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NJROTC: keeping leadership and community strong

NJROTC: keeping leadership and community strong

Kenadi Browne, Editor-in-Chief

May 15, 2017


Filed under News

As the year comes to a close, Liberty’s NJROTC (National Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps) program reflects significant change due to new leadership and structure under Captain John Deehr. “Captain has really created this motivation for students to actually be a part of the program, to be accountable...

BP Profile: Always pranking kid

May 11, 2017


Filed under Backpage, Backpage Profile

First thing you do when you wake up every morning is grab your air horn and run to your sister’s room. She’s about to be pranked. BWAAAAPPPP. Satisfied that she has been properly woken up, you grab your whoopee cushion and head downstairs. You treat your family to a lovely breakfast of pancakes...

BP Profile: Always getting pranked kid

May 11, 2017


Filed under Backpage, Backpage Profile

It’s approximately four minutes and fifty-three seconds until the most dreadful day of the year: April Fool’s Day. You haven’t slept for the past week because you fear awakening to a world that only consists of atomic wedgies and plastic snakes. You think to yourself, in your “lucky” meditation...

Liberty advice: how to achieve your dream job

Adam Flash, Backpage Editor

May 11, 2017


Filed under Backpage

Reality TV Star: Becoming a reality TV star is not something you can simply decide to be one day. You can’t just wake up to find cameramen and a lighting crew in your room (unless you’re Kim Kardashian). If you want to excel at the job, you need to live and breathe reality TV. You have to train...

The ongoing war over trans bathroom rights

Wyatt Waters, Opinion Editor

May 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Bathrooms, for most people, serve only to satiate a very specific need, and little more. They are not battlegrounds, warzones, nor points of contention. For transgender individuals, however, the opposite is true, for the right of these individuals to use the bathroom of the gender they identify with...

Beef: Touchy-feely people

Chloe Winn, Staff Writer

May 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion

You are sitting at the lunch table when all of a sudden you feel a pair of arms constrict you and a voice say, “Guess who?”. You muster the inner strength to not slap their arms away and remind them for the umpteenth time that you do not want a hug. Another time you are talking to someone, and they...

Beef: Unhooked on desk hooks

Tatum Lindquist, Staff Writer

May 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion

You make your way to your desk, stressing over the loads of homework looming over you. You go to sit down and hang up your backpack on the desk’s fabulous desk hooks, but inevitably your backpack plummets to the filthy floor. No, you did not drop your backpack, but rather it appears your teacher has...

Credit for creativity: athletes of the arts

Soraya Marashi, Staff Writer

May 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion

A rigorous audition process, competitive call backs, and four grueling months of blood, sweat, and hoarse voices – all in the name of the arts. The students in the Drama department, namely, those who participate in the fall play or spring musical, spend about 15 hours or so a week rehearsing, not...

The importance of asking for help

Mehul Krishna, Staff Writer

May 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Imagine sitting there stuck on your Of Mice and Men essay. You are confused with Steinbeck’s deeper meaning and unsure how accurate your analysis is. You just feel that your essay is a mess. You want to ask for help, but you know you need to master these skills on your own. If you ask for help, you...

What’s good: lockers relieve our load

Mehul Krishna, Staff Writer

May 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion

High school students have basically become camels. We are bogged down, carrying so many items, that we have become beasts of burden. First, we have our backpacks. Then we have our heavy textbooks to cram for next test. Then you have your sports clothes and equipment for your after-school sports. Only,...

Valuing the freedom of the press

Tatum Lindquist, Staff Writer

May 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Horror stories of the Orwellian Ministry of Truth may seem unrealistic, but with communication technology on the rise, information—true and false—overwhelms our thoughts and inboxes. How many of us stop to appreciate the freedom of press? Does the public even recognize journalism’s importance anymore? Whether...

What’s good: Kahoot-making reviewing fun

Bridget Ury, Staff Writer

May 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Your shaky finger hovers over your phone waiting for the choices to appear on the screen. The apprehensive music fills your soul and makes your heart beat faster. You read the question and know you know the answer. The second the shapes appear on screen you tap the triangle, confident in your choice....

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