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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?
Bridging the generational gap

Bridging the generational gap

Maddie Browne, Khanh Dao, and Olivia Briggs January 21, 2020
We’ve seen it on Reddit. We’ve heard it on TikTok. Gee, we’ve even heard it from government officials. “OK, Boomer”, a minimalist clapback increasingly used by millennials and Gen Z-ers to dismiss baby boomers as old-fashioned and out of touch with current issues, seems to have conquered the internet. It’s a trendy thing to say, but that’s the problem. When did we become okay with reducing intergenerational dialogue to a mere catchphrase?
We’ll title this later... we just don’t feel like doing it right now

We’ll title this later… we just don’t feel like doing it right now

Maddie Browne and Khanh Dao September 24, 2019
As procrastinators, we don’t feel like doing a lot of things. And by we, I mean everyone, at one point or another. It could even be that straight-A student or teacher who has every lesson in the semester planned out. There is no doubt that procrastination is a productivity disaster, but few procrastinators are speaking up about the fact that laziness is not always the reason. Even fewer of us are willing to admit that procrastination takes away so much more than just our time.
Academic integrity: cheating isn’t always black and white

Academic integrity: cheating isn’t always black and white

Maddie Browne, Khanh Dao, and Hallie Chen June 7, 2019
In the wake of college admission scandals, questions about academic integrity have come up over and over again: why do students cheat? What can they gain from such dishonest actions, and are there honest alternatives to cheating that help students get ahead? Because what may seem like a few little shortcuts can impact students for months to come.
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