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Lady Patriot packs a mean punch

Anna Malesis, Managing Editor

May 14, 2015

By day, she is a quiet, intellectual student. By night, she is ready to fight. Junior Clara Bardot is probably not the kind of person who comes to mind when you think “kickboxing,” but for the past five years, that’s just what she has been doing. More specifically, she practices Muay Thai,...

Junior navigates onto national orienteering team

Anna Malesis, Managing Editor

May 14, 2015

She is running through the woods, compass in hand. She looks down at her map: right or left? Time is running out—she can’t get lost now! Quickly reorienting herself, she chooses left and continues racing down the trail. No, junior Tyra Christopherson isn’t some sort of female Indiana Jones escaping...

En garde: Liberty Senior competes in fencing

Paige Hopkins, Staff Writer

November 26, 2014

Forget the valiant knights of the Middle Ages. Forget the swashbuckling pirates of the Caribbean. Senior Natalia Heller, a five year fencing veteran, has become the new champion of swordplay at Liberty. Heller started fencing at age thirteen, when a friend introduced her to the sport. She quickly...

Equestrian:

Jocelyn Tierney, Staff Writer

May 8, 2014

While equestrian isn’t a sport that many people do or know about, some liberty students have put many long hours and extensive hard work in perfecting their craft. "I got started when I was in Girl Scouts… we did this Horse trail ride thing and ever since then I just really wanted to be involved ...

Rowing creates scholarship opportunities for Liberty students

Sara Bluhm

December 10, 2013

The interest in rowing is on the rise at Liberty as students like senior Jeremy Stroming and sophomore Duncan Wray take to the water with their crew teams outside of school. Rowing is less prominent than most sports. This creates more available scholarships to a greater number of people than more highly v...

Patriot dancers teach today’s youth

Shannon Heckt

December 10, 2013

Kids run everywhere. Energy is high. The Kidz Bop version of Macklemore’s Thrift Shop is playing in the background. The teacher summons the kids to attention and they all gather around her. She tells the students to begin their "animal" stretches, and every kid bends  his/her leg to do the "flami...

Dean, Wright lead nationally ranked rugby team

Tyler Ackerson

March 18, 2013

Currently ranked fifteenth in the nation by RugbyMag.com presented by Selective Services, the Liberty rugby team is in the midst of their schedule led by current Patriot seniors Ian Wright and Scott Dean. They have started the season with a 3-3-1 combined record which includes the U-15 (0-1), U-17 (2-1), ...

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