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The Patriot Press

Forum for student expression since 1977

The Patriot Press

Forum for student expression since 1977

The Patriot Press

Fearful: the impact of school shootings on students

Fearful: the impact of school shootings on students

Rachel Hines, Vanshika Sindhu, and Kylie McGrath February 3, 2023
School shootings have been a major issue in the United States for years now, resulting in the injury and death of both students and teachers alike. Devastating shootings like the ones in Uvalde, Texas and Seattle, Washington were hoped to have been left behind. But as we enter 2023, the terrors of school shootings continue to follow.
America in Agony

America in Agony

Giovani Castaneda, Vanshika Sindhu, and Rachel Hines November 18, 2022
With the midterm election coming to a close on November 8th, politics remain a heated issue on many Liberty students, teachers, and staff members' minds. However, even ten days later, results in the House of Representatives and the Senate are still undecided. The determining factor: citizen’s votes. The number of people who vote depends on how apathetic our population is. So what is political apathy? And what can we do to stop it?

Cultural appropriation vs cultural appreciation

Rachel Hines, Vanshika Sindhu, and Kruthie Duraisamy October 21, 2022
With Halloween around the corner, it’s the perfect time to discuss the ever-growing movement of people wearing culturally significant clothing.

Liberty takes Pride in its community

“When I first think of Pride, I think of the parade and celebration. But Pride is more than that,” junior Nicole Treece said. “Pride is about becoming comfortable and visible in who you are.” 

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.
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