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How fake is fake news really?

Ella Gage, Opinion Editor November 24, 2020
2020 is a year of mixed signals and polarization. There is a Twilight Zone-like atmosphere of mistrust and opposition, mixed messages being sent from our leaders, international threats, and questionable information. Most of this distrust stems back not only to our politicians, but to our news sources. 

Press Perspective: Is the eight-period schedule beneficial to students?

October 9, 2020
2020 has been the year of big changes. A pandemic, a forced shift to online school, and even a schedule change. But was the schedule change really worth it? Does it help students be more successful? 

Press Perspective: Class Rankings

March 22, 2020
The Issaquah school district used to rank students by GPA: the person with the highest GPA in the class was valedictorian and had a rank of 1, the person with the second-highest GPA had a rank of 2, and so on. However, in 2016, the Issaquah school district decided to eliminate the ranking system, choosing instead to use the latin honor system. At graduation, those with cumulative GPAs above 3.9 are summa cum laude, those with GPAs between 3.7 and 3.89 are magna cum laude, and those with GPAs between 3.5 and 3.69 are cum laude. Some Liberty students appreciate this change, while others are mad, which begs the question: should high schools rank students?
Press Perspective: Climate change defines 2020 election and our future

Press Perspective: Climate change defines 2020 election and our future

April 20, 2019

Narrowing it down It’s that time of year again in the world of politics—each week, the race for the presidency in 2020 is becoming more crowded, and the U.S. public is becoming more overwhelmed with...

Press Perspective: Analyzing Amazon’s Actions

Press Perspective: Analyzing Amazon’s Actions

December 27, 2018
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.

Press Perspective: Flex time? More like waste of time

November 8, 2018

BACKGROUND The Issaquah School District Superintendent Ron Thiele issued a charter that commissioned a high school scheduling committee be formed to discuss and ultimately propose a new common schedule...

Press Perspective: Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire

Aria Soeprono, Opinion Editor December 15, 2017

Background on the SDQ: On November 15, administration gave out the very first SDQ, or Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire, to all students. It was part of a recent initiative by the Issaquah School...

Press Perspective: Gun control

Tatum Lindquist, Opinion Editor November 9, 2017

Gunfire echoes and screams erupt as the crowd ducks, scrambling for cover. On October 1 at the Route 91 Harvest festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, Stephen Paddock, a 64-year-old male, open fired on the concert’s...

Press Perspective: Diversity in film starts with Hollywood

Sabrina Suen, Opinion Editor May 11, 2017

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...

Political protests surge as the election sweeps through America

Press Perspective, Opinion Editor March 27, 2017

The Situation So Far On November 9, a change of colossal proportions struck The United States. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, in what has been called the greatest upset in modern political...

Press Perspective-Kneeling during the national anthem: a demonstration of freedom or disrespect?

Sabrina Suen, Opinion Editor March 23, 2017

The History If you’ve watched a NFL game within the last few months, it’s impossible to avoid the controversy surrounding players who kneel during the national anthem, as sign of protest in the...

Apple vs. FBI controversy: Personal privacy outweighs national security

Tyra Christopherson and Sara Flash April 18, 2016

On December 2, 2015, two shooters carried out a mass shooting that left 14 people dead and 22 seriously injured. This San Bernardino terrorist attack was the worst since the 2012 Newtown shooting at Sandy...

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