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Put your mask on . . . correctly, please

November 24, 2020

A year ago, I wouldn’t have expected the sight of someone’s uncovered nose to arouse such anger in me. I am talking, of course, about the incorrect mask wearers. The people who wear their masks like...

Where’s the beef? Online shopping

Where’s the beef? Online shopping
October 9, 2020

Online shopping is just the devil whispering in your ear to buy more things. One minute, you’re happily doing research for a project and the next thing you know, you’ve somehow ended up on the Target...

I don’t see the point

I don't see the point
March 22, 2020

You’re 45 minutes into your Algebra 2 final when all of a sudden your pencil stops working. You look at the end and see that there’s still lead in the pencil, so why isn’t it writing? You press the...

Where’s the beef on… what’s good?

May 12, 2019

Optimism. What’s it good for? All it does is set you up for disappointment. So why is everyone stressing positivity and writing articles about questionably happy things? Reclamation bins? Livestreams?...

Spot-stealing suckers

April 18, 2019

You don’t see them, but they see you. They watch from the shadows, ready to strike when you’re gone. And when you leave…they steal your spot. They’re like parking spot pirates. Even when you show...

Loud test takers testing our patience

March 15, 2019

Deep breath in, deep breath out. You got this. This timed write has nothing on you. You’re sure you understand everything Bradbury is saying in Fahrenheit 451. All you have to do is focus. Which would...

Soap-less dispensers: the worst holiday gift

December 19, 2018

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...

Pretests are for posers

September 26, 2018

Apart from death and taxes, pretests are one of life’s certainties. Every year, we take them to help teachers gauge our abilities. But are they really necessary? Let’s be honest, we probably don’t...

Laptops need to be plugged in

December 15, 2017

Barely beating the bell,you rush into Guided Study, swiftly dumping your backpack at your desk before heading to grab a laptop. Your head throbs at the thought of all the homework you have: an essay for...

Snow ≠ Shorts

December 15, 2017

It’s December, and we all know what that means: sweater weather. Or, that’s how it should be. When your car door won’t close because the mechanism is frozen, people usually take the hint and dress...

Don’t cut people off

June 2, 2017

The car’s clock ticks life away as you sit on probably the hottest day of the school year and endure the line to the four-way stop. Five minutes—that feel like thirty—creep at a petty, skin-crawling,...

Families on their phones

June 2, 2017

Heads down, earbuds in, voices off. Walking into your favorite restaurant, there is no cacophony of voices and conversations; it is silent. The only sound reaching your ear is the clang of dishes in the...

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