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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...

Making a difference: Liberty students better Issaquah community

Emily Bassett, Assistant News Editor

December 15, 2017


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Imagine this scenario. You need more volunteer hours for Honor Society, and you’ve already scared all your neighbors away from your free lawn-mowing “business”. You start scouring Google in an effort to find a source, and you stumble upon the Issaquah Youth Advisory Board. You join after some paperwork...

Preventing cancer, one hair at a time

Millen Khangura, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017


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Frizzy beard hairs, sharp mustaches, and bushy beards make up No-Shave November and Movember. Despite the popularity of these practices, many people do not know the meanings or purposes of these two different traditions—including myself when I participated. In general, No-Shave November is a tradition...

Cybersecurity is in the hands of Patriots

Macee Vadney, Assistant News Editor

December 15, 2017


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Imagine taking on the position of a newly hired IT professional. Your goal is to manage the network of a small company. You have a six hour time limit. Ready, set, go! Liberty High School has entered the premier National High School Cyber Defense Competition, known as CyberPatriots. CyberPatriots...

A new art club for new students

Nathan Jackson, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017


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Last year, Art Club was disbanded because its advisor, Annie Cooper, went on maternity leave. However, with her return (and students’ help), Art Club is back. “We knew that we wanted Art Club back, so we got together and decided to get the word out,” senior Sophia Lindstrom said. A hallmark...

‘Yes means yes’: Sexual assault event raises awareness

Hannah Norton, News Editor

December 15, 2017


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One in three women will be sexually assaulted in their lifetimes. The Women Against Violence Everywhere, or WAVE, Foundation -- led by Program Director and former Maywood teacher Meggan Atkins -- is working to change that statistic. The WAVE Foundation was created in 2000 by a small group of women....

A pledge for your graduation is a pledge for your future

Macee Vadney, Assistant News Editor

December 15, 2017


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Every year, 1.2 million students drop out of high school in the United States alone. Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett is striving to change that. “I think it’s important for students to earn a high school diploma because it gives you an advantage out in life,” Lockett said in...

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