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The Triumphant Tales of Jay Beeman

The Triumphant Tales of Jay Beeman

Maddie Browne, Spotlight Editor

March 2, 2019


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The sight of an intimidating figure in chainmail and helmet during assemblies and tug-of-war competitions is an oddity, to be sure. After all, we seldom have the opportunity to witness medieval costumes or take part in crazy experiences. But for junior Jay Beeman, this is his normal.

Lauren Crutchfield dances through the holidays

Lauren Crutchfield dances through the holidays

Maddie Browne, Spotlight Editor

March 1, 2019


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Most Seattleites have gone to see the famous ballet The Nutcracker at least once. The swish of tutus, beautiful dancers, and graceful movements tell a story unlike any other. But few consider the amount of work required behind the scenes of the ballet. For sophomore Lauren Crutchfield, however, dancing...

Facts and figures: Mr. Kennedy on research and knowledge

Facts and figures: Mr. Kennedy on research and knowledge

Maddie Browne, Spotlight Editor

December 27, 2018


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Energetic math teacher, Model UN advisor, and…outer space expert? Thomas Kennedy is many things, but boring is not a word in his vocabulary. “The asteroid belt contains three asteroids that have more mass than the rest of the asteroid belt, which is mostly dust,” Kennedy said. “You’d get really...

Marques Pizarro takes fitness goals to the next level

Marques Pizarro takes fitness goals to the next level

Elise Sickinger, Managing Editor

December 27, 2018


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“Instagram fame” is still a fairly new concept in the modern world, even to our generation. We can scroll through the app and see the people we follow selling clothes, shoes, tea, teeth whitening kits, and much more with just one flick of the finger. But Liberty senior Marques Pizarro isn’t using...

From Vietnam to Washington: Minh Vu’s journey

Elizabeth Rollison, Spotlight Editor

December 26, 2018


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Between SATs, AP classes, and college searching, junior year is already a time fraught with stress. Now, imagine tackling the same tests and classes as the rest of the juniors, only as a recent immigrant to the United States. That’s been the experience of Minh Vu, who recently moved to America from...

What unusual jobs have teachers had in the past?

December 26, 2018


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MR. LEVEL “My friend played for an Italian basketball team, so he said, hey, you should come hang out in Italy. I hung out with him for three months while he was playing for this semi-professional basketball team. For the last game I was there, I’d noticed there was a closet in the stadium that ...

Would you take six AP classes? How junior Chris Lew balances academics and extracurriculars

Maddie Browne, Spotlight Editor

December 26, 2018


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Q: What made you decide to take so many AP classes? A: It just happened. I went through the course advancement for the classes I was already tracked in, but I wanted to take AP Psych for this year because the applications for the US Naval Academy start towards the end of this school year. I did, however,...

Humans of Liberty: Naomi Sato (9)

Humans of Liberty: Naomi Sato (9)

December 23, 2018


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“I don’t know what really inspires me to dress up, but I can say that what I wear affects my mood a lot. If I have on something really nice it helps me feel happy, or even more confident. I’ve liked to dress up since I was very young: my mom would tell me things like, ‘You match this with that,...

Facts and figures: Mr. Kennedy on research and knowledge

Maddie Browne, Spotlight Editor

December 19, 2018


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Energetic math teacher, Model UN advisor, and…outer space expert? Thomas Kennedy is many things, but boring is not a word in his vocabulary. “The asteroid belt contains three asteroids that have more mass than the rest of the asteroid belt, which is mostly dust,” Kennedy said. “You’d get really...

Vy Nguyen plants seeds of spirit at Liberty

Vy Nguyen plants seeds of spirit at Liberty

Naia Willemsen, Staff Writer

November 21, 2018


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When picturing Liberty’s courtyards and landscape, most students think of flowers, bushes, the occasional small tree, and...avocados? While this may seem like a joke to some, it’s not to senior Vy Nguyen. Last June, Nguyen, along with two other students, planted an avocado pit in one of Liberty's...

Liberty alumni perform from the heart

Maddie Browne, Spotlight Editor

November 20, 2018


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Not many teens get the opportunity to pursue their first loves. But for some Liberty graduates, their very first love—theater—becomes their career. “I think I've always loved performing. In fact, I'm sure the number of times I treated ‘popcorn reading’ as a legitimate performance outnumbe...

Humans of Liberty: Michelle Vu (11)

September 28, 2018


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“I’ve been baking since I was in third grade. I bake for fun and bring it to school. Cakes are my favorite things to bake because you get to decorate them. I also love making things with choux pastry, like cream puffs and eclairs. I think the most difficult thing I’ve ever baked is macarons, because...

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