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Analyzing Amazon’s Actions

Analyzing Amazon’s Actions

December 27, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Press Perspective

Amazon’s recently exposed questionable practices have once again put them in public crosshairs. Their actions regarding the treatment of employees, overall corporate practices, and the effects of those actions have reignited the debate on whether their actions are justified or not.

Creating a sea of spirit

Creating a sea of spirit

Ashtyn Sakamoto, Staff Writer

December 27, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Painted faces. The victory cry. Patriots decked out in all their Liberty gear. There’s no feeling quite like being in the home stands at a Friday night football game, surrounded by a sea of blue. Why can’t we create this same feeling of unity at school? Spirit assemblies and spirit days are great...

Community service: happiness, leadership, and a better environment

Kaitlyn Keyes, Staff Writer

December 27, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The world belongs to all of us. And, as cheesy as it may sound, it is truly our job to protect it. Even as high schoolers, we have an obligation to give back to the community and help in any way we can. If we want the world to improve, we must all do our part. But while this is all well and good in...

Driving at 16— a gamble at best

Driving  at 16— a gamble at best

Nathan Jackson, Assistant Opinion Editor

December 27, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Despite what the headline says, I love driving. The ability to get McDonald’s at three on a Thursday morning is both liberating and strangely addictive. And as much as I love my 3AM McD’s, I have to admit that driving at 16 is a fairly idiotic idea. You’ve probably heard the facts before: driving...

Making the case for borderline sports

Khanh Dao, Staff Writer

December 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As an Asian household, my family never misses watching Asiad. It’s essentially Asia’s Olympics, in which countries from all over the continent gather to compete in swimming, gymnastics, soccer, and the like. This year, however, eSports was included as a demonstration sport for the first time ever. “That’s...

Hallways shouldn’t be a no-fly zone during lunches

Gabrielle Parrish, Staff Writer

December 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Recently, Liberty closed the hallway outside of the main gym during lunches. Although the vending machines are still open, students no longer have access to the restrooms, drinking fountains, or benches downstairs. But what is the point of having these facilities if students are not allowed to use them...

Everyone needs to take Art 1

Everyone needs to take Art  1

Jake Hopkins, Opinion Editor

December 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion

I am a numbers guy, I always have been. Throughout high school I’ve focused on taking math and science classes; those have always been what appealed to me. The prospect of getting two fine arts credits to graduate seemed like a chore to me. Coming into my senior year, I still had one credit to satisfy....

Soap-less dispensers: the worst holiday gift

Gabrielle Parrish, Staff Writer

December 19, 2018


Filed under Beefs, Opinion

Along with snowflakes, Santa Claus, and peppermint mochas, the winter season brings cold and flu viruses to Liberty. One of the most effective ways of preventing the spread of germs is by washing your hands regularly. Girls at Liberty are doing their part to prevent the spread of germs by consistently...

Music: a gateway to cultural awareness

Music: a gateway to cultural awareness

Allison Rafert, Opinion Editor

December 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion

At sixteen years old, after paying five dollars for my grandpa’s car and being handed over the keys, my newfound independence was overwhelming, as is expected for teenagers. However, this independence was not what amazed me most. Instead, it was the outdated interior of this 1999 Corolla where no touch...

Random compliments: the best holiday gift

Kaitlyn Keyes, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion, What's Good?

We’ve all had those days: your alarm clock went off late, you missed the bus, forgot you had a CRO due, tanked a test, and to top it all off, hadn’t even had time to make yourself coffee in the morning. But then, a random stranger, perhaps someone you’ve only seen at a glance, flashes you a small...

You heard us, but you didn’t listen

Jake Hopkins, Opinion Editor

December 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion

On Wednesday, December 12, I witnessed the Issaquah School District Board of Directors pass a motion approving Superintendent Ron Thiele’s proposal for schedule changes throughout the district with a 4-1 vote. With the passing of this motion comes a death sentence for Liberty’s beloved eight-period...

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