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ISF and all the opportunities that it brings us

Emily Bassett, News Editor

November 6, 2018

Whether you do robotics, VOICE mentoring, music, or just took English your freshman year, you’ve been impacted by programs funded by the Issaquah Schools Foundation. The foundation began in 1987 by a few families who saw a need for new rugs in their children’s kinderegarten classroom. In the past...

LSN: Lib’s realeSt godseNds

Hallie Chen, Feature Editor

November 6, 2018

From the opening theme song to the closing bloopers, Liberty Student News has been a hilarious, heart-warming Liberty tradition for years. Every month, we get to take five minutes out of each class to gather around projectors for a full twenty minutes of laughter. It’s the best deal ever. I still...

Thank you for Guided Study

Ella Gage, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018

For many of us, looking back on these first couple of months, in the midst of sports, heavy workloads, and a generally hectic and overextended schedule, there is one thing any student taking Guided Study knows they can rely on. Even with the AP workloads and time crunches and procrastination, at least...

Sports lockers: saving athletes one back at a time

Gabi Parrish, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018

The school bell rings. Giant mobs of students flock into the hallways, but many of them are not heading home. They are going to the locker room. Why? Sports lockers. Every sport at Liberty requires at least a uniform or jersey. In addition to this, many athletes use specific shoes, practice clothing,...

Being not sick is amazing

Jake Hokins, Opinion Editor

November 6, 2018

It is common knowledge these days that we never truly appreciate our health until it’s gone. We never realize the privilege it is to breathe normally until your nose is clogged with enough garbage to fill a milk jug. We never truly appreciate a full night of rest until you’ve spent 3 nights in a...

Wednesday mornings: a procrastinator’s saving grace

Kaitlyn Keyes, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018

As high schoolers, along with Netflix and food, sleep deprivation is a constant in our lives. We’ve all been there–it is late at night and you’re rushing to finish an essay due the next morning. Yawning slightly, you happen to glance at the time on your phone and you realize that somehow three...

Locked doors open Patriot hearts

Karinn Sytsma, Editor-in-chief

November 6, 2018

We’ve all complained about the hassle of the locked doors. Walking around, it’s common to see students stuck outside in the cold, fists banging on the unexpected impasse. We’ve all been there—craving a breath of fresh air and getting more than we bargained for, looking for a shortcut to class...

Mr. Buchli’s science jokes light up the day

Khanh Dao, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018

The average sophomore will say that chemistry is one of his or her least favorite classes. Stepping into the chemistry lab the first day of school, I too told myself I would dread the class.  I hated that the quizzes were timed and that I couldn’t borrow a calculator if I forgot to bring my own....

Mr. Matheny’s classroom: an escape from stress

Krista Kroiss, Beat Editor

November 6, 2018

From the time you enter middle school, or even elementary school, the conditioning begins: junior year is coming. When junior year comes, the final year before one applies to college, the pressure to excel is on. From SAT scores to GPA to AP classes and extracurriculars, the stress to achieve impossible...

Learning to love the doorstoppers

Lili Harris, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018

There’s always hesitancy in opening the doors. Sure, some might feel pressure in figuring out whether it’s “pull” or “push” on the first tug, but nothing compares to the feeling of shame in banging on a door waiting for someone to let you in. Running to a door only for it to close in your...

First-period teachers: saving lives since 8:00 AM

Maddie Browne, Spotlight Editor

November 6, 2018

Walking into first period, still half asleep, you stumble to your desk, rubbing your eyes in fatigue until— “ALRIGHT, BOYS AND GIRLS, LISTEN UP!” All of a sudden, you jerk out of your stupor. Any trace of exhaustion is gone. Enthusiastic first-period teachers are lifesavers. Their spirit and ...

STEM: Unpraised opportunities at Liberty

Margaret Baumgartner, Sports Editor

November 6, 2018

At Liberty we are fortunate enough to be offered multiple different opportunities in STEM. I am thankful for all these chances to further better myself as well as my education. Unfortunately, some students take these opportunities for granted. We have wonderful classes and clubs such as Math Club and...

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