The Patriot Press

Horseback riding: the true definition of equestrian

Tyler Ackerson

November 26, 2012


Filed under Sports

Equestrian is not the name of a sport but an adjective for the sport of horseback riding or a synonym for horseback rider. Equestrian horseback riding focuses on the ability of riding, driving, and vaulting horses. Many may not realize the expert equestrian horseback riders we have at this school: Jo...

For the wall flower in all of us

Sami Beers

November 26, 2012


Filed under Bookmarked

Title: Perks of Being a Wallflower   Author: Stephen Chbosky   Stars: 5/5   Summary: Charlie is a wallflower; observing things that others don’t see. Perks of Being a Wall Flower introduces the reader to the ever insightful Charlie through a collection of letters written throughout his freshman y...

Cheap date and a chick flick

Natalie Gress

November 26, 2012


Filed under Perspective

Dear Friend, I’m writing to you so that you might have the time of your life… or at least make the best of your Friday night with a cheap date and a chick flick. With that thin wallet in your pocket you might think that sitting at home every weekend is all you will remember of your social high sc...

Career center: an unused gem

November 26, 2012


Filed under Opinion, Press Perspective

Every morning, we begin second or sixth period with the daily announcements. We listen to the sporting news or the spirit days’ information, but how often do we listen to the career center announcements? Everyday Liberty students are given a plethora of opportunities: visits from college admission offic...

Science Path II expands opportunities for students

Rachel Shaw

November 26, 2012


Filed under Opinion

The Issaquah School District excels in providing opportunities for students who want to challenge themselves academically. Elementary students can become involved in programs such as SAGE, MERLIN, or Science-Tech, high school students have a variety of Honors and AP classes to choose from, and middle s...

The importance of electives

Storm Bermudez

November 26, 2012


Filed under Opinion

In sophomore English class, I was told that the key to life is simply having something to look forward to. In high school, this can be difficult to remember: with stress due to graduation requirements and grades, I find that students are burnt out. But among the educational humdrum, I’ve found ha...

Security cameras at Liberty—really?

Nathan Dahm

November 26, 2012


Filed under Opinion

With recent incidents of car keying occurring in the parking lot a common question is being raised: "do we need traffic cameras at Liberty?" The answer is yes: there should be no doubts in any student’s mind that while their vehicle is parked on campus it will be safe from any damage caused by the oth...

Physettes Club goes on an arctic expedition

Stephanie Hays

November 26, 2012


Filed under News

I’m trying to connect them with real science. Not something that’s a simulator, not something that’s idealized, but something that is actually out in the physical environment . . . to figure out what is going on," Physettes advisor Mark Buchli said. Due to his successful and innovative teaching...

Japanese internment camp survivor speaks at Liberty

Japanese internment camp survivor speaks at Liberty

Max Greenwald

November 26, 2012


Filed under News

Liberty had the rare opportunity to have Japanese internment camp survivor Tom Kometani appear as a guest speaker for European Studies classes on November 7 to talk about both the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II and his own personal experience in the camps. "We need to hear fro...

New parking lot vandalism raises security questions at LHS

Kendall Isner

November 26, 2012


Filed under News

Recently, seniors Jordy Lee and Kevin Longs’ cars were keyed in the Liberty parking lot. The cars were keyed within a week of each other and park next to each other in the lot. "The repair to my car will cost me $4,000 and I still have no idea who keyed me. It’s really frustrating," Lee said. W...

Brooke Allen

Shelby Lex and Signe Stroming

November 26, 2012


Filed under Who is?

Dogs. Cats. Hamsters. Gerbils. Fish. Guinea Pigs. Rabbits. Chickens. Goats. This may sound like the inventory list from your local pet store, but sophomore Brooke Allen has owned them all at one point. You may have seen Brooke in NJROTC, doing Color Guard, but you wouldn’t necessarily think of st...

Wiener World

Kara Spencer

November 26, 2012


Filed under Focus

 Driving by you see a frankenstein-like mannequin staring you down, pumpkins piled high, and a small white tent sitting in front of a trailer—but what exactly are you looking at? The unique Wiener World is the small cart sitting under that white tent and it should not be stereotyped simply by its...

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