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Senior Waivers Make the World Go Round

Kevin Ahrens
November 26, 2012
Filed under 2012-2013

During senior year, I have many things to be thankful for; off campus lunches, turning 18 and becoming an adult, and deciding on where I want to go for college. But, I am the most thankful for my senior waivers first and second period. Because of these waivers, I am able to live a busy life while also...

Three cheers for administration

Zach Bunch
November 20, 2012
Filed under 2012-2013

Construction sucks. It’s no secret that the consensus among Liberty students is that construction has had a negative impact on school this year. The hallways are more crowded, parking spaces are much farther, we have no commons and no library, there are no real assemblies, and the list goes on. But...

The perks of having wall art

Kalie Murphy
November 20, 2012
Filed under 2012-2013

School at times, can be dull. It can be boring. Time can creep by so slowly that a single minute feels like an eternity. However, I can be thankful that there will always be interesting posters, pictures and miscellaneous items hanging on the wall to successfully divert attention.  Take Mrs. Allen’s...

The most interesting man in the world

Ollie Janders
November 20, 2012
Filed under 2012-2013

My freshman and junior year here at Liberty gave me the opportunity to what I see as one of the best teachers here at Liberty. Mark Buchli, physical science, chemistry and physics teacher, as well as a father at home, and a very active member at the Issaquah School District, dedicates his time giving...

The few, the proud, the Patriots

Jalen Mano
November 20, 2012
Filed under 2012-2013

   There is no doubt that our current educational facilities at Liberty are less desirable than those at Skyline and Issaquah at the moment. There was never any question about how the quality and size of the buildings at Liberty compared to the rest of the Issaquah School District. Yet, in my three...

Thanksgiving is a time for giving, not just food

Grant Rayfield
November 20, 2012
Filed under 2012-2013

To many people at Liberty, thanksgiving is a time of food and family, yet as we approach the holidays, some choose to spend their time honoring the spirit of generosity that also comes with the time of year.  LHS Key Club is once again hosting their annual coat drive to help those in need throughout...

Thanks to the people behind the scenes

Sami Beers
November 20, 2012
Filed under 2012-2013

The lights go down, the sound comes up, the Curtin opens and onstage you see a carefully placed setting,  get the picture?  I'm describing a play, but none of that had anything to do with acting.  All of what I just described was the work of people behind the scenes, and without it all no play wouls...

Don’t thank the player, thank the coach

Rebekah Campbell
November 20, 2012
Filed under 2012-2013

The sports programs here at Liberty would not be able to exist without the players but most importantly, the coaches. Coaches don’t get the amount of thanks that they deserve whether it’s the time they spend on their team or their knowledge they have to give and as players or fans, we deserve to...

Janitorial Staff Sweeps away the Messes of Liberty

Jacob Johnston
November 20, 2012
Filed under 2012-2013

After lunch, as I am walking through the disgusting mountains of filth carelessly scattered around the halls by students, I wonder if humanity exists anymore. But then the next morning, as I walk into school, a sensation of pure ecstasy washes over me.  Oh what glory to see clean hallways throughout...

The Continuing Benefit of the Library, Despite Troubles

Galen Posch
November 20, 2012
Filed under 2012-2013

With construction and space restrictions, the library this year has fallen on difficult times. Yes, it’s about 1/4th the size it was last year, and we all know it has become the butt of certain jokes. Yet the library – even in its diminished state – has proved invaluable to me this school year. ...

Thank you Mr. Bus Driver

KD Kerstetter
November 20, 2012
Filed under 2012-2013

   It takes a great deal of strength, patience, and will power to deal with an angsty teenager, but imagine having to deal with a bus full! We can be rude and obnoxious, especially when it has been a bad day, but why does the bus driver deserve to be the brunt of our frustration? They don’t deserve...

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