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Rain garden brings needed light to Liberty

Anna Malesis, Editor-in-Chief

December 3, 2015


Filed under 2015-2016, Thanksgiving Columns

It started out as a mud pit—a giant sandbox, a place for construction workers to push piles of dirt to and fro. Then, for a while, it was a tree and shrub graveyard, the skeletal, brown branches shivering in the cold. Now, most of us still aren’t sure what it is. Some have said Reischl requested...

Werre’s secret stash is an oasis for students

Betsy Faris, News Editor

December 3, 2015


Filed under 2015-2016, Thanksgiving Columns

Ugh not again. You’re wearing a skirt and you completely forgot to put on moisturizer after shaving your legs. The whole point of wearing a skirt is to show off those shiny legs that are supposed to glow like the diamonds they are, but now they look like ashy, barren concrete. Your hair is also looking...

Everyone needs a place to call home

Logan Allan, Online Editor

December 3, 2015


Filed under 2015-2016, Thanksgiving Columns

High school is a place of stress. Stress for the future, the present, and even from regrets of the past. Sometimes, even the sight or the thought of the school building can fill a person with anxiety and dread at all of the pressures that come from it. And for this reason, I have become immensely grateful...

Liberty’s best-kept secret: water bottle filling stations

Will Wick, Staff Writer

November 27, 2015


Filed under 2015-2016, Thanksgiving Columns

This year, I am most thankful for Liberty's water bottle filling stations. While there may only be two in the school, they make a huge impact on the small subset of the student population that has become aware of them. Last year, there was just one water bottle filling station. It was in the 6000...

Counselors provide someone to talk to

Allie Bowe, Focus Editor

November 27, 2015


Filed under 2015-2016, Online Exclusives, Thanksgiving Columns

Writing letters of recommendation, making sure everyone graduates on time, and helping students with their everyday stresses: the counselors' at Liberty are incredibly helpful people that I wish I knew about before this year, because they have helped me more than I realized they could in just the last...

Tough teachers deserve our thanks, too

Christina Tuttle, Staff Writer

November 27, 2015


Filed under 2015-2016, Online Exclusives, Thanksgiving Columns

We've all had that teacher: the one who you can never impress, the one whose tests you spend hours studying for. Every time you step into their class, you can almost feel your heart--and your grade-- drop. But these tough teachers are some of the most underappreciated members of the Liberty community. We...

Giving thanks to rain, black coffee, and a moment of quiet

Wyatt Waters, Staff Writer

November 19, 2015


Filed under 2015-2016, Thanksgiving Columns

In these modern times, there is often little time to pause, reflect, and contemplate the significance—and insanity—of our lives. In these precious moments, I can calm the constantly raging storm of stressful thoughts waging in my mind, and put everything into perspective. I am thankful for these...

Singing my praise for Mrs. Wood

Valerie Adams, Staff Writer

November 19, 2015


Filed under 2015-2016, Thanksgiving Columns

This Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for the superwoman of the PAC. I’m thankful for the woman that takes hours out of her lunch, sleep, and before/after school hours for her students. I’m thankful for the millions of copies of music that she makes. I’m thankful for choir director, Robin Wood.   Many...

Thankful for Liberty’s eight period schedule

Tyra Christopherson, Opinion Editor

November 19, 2015


Filed under 2015-2016, Thanksgiving Columns

Although many things set Liberty apart from our sister high schools in the Issaquah School District, one of the most striking differences is our 8-period schedule. While Skyline and Issaquah confine their students with a 6-period schedule, we Liberty students have freedom to explore a wider breadth of...

Thank you Liberty for the atmosphere of equality

Syler Radford, Focus Editor

November 19, 2015


Filed under 2015-2016, Thanksgiving Columns

This year the student body welcomed more gay and transgender students than in years past, and didn’t blink an eye. Knowing some of those individuals personally and seeing their unease in the first weeks of school showed how important it is for them to feel like they belong. The patriot body proudly...

The Career Center: an under appreciated LHS gem

Paige Hopkins, Backpage Editor

November 19, 2015


Filed under 2015-2016, Thanksgiving Columns

What college do you want to go to? What do you want to major in? What career are you thinking about?   As I entered junior and senior year, I increasingly found myself bombarded with questions like there. Big, life-changing questions that I didn’t know how to answer. I’m only 17! And I...

Music: better than any shot of espresso

Sidney Ching, Staff Writer

November 19, 2015


Filed under 2015-2016, Thanksgiving Columns

School is often complained about more than appreciated, and with good cause—students can’t be expected to sit in class for six and a half hours and come out feeling less stressed than when school started. But, though we complain endlessly, constantly, and steadily, we can all find silver linings...

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