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Press Perspective: Flex time? More like waste of time

November 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Press Perspective

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 for the three high schools (Liberty, Issaquah, and Skyline). While discussing pros and cons of dif...

Press Perspective: Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire

Aria Soeprono, Opinion Editor

December 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Press Perspective

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 District called PBSES (Positive Behavior and Social Emotional Stress Program). Prior to conducting th...

Press Perspective: Gun control

Tatum Lindquist, Opinion Editor

November 9, 2017


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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 crowd, killing at least 59 attendees and injuring hundreds more. Not to mention, just recently...

Press Perspective: Diversity in film starts with Hollywood

Sabrina Suen, Opinion Editor

May 11, 2017


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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...

Political protests surge as the election sweeps through America

Press Perspective, Opinion Editor

March 27, 2017


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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 history, won enough electoral votes to secure the presidency instead of the expected winner,...

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

Sabrina Suen, Opinion Editor

March 23, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Press Perspective

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 face of the rising Black Lives Matter movement and the alarming number of fatal black shootings by police. The...

Apple vs. FBI controversy: Personal privacy outweighs national security

Tyra Christopherson and Sara Flash

April 18, 2016


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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 Hook Elementary School. The FBI is in possession of the iPhone of one of the shooters and wants...

Cultural Appropriation: where to draw the line between honoring and mocking

Sara Flash and Tyra Christopherson

December 7, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Press Perspective

When you think of the winter months of the year, some common things come to mind: Halloween, Christmas trees and more sweets than any one person knows what to do with. But in the midst of this happy and festive time of year, it is important to recognize the traditions we are following, the ways we are...

United States should step up its aid in the Syrian Crisis

Tyra Christopherson and Sara Flash

October 28, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Press Perspective

Four and a half years ago, in March 2011, the Syrian crises began. Since then, 220,000 people—half of whom are civilians—have become casualties of the conflict. To escape the violence, four million Syrian refugees have fled the country, and more leave their homeland every day. These refugees need...

Defeating discrimination: take responsibility and act

June 2, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Press Perspective

When you think of Indiana, what comes into your mind? Corn fields? NASCAR? Country music? NCAA basketball? Stereotypes aside, Indiana has been the center for a lot of controversy lately as a new bill called the Religious Freedom Restoration Act was just passed through the state legislature. It may sound...

The Smarter Balance Test is destabilizing education

April 28, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Press Perspective

This year, for the first time, Liberty will be administering the Smarter Balance test to all juniors and sophomores. Before you freak out, this year is just a trial. The scores won’t mean anything as far as graduation, but in future years, they might. That is one of the reasons why the administrators...

Register for classes – the smart way

April 28, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Press Perspective

Every year it’s the same story. You’re trying to register for classes, and all you can hear are the counselors telling you to challenge yourself, older students warning you to stay away from APUSH and Honors Physics, and your friends discussing which classes they will sign up for together. So how...

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