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Unhealthy Obsessions

Megan So, Staff Writer

June 2, 2015


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From bottle caps and stamp collections to thigh gaps and binge-watching shows on Netflix, the obsessions of teenagers have evolved through the years—and the intensity of the obsessions has escalated in correlation. Thanks to the advancement of technology, people have become unable to resist the...

The end of the year feels more like the end of the first semester

Taylor Jackson, Sports Editor

June 2, 2015


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The year is drawing to a close. AP tests are finished, seniors know where they’ll be spending the next two to six years, and those still stuck at Liberty have chosen their classes for next year. The sun is shining and the birds are chirping; summer is literally around the corner. And yet besides ...

Learning to accept your irreversible choices

Sydney Dybing, Opinion Editor

June 2, 2015


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I always thought I was going to be the person to make my college decision on May 1st, and continue to second guess myself throughout the summer until I officially started school – maybe even after that. I’ve always been that kind of person – never 100% sure about the choices I was making, and always...

Battle of the Bands

Sara Bluhm, Photography Editor

June 2, 2015


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On Tuesday, May 19, Liberty saw the return of the much anticipated Battle of the Bands competition. The event was coordinated by Band Director Jared Tanner. “Tonight the funds go towards Liberty’s band program and transportation, but really tonight is about opening up the music community at Liberty...

Is technology negatively impacting the way we learn?

Rachel Hay, Senior Writer

June 2, 2015


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Whether you’ve found yourself stuck on YouTube, clicking on the 400th cat video you’ve watched in the span of one Saturday afternoon, or whether your quest to obtain information for your research paper has turned into checking your Instagram feed, we’re all acutely aware of what a time suck techn...

Gossip: why it needs to stop

Paige Hopkins, Staff Writer

June 2, 2015


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It always starts the same way. “You’ll never believe what I heard last period.” “What? What was it? ” “Well… ” Gossip. We probably do it more than we even realize—whether we are talking about how badly someone did on that math test or our opinion on some couple’s relationship....

Jacqueline Rayfield, Opinion Editor

June 2, 2015


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The lights dim, the actors take their bows and the curtains close. Another successful show has come to an end. After months of grueling rehearsal, the Patriot Players have finally preformed. But as the audience leaves the theater and files into the lobby, and interesting phenomenon can be witnessed....

Summer Productivity: why it’s important

Amanda Roberts, Feature Editor

June 2, 2015


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The final school bell rings and you are finally released from the gates of school that have restricted you from all of your most treasured activities: sleeping, hanging out with friends, sleeping, watching TV, and sleeping. Now that you have gotten through another long and strenuous school year, it...

Why every student should join JSA

Lorrin Johnson, Feature Editor

June 2, 2015


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Politics: the monotonous voices that your dad listens to on the radio in the morning, the skits on Saturday Night Live that you always fast forward through, and the epitome of B-O-R-I-N-G. Or at least that's what you thought politics were. Junior Statesmen of America, a nationwide student-run organization,...

Give me something I can work with

Ian Page, Senior Writer

June 2, 2015


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I don’t like writing beefs all that often but I feel like this one is necessary. As an incoming freshman at Washington State University I’ve made it a habit to check my class Facebook page and try to network and make connections before I arrive in Pullman.  After reading what is probably close to...

Never fear: it’s just the lights

Ellie Hohensinner, News Editor

June 2, 2015


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Imagine yourself taking a leisurely stroll down the hallway, as you see the sign that says “bathroom”. Being a naturally curious soul, you pull open the door and walk inside. Everything is fine and dandy, when all of a sudden the lights go black. With a mild shriek, you nervously look around, trying...

The importance of taking inventory

Connor Cherry, Backpage Editor

June 2, 2015


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As the end of the year approaches, fellow patriots, it is very important to take time and reflect on what you have achieved throughout your career as a student. It is even more important to do this if you are a senior. As we go through high school we come across many concepts that we get thought where...

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