The Patriot Press

The royalty we deserve

Mackenna Briggs, Focus Editor

November 3, 2014


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There are the popular, the athletic, the smart, the musical, the stoners, the nerds and there are the people that belong to no group. And every year when homecoming rolls around, we wonder who from these groups will be chosen to represent Liberty High School. We wonder what of these qualities makes someone...

An opinion on gun regulations and safety at schools

Ellie Hohensinner, News Editor

November 3, 2014


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If I could vote in this November election, I would vote yes on I-594. I-594 enforces background checks and having to report who has guns, and when they change possession. To me, I think people would be a lot safer with the restrictions and guidelines set on the guns. With the increases in school shootings,...

Later start times will benefit students

Christine Chappelle, Photography Editor

November 3, 2014


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With days getting shorter and short, students are waking up at darker and darker hours. With the lack of light comes the greater difficulty of dragging yourself out of bed. Parents tell us to not stay up late, but that is only part of the problem. The teenage brain is not awake until 8:30 am, so trying...

Have fun and be safe all summer

Lorrin Johnson, Feature Co-editor

June 16, 2014


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“What am I going to do this summer?” asks every breathing high school student across the country. Meticulously crafting the perfect “Summer Bucket List 2k14”, never forgetting to mention, “Have perfect, cliché, summer romance” and “Become famous from doing absolutely nothing”. Lucky...

The scholastic importance of pancakes

Jacqueline Rayfield, Opinion Co-editor

June 16, 2014


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Early on a Thursday morning, before the sun has even risen, Liberty students can be found dragging themselves out of bed. As their alarms go off, these students must force themselves to face the long school day ahead. Even throughout the school day, these students remain tired and unmotivated. If only...

Self-expression, judgment , and a Patriot’s double life

Sara Bluhm, Photography Co-editor

June 16, 2014


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All over Liberty High School there are kids how have a secret identity. It may be as low key as the secret animal lover who has been in 4-H since the fifth grade, the boy scout who has all of his badges, the girl scout on her way to achieving the coveted Gold Award, or the secret partier. On the other...

Liberty students support Relay for Life in more ways than one

Jocelyn Tierney, Entertainment Co-editor

June 16, 2014


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Relay for Life isn’t just about raising money to help find a cure; it is also about celebrating those who have beat cancer and remembering those who lost the fight- and that is exactly what the 83 students from Liberty did last weekend. The event took place at Issaquah High School on May 31st; it started...

Summer is just around the corner

Nate Jarvis, Sports Co-editor

June 16, 2014


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The summer is just around the corner, with each day getting nicer and nicer students experience a lack of drive to finish out the school year strong. With each day that passes students get excited to be out in the sun, on the beach and hanging out with friends. This time of year is when the final...

Liberty’s unsung heroes

Joel Tinseth, Beat Editor

June 16, 2014


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Behind every curtain, there is an operator hard at work making sure that everything at the show is running as it should. At Liberty, things are no different. While we have amazing teachers that we interact with daily, there is a lot more to Liberty than we see every day. There are many different teachers...

Summer time lovin’, changes are a-comin’

Jordan Carlson, Backpage Co-editor

June 16, 2014


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As the winter comes to a close, warm weather and nice days approach. With this wave of nice weather and spring come newly grown plants and leaves, which also bring about allergies. Seasonal allergies such as hay fever are very common at liberty high school. Every day in class there are kids making a...

Letting go of that 4.0

Hannah Matson, Design Editor

June 16, 2014


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I remember how I lost it—that perfect, golden number every high achieving student struggles to maintain. It was sophomore year, and I felt far too young to lose it. Precalculus took it from me. I was mortified; surrounded by my friends and their immaculate GPA’s, I felt I couldn’t tell anyone....

Heads high in a construction zone

Taylor Jackson, Sports Co-editor

June 16, 2014


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Finally, as the school year draws to a close, we are beginning to see the results of our year-long, portable-inducing construction work on our beloved school. However, this brings on a new question: What about next year? It’s the fear that’s within all students hearts. What if our school looks...

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