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The Un-common Application

Sydney Dybing, Opinion Editor

April 28, 2015

When applying for college, seeing the words “We’re on the Common Application!” on a school’s website is a fantastic feeling. “I only have to write one essay that applies to every school!” you think joyously. But soon you find yourself stricken with terror: you’re staring into the face of...

Hurry up, admissions!

Trevor Sytsma, Editor-In-Chief

April 28, 2015

College application season was stressful enough. You wrote variations of the same essay describing your intellectual passion for butterflies more times than you care to count, and paid for so many SAT score reports and application fees that you know your parents’ credit card information a bit better...

Stuck in the Netflix black hole

Marthe Jatun, Staff Writer

April 28, 2015

Have you ever heard of the Netflix black hole? Once you’re sucked in it, you can’t escape. I mean, what’s better than lying in your comfy bed, watching something that makes you laugh, makes you happy, and seems to complete your life? Better than six hours of homework that makes you so depressed...

Web filter? Cock-blocker

Sydney Dybing, Opinion Editor

April 28, 2015

It’s like being stabbed. Having your hands chopped off. Dying of radioactivity poisoning. Imagine you’re a Patriot Press staff member, and you just wrote an excellent article about why school shouldn’t start so early. Excitedly, you open up the Press website and navigate to your article, titled...

Desk art is where we draw the line

Tyra Christopherson, Staff Writer

November 26, 2014

Week One: Walking into the new classrooms shocks me and takes my breath away. We have new, tall, clean, magnificent, desks with footrests and backpack hooks. We no longer have to endure the pain of last year’s old, squeaky, short desks covered in scribbles. The excitement overwhelms me even more than...

Hey Sneezy, stay home

Shelby Lex, Editor-In-Chief

November 26, 2014

The arrival of November brings the dreaded cold and flu season. Now, it’s nearly impossible to sit down for forty minutes and write a cohesive and deeply analytical essay with what sounds like an obnoxiously defective kazoo emanating from your classmate’s nose, or what sounds like liquid mucus bubbling...

Wednesday: an afternoon-eating monster

Paige Hopkins, Staff Writer

October 30, 2014

It’s Wednesday afternoon and I’m sitting in class, glancing edgily at the clock every few seconds. Finally, the numbers flip to 3:35 and the bell rings. I jump from my seat and sprint through the hallways with urgency. Seemingly hours later I make it to my car, but, glancing at the clock, I realize...

College mail is a college fail

Signe Stroming, Editor-In-Chief

October 30, 2014

It seemed harmless enough at the time. Who knew filling in those small address boxes on the PSAT registration would result in such a total inundation of college mail? Since the end of sophomore year, a trickle of generic white envelopes swelled into a tsunami of pamphlets oozing with expensive ink and...

Liberty congestion: old problems in a new school

Ian Page, Senior Writer

October 24, 2014

You’re late, and you hastily sprint to class in an attempt to beat the bell and remain in your teacher’s good graces.  Then you run head first into a seemingly mile-long backup of students, backpacks and pure annoyance. We all know that the building is new and that we have to take time to get used...

More parking means more problems

Sara Bluhm, Photography Editor

October 24, 2014

It’s finally here. The day you have been waiting for ever since you first received that oh-so-sacred card of freedom that allows you to drive freely to and from school on your own accord. Tomorrow you are going to drive in to Liberty High in your sweet ride and park in your very own spot. After weeks...

RIP Dead Week

Anna Malesis, Managing Editor

September 3, 2014

Remember back in first semester of freshman year when finals week was bearing down on you for the very first time? So young and so naïve, you didn’t think to question your teachers when they told you not to stress about finding time to prepare. "It’s Dead Week," they consoled you. "You won’t have...

Vehicles scream “thin privilege!”

Sydney Dybing, Opinion Editor

September 3, 2014

Over the past year that I’ve had my driver’s license, I have become a practiced expert in parking enormous vehicles. Now, with a smaller truck, you would think parking would be an effortless task… WRONG! Practice only does so much good when your parking spot is barely big enough to fit your mid...

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