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Students at Liberty with dual citizenship

Elizabeth Rollison, Spotlight Editor

May 14, 2019


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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


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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


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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


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“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


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“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


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“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,”...

Liberty’s twin telepathy tournament

April 9, 2019


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Twin telepathy: does it really exist? Out of the three sets of twins chosen, each was asked the same questions.

Humans of Liberty: Helen Le (12)

April 8, 2019


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“During my freshman and sophomore years, I jumped around from club to club a lot. Robotics was the one that stuck. I’ve been in robotics for three years, and this year, I’m the president. In the past three months, I’ve put in almost 300 hours of work, but it’s been a lot of fun. I’ve gotten...

Get to know Liberty’s newest long-term sub, Payton Weber!

Get to know Liberty’s newest long-term sub, Payton Weber!

April 7, 2019


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Payton Weber is the long-term substitute during English teacher Alyssa O’Brien’s maternity leave. She started at Liberty at the beginning of second semester and will be here until the end of the year. After her time here, she’ll be looking to continue her work in high school teaching.

Stanley transforms Liberty community

Brigitte Larkin, Social Media Director

April 6, 2019


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Liberty was one of five in the state and one of 220 in the nation to receive National Banner Status as a Special Olympics Unified Champion School this year. This achievement wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work of our LRC2 teacher, Crystal Stanley. In only two years at Liberty, she created...

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...

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