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Press Perspective: Is the eight-period schedule beneficial to students?

October 9, 2020

2020 has been the year of big changes. A pandemic, a forced shift to online school, and even a schedule change. But was the schedule change really worth it? Does it help students be more successful? 

Press Perspective: Class Rankings

March 22, 2020

The Issaquah school district used to rank students by GPA: the person with the highest GPA in the class was valedictorian and had a rank of 1, the person with the second-highest GPA had a rank of 2, and so on. However, in 2016, the Issaquah school district decided to eliminate the ranking system, choosing instead to use the latin honor system. At graduation, those with cumulative GPAs above 3.9 are summa cum laude, those with GPAs between 3.7 and 3.89 are magna cum laude, and those with GPAs between 3.5 and 3.69 are cum laude. Some Liberty students appreciate this change, while others are mad, which begs the question: should high schools rank students?

Press Perspective: Climate change defines 2020 election and our future

Press Perspective: Climate change defines 2020 election and our future

April 20, 2019

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This amazing earth

This amazing earth

May 12, 2020

"Despite troubling times, I'm always grateful for this amazing earth, and sometimes it's nice to focus on the beauty of it when it seems like everything else is going wrong. So, with our spring showers, we can finally enjoy these May flowers."

Pencil lead dealers

Pencil lead dealers

March 22, 2020

What’s good on…where’s the beef?

May 12, 2019

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Where’s the beef? Online shopping

Where’s the beef? Online shopping

October 9, 2020

I don’t see the point

I don’t see the point

March 22, 2020

Where’s the beef on… what’s good?

May 12, 2019

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May 18, 2019

Since the dawn of time, mankind has seeked — sook? Saked? — anyways, mankind has been trying to find one singular thing. This ceaseless quest lies at the core of our species, and yet few people today seek to continue the timeless debate. We here at The Backpage, however, are students of culture and history, and will continue the noble fight for truth and justice. One question will be answered today: Iceberg or Romaine?

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May 18, 2019

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