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Switching up the staff lunch schedule

Karinn Sytsma, Editor-in-chief

September 26, 2018


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“Fifteen years I’ve had first lunch. Never had any other lunch,” teacher Steve Darnell said. This year, however, Darnell has second lunch. For the first time since any current teachers have been at Liberty, teacher lunches have switched. Most teachers have a new lunch this year, creating a change...

Rethinking the midday senior waiver dilemma

Tatum Lindquist, Editor-in-chief

September 26, 2018


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Many classes at Liberty are reserved solely for seniors: AP Gov, AP Lit, AP Psych, Civics, Forensics. And who could forget the much sought after senior waiver? But much to seniors’ dismay, the Issaquah School District is pushing out midday senior waivers, striving for free periods solely at the end...

Liberty Patriots march into the Salmon Days Parade

Matthew Rubenstein, Online Editor

September 26, 2018


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This year’s Salmon Days parade is right around the corner! Coming to you October 6th, the parade features various Liberty groups, including the marching band, the drill team, and the cheer team. ROTC and Key Club will also be volunteering at the parade. The Liberty marching band will be playing Michael...

Meet Officer Hale

Matthew Rubenstein, Online Editor

September 26, 2018


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“Compared to the other schools I’ve been too, I would have to say the school spirit and the unity out here is just amazing,” LHS Police Officer Cindy Hale said. This year at Liberty, we are having our own changing of the guard – quite literally. Officer Dave Montalvo has left, and we are now...

New Vice Principal takes on Liberty

Naia Willemsen, Staff Writer

September 26, 2018


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If you thought your summer job was a lot of work, imagine waking up every morning at 4:30 am, going into a giant freezer, and bagging and delivering ice for four hours. Doesn’t sound too cool, does it? It was a reality to Liberty’s new vice principal, Andrew Brownson, who spent the summer after...

New teachers take over Liberty

Emily Bassett, News Editor

September 26, 2018


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Students explore computer science through independent projects

Stella Roberts, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017


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Writing code is not a common skill, much less programming a robot or developing a complex computer program. But five students certainly can, using the skills that they learned in AP Computer Science to tackle ambitious projects. Formally called Advanced Topics and Projects in Computer Science, this...

As credit requirements rise, zero-period classes emerge

Hannah Norton, News Editor

December 15, 2017


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Imagine that you’re a current freshman, sophomore, or junior. You are required to complete 31 credits, which means that you can only fail one year-long class. However, you struggle with math, and fail Geometry and Algebra II. This leaves you with one missing credit. In previous years, students missing...

New year, new role: Q & A with returning teacher Reid Jiang

Nathan Jackson, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017


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Last year, Reid Jiang was brought in as Lisa Beck’s long-term substitute for maternity leave. This year, he’s teaching ninth and tenth grade literature, and with a year of teaching at Liberty under his belt, he has noticed some changes in his teaching. What are some differences between teachin...

PTSA begins service cord program to recognize community service

Krista Kroiss, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017


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It’s a school night, and Key Club President Alan Tran could be at home doing his homework or binging his favorite show on Netflix. Instead, he is volunteering with the Valley Church Reading Program, where he is helping children from low-income families with their homework. “I love providing kids...

Opportunity for the Liberty Singers

Margaret Baumgartner, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017


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“It was an opportunity of a lifetime,” choir director Robin Wood said. “It was amazing, being on the main stage. It’s something that you don’t often get a chance to do.” Wood is referring to the Liberty Singers getting the chance to sing a newly recovered, never before performed piece,...

Liberty Patriots’ claim to fame

Allison Rafert, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017


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When picturing a celebrity, most of us imagine someone on a distant concert stage decorated in expensive clothing with hundreds of fans screaming at their feet—not our 48-year-old uncle. But for some Liberty Patriots, this description is actually representative of their family member. Junior Vy...

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