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Purging your closet

Purging your closet

Raquel Rossi, Opinion Editor

October 9, 2020

I think the closest thing to being reborn is cleaning out your closet. There’s just something about sorting through your wardrobe, separating out the items you don’t wear, and reorganizing the clothes you do that is so therapeutic. It’s magical! You start off with an overcrowded closet and are...

This amazing earth

This amazing earth

Emma Decasa, Staff Writer

May 12, 2020

"Despite troubling times, I'm always grateful for this amazing earth, and sometimes it's nice to focus on the beauty of it when it seems like everything else is going wrong. So, with our spring showers, we can finally enjoy these May flowers."

Pencil lead dealers

Pencil lead dealers

Emma Decasa, Staff Writer

March 22, 2020

Not all heroes wear capes. Some just give you pencil lead. And these heroes come in clutch at just the right moment. We all know the feeling of sitting in class about to take a test when you click your mechanical pencil and have the horrifying realization that you’re out of lead. Panicked, you turn...

What’s good on…where’s the beef?

Khanh Dao, Staff Writer

May 12, 2019

It’s what keeps our bathrooms’ soap supply running, our parking lots civilized, and our world spinning. The “beef” is an essential human right as much as it is a human need. I’m referring to vocalized grievances, by the way, not the flesh of a certain herbivore. As homo sapiens, we can’t...

The blessings of Journalism

The blessings of Journalism

Tatum Lindquist, Editor-in-chief

April 19, 2019

Before dawn breaks, Liberty students’ fingers falter over the keys to complete a somewhat, coherent essay—scratch that, a rough draft with “ideas”. Who even cares why Atticus’ watch is broken? Because it’s three a.m., and they just need a grade. After a meager five hours of sleep and a sluggish...

Studying with LibertyMathandStuff

Nathan Jackson, Assistant Opinion Editor

March 15, 2019

The night before a big test can be a stressful one. You have no idea what’s going on and the clock is ticking. For most, they simply give up and go to bed. But those who study within the hallowed halls of room 5235, this is only the beginning. For Thomas Kennedy has a humble little Youtube channel (aptly named LibertyMathandStuff) that serves to help students revi...

Random compliments: the best holiday gift

Kaitlyn Keyes, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018

We’ve all had those days: your alarm clock went off late, you missed the bus, forgot you had a CRO due, tanked a test, and to top it all off, hadn’t even had time to make yourself coffee in the morning. But then, a random stranger, perhaps someone you’ve only seen at a glance, flashes you a small...

Door-opening angels

Allison Rafert, Opinion Editor

September 26, 2018

While walking to class on the familiar route that I’ve used for the past three years, I absentmindedly exit the cafeteria and head down the stairs. The steps appear eerily unoccupied, and as I reach the concrete floor, I suddenly realize why: the outside doors have been locked! Burdened by my crammed...

The reclaim bin is your new cornucopia

Elise Sickinger, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017

Just imagine: you’re starving. Every morning you wake up, quickly get dressed, and rush out the door to Liberty—no time to pack a lunch—yet you’ve forgotten your wallet, and can’t buy food either. Every second you go without food is another second your stomach spends growling. You dart into...

Random acts of kindness

Hallie Chen, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017

Your Liberty sports bag may look pretty snazzy, but coupled with a fifty-pound backpack, bassoon, P.E. shoes, and a $6 lunch from the Patriot Pantry, you’re having a pretty hard time getting around campus. Lucky for you, the person in front of you has turned to hold the door, even though you’re still t...

What’s good: Falling in love with fall

Madison Prather, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017

Besides being aesthetically pleasing for your Instagram photos, the color change in leaves--from green to all shades of red, orange, yellow, and purple--adds a spot of happiness to an otherwise dismal day of school. As you groggily drive to Liberty in the wee hours of the morning, the still-rising sun...

The art of Creative Writing

Tatum Lindquist, Opinion Editor

June 2, 2017

Art—the expression of emotion through creative mediums. Traditionally, the word “art” triggers images of painters, dancers, photographers, and musicians, but one artist tends to remain forgotten: the writer. The idea, the style, the voice—all components of a story must interact in order for...

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