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Gains Kid

Adam Flash, Backpage Editor

June 7, 2016


Filed under Backpage

It’s 4:30 AM, and you’re at the gym. By 5:00, you’re already halfway through your set. Squats, pull-ups, push-ups, bench. No pain, no gain. Time to get swoll. At breakfast, you prepare a protein shake. Using grit, you carefully try to measure your protein powder before dumping it in the cup, but...

#Relatable Kid

Jacob Hepp, Backpage Editor

June 7, 2016


Filed under Backpage

You wake up to your alarm clock blaring the sultry sounds of a soothing saxophone. You slap the alarm clock, while thinking, “Literally me,” with a deep sense personal connection. Slumping out of your bed, you walk to your bathroom and see yourself in the mirror. Again, your subconscious mind says...

The Great Flood: a tragedy to be remembered

Jacob Hepp, Backpage Editor

June 7, 2016


Filed under Backpage

The date was April 22, 2016. The hallway in the lower bowels of Liberty was silent. Not a sound was to be heard, not a movement to be seen. Suddenly, this serene landscape was tarnished by the sound of running water. The sound grew and grew until, eventually, the intense roar of the raging tides was...

Maywood Civil War simulation trivializes history and promotes racism

Sabrina Suen, Opinion Editor

June 7, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The Situation If you were an 8th grader at Maywood Middle School, then you know that the annual civil war simulation is a rite of passage. The hallmark and climax of their time at Maywood, students are split into the Union and the Confederacy and assigned role-plays. The end of the simulation culminates...

Should Liberty’s prom elections become gender neutral?

Logan Allan, Editor-in-Chief

June 7, 2016


Filed under Opinion

High schools and universities across the country have started to make their prom or homecoming elections gender neutral. While it’s still a relatively new concept, the idea behind making gender neutral royalty elections is a progressive step forward to not measure people by their gender, but by their...

Group projects: an opportunity for leadership

Sabrina Suen, Opinion Editor

June 7, 2016


Filed under Opinion

We all know that group projects can go one of two ways. In one scenario, by some obscene miracle, you get paired with competent, reliable and trustworthy teammates who are more than willing to split the work evenly with you. You each do your part and the experience is pleasant, stress free and the project...

Take advantage of what Liberty offers

Logan Allan, Editor-in-Chief

June 7, 2016


Filed under Opinion

With each year that passes by, students tend to become less involved in activities that they once loved. The club that you used to love and go to weekly becomes a name on the announcements heard once a week; the sport team that you used to play for has gone to state, and you hear about the outcome through...

Farewell Seniors: You Will Be Missed

Kasey Winter, Staff Writer

June 7, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Dear seniors- The fateful time of year has come yet again, where all of us pitiful underclassmen have to watch you seniors leave for college to mold your futures, while us suckers are stuck here for one more year. Don’t get me wrong, all of your little baby underclassmen friends are going to miss...

Netflix sapping students’ ambition

Wyatt Waters, Opinion Editor

June 7, 2016


Filed under Beefs, Opinion

Netflix: everyone’s greatest friend, and worst enemy. It provides us easily distractible students with hours upon hours of television shows, movies, and more. Thus, many of us drift into a stupor of watching episode after episode. It begins innocently. Perhaps your friend shares their Netflix account...

Late work shouldn’t just be accepted, it should be understood

Kasey Winter, Staff Writer

June 7, 2016


Filed under Beefs, Opinion

We all know the terrible feeling when you hand a teacher an assignment late and they give you that dreaded dirty look, from which you can tell the teacher is annoyed at you because you dare ask for an extension or make them do extra grading. Teachers should be more understanding when we ask for an extension...

Media ruins relationships

Wyatt Waters, Opinion Editor

June 7, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Today, Liberty High School is overrun. Not by Martian overlords or fifth-dimensional beings, but by something far more sinister: social media. At all times of the day, patriots are using applications like Snapchat, Facebook and Twitter to interact with others electronically, often at the expense of their...

Editor’s Picks: June 2nd, 2016

McKenzie Fysh, The Beat Editor

June 7, 2016


Filed under The Beat

Beyonce's Lemonade Released on April 23, Beyoncé’s Lemonade stands as one of the icon’s most accomplished compilations yet. Building from Gospel to Rock to R&B influences, Lemonade is a palette of Beyoncé’s signature style: power anthems mixed with reverberating beats. A risk in the e...

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