The Patriot Press

Thank you Mrs. Werre

Caitlyn Croppi, News Editor

December 20, 2019

Her title is Counseling Secretary but Jeanette Werre is the mom to anyone at Liberty. A warm friendly smile greeting anyone who crosses her path, treats and warm hugs galore, a plentiful supply of kleenex, and readily prepped with advice; it’s hard not to feel at home around Werre.  “How can I...

Thank you Mrs. Wood

Emma Decasa, Staff Writer

December 20, 2019

“Sing your heart out.” Some people may recall this as an old quote found on some cheesy home decor frame but for Mrs. Robin Wood, this saying is the embodiment of her life.  Despite having spent many years in choir, every day I’m even more grateful for Liberty’s very own choral director,...

The Library: an underappreciated sanctuary

Kaitlyn Keyes, Photography Editor

December 20, 2019

I’ve been a bookworm my entire life. While other kids played video games when they were younger, I read.  So, as a connoisseur in finding places to read, I can 100 percent inform you that Liberty’s library has one of the best atmospheres for reading. With comfortable chairs, a quiet environment ...

Thank you DECA

Sylvie Cao, Managing Editor

December 20, 2019

One of the biggest lies I used to tell people was that my worst fear was arachnophobia--fear of spiders. It’s not a completely false statement; after all, I cried in seventh grade when my best friend dangled a plastic spider in front of my face during Mr. Shipp’s science class (thanks, Haley).  But...

Thank you Mr. Thruelsen

Olivia Briggs, Staff Writer

December 20, 2019

The day’s been hard. You’ve already had chem and ap world today, and going to algebra 2 does not sound inviting. You drag your feet through the door only to be greeted by a loud “Hello!”. You snap your gaze up and Mr. Thruelsen is standing there with a big smile on his face. Feeling a little be...

Late Start Wednesdays

Aurora Bryan, Staff Writer

December 20, 2019

Late start Wednesdays really don’t get the recognition they deserve. School is tiring and I honestly don’t know if I would be able to get through the week if there wasn’t that perfectly placed, mini-break right in the middle of it. Late start Wednesdays give students the opportunity to get that lit...

The Library

Hannah Kim, Staff Writer

December 20, 2019

As a kid, I always enjoyed going to the library and checking out books, but I never realized how much I appreciated having a space to learn and indulge myself into a good book. Now, as a high school student I value the library even more than I did as a kid.  For me, the library has become more than a p...

8-period schedule

Matthew Rubenstein, Online Editor

December 20, 2019

While Liberty is better than Skyline and Issaquah High School in a variety of ways, one advantage that stands out above the rest is our unique 8-period block schedule. It’s a perk of our school that we take completely for granted, sometimes complaining about how things like long classes are. But we f...

Thank you Mrs. Lee

Amelia Nored, Staff Writer

December 20, 2019

“Good luck! I know you guys are going to do amazing.” These are the words biology and lab methods teacher Mrs. Lee says before handing out every test and quiz. The simple words of encouragement display just how much Mrs. Lee cares about her students’ success. She invites students to ask quest...

Thank you Cheer Coaches

Rachel Matteson, Staff Writer

December 20, 2019

Julie Hicks and Camille Wright, the Liberty Cheer coaches, are the best driving forces for a cheerleader. Julie Hicks, the JV coach, is a fun, compassionate leader. She is always lighthearted and makes the people around her smile through her jokes. She puts her best effort into supporting JV and making s...

Thank you Issaquah School District

Ella Gage, Sports Editor

December 20, 2019

Did you know that we go to one of the best public schools possible?  It’s easy to forget how lucky we are to live where we live and go to school where we do. It’s strange to think we live in a time in which going to school is taken for granted. It’s associated more with anxiety and depressi...

Spirit days keep the stress away

Kaitlyn Keyes, Photography Editor

December 20, 2019

You’re walking down the hall and you pass Tigger, Pikachu, and Sully from Monsters Inc. But you’re not in Disneyland--you’re in Liberty and it's pajama day!  Spirit days at Liberty are a breath of fresh air. Seeing everyone dress up in exciting (and often bizarre) outfits is a fun change of pa...

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