leadership and community strong

NJROTC: keeping leadership and community strong

Kenadi Browne, Editor-in-Chief
May 15, 2017
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As the year comes to a close, Liberty’s NJROTC (National Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps) program reflects significant change due to new leadership and structure under Captain John Deehr. “Captain has really created this motivation for students to actually be a part of the program, to be accountable...

DECA breaks records, sends 26 to nationals

Kelly Jinguji, Staff Writer
May 11, 2017
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Ten minutes on the clock. You sit down at a table surrounded by students in business professional attire, one prompt in front of you, and sheets of paper beside you. Your scenario asks you to determine the most positive method to approach a customer who is unhappy with the food quality at your restaurant,...

Liberty scores a new scoreboard

Mandy Latham, Senior Writer
May 11, 2017
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Liberty’s scoreboard has seen better days-and now it’s out with the old and in with the new: that is, a new scoreboard. The package deal of the school remodel also included a new score board that will be installed on the football field. The scoreboard has a lot more technology than our school is...

Honors physics explores the universe at UW

Annabelle Smith, Staff Writer
May 11, 2017
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What makes up the mass of the universe? On March 3, Liberty’s Honors Physics students went to the University of Washington to learn about this topic. They attended a lecture on neutrino oscillations, which are the transitions between types of small particles, and a planetarium lecture about astronomy. “The...

Liberty takes necessary precautions for incoming growth

Tina Bardot, Staff Writer
May 11, 2017
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It is 7:20 A.M. and the first bell has just rung. A thousand students begin to move  towards their first period, with placid expressions and a groggy pace. The hallways fill up with this infinite sea of people, preventing any attempt to move faster than the herd. Next year, the “sea” is going to...

Liberty MUN goes to WASMUN conference at UW

Gabe Waldbaum, News Editor
May 11, 2017
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On March 2, eight Liberty students participated in a UW WASMUN event to simulate being United Nations representatives. Each student was assigned one committee, which contains multiple topics for discussion, and a country’s stance to replicate. “We have a small but dedicated MUN club at Liberty,”...

Kennedy to create app

Gabe Waldbaum, News Editor
May 11, 2017
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Your phone buzzes with a reminder saying, “Calculus test review tomorrow from 4-6 pm.” Then, later that day, your mom yells at you that you have eight missing assignments and a brand new one due tomorrow. If they aren’t all turned by the end of the week, you’re grounded. There’s only one problem...

Patriots place at National History Day competition

Aria Soeprono, Staff Writer
May 11, 2017
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On March 4 the National History Day Regional Contest took place at Lake Washington High School. The 17 Liberty students that competed had been researching and preparing for many months, creating a variety of projects that fit this years’ theme “Take a Stand.” “It was so much fun. I just love...

Students plan to build school in Africa

Reegan Weber, Staff Writer
May 11, 2017
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Eight Patriots will travel to Malawi this summer to build a school with hopes of increasing education rates there. In August, the students will fly to Malawi, South Africa where they will build a school for an impoverished community for two weeks through a program called “Build-On”. The travel group...

Issaquah Press closes; community members feel the loss

Hannah Norton, News Editor
May 11, 2017
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One hundred seventeen years. 6,000 issues. 45,000 readers. It’s New Year’s Day, 1900, and the first issue of the Issaquah Independent has been released. To the editors and staff of this newspaper, simply producing their first issue would’ve been incredible. However, little did they know that for...

New club makes an IMPACT on Liberty

Mandy Latham, Senior Writer
May 11, 2017
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Sophomore Gabie Owens has created a club, IMPACT, or Influencing My Peers as a Christian Teenager, a club that wants to be inclusive and more of a family. It started off as a passion project for ASB but has now become a club that hopes to make a major impact on Liberty. “IMPACT’s purpose is to have...

CYC Club celebrates students cultures

Mandy Latham, Senior Writer
May 11, 2017
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CYC, or Celebrating your Culture club came to be through Kurtz explaining the difference between culture appropriation and cultural appreciation. From there Katherine Sergeeva, Jency Clement and Tina Bardot went to Michelle Munson about the creation of CYC club. This club focuses or celebrates the diversities...

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