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Too Kool 4 Skool Kid

December 7, 2015


Filed under Backpage, Backpage Profile

It’s not as if you woke up and decided to be the coolest guy around. It kinda just…happened. After all, planning ahead is for your parents. Lame. You get in your car—it’s yours, not your parents’—crank up the Kendrick and roll into school. You notice with a hint of disgust how absolutely...

Way too early for Christmas kid

December 7, 2015


Filed under Backpage, Backpage Profile

You sit in your kitchen, anxiously checking the clock every half second. Once the hand flips to 12:00, signifying the official end of October, you rise in a frenzy. It’s Christmas season, baby. You rush through your house, replacing everything with Christmas-themed objects. The plain place-mats become...

Rumors abound of yet another fall holiday

James Ricks, Backpage Editor

December 7, 2015


Filed under Backpage

As if stressing about Halloween, Black Friday and Christmas wasn’t enough, it’s come to our attention at Backpage headquarters that there is yet another holiday to worry about as the year comes to a close: the locals call it “Thanksgiving.” Apparently, before the revered tradition of Black Friday—hallowed...

Ca-ching, ca-chow, ca-choo: Bill Nye is that you?

Lorrin Johnson, Editor-in-Chief

December 7, 2015


Filed under Backpage

Long have we wondered what may lie past the lab tables in Liberty’s science classrooms…But few have dared to venture beyond the safety net of the familiar “No Monkey Business” posters and overwhelmingly large periodic table canvases. Luckily, the brave staff at Backpage has taken matters in...

Top 12 ideas for Thanksgiving leftovers

Paige Hopkins, Backpage Editor

December 7, 2015


Filed under Backpage

As a test of intelligence, hide various food in the Y-Lab. See how long it takes the yearbook kids to notice. In lieu of the traditional highlighter, use cranberry sauce for your notes. As an added bonus, your homework will also be identifiable solely by smell. To recapture the youthful glow of midd...

Play it forward: support Liberty’s music programs

Issabelle Hayden, Senior Writer

December 7, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Head over to the 1200 wing and what do you hear? Trumpets sounding? Voices harmonizing? The pizzicato of violins? All of the above? No matter which of our three musical programs is practicing at the time of your visit, you are sure to hear amazing talent flowing through those halls. Liberty’s music...

Cultural Appropriation: where to draw the line between honoring and mocking

Sara Flash and Tyra Christopherson

December 7, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Press Perspective

When you think of the winter months of the year, some common things come to mind: Halloween, Christmas trees and more sweets than any one person knows what to do with. But in the midst of this happy and festive time of year, it is important to recognize the traditions we are following, the ways we are...

The books aren’t just furniture: take advantage of the books of the Liberty library

Brittany Toombs, Managing Editor

December 7, 2015


Filed under Beefs, Opinion

Every time I waltz into our library, I don’t spot kids engrossed in the hundreds of books the library offers. All I see is you scrubs printing off the CRO you forgot about until ten minutes before the lunch bell. . . which is understandable (happens to me daily). But the library is much more that its...

Skip the unnecessary skip days, seniors!

Boston Munro, Senior Writer

December 7, 2015


Filed under Beefs, Opinion

I’m not feeling well today and will not be in attendance at school.  Yeah, I have a dentist appointment, and so I can’t come to school today… at all.  I overslept my alarm and slept in until 2:16.  These are just some of many of the “excuses” Liberty students used to take part in the high...

Put the SAT into perspective

Anna Malesis, Editor-in-Chief

December 7, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Since middle school, it’s been looming just over the horizon—an abstract monstrosity that filled your heart with giddy fear—but now that you’re in high school, you must face it. You must confront the SAT. But what really is it? That doesn’t seem like a difficult question; anyone could tell...

Is it okay to offer extra credit for canned food?

Carlyn Schmidgall, Senior Writer

December 7, 2015


Filed under Opinion

It’s hard to imagine finding anything wrong with collecting food for the hungry, but a handful of Liberty’s teachers have managed to do just that. With Liberty’s annual canned food drive quickly approaching, contention has developed about offering extra credit in exchange for non-perishable food...

The fight between AP math classes ends here

Tyra Christopherson, Opinion Editor

December 7, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Once students reach the upper tiers of Liberty’s math classes, they are faced with a choice between AP Statistics and AP Calculus. Certain teachers may prioritize one over the other, but students are left questioning which one is better? The answer is actually quite simple. One isn’t better than...

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