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Participation: an overview

Betsy Faris, Staff Writer

April 22, 2015

There are two types of people in the world: those who jump on the chance to respond to a question, and those who cringe when the teacher says “participating is required.” Participation can be easy points for those who are extroverted, but a nightmare for those who are introverted. “Talking in...

Patriot family: how Montalvo fits in at Liberty

Tyra Christopherson, Staff Writer

April 22, 2015

Countless times, senior Zoey Izen glances up at her rear-view mirror only to find red and blue lights glaring back at her. But when she pulls over to the side of the road and rolls her window down, she is met by Montalvo’s grin rather than the stern, unfamiliar face that she expected. Izen falls for...

Hard work: what Montalvo does for Issaquah School District

Sam Kelderman, Staff Writer

April 22, 2015

Many of the jobs Montalvo has at Liberty go unnoticed. Liberty students know him as the guy who catches speeders before and after school, fights to keeps us safe, and makes sure we obey the laws. However, Montalvo does much more than the obvious duties of a police officer to enhance the level of safety,...

Early beginnings: how Montalvo became a school resource officer

Rachel Hay, Senior Writer

April 22, 2015

On average, most college graduates will hold ten jobs in their lifetimes. But from a young age, Montalvo was captivated by police work. As a child growing up in California, Montalvo frequently watched the Highway Patrolman movies, which inspired him to later join the U.S. Marine Corps as a military...

What is cheating?

Lorrin Johnson and Amanda Roberts

April 20, 2015

Scenario 1: Using Sparknotes to help you understand a complicated Shakespeare assignment Yes: 25%                No: 75%   Scenario 2: Copying homework solutions that your teacher posted on their blog Yes: 52%                No: 48%   Scenario 3: Taking...

What is GSA?

Megan So, Kelley Johnnson, and Logan Allan

April 16, 2015

Every Wednesday afternoon from 3:45-4:45, Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) members meet in room 5136 to further educate themselves on the LGBT community and the hardships that they face. The GSA club’s eventual goal is to help Liberty to become an even more accepting and educated environment than it already...


April 16, 2015

Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network The GLSEN is dedicated to providing events and volunteer programs for students of all gender identities and sexual orientations. Visit PFLAG Seattle The Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays of Seattle is a volunteer group...

The true colors of an LGBT Ally

Megan So, Kelley Johnson, and Logan Allan

April 16, 2015

Listen more, talk less. A WAY to be a good ally is to listen. Let them tell you what they’re feeling. Just because you’re not the one facing the societal pressures that your LGBT friend is doesn’t mean that you cannot be a support system. Use inclusive language. KNOW that many expressions...

Key Terms:

Megan So, Kelley Johnson, and Logan Allan

April 16, 2015

Ally Typically any non-LGBT person who supports and stands up for the rights of LGBT people. LGBT people can be allies as well, such as a lesbian who is an ally to a transgender person. Transgender An umbrella term that encompasses anyone whose gender identity or expression doesn’t match their...

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