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Standardized Showdown

Haley Archer, Senior Writer

January 21, 2020

You may open your test booklets. Your time starts now.” There’s a rustle of paper and shifting of chairs, pencils scratching nervously across bubble sheets, and fingers tapping on the tabletop. The scene is everywhere in American...

Fortnite Gamers Invade Liberty Math

Allison Stucky, Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

Famous Fornite streamers plus a Liberty math teacher equals an unlikely combination. Many students know and love Mr. Kennedy’s famous math live-streams. In a typical stream, Kennedy goes over the math lesson to help students...

Volunteering: an activity for everyone

Rachel Matteson, Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

Volunteers work daily to support our community. They’re around us even when we don’t realize it. They could be the person working the concession stand or passing out tickets to you. Schools and other community programs try...

From the ground up: Issaquah’s fourth high school

Haley Archer, Senior Writer

January 21, 2020

Issaquah School District’s new high school is more than just a myth. The path to approval has been riddled with setbacks—funding questions, budget adjustments, and an eminent domain battle have pushed the process back repeatedly—but...

Behind the name: Ray Reeves gymnasium

Caitlyn Croppi, News Editor

January 21, 2020

You may have noticed the big, bold shiny letters that now hang on the front of the main gymnasium, visible from the main cafeteria: Ray Reeves Gymnasium. The majority of Liberty students are left with confusion and many questions....

Dead languages club

Matthew Rubenstein, Online Editor

January 21, 2020

Ancient languages open your eyes, not only to how your language came about, but also to different interpretations of things that can advance our empathy for other civilizations and peoples,” Liberty world history teacher Peter...

A strong range of dynamics

Rachel Matteson, Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

That’s right, they’re back! This year, the Liberty Choir is eager to get back together and put on a series of holiday performances. So far, they have been off to a great start (according to instructor Robin Wood) with caroling...

Liberty adopts optional cell phone hotel policy

Kaitlyn Keyes, Photography Editor

January 21, 2020

Hold onto your textbooks and say sayonara to your cell phones! For years now, teachers have borne witness to the rise of cell phones as they have distracted students one at a time. Now, they think that they have found the solution. “Recently,...

Zarah Matsuda has her plate full

Caitlyn Croppi, News Editor

January 21, 2020

Known at Liberty for being the mastermind behind the L’Cafe, Zarah Matsuda. the Culinary Arts teacher is taking on the new endeavor of co-owning a restaurant: Finn’s Bistro, on Front Street in Issaquah. “It just kind of...

Two guest speakers talk financial health

Matthew Rubenstein, Online Editor

January 21, 2020

Our generation knows a lot about things like social media, how to use cell phones, and pop culture, but knows nothing when it comes to financial skills. We lack not just the knowledge of how to properly manage our money, but even...

Unified robotics fosters inclusion

Kaitlyn Keyes, Photography Editor

January 21, 2020

Inclusion. Connection. Unification. These are the qualities that the Unified Robotics club strives to achieve—the qualities that they have now been recognized for. On Sunday, November 17th, at the Unified Robotics Championship,...

50% Teamwork and 50% Prep makes 100% Math Champions

Allison Stucky, Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

Solve this: (-5-5i^3)(6+6i^2). Think you can solve that in a matter of minutes? 8 qualifying members of Liberty’s math team took on this problem and more in the state competition at Moses Lake High School in November. It’s...

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