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The center of my sanity

Alex Hartford, Backpage Editor

November 6, 2018

Few times in life are as stressful as college app season, Seniors scramble to somehow cobble together their mess of activities, grades, test scores, and teacher recommendations into a cohesive picture of their entire life. After ignoring my parents’ warnings about getting started early and spending...

An extraordinary exploration of literature

Allison Rafert, Opinion Editor

November 6, 2018

In what seems like a never-ending cycle of reading quizzes and annotated packets, our English curriculum can get a little tiresome. However, some teachers take the time to craft interactive activities, allowing students to experience the literature first hand and comprehend it on a deeper level.   Ms....

Key Club’s mark on Liberty community

Ashtyn Sakamoto, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018

Dubbed the Thirst Project, this year’s Key Club district task is an inspiring one.   Members throughout the district will be raising money and awareness about an important cause—the water crisis in parts of Africa.   Though this is an ambitious goal, there are several ways for...

Letters of Salvation from Liberty Teachers

Arne Grette, Backpage Editor

November 6, 2018

If you’re a senior who’s reading this, congratulations. It means that you’ve survived the first round of early college apps.   Given our thankfulness for our survival, it’s important to acknowledge the people who risked their own sleep and sanity in order to help us reach that dreaded...

Liberty’s Beautiful Campus

Brianna Nelson, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018

In the fall red, orange, and yellow leaves litter the ground creating a golden path around the school. As the weather gets colder, the leaves fade away and the smell of wet pine needles fills the air. Soon spring comes around and bright flowers begin to bloom all over the campus. When June comes around...

Street Smarts by Mr. Benjamin

Alex Diamond, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018

As it turns out, a2 + b2 = c2 does not appear on tax forms. While I am sure Pythagoras has provided a great many services to humanity, he did not pass on many life skills that will help me So how can this embarrassing lack of street smarts be filled in? Enter Liberty’s wise-cracking, common sense-savi...

Thanking janitors as Liberty’s unsung heroes

Caitlyn Croppi, News Editor

November 6, 2018

Take a thousand teenagers, put them all together in one big space, and provide them with school supplies and food. What you get is a mess. Have you seen the cafeteria after lunch?  It’s like a tornado came through, throwing trash, gross food, and who knows what all over the place. The bell rings,...

The Purpose of Sportsmanship

Daniel Noble, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018

Silence is the loudest scream. Our fans are as notorious as they come in the state of Washington for providing the most spirit for our teams, but when anyone on the field goes down, we know to seal our lips and be seated instantly. Our football team does the same, but there are those on the field...

Safe crossing on runs

Brooke Ury, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018

Almost every single day, I run with the cross country team across a fairly busy street. But this street doesn’t have a crosswalk or stop light, so we’re forced to search for gaps between the cars to safely cross the street. It can be like a real-life game of Crossy Road, but with slightly more dire...

Mrs. Wood: the woman, the teacher, the legend

Elizabeth Rollison, Spotlight Editor

November 6, 2018

There are many things that make a teacher a great teacher: empathy, leadership, instructing ability, talent in her field. Liberty is lucky enough to have a teacher that exemplifies all of these qualities: Mrs. Wood.   The moment that you walk into the choir classroom, it feels like home, an...

Creative writing: the freedom to be

Jency Clement, Beyond Liberty Editor

November 6, 2018

A coal-mining town in the middle of Russia. As I twiddle the pencil in my hand, my thoughts swirl. There are so many options in this strange village my class has created, and my classmates and I utilize every opportunity to add to our town, which slowly fills with drug dealers, angry environmentalists,...

Planting the seeds of informed citizenship

Bridget Ury, Photography Editor

November 6, 2018

In the 2018 King County Primary election only 43 percent of active registered voters turned out. Within this group, the 18-29 year olds were the least active, with an average of 25 percent of the age group voting in general elections.   However, this year, King County is preparing for its...

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