Forum for student expression since 1977

The Patriot Press

Forum for student expression since 1977

The Patriot Press

Forum for student expression since 1977

The Patriot Press

Work-life balance? Never met her

Mr. Benjamin’s Resume Wisdom Q: What is the most important thing while writing a resume? A: Putting down real-life events as experience. Even if it’s a project you’ve done for school where...

We didn’t start the fire

We didn’t start the fire

Rachel Hines and Caitlyn Mckinzie February 4, 2022
It was always burning since the world’s been turning” or so the Billy Joel song goes. Our world is burning up, and if we don’t do anything about it, we will be in for a real fire

Self care: The heart of the issue

Caitlyn Mckinzie and Rachel Hines January 15, 2022
What comes to mind when you see the words “self-care”?

A journey through the years: Liberty’s homecoming time capsule

Rachel Hines and Caitlyn Mckinzie October 29, 2021

Cheerleaders. A wave of blue and green. Students screaming at the top of their lungs. All of the following have been crucial aspects of Liberty’s school spirit scene for decades. Yet, spirit this year...

The Male Perspective

June 14, 2021

“I got lucky in terms of height and other stereotypical male characteristics, but, like everyone, still find things that seem inadequate compared to others,” an anonymous Liberty student said. The...

Two sides of the same coin: the fallout of body image

Two sides of the same coin: the fallout of body image

Rachel Hines and Caitlyn Mckinzie June 14, 2021
Every generation before us has stared at themselves in the mirror and criticized their looks–but our generation is different. Now, our reflection is shown through the lens of technology for the world to critique.
The road to normalizing therapy

The road to normalizing therapy

Emma Decasa, Aurora Bryan, and Vincent Le May 11, 2021
By looking at one Liberty student’s journey with her mental health, we hope to shed light on the imperative collective road to normalizing therapy.
“Diversify our narrative”: The need for diverse literature in high schools

“Diversify our narrative”: The need for diverse literature in high schools

Emma Decasa, Aurora Bryan, and Felicia Le March 19, 2021
We need to diversify our narrative-but what does that mean? In this issue, we’ll look at the current state of required literature in Issaquah School District (ISD) high schools and what changes are being made to our curricula.
Reflecting on a year with Covid-19

Reflecting on a year with Covid-19

March 17, 2021
What are the patriots' last memories before school closed?
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. 
Do our voices matter?

Do our voices matter?

Maddie Browne and Khanh Dao March 21, 2020
In recent years, rising student activism in our district and surrounding area has seen the results of incredible change. Last year, we fought to keep our 8-period schedule with student involvement and parent encouragement; nationally, in 2018, we walked out in solidarity with students across the nation after the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida. In the last month, students of Kennedy Catholic High School protested the firing of two teachers on account of their sexual orientation. But is this activism worth it? Are our voices actually heard?
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