The Patriot Press

Ditch the feuding and support each other

Izzy Hayden, Senior Writer

May 12, 2016


Filed under Beefs, Opinion

After copious amounts of training, practice five or six times a week, and weeks of intense focus, it all finally pays off. Your team finally gets the big W it was hoping for. High off the adrenaline that is bound to come with your success you take to social media to express your excitement, except instead...

We take eight classes, not one

Sara Flash, Opinion Editor

May 12, 2016


Filed under Beefs, Opinion

It’s Friday morning. The weekend is in sight. All you have to do is get through four more classes and hope your teachers will have mercy on you this weekend. Yet, first period starts and you are given four packets, two chapters of reading and the notice of an upcoming test. What’s worse? Your teacher...

Quit your constant complaints

Tyra Christopherson, Opinion Editor

May 12, 2016


Filed under Beefs, Opinion

Some days, it seems like the only thing you hear is “I have so much homework tonight. I can’t even.” Or “On Friday I have three tests. What am I supposed to do?!” Whether you’re walking to English, sitting down in the lunchroom, or stepping onto the bus, the complaints are constantly irritating...

The constant countdown is just cruel

Tyra Christopherson, Opinion Editor

April 18, 2016


Filed under Beefs, Opinion

There are only 37 days until you have to commit to a college! You have 45 days remaining to prepare for your AP test! Just 79 days are left until graduation! As these dates come closer, well-meaning friends and teachers and parents and siblings make these anxiety-inducing announcements at an increasing...

March Madness makes me mad

Nathan Christopher, Senior Writer

April 18, 2016


Filed under Beefs, Opinion

Everywhere you look brackets are posted on the walls. Walking down the hallways all you hear is how surely this will be the year Gonzaga finally wins the tournament. NCAA March Madness has taken over our school. Irrationally enough, however, teachers still won’t let us watch March Madness during class....

The Starbucks secret menu is a myth

Carlyn Schmidgall, Senior Writer

April 18, 2016


Filed under Beefs, Opinion

The Starbucks secret menu is a myth We read it online, so it must be true: Starbucks has a secret menu, filled with whimsical wonders and enchanted elixirs. We plot for weeks the magical concoction we’ll order, and when we finally step up to the register, we grow impatient when our requests is only...

Stop with the PDA

Kasey Winter, Photography Editor

April 18, 2016


Filed under Beefs, Opinion

It’s an average day at school and you’re walking to second period. On the way you pass a couple in the hallway. “I’ll miss you”, “I love you,” you hear them say as you walk by and all you can think is “Won’t they see each other in about an hour and a half? Are they really going to miss...

The books aren’t just furniture: take advantage of the books of the Liberty library

Brittany Toombs, Managing Editor

December 7, 2015


Filed under Beefs, Opinion

Every time I waltz into our library, I don’t spot kids engrossed in the hundreds of books the library offers. All I see is you scrubs printing off the CRO you forgot about until ten minutes before the lunch bell. . . which is understandable (happens to me daily). But the library is much more that its...

Skip the unnecessary skip days, seniors!

Boston Munro, Senior Writer

December 7, 2015


Filed under Beefs, Opinion

I’m not feeling well today and will not be in attendance at school.  Yeah, I have a dentist appointment, and so I can’t come to school today… at all.  I overslept my alarm and slept in until 2:16.  These are just some of many of the “excuses” Liberty students used to take part in the high...

Complaining about rain weighs us all down

Carlyn Schmidgall, Senior Writer

October 28, 2015


Filed under Beefs, Opinion

Just like every other A-day, you nearly drown as you trudge through the misty darkness to your first period class, conveniently located in a portable in the far reaches of the front lot. Shivering in your soggy hoodie, you slide into your seat. That’s when you hear it — irritated mumbles, annoyed...

Growing up with construction has destroyed our high school years

Sara Flash, Opinion Editor

October 28, 2015


Filed under Beefs, Opinion

It all started when we were little kids. We were getting a brand new middle school – exciting right? But then, the construction started up…. And it never seemed to go away. Sixth grade passed and we lived through the horrors of hammers banging, the awful smell of tar being poured in the front parking...

Break buzz-kill: pre-break homework overloads students

Sara Bluhm, Photography Editor

June 2, 2015


Filed under Beefs, Opinion

It’s the week before break. Your teachers have kindly decided not to assign homework over this week of bliss—but there’s a catch. Instead, you receive mountains of assignments due before break. Do they have a minimum quota of busy work to assign before break? Is it really so important that we cover...

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