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Drugs, Alcohol…Phones?

Drugs, Alcohol…Phones?

Annabelle Smith and Valerie Adams

June 6, 2017


Filed under Feature

Phone Addiction and Your Health It’s no question that anxiety can be seen in many aspects of a teenager’s life. Anxiety levels rise from stressors like exams, family pressure, and important sports events — but what about cell phones? How can a small device that is such a large part of our live...

Modesty reflects our inner confidence

Lilly Moore, staff writer

June 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

As it heats up summer comes around, it is more common that people are seen showing more and more skin, wearing clothes made to gain the attraction of others. Low necked shirts, shorts that really are not long enough to even be called short, and translucent fabrics--because for some reason opaque is no...

Albums Worth Checking Out: X Infinity by Watsky

Albums Worth Checking Out: X Infinity by Watsky

Gabe Waldbaum, Editor-In-Chief

June 2, 2017


Filed under The Beat

Watsky, an upcoming poet and rapper from San Francisco, recently released X Infinity, which contains his most diverse work yet. Each song combines a different set of genres with the only overarching one being rap: “Tiny Glowing Screens part 3” and “Don’t Be Nice” focus on alternative rock, ...

Garrett Waters follows long-loved passion for music

Tina Bardot, Beat Editor

June 2, 2017


Filed under The Beat

Not many people leave high school with a strong idea of what they want to do with their lives. However, for those who have figured out their life plans, being able to get a head start on their passions in life is helpful to the accomplishment of their goals. The exception to this the idea that high...

Teachers reveal prom mishaps

Reegan Weber, staff writer

June 2, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Henry Level:  An absolutely true prom story never begins with prom. It begins with Homecoming. Senior year Homecoming was my first ever dance, and I went with my first ever girlfriend. I didn’t know what to expect, but we danced and rode in a limo and stood around for pictures and she broke up...

Artisans of Liberty showcase their creations

Abby Russell, Entertainment Editor

June 2, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Jana Merca: Jewelry “I make necklaces in all different sizes as a form of stress relief. One day my friend asked, ‘Omg can I buy one?’ I didn’t even think about selling the jewelry I made until then. Eventually I got the point where I needed to make an Instagram, @jemsbyjan, for my necklaces...

Alternative work: Liberty students with internships

Kelly Jinguji, Spotlight Editor

June 2, 2017


Filed under Spotlight

Today, only 16 percent of students have jobs while in high school. Comparing this to the 32 percent who had jobs in high school during the 1990s, it’s obvious that fewer students are in the workforce through the ages of 14 to 18. However, while the number of employed students has greatly declined,...

Mentzel reflects on her first year at Liberty

Karinn Sytsma, Managing Editor

June 2, 2017


Filed under Spotlight

You might not expect coming to teach at a new school in the middle of the year to be easy, but for Spanish teacher Erica Mentzel, that’s exactly what it was. After replacing Spanish teacher Meghann Thompson for the second semester, Mentzel has taught Spanish 1 and 3 classes. “Coming to Liberty...

Humans of Liberty: Kyler Granados

June 2, 2017


Filed under Spotlight

Being Christian, I base my life upon the rules laid out by God and the Bible. I try to follow these rules, but sometimes I falter. I am a human being. I try to be a  kind person no matter what anybody believes or what anybody is: regardless of race or gender you just treat everybody as you would yoursel...

Gardiner’s past that packs a punch: MMA fighting

Chloe Winn, Staff Writer

June 2, 2017


Filed under Spotlight

Imagine you are at Safeway enjoying a smoothie from Jamba Juice when all of a sudden you see two men walk out of the store and two more men run after them. Two of the men start fighting. One reveals himself as a police officer and the other one was trying to steal something. The officer is visibly struggling...

Boys tennis and boys golf swing into State after five month gap

Alex Hartford

June 2, 2017


Filed under Golf, Sports, Tennis

Sports schedules are usually pretty obvious. Preseason matches come first, followed by the regular season, and capped off with the championship right at the end. For boy’s golf and tennis, however, While other teams go off to their state matches in the fall, these two sports go back to the drawing...

Junior to compete in World Orienteering Championships

Christina Tuttle, Editor-In-Chief

June 2, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

She leaps over a log, splashes through a creek, and weaves through a grove of trees. Compass grasped in her palm, she sprints through the forest. A flash of orange catches her attention, and she scrambles over to the flag peeking out from behind a bush. After quickly scanning the electronic stick on...

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