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How effective are masks really?

November 24, 2020

 We all miss the pre-2020, pre-mask lifestyle. It was nice not walking around with face coverings on, looking like a neurosurgeon-bank robber hybrid. It was a blessing to be able to leave home without...

How fake is fake news really?

November 24, 2020
2020 is a year of mixed signals and polarization. There is a Twilight Zone-like atmosphere of mistrust and opposition, mixed messages being sent from our leaders, international threats, and questionable information. Most of this distrust stems back not only to our politicians, but to our news sources. 

Military Service

November 24, 2020

Sometimes, school of any kind isn’t something we’re ready for after spending so much of our lives doing nothing else. Not everybody is cut out to transition directly into a job, either. One option...

Washington State Elections

November 24, 2020

Legislature:  Our state legislature is similar to the national one, with a governor and other executive positions elected every four years. In the House of Representatives, there 98 members, with...

To university or beyond

To university or beyond
Thinking about the future can be scary, and high school is usually the time when thinking becomes serious and dreams turn into plans. For most of us, it’s expected that our high school years are spent preparing for college and buffing up our resumes before we apply. 
November 24, 2020
Thinking about the future can be scary, and high school is usually the time when thinking becomes serious and dreams turn into plans. For most of us, it’s expected that our high school years are spent preparing for college and buffing up our resumes before we apply. 

Freshman Feature: Ava Wall

November 24, 2020

Inspired by CBS News' "Everybody Has A Story" segment, in the Freshman Feature, we will use a random selection process to pick a freshman at Liberty to interview. Then, we find out their story and...

Staff Q & A: Opinion and Feature editors

November 24, 2020

Emma Decasa (11) Position: Feature Editor  Q: Why do you like journalism?  A: Journalism is a lot of things, but my favorite part of it all is the vibe of the class. It's easy to joke around...

Challenge accepted: Liberty students compete in programming contests

November 24, 2020

T-minus 60 minutes and the software is almost complete. Fingers flying across the keyboard, senior Philip Vu is racing to finalize the app’s code. Senior Kathie Huang is making final edits to the...

Mrs. King of equity

November 24, 2020

“I don’t live life neutrally. It’s really hard for me not to care, and I believe the only way to commit to something is by committing fully,” English teacher Joan King said. Promoting equity...

Teachers express concerns about 8-period days

November 24, 2020

The shift to online school has uprooted the lives of students and teachers all over the country. This includes the variety of schedules used in schools. One of the largest changes for Liberty has been...

“Welcome to the Blumhouse” review: a hit-and-miss horror series

“Welcome to the Blumhouse” review: a hit-and-miss horror series
November 24, 2020

In October, Amazon Prime Video released a collection of four films by Blumhouse, the famous horror production company behind Annabelle, The Conjuring, and more. While each movie has a different premise,...

Dog with a. . . Zoom?

November 24, 2020

“Are there any questions?” asks the teacher. A few seconds go by. Then someone types, “Can we see your dog?” into the chat.   Until this year, students have almost never had the chance to...

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