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Math club’s new year’s resolutions

Rachel Matteson, Staff Writer

March 21, 2020

Liberty’s math club has set their new year's resolution. They’ve already been busy with hosting math competitions such as Math is Cool, Rocket City and taking the AMC tests. But what are they hoping to achieve this year? “We’re trying to get kids excited about math early and create fun memories,”...

The secret behind club funding

Rachel Matteson, Staff Writer

March 21, 2020

At the beginning of every school year, ASB cards are advertised throughout the school as being a way to get into games for free, dock prices on Homecoming tickets and much more. But what they don’t tell you is that all the money ASB receives from those card sales, and Homecoming, is actually the money...

Anatomy, ornithology, and physics, oh my!

Serena Sherwood, Staff Writer

March 21, 2020

“We have everything from astronomy, to doing things like building mousetrap cars. There’s really stuff for everyone,” club president Hallie Chen said about Science Olympiad. One area that Science Olympiad is competing in is ornithology, or the study of birds. “Ornithology is a really fun event....

The AMC is A Major Challenge!

Raquel Rossi, Staff Writer

March 21, 2020

You’ve seen the posters on the wall. “Optional AMC exam before or after school.” But what is this mysterious AMC? “It’s a math test. If you take it and do well, you can get scholarships,” math teacher Thomas Kennedy explained. Sounds easy enough, right? However, the test is surprisingly...

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 Kurtz said. For years, Kurtz has been asked by students to advise a languages...

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, the Liberty Unified Robotics team won the Foster Award. The Foster Award...

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 not easy to stay calm and focused under pressure and time constraints, but...

Are you smarter than a 4th grader?

Serena Sherwood, Staff Writer

November 21, 2019

The award winning Iron Patriots don’t just build robots–they forge connections. This year the robotics team has not only found new friends from the United Robotics program, but also from local elementary schools, where they help kids in the district find their passion for robotics. “It’s a...

National History Day competitors shoot for nationals

Ella Gage, Staff Writer

April 6, 2019

There isn’t enough emphasis put on history in class,” sophomore Allyson Mangus said. She and fellow sophomore Tori Cormier will be competing at State for National History Day at Central Washington University on May 5. As they continue through the competition, they have individually learned in-depth...

Orienteering Club: Combining smarts and speed

Orienteering Club:  Combining smarts and speed

Nick Vanni, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019

Orienteering may not be the newest sport to Liberty, and although it may not have the largest following at our school, it certainly has its niche crowd. Orienteers from Liberty are currently in the process of starting a school club for the sport, allowing them to develop a skill set fit for the fast-paced,...

Getting W’s at UW WASMUN

Getting W’s at UW WASMUN

Karinn Sytsma, Editor-in-chief

April 4, 2019

“I was being very disrespectful and not listening to the announcer, because, of course, I didn’t think I was going to win an award. Then they announced, ‘Justice Daudet!’ and I just sat there for a minute until Ryan Peene slapped me, and I said, ‘Oh God, that’s me!’” senior Alex Diamond...

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