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Jacqueline Rayfield, Opinion Editor

June 2, 2015


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The lights dim, the actors take their bows and the curtains close. Another successful show has come to an end. After months of grueling rehearsal, the Patriot Players have finally preformed. But as the audience leaves the theater and files into the lobby, and interesting phenomenon can be witnessed....

Summer Productivity: why it’s important

Amanda Roberts, Feature Editor

June 2, 2015


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The final school bell rings and you are finally released from the gates of school that have restricted you from all of your most treasured activities: sleeping, hanging out with friends, sleeping, watching TV, and sleeping. Now that you have gotten through another long and strenuous school year, it...

Why every student should join JSA

Lorrin Johnson, Feature Editor

June 2, 2015


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Politics: the monotonous voices that your dad listens to on the radio in the morning, the skits on Saturday Night Live that you always fast forward through, and the epitome of B-O-R-I-N-G. Or at least that's what you thought politics were. Junior Statesmen of America, a nationwide student-run organization,...

Give me something I can work with

Ian Page, Senior Writer

June 2, 2015


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I don’t like writing beefs all that often but I feel like this one is necessary. As an incoming freshman at Washington State University I’ve made it a habit to check my class Facebook page and try to network and make connections before I arrive in Pullman.  After reading what is probably close to...

Never fear: it’s just the lights

Ellie Hohensinner, News Editor

June 2, 2015


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Imagine yourself taking a leisurely stroll down the hallway, as you see the sign that says “bathroom”. Being a naturally curious soul, you pull open the door and walk inside. Everything is fine and dandy, when all of a sudden the lights go black. With a mild shriek, you nervously look around, trying...

The importance of taking inventory

Connor Cherry, Backpage Editor

June 2, 2015


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As the end of the year approaches, fellow patriots, it is very important to take time and reflect on what you have achieved throughout your career as a student. It is even more important to do this if you are a senior. As we go through high school we come across many concepts that we get thought where...

Don’t be afraid to say no to your first choice

Nate Jarvis, Sports Editor

June 2, 2015


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Probably the hardest decision any of the seniors will have to make is where to go to school in college. For once we get the choice of where we can go. It can get pretty overwhelming because there are so many choices to choose from. You can literally go anywhere in the country or even the world. The...

It’s more than just harmonies

Allie Bowe, Staff Writer

June 2, 2015


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I’ve never understood the importance of music until I entered into the Liberty Singers choir. I would marvel at pop music that didn’t have a point, and roll my eyes at the “boring” classical music, or pretend to fall asleep every time I heard a band performance. Now, I’ve finally realized...

May Day of Conflicting Attitudes

Christine Chappelle, Photography Editor

June 2, 2015


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May Day. The one day of the year where on one street kids are handing out flowers to their neighbors and friends and on the next, a demonstration of people march down the street. News stations pay a lot of attention to the violence that arises out of the demonstrations, which often overshadows a day...

Why inside jokes are insiders only

Betsy Faris, Staff Writer

June 2, 2015


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It's the middle of an oh-so interesting algebra lesson, and your teacher says "okay now whip out your text books" and it automatically reminds you of that vine with the girl whipping out her textbook and hitting her face! You look over at your bestie across the desk and see her awkward and sly suppressed...

Why does Anna Kendrick mean so much to me?

Kenadi Browne, Staff Writer

June 2, 2015


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What motivates you? For some, it’s the alternative sound of Twenty One Pilots. For others, it’s the idea of succeeding. For me, it’s the sound of Anna Kendrick’s laugh. Well, I care about success too, but have you heard her wonderful voice? Everyone has that special someone who tends to...

Mirror, mirror, on the wall…

Sydney Hopper, Senior Writer

April 22, 2015


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It’s 7:30 in the morning. You should be fast asleep in your warm bed, but instead you’re slumped over in a chair, elbows resting on the desk, eyes struggling to stay open as your teacher begins the day with a lecture on the different components of a cell. You meant to get more sleep, but it was...

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