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There is such a thing as too much homework

Taylor Jackson

December 16, 2013


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“I spent four hours on homework last night—just for this class!” The phrase is a constant greeting every time I step into my AP US History class on a B-day morning, or after lunch in AP Lang. Sometimes it is said with irritation, others almost with a morbid sense of pride. Homework and notes in...

An A- does not mean the end of the world

Connor Cherry

December 16, 2013


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I have overheard statements similar to this one throughout my three years as a Patriot. “I am so upset with myself, I got an A- last semester. My life is over.” Now this got me thinking, why do people complain about these grades? An A- is a great grade and if you only have one or two A-‘s and the...

Well rounded students have bright futures

Christine Chappelle

December 12, 2013


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Designing and building a robot, speaking Japanese with unfamiliar people, playing the bassoon, and debating world issues—these are all experiences that could turn into a career. Granted, the core classes we take are very important because they provide a foundation of learning and common knowledge,...

In defense of no-shave november

Max Greenwald

December 12, 2013


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As the final month of autumn approaches, a dramatic change can be noticed among the males of Liberty High School. The once boyish, baby-smooth faces of the religious shavers slowly morphs into a dark, fuzzy underbrush of facial hair. Yes, the Liberty student body is engaged in the latest school spirit...

We are the beat

Sara Bluhm

December 12, 2013


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Last year we rocked the beat, this year We Are the Beat. The American Heart Association is back for round two and Liberty High School has a title to uphold. Last year a week of various spirit days, class competitions, and school wide donations united the school while raising money for a good cause. In 2012, ...

Step it up sophomores!

Anna Malesis

December 12, 2013


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Last year, the class of 2016 was dead last in the rankings for Homecoming Cup. Last year, we blamed it on being freshmen. This year, running around whining, “It’s rigged! The freshmen always lose!”  is no longer an excuse for our shameful levels of participation. The freshman took first and we...

Frigid temperatures lead students to rely on blankets for warmth

Lorrin Johnson

December 12, 2013


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When walking down the halls (or from portable to portable) of Liberty High School, the majority of students are at least somewhat equipped for the weather. Mittens, beanies, and scarves can be seen around every corner, and jackets are worn by many. Among these northwest winter staples, a new trend is...

Keep it up L’Café!

Jacqueline Rayfield

December 12, 2013


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After two long periods of sitting in an uncomfortable desk with my stomach growling, the bell finally rings and I’m free to rush off to the commons. Despite the dark concrete walls, the smell of pesto draws me through the lunchroom to the inviting L’Café. Upon entering I’m all my senses are...

An excess of apathy

Shannon Heckt

December 12, 2013


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You’re talking to a group of friends and you are just starting to tell a funny story of what happened to you at the store yesterday and you are suddenly interrupted by a monotone “I don’t care”. People are doing this to their friends and fellow students all the time. They have such a lack of...

We are the Beat

Kendall Isner

November 19, 2013


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Last year, Liberty’s ASB partnered with the American Heart Association in their Rock the Beat project to prevent the increase of heart disease among teens.  With obesity rates sky rocketing, especially among teens and younger children, this generation is the first generation in which children are...

Changing technologies should mean changing policies

Sami Beers

November 19, 2013


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Recently I have noticed a divide amongst liberty teachers’ classroom policies; in particular on the subject of cell phones. We have all been in that class where cell phones have been expressly forbidden and locked in desks at first sight.   Where teachers have seen the flash of a screen and...

Teachers teach passion

Rebekah Campbell

November 19, 2013


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Ever since middle school, I feel as if my passion for learning has dramatically decreased. So what happened between my middle school and high school years? High school teachers don’t see their students as frequently as middle school students, but that’s not it. There has been an increased difficulty...

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