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Liberty scholar-athlete receives raucous recognition

Liberty scholar-athlete receives raucous recognition

Grant Rayfield, Online Editor

September 29, 2014


Filed under Online Exclusives, Photo of the Day

Last week, senior Quinn Magendanz won the Century Link High School Athlete of the Week award for his outstanding performance in school and multiple sports. He has not only achieved letters in both football and wrestling, but has also maintained a 4.0 while taking several AP classes. He was second team...

Low score, high achievement

Low score, high achievement

Grant Rayfield, Online Editor

September 19, 2014


Filed under Online Exclusives, Photo of the Day

Ben Graham (10) won the State Athlete of the week award from the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA). He was one of 12 state athletes to win this award for his outstanding performance in three matches during the week of Sept. 8-13, with a cumulative score of six under par after all...

Fastpitch aims to bring it all home

Nate Jarvis, Sports Editor

September 3, 2014


Filed under Softball, Sports

The softball team has officially accomplished their goal of making it to State. The team enters the tournament with a current record of 13-12. The athletes play its first tournament game on Friday, May 30 against Kamiakan in Lacey. The team made it to Districts and played a double header against Natha...

Soccer shoots for State title but settles with League win

Nate Jarvis, Sports Editor

September 3, 2014


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The mens soccer team fell short of their goal to win the State Championship game, although they put in a strong effort. The team this year was led by senior captains Colton Ronk, Jacob Muttart and junior captain Ryan Graham. The captains came up with the motto "Bring This Home," which meant bring t...

Adams attains singles victory

Trevor Sytsma, Editor-In-Chief

September 3, 2014


Filed under Sports, Tennis

After a 5-4 season, womens tennis culminated at the KingCo Tournament on May 14 at Mercer Island High School. The team sent nine out of its 12 varsity athletes to the tournament, where senior Jenny Adams placed second in singles and doubles team Sienna Rice (9) and Sadie Demme (11) placed sixth. Ada...

Womens golf drives toward the end of the season

Taylor Jackson, Sports Editor

September 3, 2014


Filed under Golf, Sports

As the regular season closes, the womens golf team sends multiple golfers to post-season competitions. Despite poor weather, the golfers are still performing well in their matches. On April 21, at Mercer Island, junior co-captain Hanna Hanson shot a 46 and sophomore Sami Galluzzo a 49, which were the lo...

Hopes are high for track team as it heads to state

Christine Chappelle, Photography Editor

September 3, 2014


Filed under Sports, Track & Field

The 2014 track and field team has been making history in the books, most recently for breaking school records. The womens 4x100m team of senior Tara Johnson and juniors Shannell Thompson, Danielle Demps, and Cherelle Demps beat the previous school record set in 2000 with a time of 49.74 seconds. "As ...

Why Liberty’s flip teaching isn’t working

Jacqueline Rayfield, Opinion Editor

September 3, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Recently, Liberty’s Pre-Calculus teachers have joined the ranks of teachers using flip teaching. This experimental Pre-Calculus unit is meant to test whether this new teaching technique will be effective at Liberty. Though flip teaching has been found to produce exceptional results in other school...

Liberty’s AP teachers deserve appreciation

September 3, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Press Perspective

It’s one in the morning, and your eyes begin to glaze over as you stare at the computer screen, your half-typed essay glaring right back. Completely unable to fathom why any teacher would ever even consider burdening a poor high school student like you with such a ridiculous amount of homework, you curs...

Overcoming a new crisis of confidence

Sydney Dybing, Opinion Editor

September 3, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Anyone who is aware of history or current events knows that women have made a lot of progress in advancing equality in the last century; however, there is still visible evidence of prejudice against women in payment for jobs, positions of authority in companies, and even in our government. Currentl...

School utters collective post-AP sigh

Shelby Lex, Editor-In-Chief

September 3, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Everything you’ve worked towards this entire year is crammed into 190 minutes of pure torture and agonizing stress that makes your head pound. Your hands cramp, your neck aches from looking down, you’re exhausted and overwhelmed, and you’re straining to get every bit of information you’ve lear...

RIP Dead Week

Anna Malesis, Managing Editor

September 3, 2014


Filed under Beefs, Opinion

Remember back in first semester of freshman year when finals week was bearing down on you for the very first time? So young and so naïve, you didn’t think to question your teachers when they told you not to stress about finding time to prepare. "It’s Dead Week," they consoled you. "You won’t have...

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