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No limits

Sidney Ching, Staff Writer

October 30, 2015


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I think it’s safe to assume that a large percent of the general population at Liberty has watched the movie Mean Girls, or has heard of it. Though it could just be a chick flick that girls (or boys) watch at slumber parties, it could also serve as a source that may be close to the truth in every hi...

Former Louisville assistant coach under investigation

Sean Bates, Senior Writer

October 30, 2015


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The University of Louisville and the FBI are currently investigating a former Louisville Assistant Basketball Coach Andre McGee for reportedly paying for “sex and stripper parties on the Louisville campus for basketball players and recruits,” inside the dorms where the basketball players live. According...

Getting the BIZKNO: why you should stay informed

Paige Hopkins, Backpage Editor

October 30, 2015


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“I don’t have time to keep up on current events.”   In the past few years, I’ve become increasingly aware of a disturbing trend at Liberty: Very few students keep up on current events. And by and far, the biggest reason why is because they don’t have time. And I get it; there are...

Over-achievers need some slack in their lives–so give it to them.

Katrina Filer, Editor-In-Chief

October 30, 2015


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It’s a phrase that people spout out without thinking: “You’re such an over-achiever!” Anyone who writes a few more sentences in that paragraph, anyone who records that extra trial in their chemistry experiment, anyone who dares study for that math test, is immediately shut down by that one label...

The pressure of repeating

Ellie Hohensinner, News Editor

October 30, 2015


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Standing up on the podium. Accepting the trophy. Recognition at school. All of those things are wonderful, until you are expected to do them again. The Liberty High School Swim and Dive team won the 2A state title last year, but how much pressure is there to perform the same way again? How can you...

Why we are just as good as Issaquah and Skyline

Adam Flash, Staff Writer

October 30, 2015


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Students, teachers, and even administrators are always comparing Liberty High School to other high schools (especially Issaquah and Skyline) in things such as test scores, sports, and even the overall quality of the school. This needs to stop. Why do we always have to say, "Well, at Issaquah and Skyline...,"...

Unhealthy Obsessions

Megan So, Staff Writer

June 2, 2015


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From bottle caps and stamp collections to thigh gaps and binge-watching shows on Netflix, the obsessions of teenagers have evolved through the years—and the intensity of the obsessions has escalated in correlation. Thanks to the advancement of technology, people have become unable to resist the...

The end of the year feels more like the end of the first semester

Taylor Jackson, Sports Editor

June 2, 2015


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The year is drawing to a close. AP tests are finished, seniors know where they’ll be spending the next two to six years, and those still stuck at Liberty have chosen their classes for next year. The sun is shining and the birds are chirping; summer is literally around the corner. And yet besides ...

Learning to accept your irreversible choices

Sydney Dybing, Opinion Editor

June 2, 2015


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I always thought I was going to be the person to make my college decision on May 1st, and continue to second guess myself throughout the summer until I officially started school – maybe even after that. I’ve always been that kind of person – never 100% sure about the choices I was making, and always...

Battle of the Bands

Sara Bluhm, Photography Editor

June 2, 2015


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On Tuesday, May 19, Liberty saw the return of the much anticipated Battle of the Bands competition. The event was coordinated by Band Director Jared Tanner. “Tonight the funds go towards Liberty’s band program and transportation, but really tonight is about opening up the music community at Liberty...

Is technology negatively impacting the way we learn?

Rachel Hay, Senior Writer

June 2, 2015


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Whether you’ve found yourself stuck on YouTube, clicking on the 400th cat video you’ve watched in the span of one Saturday afternoon, or whether your quest to obtain information for your research paper has turned into checking your Instagram feed, we’re all acutely aware of what a time suck techn...

Gossip: why it needs to stop

Paige Hopkins, Staff Writer

June 2, 2015


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It always starts the same way. “You’ll never believe what I heard last period.” “What? What was it? ” “Well… ” Gossip. We probably do it more than we even realize—whether we are talking about how badly someone did on that math test or our opinion on some couple’s relationship....

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