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Where’s the beef?: Unavoidable hallway errors

Aria Soeprono, Staff Writer

November 8, 2016


Filed under Beefs, Opinion

The obnoxious bell lets out a loud ring as hordes of students rush into the crowded hall. Moments later, you feel a shove and are now sandwiched between the incessant whistler and someone who has not yet discovered the miraculous powers of deodorant. As soon as you catch sight of an escape from the offensive...

Compromise solves America’s identity crisis

Logan Allan, Editor-in-Chief

November 8, 2016


Filed under Opinion

We’ve all heard the millennial stereotypes: lazy and far too dependent on their parents or guardians, possessing loose morals, expecting great results and praise for very little work, and being so sucked into their devilish technology that they no longer understand how to have that “human connection”...

Letting go of valedictorian, not achievement

Felicia Yan, Staff Writer

November 8, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Starting with the class of 2017, the Latin Honors System’s summa cum laude will be implemented in place of the Valedictorian, meaning that more students will be recognized for their academic achievement. Some students believe this is an effect of “Participation Trophy Syndrome”, in which all students...

How English literature shapes student outlook

Wyatt Waters, Opinion Editor

November 8, 2016


Filed under Opinion

It’s a sensation that everyone knows: as the final words of the novel pass under your eyes, an anxious energy swells, dredging up a million thoughts and emotions. Closing the cover of the book, those words continue to glimmer in your mind, and slowly a vague understanding begins to sprout. Such is...

Environmental apathy carries consequences

Aria Soeprono, Staff Writer

November 8, 2016


Filed under Opinion

With rising media influence and decreasing time spent outdoors, students are losing contact with the beautiful planet we are lucky enough to inhabit. If this pattern persists, we risk compromising the intricacies of the world for a shallow mentality that isolates individuals in a bubble of self-indulgence. Ignoring...

What’s good: Light at the end of the tunnel

Lillian Moore, Staff Writer

November 8, 2016


Filed under Opinion

For all the days when you are sitting in class looking longingly out the window at the beautiful sunny outdoors, it is always good to know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Liberty provides lots of space for students to sit outside during lunches and get that much needed sunshine. Even...

What’s good?: Origin Edition

Sabrina Suen, Opinion Editor

November 8, 2016


Filed under Opinion

What’s good? They’re two simple words that suddenly call us back from the spiral of negativity we are so easily drawn into. It’s a reminder that gratitude and appreciation aren’t just emotion we hold silently within ourselves, but gifts we are handed in an increasingly negative society. As humans,...

Youth Voter Apathy: The ultimate consequence

Soraya Marashi, Senior Writer

November 8, 2016


Filed under Beyond Liberty

Nowadays, it’s extremely common to overhear a conversation between two adults about the rotten, rebellious, and politically incompetent youth of the modern day (you and I). In fact, at this point in the election year, we’ve just about seen and heard it all: politicians love to discuss it, newscasters...

Political Polarization: a national epidemic

Kiran Singh, Beyond Liberty Editor

November 8, 2016


Filed under Beyond Liberty

Everyone’s had a moment where they’ve automatically judged someone for their political affiliation. It’s a common reaction you can’t be blamed for having; I’m not innocent either. However, this line of thinking is part of a bigger disease that’s dividing our nation to the point of no return....

Editor’s Pick: 22 a Million

McKenzie Fysh, The Beat Editor

November 8, 2016


Filed under The Beat

Bon Iver’s third LP, 22 A Million stands in contrast to his older albums, which employed more folk and acoustic sound. With the use of casette tape scratches to create arranged glitches, autotune to produce processed voices, and ethereal harmonies made by a synthesizer, the result is a sound that is...

Editor’s Pick: Signs of Light

McKenzie Fysh, The Beat Editor

November 8, 2016


Filed under The Beat

One of the Pacific Northwest’s most promising music groups, The Head and the Heart. This eclectic American indie folk band. At the start of September, The Head and the Heart This group is recognizable by their rustic and uncluttered artistry. Although this vérité style is still found in songs like...

Yee Vang shares history through music

Kelly Jinguji, Staff Writer

November 8, 2016


Filed under The Beat

“Music is communication. It truly shows you how the human mind can connect to others,” senior musician and performer Yee Vang said. “Music can ease the soul.” Vang’s music career began nearly seven years ago after he learned the history of his ethnic community. “In 2009, there was an event...

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