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Liberty’s future historians

Liberty’s future historians

Tyra Christopherson, Staff Writer

February 3, 2015

Sophomore Dhamanpreet Kaur stands next to her recently completed AP World History project about Margaret Sanger. Students in the class started their projects in October, diligently working on them for three months, and the finished products line the walls of the library. “It was refreshing to be able...

Bring it on

Bring it on

Sydney Hopper, Staff Writer

February 3, 2015

Senior cheerleader Lily Dunlap looks toward the court with intensity as the Boys Basketball team played Bellevue as a part of the Quad night on January 9th. The final score was a 64-33 loss for the Patriots. Still, the tough game did not dampen the students’ patriot pride. “My favorite part of Fr...

Keeping the beat

Keeping the beat

Sydney Dybing, Opinion Editor

February 3, 2015

Griffin Dittmar and Brendan Weibel lead the Liberty Pep Band as they perform at January 9th’s Quad Night basketball game. The Pep Band plays a variety of songs, including the Liberty Fight Song, Jimi Hendrix’s “Fire”, and Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell’s “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” ...

Practice makes perfect

Practice makes perfect

Skyler Radford, Staff Writer

February 3, 2015

Junior cellist Gabriella Oliver is practicing the song she has selected to perform for several judges at the annual Solo and Ensemble event that Liberty will be hosting on January 31st. She is both excited and anxious for her performance, as are the hundreds of other high school musicians that will ...

Discovering the wheel

Discovering the wheel

Shelby Lex, Editor-In-Chief

February 3, 2015

On Monday, January 12, with only four days left in the course, the Ceramics 1 class practiced using the ceramics wheels for the first time. After watching a demonstration by Ceramics teacher Rex Fraser, students were paired up and let loose to figure out how to throw clay on the wheel. While Ceramics...

Off to NYC!

Off to NYC!

Sara Flash, Staff Writer

February 3, 2015

The Liberty Singers, under the direction of Robin Wood, start to practice for their upcoming contest season in March and their New York Trip in April. The singers are going to tour New York City and have multiple concerts planned, including one at Ground Zero. “I’m excited about New York because...

New wrestler shows worth against Juanita

New wrestler shows worth against Juanita

Sara Bluhm, Photography Editor

February 3, 2015

Liberty patriot Juan  Flores (10) wrestled vigorously in his match against Juanita in a tournament hosted by Mercer Island High School. His efforts proved successful as the referee’s final whistle blew following Juan’s takedown leading to a pin. His victory added six points to the overall team score....

All eyes on aquaponics

All eyes on aquaponics

Rachel Hay, Staff Writer

February 3, 2015

Independent Research student Anne Wu (12) checks up on her and partner Jin Chen’s (12) independent research project, an aquaponics system that is now up and running in science teacher Eleonor Schneider’s room. “Although building the aquaponics system has been an incredible challenge, both Jin and...

Stylish shoes

Stylish shoes

Paige Hopkins, Staff Writer

February 3, 2015

Recently, with a few coats of paint, Art Club, which meets every Wednesday morning, took old pairs of Vans and turned them into works of art. Junior Gabby Messina, whose shoes are seen here, chose to paint hers with a Seattle them, including a evergreen trees, an umbrella and the Starbucks logo.  In...

Liberty seniors assemble submarine

Liberty seniors assemble submarine

Megan So, Staff Writer

February 3, 2015

Jordan Raymond (12) and Christine Chappelle (12) work diligently on building their submersible for their Independent Study project. It will later be deployed in Lake Washington to test water quality. "This class that Mr. Buchli has put together is such an awesome and unique experience! It's been slow...

Just keep swimming

Just keep swimming

Mackenna Briggs, Focus Editor

February 3, 2015

Boys swim and dive coach Kris Daughters holds a team meeting with her swimmers after practice Monday to discuss their past meet against Issaquah, "I think that the boys have been consistently improving throughout the season and they showed that last week against Issaquah. We had 22 swimmers attain best...

Getting informed

Getting informed

Kelley Johnson, Staff Writer

February 3, 2015

Mr. Darnell began teaching Current Issues this year for the first time. The students, for their final, decided to all make websites about an issue they wanted to take a stand on and inform the public about. These topics ranged from the illegal ivory trade to illegal immigration. “Making the websites...

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