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A Beef on Internet Censorship

Allie Bowe, Focus Editor

January 22, 2016


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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 easily get on a couple of my favorite social media sites (that I will not name), but if I want to...

A silver lining in our darkest hour

Ally Smith, Staff Writer

January 22, 2016


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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 you’ve been studying for. Hours upon hours of time spent trying to memorize everything you need to...

A pro-insomniac’s tips on sleep

Megan So, Feature Editor

November 24, 2015


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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 alarmingly quickly--no pun intended. Since it is highly unlikely that you will fall asleep anytime...

Liberty students protest water leak

James Ricks, Backpage Editor

November 24, 2015


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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 few months, however, one of these Liberty traditions has come into question: the English hall water...

How to not effectively get through class without an existential crises

Fiona Hinkulow, Senior Writer

November 24, 2015


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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 had to do for whatever AP class, I get up and blast “A Soft Jazz Backdrop” playlist via my Spotify...

How to have a FRIENDSgiving party

Brittany Toombs, Managing Editor

November 24, 2015


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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 26: throw your very own FRIENDS-giving party! The weekend before Thanksgiving, invite your...

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

Lucas Maier, The Beat Editor

October 30, 2015


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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 regardless of where you are right now, there is one thing that you should be working on – preparing...

Mr. Worldwide has a lot more to say than Dale

Lorrin Johnson, Editor-in-chief

October 30, 2015


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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 station when it gets to the Pitbull part of the song. But you're probably also a white teenager...

Essays don’t have to be miserable

Anna Malesis, Editor-in-chief

October 30, 2015


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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; another rush of anxiety at the idea of your grade plummeting, just after enough time had passed...

Julius Boehm pool renovated

Valerie Adams, Staff Writer

October 30, 2015


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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 being grossed out,” sophomore Marina Prado said. The pool got a new paint job and added all brand...

The nightmare of owning a parking spot

Skyler Radford, Focus Editor

October 30, 2015


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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 big truck is parked perfectly in your spot.   The nightmare begins of where on earth to...

Food Fraud

Siri Christopherson, Staff Writer

October 30, 2015


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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 chaotic mess of plastic Gatorade bottles, half-eaten sandwiches, whole bananas, and unopened yogurt...

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