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The trees that surround Liberty

Mary Russell, Editor-in-chief

November 6, 2018

You light up the school in the dark, cold winters. You entertain my eyes with color and beauty in the Fall. The sweet scent that you create in the spring is delightful. You are the trees that surround Liberty, and I thank you for your presence. I am quite fond of the trees now, but my appreciation...

The secret to Liberty’s clubs

Matthew Rubenstein, Online Editor

November 6, 2018

One of the best parts about our school is the sheer number of clubs that we have. From Math Club to Key Club to Super Smash Bros Club, Liberty has a club for everyone. And while some of that is because of the diversity of Liberty, most of it is because of our club advisors. See, each club needs a...

Liberty’s library: saving students one printed paper at a time

Naia Willemsen, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018

Most students can agree that printers are basically the most unreliable piece of equipment— ever. We all know the feeling: it’s the night before a big essay is due. You’ve finalized it and checked your MLA formatting. After all of your hard work, it’s time to hit print. And then the dreaded...

VOICE Mentors

Nathan Jackson, Assistant Opinion Editor

November 6, 2018

Sometimes, the most disadvantaged in our community need a helping hand. And sometimes, that hand may not be there. That’s where VOICE Mentors step in. VOICE Mentors are volunteers who spend half an hour to an hour and a half with kids with academic and/or social-emotional needs across the district....

April Phillips – The woman behind the scenes

Nick Vanni, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018

If you were to apply for a job at the Issaquah School District, what tasks would you expect to be given? Would you expect to teach, grade, and help students? Or would you want to fly the drapes of the theater in and out, organize the stage workshop, and adjust spotlights to perfection? If the second...

Approachable teachers

Stella Roberts, Creative Director

November 6, 2018

Whether you’re an introvert or have been traumatized by intimidating teachers in the past, having an approachable teacher that genuinely wants to help you is a breath of fresh air.   Approachable teachers are the kind of teachers that understand the stress of being a 21st century high school...

To a teacher who never taught me English

Sylvie Cao, Sports Editor

November 6, 2018

To most of Liberty, she’s Mrs. O’Brien, English teacher. But to me, she’s Alyssa.   I remember freshman year, when I played volleyball on the C team. I was terrified of upperclassmen, intimidated by my teachers, and overall, just extremely confused. Alyssa was the coach then, and I remember...

Jazz Band’s Impromptu Performance

Jazz Band’s Impromptu Performance

October 24, 2018

Liberty's Jazz Band gave an impromptu performance of one of their songs, Second Line, in front of the entire school before classes started today. The Jazz Band played a popular jazz song known as "The Second Line." The band's next official performance is this Tuesday, October 30th, at the Eastshore Jazz...

Seahawks Athlete of the Week!

Seahawks Athlete of the Week!

September 21, 2018

Sophomore Makenna Thomas receives a one thousand dollar check as Seahawks Athlete of the week. Thomas is a varsity cheer team member and recently recovered from a cancer of the spine in February last year. Currently, Thomas volunteers at Seattle Children's Hospital.

Patriot Press Staff 2017-2018

November 30, 2017

Editors-in-Chief Katrina Filer Christina Tuttle Gabe Waldbaum Will Wick Creative Director Katherine Sergeeva Managing Editor Karinn Sytsma News Editors Hannah Norton Emily Bassett Macee Vadney Spotlight Editors Kelly Jinguji Mary Russell Sports Editors Siri Christopherson Alex Hartford Jake Hopkins Opinion Editors Tatu...

Goal-Scoring Girls

Goal-Scoring Girls

November 19, 2017

The Liberty girls soccer team heads off to compete against West Valley High School for their 6:00 game at Shoreline Stadium. They are two wins away from taking the state title for the first time since 2013.

Wall decor we can all adore

Annabelle Smith

November 9, 2017

Students at other high schools may say their classrooms look like drab office buildings or, even worse, like prisons. But here we’re different. Our classrooms are pretty and colorful, and with just a glance around, you can see why. Thanks to the many teachers who decorate their rooms with informative, a...

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