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The Patriot Press

Forum for student expression since 1977

The Patriot Press

Forum for student expression since 1977

The Patriot Press

A Beef on Internet Censorship

Allie Bowe, Focus Editor January 22, 2016

The new conversation isn’t about book censorship, it’s about internet censorship. A question that I’ve always had is, why are some websites blocked from the school Wi-Fi, but others aren’t? I can...

A silver lining in our darkest hour

Ally Smith, Staff Writer January 22, 2016

You trudge down the hallway accepting your fate. You slink into first period half-dead and barely breathing, its finals week. You sit in your desk awaiting the test that can make or break you, the test...

A pro-insomniac’s tips on sleep

Megan So, Feature Editor November 24, 2015

Black. Is that what you see? Or is it the inability to see that you face? Either way, time is ticking on by as you lay in the silence of the early morning, and the time you set on your alarm is approaching...

Liberty students protest water leak

James Ricks, Backpage Editor November 24, 2015

Liberty High School has a number of traditions. Whether it’s the spirit stick at assemblies, or the “Bod Squad” at Homecoming, the culture of Liberty is largely founded on our heritage. In the past...

How to not effectively get through class without an existential crises

Fiona Hinkulow, Senior Writer November 24, 2015

Deep contemplative moods can strike us when we are least expecting them. In the tortoise (half-awake, half-asleep) mode, after only having 4 hours of sleep the night before doing whatever assignment I...

How to have a FRIENDSgiving party

Brittany Toombs, Managing Editor November 24, 2015

Thanksgiving is a magical holiday: you basically have a federally-recognized excuse to eat excessively for a whole weekend. Don’t let this year’s Thanksgiving go to waste by only celebrating on November...

How to be ready for college- a senior’s perspective

Lucas Maier, The Beat Editor October 30, 2015

High school is a stressful time for many students; between homework, tests, sports, and everyday life, it can be hard for a student to be prepared for next week, let alone what might be years away. But...

Mr. Worldwide has a lot more to say than Dale

Lorrin Johnson, Editor-in-chief October 30, 2015

You probably cringe every time he comes on the radio. The sound of dale (dah-lay) might make you distort your face with disgust and create a sour taste in your mouth. It's likely that you change the radio...

Essays don’t have to be miserable

Anna Malesis, Editor-in-chief October 30, 2015

You stare down at the prompt. Your teacher has assigned yet another essay—another three plus hours of grueling confusion, worry, and boredom; another painful all-nighter of fingers cramping at the keyboard;...

Julius Boehm pool renovated

Valerie Adams, Feature Editor October 30, 2015

Over the summer, Julius Boehm pool in Issaquah went under a $5 million renovation. The girls’ swim and dive team couldn’t be happier about this makeover. “I remember getting into the pool and...

The nightmare of owning a parking spot

Skyler Radford, Focus Editor October 30, 2015

Imagine pulling into the liberty parking lot with ten minutes to spare. You're so proud of getting to school early and when you go to park in your beloved spot, horror comes over you.   Some...

Food Fraud

Siri Christopherson, Staff Writer October 30, 2015

You walk up to the cafeteria trash can to throw away your empty chip bag and pause to peer inside. Instead of properly disposed-of unrecyclable and non-compostable materials, you are confronted with a...

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