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Anthony Mangus conquers his own card game

Naia Willemsen, Spotlight Editor

September 30, 2019

Most teenagers spend their summers playing video games, watching TV, and hanging out with friends. They usually aren’t trying to do anything productive—but freshman Anthony Mangus did the opposite. In the summer of 2018, at the age of 13, he created his own card game: Kingdom Conqueror. “It’s...

Ten months, thirty countries, and countless memories

Sylvie Cao, Managing Editor

September 30, 2019

“I probably met more people in ten months of travel than I have in my entire life,” senior English teacher Bhumi Dalia said. Dalia taught a total of two years of English at Liberty before leaving, originally to Macedonia with the Peace Corps. Ten days into training, she was accepted into a program...

Humans of Liberty: Kaitlyn Vera (12)

Humans of Liberty: Kaitlyn Vera (12)

September 27, 2019

“Being new to Liberty as a senior has been interesting. I came here from a really small school, and I mean really small—my class size last year was less than 50 kids, and the entire school was less than the freshman class, and it was K-12. It’s been kind of hard getting used to the school and class...

Ethan Doan takes on podcasting

Naia Willemsen, Spotlight Editor

June 8, 2019

Some people draw, some write, and some play music. Everyone has their own creative outlet, but freshman Ethan Doan’s is a little different: he is the host of his own podcast, the “Your Take Show,” where, weekly or bi-weekly, he interviews Liberty students and shares their stories. Yet Doan’s...

Chief Spears’ journey: from military to marketing

Chief Spears’ journey: from military to marketing

Elizabeth Rollison, Editor-in-chief

June 8, 2019

NJROTC instructor Chief Matthew Spears models the image of discipline and persistence for his students on a daily basis. With everything from years of experience in the navy to his recent acquisition of a college degree, Spears is an ideal example of the benefits of personal responsibility. However,...

Humans of Liberty: Haley Archer (11)

Humans of Liberty: Haley Archer (11)

June 7, 2019

“I try to be involved in things at school. I’m a part of clubs and activities like cross country and DECA, which I really enjoy. I love DECA because business is really interesting, and I love competing because there’s a lot that you can do in a competition and so you can an area that fits you....

Students at Liberty with dual citizenship

Elizabeth Rollison, Spotlight Editor

May 14, 2019

RUSSIA Viktoria Bliznyuk (9): “Both of my parents are originally from Russia, and I was born here, but I get Russian citizenship from them. Most of my relatives are in Russia, and I’ve visited Russia three times. The last time I visited was three years ago. Let’s just say that a lot of cultural ...

Ally Stucky finds a fitting creative outlet

Gabrielle Parrish, Staff Writer

May 13, 2019

You may have seen her Instagram page or admired her dress while passing her in the hallway. Her name is Allison Stucky, and she has been designing and creating her own clothes since sixth grade. Now a freshman at Liberty, her interest in design began with the show “Project Runway,” and for anyone...

Lights, camera, fashion: Maddy Ackley models for Studio B

Maddie Browne, Spotlight Editor

May 12, 2019

Bubbly and bright, it’s common to see high school cheerleaders with perfect makeup and enviable fashion skills. However, junior Madison Ackley, who goes by “Maddy” in her industry, has a unique reason for her flawless appearance: modelling for Studio B Portraits as a Brand Influencer. “As an...

Liberty students lend a helping hand in LA

Elizabeth Rollison, Spotlight Editor

May 12, 2019

“Serving people can be big or small. That’s the most important thing to remember.” Senior Halle Abel, along with several other Liberty students, got the opportunity to learn this lesson firsthand over spring break, when the youth of Highlands Community Church went on a mission trip to Los Angeles,...

Bonjour, Quimper: Andrea Gonzalez studies in France

Maddie Browne, Spotlight Editor

May 10, 2019

“I felt like I was living two lives. I had my friends in the US calling and texting me all the time to see if everything was going well, but for me, it wasn’t the best situation. I needed to adapt and make new friends here rather than try to medicate my loneliness with friends that are thousands...

Well, I’ll be darned: Emma Ream takes on costuming

Maddie Browne, Spotlight Editor

April 10, 2019

“I’m a pink cupcake!” Although many teens like to imagine looking so appealing as to be compared to a dessert, senior Emma Ream isn’t exaggerating. Her vibrant dress, one of her favorite creations for this year’s musical, is a sweet success. “That’s one reason I love being on costuming,”...

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