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Hear the music – show our instrumentalists some love

Skylar Kylstra, Staff Writer

December 8, 2014


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It is about time that we start recognizing the amazing instrumentalists at Liberty. The band and orchestra are severely under recognized at our school; Liberty is brimming with talent but only a fraction of it (i.e. almost exclusively sports and athletes) seems to be regularly recognized. The orchestra...

Change in weather is beneficial for students

Samantha Kelderman, Staff Writer

December 8, 2014


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Sweater weather! This is definitely a common phrase in this time of year as students bundle up in their favorite winter clothes and indulge themselves with plentiful amounts of warm coffee in order to escape the bitter cold of winter. Social media explodes with mass amounts of pictures that depict the...

The importance of giving back this holiday season

Connor Cherry, Backpage Editor

December 8, 2014


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Starting with Thanksgiving, we are ushered into what many think is the most magical time of the whole year. Yes fellow Patriots, we are talking about the Christmas season. Christmas is the time where we engage in the spirit of giving to show our friends, family and loved ones that we care. While materialistic...

Weather brings out the differences in people

Nate Jarvis, Sports Editor

December 8, 2014


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There are many different styles of clothing people wear at school. For instance there are the kids who wear shorts year round, the girl that wears leggings and a t shirt and the people who are smart enough to dress appropriately for the weather. The kids who wear shorts all the time I commend you...

Pigeons and squirrels and flies, oh my!

Kelley Johnson, Staff Writer

November 3, 2014


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The wildlife at Liberty High School has evolved from wild students to a wide array of animals fluttering and fliting around; and this has not been a welcomed change in the schools ecosystem. The warm airs of the lunchroom have attracted more than a few pigeons in to its depths. These winged trespassers...

Food is very different in Norway from America

Marthe Jatun, Staff Writer

November 3, 2014


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The food is probably one of the biggest differences between Norway and America. To make it short: American food is way less healthy. I notice it is more normal to eat fast food here for lunch, and having student specials at Ezell´s and Kami Teriyaki, makes it hard to stay away. It is also much more...

Student technology woes

Jordan Carlson, Backpage Editor

November 3, 2014


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The influence of technology has greatly improved the efforts of student learning at liberty high school. Unfortunately, many students abuse the use of technology such as tapping into the Wi-Fi and distracting others with nonsense videos and unrelated subjects. Some may see this as a problem, but I find...

Cultural appropriation is a morally grey area

Sydney Hopper, Senior Writer

November 3, 2014


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Living in the “great American melting pot,” we are influenced everyday by factors that come from other places.  We eat Chinese food, take yoga classes, and wear moccasins. Being in America, it’s easy to have access to various cultural aspects—but it’s also easy to take advantage of these cultures. ...

Girls’ Generation robotics competition empowers women in STEM fields

Sydney Dybing, Opinion Editor

November 3, 2014


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Three of the many girls at the Homecoming dance on October 18 had spent the day at a robotics competition – Girls Generation, held at Tahoma Junior High School – before running off to get dressed and go eat dinner at fancy restaurants. Hopefully, everyone at Liberty knows about the robotics club...

College apps: start the grind early

Shelby Lex, Editor-In-Chief

November 3, 2014


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Yes, we were advised countless times to get a head start on college applications. Yes, we were told numerous times how college applications would take a long time to fill out. And yes, we were warned how this would be a stressful time and organization would be critical. But regardless of the warnings,...

Liberty hosts annual Down Syndrome awareness game

Sara Bluhm, Photography Editor

November 3, 2014


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On Wednesday the 29, Liberty’s Girls JV soccer team faced the Issaquah Eagles for a cause greater than that of a sports title. The Issaquah VS Liberty “Impact” Soccer Game for Down Syndrome Awareness took place in support of the Just As I Am campaign. Every year certain individuals with Dow...

Fretting about the fire alarm frenzy

Paige Hopkins, Staff Writer

November 3, 2014


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You’re sitting in class trying to focus on some assignments. All of a sudden, a loud, harsh metallic ringing that seems to penetrate your very skull interrupts your learning. Every person in the room jumps six inches into the air… and then clasps their hands over their ears; and waits for the fire...

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