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The Mueller Report

Jency Clement and Matthew Rubenstein

May 10, 2019

On April 18th, 2019, the results of the investigation were revealed to the public in a document known as “The Mueller Report.”

The case for UBI: Why you deserve $1000 per month

Jency Clement, Beyond Liberty Editor

April 18, 2019

While some write off UBI as “communism” or “free handouts,” the idea is much more democratic and necessary than it seems.

Hasan Minhaj & Trevor Noah: informative or biased?

Jency Clement, Beyond LIberty Editor

December 26, 2018

I love Hasan Minhaj. So when I found out that Minhaj (comedian and former Daily Show correspondent) had a Netflix series, Patriot Act, I was ecstatic. I immediately logged onto Netflix and got started on the first episode, which covered Affirmative Action. The show was filled with humor and political...

Should 16-year-olds be allowed to vote?

Brigitte Larkin, Social Director

December 23, 2018

In Washington, D.C., the city council is voting on the Youth Vote Amendment Act of 2018. If passed, this bill will allow 16 and 17 year olds in D.C. to vote in the 2020 Presidential Election. D.C. would be the first city to grant the vote to 16 and 17 year olds at the federal level. Inspired by the high schoolers that came to D.C. to protest at the March for our Lives, D.C. council member Charles Allen introduced the bill last April.

Acceptance without Affirmative Action

Alex Diamond, Senior Writer

November 26, 2018

Go carefully down the halls and be sure to gently step over the senior crying in the middle of it. It’s college application season—thus the stress-sobbing teens—but this year, a top university is also under a great deal of pressure. This past October, the prestigious Harvard University came under...

How tariffs hurt Washington’s cherry farmers

Jency Clement, Beyond Liberty Editor

September 26, 2018

I typically don’t think about farmers, probably because I live in one of the suburbs of Seattle. However, the issues farmers deal with are close to home; if I lived in an obscure town in the middle of Eastern Washington, I would be pretty worried. Recently, President Donald Trump imposed a series...

Milk: a government’s lie

Bridget Ury, Photography Editor

September 26, 2018

Humans are a little odd. We are the only species in the world that drinks the milk of other animals. However, almost 75% of the world is lactose intolerant in some form. This means that 5.7 billion people across the world lack the ability to create the enzyme lactase, which breaks down the milk-sugar...

Why we need more political parties

Jency Clement, Beyond Liberty Editor

December 15, 2017

Red or blue? Donkey or elephant? Democrat or Republican? Some of these questions are easy to answer, some are more difficult. It’s easy to choose between colors, but for many of us, it gets harder to choose between political affiliations, especially if we have views that don’t completely align...

In pursuit of progress: sexual assault and harassment awareness

Madison Prather, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017

Update: film producer Harvey Weinstein accused of sexual assault. Update: journalist Mark Halperin accused of sexual harassment. Update: film star Kevin Spacey accused. Update: politician Roy Moore accused. Update: senator John Conyers accused. Update: television journalist Matt Lauer. Update: singer-songwriter...

The unspoken price of “cheap” clothing

Jency Clement, Beyond Liberty Editor

November 9, 2017

In Cambodia, a young woman slaves in a garment factory—it’s dry season, so the factories are especially hot, much hotter than they should be. She’s been painstakingly sewing shirts for 13 hours. She needs water and a break, but garment workers are rarely given these necessities. She collapses,...

How the education gap in the U.S. affects you

Felicia Yan, Online Editor

November 9, 2017

Liberty students may exceed the national and state averages on standardized testing such as the SAT and ACT, but the education gap is still relevant. Every year, the United States spends 634 billion dollars on education for students, which equals up to approximately $12,509 per public school student....

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