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Thank you, construction workers

Tyra Christopherson, Staff Writer December 2, 2014

Every day, students are united under a single complaint, claiming that the construction at Liberty is awful and that the construction workers are unmotivated people. However, there is something very wrong...

Gov and Politics: an AP gem at Liberty

Trevor Sytsma, Editor-In-Chief December 2, 2014

To be honest, when I signed up for Amy Cooke’s AP U.S Government & Politics class last spring, I knew I was signing up for what most seniors before me described as a “relatively easy” AP class....

Living the life of leisure with waivers

Kelley Johnson, Senior Writer December 2, 2014

I never knew how little sleep I got in my previous years in high school until I was admitted to the waiver life, specifically the 1st period waiver life. For this I am eternally thankful for. Considering...

Boredom: a blessing in disguise

Megan So, Staff Writer December 2, 2014

There’s nothing worse than sitting in a chair spacing out because you have nothing better to do. You’ve studied until you have a permanent scowl pasted on your face; you’ve watched all the YouTube...

Patriot Players: something to be thankful for

Amanda Roberts, Feature Editor December 2, 2014

As the holiday season is approaching and Thanksgiving is just around the corner, it makes me realize how many things there are to be thankful for. Though many of them may be small, nothing should ever...

Weekends, savior of the teenager

Taylor Jackson, Sports Editor December 2, 2014

There’s a special place “down under” reserved specifically for Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. They’re the worst of the worst, always resulting in grumpy peers and coffee overloads. We’re constantly...

Why not getting an A isn’t the end of the world

Sydney Hopper, Senior Writer December 2, 2014

It’s a fact well-known to anyone looking to attend college in their future: admission rates to colleges are dropping. Percentages of admitted students seem to get lower and lower every year; last year,...

Counselors: they are always here for us – go talk to them

Sydney Dybing, Opinion Editor December 2, 2014

I cherish sleeping through my first period senior waiver, so waking up at 6:30AM on a day where I didn’t start classes until 9:00 was not something I was looking forward to. However, seeing as it’s...

Thank you Orchestra for the stories we tell

Skyler Radford, Staff Writer December 2, 2014

Thank you orchestra for teaching students to see the beauty of music. Being able to read music, and know the secrets behind the best artists has opened student’s eyes into what it really means to be...

Jana Dalpez: Liberty’s silly strings teacher

Skylar Kylstra, Senior Writer December 2, 2014

Thank you, Mrs. Dalpez, for your patience. I remember you teaching me how to play the violin in 5th grade- and only those with an open mind could see the potential when I first played (or screeched?) on...

Sit back and relax: appreciating Liberty’s new chairs

Shelby Lex, Editor-In-Chief December 2, 2014

Two years ago, I expressed thankfulness for the adrenaline rush my fellow Honors European Studies classmates and I would get from speeding to fifth period to snag the few coveted plush chairs in Mrs. Cooke’s...

Thank you Mrs. Wood!

Sara Flash, Staff Writer December 2, 2014

We have all been there: the huge test first period that you’re almost certain you failed, the group assignment that you were up all night doing because no one else was willing to help you and the thought...

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