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Naira Jain continues Ms. Wood’s legacy

Dhwani Porecha, Staff Writer

March 22, 2020

What is it like to work diligently in high school and have it pay off by opening an acceptance letter from your dream school? Better yet, a school that a teacher you greatly look up to attended? Senior Naira Jain found out she was accepted into New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in the...

Freshman Feature: Jacob Clay

Naia Willemsen, Spotlight Editor

March 22, 2020

With the 2020 Tokyo Olympics coming up, it seems like the Olympics are on everybody’s brain. But very few people can say they’ve ever met an Olympian, and even fewer can say they know one. Jacob Clay, however, has the honor of being reminded to do his homework by an Olympian: his dad. But not just...

Teachers’ Past Valentine’s Days

March 22, 2020

You think your Valentine’s Day was strange? Wait till you hear these stories.

A job for curious minds

Hannah Kim, Staff Writer

March 21, 2020

Work is never fun. Especially for most teenagers who work mundane jobs after school and on weekends at different stores and fast-food places. But that is not the case for sophomore, Vincent Le. Le has been working at the Pacific Science center for almost a year under a program for teenagers called Discovery...

No(r)way! Arne Grette is taking a gap year

Naia Willemsen, Spotlight Editor

March 21, 2020

“I don’t speak English very often anymore,” Liberty High School Class of 2019 graduate Arne Grette said. Instead, he speaks Norwegian. That’s because Grette decided to take a gap year this year instead of starting his freshman year at Dartmouth. He’s spent the last few months at Valdres Folkeh...

Humans of Liberty: Christian Filer (11)

March 21, 2020

“I ride my scooter two miles home from school everyday. I needed a way to get home, and since I never learned how to ride a bike, I figured that a scooter was a relatively good idea. My parents were a little skeptical at first, but after I came home in one piece the first couple of days they were...

Keeping up with the Youngs

Hannah Kim, Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

It’s your first day of high school, and you’re nervous for the big jump from middle school to high school. You don’t know where all your classes are, or how it will all work out. Well, imagine experiencing that first day as a ten year old. That’s exactly what it’s been like for the children...

What happens when you bring a robot baby to school?

Olivia Briggs, Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

We’ve all seen the babies being lugged around by tired-looking students. But really, how hard could taking care of one of those babies be? I can tell you how hard it was because I did the baby project the week before Thanksgiving break. After presenting me with my own robot baby, Mrs Sirotzki asked...

Freshman Feature: Dakota Burnham

January 21, 2020

“I’m a miracle,” Dakota Burnham said. And, in at least one sense of the word, she truly is. After her dad survived an aggressive form of prostate cancer, he was told that he wouldn’t be able to have kids—but then, against all odds, her mom got pregnant. However, that wasn’t the only challenge...

Humans of Liberty: Emma Morganthaler (12)

January 21, 2020

“How I got scouted by Sacramento State was pretty crazy. The coach from the school wasn’t actually there for me; she was there for one of my teammates. I came to practice late that day because it was a Wednesday, and practice starts at 3:30, which is after we get out of school. So I ran in, and it...

Makenna spreads Chris-Thomas cheer

Raquel Rossi, Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

Many things represent the holiday season: candy canes, presents, snow. But arguably the most prominent symbol of the holiday season is the Christmas tree, and this year, Christmas trees have an extra special meaning for junior Makenna Thomas. Thomas participated in an annual fundraiser held by Seattle...

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...

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