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The art of Art

The art of Art

Annabelle Smith, Hallie Chen, and Brianna Nelson

December 13, 2018


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Art: if you have ever lived on Earth, chances are you have consumed some form of it. Books, music, drawings, and films are just a few categories of art, which is defined as “the expression of human creative skill.” Here at Liberty, student artists share their creative talents in many ways, both in and out of school. But why did they become artists, and why is art such a big part of many people’s lives?

Final Bell for Liberty’s Block Schedule?

Final Bell for Liberty’s Block Schedule?

Hallie Chen, Annabelle Smith, Kelly Jinguji, and Matthew Rubenstein

November 20, 2018


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In response to a new district levy granting the Issaquah School District an extra 40 million dollars a year, a high school scheduling committee was chartered in February 2018. The committee aims to place Issaquah, Skyline, and Liberty High School on a common schedule while simultaneously adding at least one period to the six period school days of Issaquah and Skyline.

Shoplifting: The Secret Tendencies Sweeping our Schools

Annabelle Smith, Hallie Chen, and Elise Sickinger

September 26, 2018


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Though every one of us has been in a store, only some will have the thought of stealing cross their minds. What drives people to commit this crime, especially as high schoolers? And what are the possible repercussions, not only to those who steal, but to society at large?

Calling Out Sexual Harassment

Valerie Adams and Annabelle Smith

December 17, 2017


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What is sexual harassment? You’re walking down the street on a normal Tuesday afternoon. It’s nice out, so you’re wearing shorts and a t-shirt, trying to beat the heat. Out of nowhere, you hear a whistle, followed by the words, “Lookin’ good, honey, why don’t you give me a smile?” Y...

Our environment, our responsibility

Our environment, our responsibility

Annabelle Smith, Valerie Adams, Brigitte Larkin, and Will Wick

November 9, 2017


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Most of Liberty’s students are aware of the importance of a healthy environment. In fact, 97% of Liberty students believe the climate is changing, and 93% of students believe the government should do more to combat climate change. These statistics may be thanks to the abundance of information supporting...

Celebrating 40 Years of Patriot Pride

Celebrating 40 Years of Patriot Pride

Annabelle Smith

September 29, 2017


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Happy 40th, Liberty!  In the first week of school, students and staff celebrated Liberty’s 40th birthday with a party in the commons, ice cream, and 1,500 free t-shirts. All this was part of Principal Sean Martin’s efforts to increase a feeling of community among Liberty’s student body. ...

Drugs, Alcohol…Phones?

Drugs, Alcohol…Phones?

Annabelle Smith and Valerie Adams

June 6, 2017


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Phone Addiction and Your Health It’s no question that anxiety can be seen in many aspects of a teenager’s life. Anxiety levels rise from stressors like exams, family pressure, and important sports events — but what about cell phones? How can a small device that is such a large part of our live...

The immigration dilemma: how do immigrants impact Liberty?

Katrina Filer and Christina Tuttle

May 11, 2017


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On January 27, 2017, President Trump first issued an executive order temporarily suspending immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries. People from across the political spectrum have weighed in on this policy: supporters claim that the executive order protects American security, while opponents...

The roles of romance and friendship

Christina Tuttle and Katrina Filer

May 9, 2017


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Romantic Relationships When you think of romantic relationships, you probably envision loving couples holding hands in the hall or grand gestures complete with roses, boxes of chocolates, and oversized Costco teddy bears. However, relationships consist of more than just these public displays of affe...

Recognizing and respecting Liberty’s religions

Christina Tuttle and Katrina Filer

March 27, 2017


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According to a recent survey of 276 Liberty students, 79 percent of them adhere to some form of religion. The remaining 21 percent are either atheist or agnostic. How does Liberty’s religious variety affect our lives? And how do we confront the religious conflicts and stereotypes in our community?...

Anxiety and Depression: the hidden struggles of a Patriot

Christina Tuttle and Katrina Filer

November 4, 2016


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According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 8 percent of US teens suffer from some type of diagnosed anxiety disorder, and 12.5 percent have experienced at least one depressive episode in the last year. Comparatively, a survey of 237 Liberty students found that anxiety affects roughly 13 percent...

Employment: a benefit or a burden?

Christina Tuttle and Katrina Filer

June 7, 2016


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Imagine the bell rings at 2:16 and as your friends mingle in the hallways discussing their plans for the evening, you sprint out to your car. Instead of driving home to relax, start your schoolwork, or practice for sports, you rush to your job for a five hour shift. With summer approaching, many high...

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