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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...

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 ...

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