The Patriot Press

Inspired people inspire people

Rachel Wittenberg

October 10, 2013

The importance of staying inspired and motivated High school life is stressful. Sometimes it’s hard to find a single hour to relax without worrying about the next test, next game, next shift, or next essay.  Have you ever noticed how much more difficult a week is when there’s no football game t...

Fieldtrips are more important than students think

Signe Stroming

June 11, 2013

Students and teachers at Liberty vastly underestimate the value of outside of school learning—namely fieldtrips. Much of what we learn in school is only about something, or the theory of an idea, or the history of an idea. Rarely do we get to learn through first-hand experience. Students at Lib...

Society vs. Technology: Can we keep up?

Storm Bermudez

May 30, 2013

The Time magazine cover of a young girl consumed with taking a “selfie” with the bold words describing my generation as “lazy, entitled narcissists who still live with their parents,” would probably irk the attention of two kinds of passer-by: the Millenial generation described or their parents. In...

More spaces for safety

Rachel Wittenberg and Rachel Wittenberg

May 30, 2013

The construction situation at Liberty is… less than par. And the aspect of Liberty life that suffers the most is student parking. Administration and construction officials need to take into consideration the next couple years that this aspect needs much more attention than it has been getting. For...

Valedictorian should be by merit, not numbers

Max Greenwald

April 24, 2013

Valedictorian is an extremely prestigious title, representing the all-around most academically excellent student in a class, and yet today in Liberty High School two digits on a transcript – a 4 and a 0 – are more likely to earn somebody the position than eagerness to learn and effort and success...


Rebekah Campbell

March 20, 2013

There is one in every class: the kid that is always praised for their academic talents and glorified for their ability to comprehend the subject with ease by the teacher. Of course, it only makes sense that a student with such an elite academic stance should be pampered and praise by the teacher,...

Student athlete or athlete student: which comes first?

Miranda Bukantz

March 20, 2013

It’s twelve o’ clock on a Friday afternoon and your stomach is churning. It is the day of your big state game for basketball and you are leaving school at one to catch the bus and ride over to Ellensburg. At this moment you are sitting in AP Lang, but your mind is not on rhetorical strategies. Next,...

GPA’s: why aren’t they weighted?

Stephanie Hays

March 20, 2013

A student’s GPA tells many different things about a student. It speaks of their grades, their class rank, and is a huge factor in getting into college. However, it does not always accurately show one thing: how hard a student worked. Un-weighted GPAs do not apply the difficulty of a class in contribution...


Natalie Gress

March 20, 2013

R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Find out what it means. There is no excuse for belittling the efforts of other human beings. If people could open their eyes and realize that the world doesn’t revolve around them, they might take the time to check their attitudes and note the way that they treat other people. One...

Spring sports under appreciated

Matt Campbell

March 20, 2013

Every year as football passes and the basketball season comes to a close there is a weird thing that happens for spring sports. Spring sports tryouts occur and athletes are cut or accepted as a part of the team. Several weeks of practice (The same as football and basketball) pass by and the first game/meet...

Group projects without the group

Kalie Murphy

March 20, 2013

When a teacher announces a group project or quiz, there are always a variety of reactions: sighs of relief, looks of anticipation, or groans of disgust.  Regardless of the reaction, most everyone will agree that group collaboration is a valuable life skill. However, in group tests and projects, the...

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