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What’s good: Kahoot-making reviewing fun

Bridget Ury, Staff Writer

May 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Your shaky finger hovers over your phone waiting for the choices to appear on the screen. The apprehensive music fills your soul and makes your heart beat faster. You read the question and know you know the answer. The second the shapes appear on screen you tap the triangle, confident in your choice....

How our heroes change

Chloe Winn, Staff Writer

May 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Admit it, you were a pretty shallow kid; we all were. Unfortunately, some of us still are. As young children a lot of us valued much different things than we do now. A prime example is who we looked up to, people we thought were heroes. Not the ones in capes, but the ones you wanted to grow up and be...

What is it like to be a conservative at Liberty?

Sabrina Suen, Opinion Editor

May 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion

I’ll be honest, I’m not a conservative. I’m not even a moderate. I’m a bleeding-heart liberal, and anyone who’s ever had a conversation about politics with me, or read one of my articles can attest to that. In my 12 years of public education, the only time I’ve ever cried in front of my peers...

From grassroots to government

Nicole Leung, Creative Director

May 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Billionaires, multinational corporations, mega interest groups, and high-powered executives: these are the quintessential sources of political corruption. They employ arguably one of the most demonized professions in politics: lobbyists. And I’m one of them. Except I’m the unpaid kind, an average...

Cheating: why do we do it?

Soraya Marashi, Senior Writer

May 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion

We all know the routine. One daring student sneaks a picture of the anxiously awaited-for exam after the teacher does phone checks. After the test, that student then sends it off to every person in their contact list, who then all get As after finding a Quizlet with the correct answers to it online -...

Betsy DeVos: proponent for change?

Bridget Ury, Staff Writer

May 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion

This January, Betsy DeVos was confirmed to be the Secretary of Education of the United States. DeVos is a proponent for accountability and the privatization of the school system. She believes that parents should be able to choose what school their student attends and plans to institute this with the...

Press Perspective: Diversity in film starts with Hollywood

Sabrina Suen, Opinion Editor

May 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Press Perspective

The acting world is notorious for its misrepresentation of cultures. The most iconic example is perhaps Disney’s Mulan, which features a traditional Chinese folk tale that is riddled with historical inaccuracy, including the use of Japanese style clothing and flags. So when we heard that Renton’s...

Beef: Got trash?

Anthony Alegrete, Senior Writer

May 11, 2017


Filed under Beefs, Opinion

Imagine a world where you have to clean somebody else’s disgusting and smelly room. Doesn’t sound great, huh? However, the same principle can be applied to when you leave your garbage scattered across the lunchroom, expecting somebody else to clean it up for you. Just like it isn’t your responsibility...

Beef: Toilet paper, where ya at?

Mary Russell, Staff Writer

May 11, 2017


Filed under Beefs, Opinion

With a full bladder and one minute already lost from the short passing period, you whip off your backpack and sprint towards the nearest empty stall. You rush as much as you’re capable, hoping to make it to your next class on time. Reaching for the toilet paper, your stomach suddenly drops. The stall...

Never too old for Disney

Mandy Latham, Senior Writer

May 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion

As we have gotten older the stereotype of movies we should watch has changed. The push to watch Disney movies has changed to be a push to watch horror flicks and some can feel shame in watching these childish movies. Well, Disney movies are not in fact childish and should be watched today as a teenager...

Put your positive pants on

Katherine Sergeeva, Staff Writer

May 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion

We’ve all had that moment when we look at our surroundings with a negative perspective. That moment when you evaluate an essay covered in pen marks, and watch your GPA drop. That moment when you sort of sink into yourself, and write a bitter message to your friends over text. Instead of thinking about...

The beauty of late start snow days

Mandy Latham, Senior Writer

May 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion

With all the snow days that we have had recently the possibility of late starts has increased. Those snowy white mornings meaning more to you than a planned school day off since they come at the most unexpected time. You breathe a sigh of relief as you get to turn over and close your tired eyes. The...

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