The Patriot Press

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 with this commonly held opinion. Students have chosen to look for the negative parts of construction...

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. Little did I know of the actual benefits and pragmatism of taking the class, and the immense importance...

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 how all seniors have had a consistent 8 classes every year of high school, allowing them to st...

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 videos your eyes can take; you’ve played outside to the point of your legs feeling like jelly. You...

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 go unnoticed. This fall, the Patriot Players came out with their play, You Can’t Take it with you...

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 balancing on the edge of a mental breakdown or just recovering from one. And after a week full...

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, the nation was led by Stanford University, which let in only five percent of their applicant pool....

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 my senior year there are a lot of pesky things to be done with the limited 24 hours in a day, such...

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 a musician. In the beginning in sixth grade it was painful to listen to ourselves figure out how to...

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 my violin. You also managed construction (which caused many setbacks for the orchestra- need I men...

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 room. Now, with the arrival of our new school, and with it, new desks and chairs, I must (once...

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 of having to get through four more stressful days until the weekend. All of these just make for...

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