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Air quality and you: what you need to breathe

Joel Tinseth, The Beat Editor

January 26, 2015


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Though finals are typically a very stressful time for Patriots, and it gets hard to breathe, the one thing that I can personally guarantee you have not thought about yet is the air quality in which your academic travails take place in. As construction workers run rampantly across our glorious campus...

Six strategies to de-stress

Jocelyn Tierney, Entertainment Editor

January 26, 2015


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Being a high school student is stressful; there’s no doubt about it. We have to worry about grades, sports, studying for the SAT, our social lives, college applications, part-time jobs, extracurriculars, getting enough sleep, and the list goes on and on. And if our lives weren’t stressful enough,...

Jazz club creates cool jams

Drew Brady, Staff Writer

January 26, 2015


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Jazz is a genre that captivates its listeners and players alike. Many high school students across the country study the work of Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, and many more with equally interesting names. One of the more intense musical experiences comes from the jazz combo....

Freedom in the modern age

James Ricks, Staff Writer

January 26, 2015


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Freedom of speech, of assembly, to worship as we choose—the rights we cherish in our country are no longer rare worldwide. It’s a privileged age in which we live, one in which the rights of people worldwide have merit and importance. We in journalism especially revere these inalienable rights, as...

Bringing dead week back from the grave

Hannah Matson, Design Editor

January 26, 2015


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You’ve probably heard of the calm before the storm—that peaceful moment where thunderheads hang in the sky like a warning, where the only sound is the clipped chirping of songbirds, where the whole world seems to be holding its breath.  Well, at Liberty High school, there is no calm.  There is...

FANDOMS Club brings a bit of magic to Mondays

Logan Allen, Staff Writer

January 26, 2015


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I can still remember my first Sorting Feast of my first year. The lights were dimmed, and the floating candles warmed the room with an enchanting golden glow. The scowling sorting hat glared at me from its slouching perch on the stool, and I fidgeted my hands nervously with the ends of my black sleeves,...

Keeping school spirit “We Are One” after football season

Jacqueline Rayfield, Opinion Editor

January 26, 2015


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Every Friday night at the beginning of the school year goes about the same. The bell rings at 2:16 and everyone excitedly scurries off in different directions to their weekend activities, but at 7:00, we are all back at school, packed into the stands. Everyone cheers on the team and enjoys themselves...

The importance of procrastination

Brittany Toombs, Staff Writer

January 26, 2015


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Tumblr. Twitter. Trivia Crack. Instagram. And the holy grail of all holy grails: Netflix. These lifelines are a blessing and a curse. They hold our fascination during “short breaks” from CROs and “quick check-ins” in-between math problems. If every mile I scrolled on Tumblr was equal to me running...

The all-day effects of all-nighters

Betsy Faris, Staff Writer

January 26, 2015


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One of the worst feelings in the world is the minute you realize its 10:45 and you are not even half way done with whatever assignment your teachers plagued you with this week. Everything starts out fine: the adrenaline (aka massive amounts of caffeine) kicks in as the time creeps away slowly, and every...

How to sleep smart

Anne Wu, Staff Writer

January 26, 2015


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All of us have experienced it before: the moment when the awful wailing of your 6:00 AM alarm blasts your eardrums like the enraged cries of a cat being bathed. The valiant battle waged between willpower and the delusional belief that “just five more minutes” of sleep won’t hurt. The agonizing...

Back from the dead

Allie Bowe, Staff Writer

January 26, 2015


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The week before finals is relaxing. The only homework there is to do is study. Teachers give time in class to review, and try to help prepare for the test of the semester. There’s even time to hang out with your friends and relax before the stressful week that determines your grade’s fate. Oh...

Caffeine Conoisseur

Caffeine Conoisseur

Jordan Carlson, Backpage Editor

January 26, 2015


Filed under Online Exclusives, Photo of the Day

The Caffeine craze hits liberty. Joel Tinseth here is testing the limits of caffeine consumption and destroying it. As featured in this picture, Joel’s 100 oz container commonly known as the Chuginator is used on the daily for caffeinated energy drink consumption. Nobody knows the full extent of caffeine...

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