The Patriot Press

Mrs. Munson: quote master, leader, and a friendly motivator

Sara Bluhm, Photography Editor

December 2, 2014

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." - John Quincy Adams To most, this is a motivational quote that they will read once and carry on. To a select group of students in Liberty’s ASB program it is a reminder of their mission, vision,...

A shout out to sport spirit

Sam Kelderman, Staff Writer

December 2, 2014

The basketball season is finally approaching and I couldn’t be more excited. Last year, the basketball season was filled with ups and downs, unexpected glories and well-deserved recognitions. Lacing up for practice, pumping up before games, and bonding with teammates are just a few contributors to...

In love with Liberty’s new library

Rachel Hay, Senior Writer

December 2, 2014

Last year, I dreaded going to the school library. It wasn’t because I didn’t enjoy Ms. Olsson’s company or because I didn’t appreciate the wide array of novels offered for check out. It wasn’t even because I spent nearly every waking moment there researching how cholera ravaged 19th century Lo...

Thank you, SAT prep

Paige Hopkins, Staff Writer

December 2, 2014

The SAT. This dreaded 3-hour test taken during junior year is enough to send a shiver down the back of every sophomore. And the sad truth is, while we all say we’ll spend hours studying for this mega-test, most of us will struggle to crack open that practice book. That’s why what I’m thankful for...

Friendships are freakin’ fantastic

Nate Jarvis, Sports Editor

November 26, 2014

Throughout the past couple of months I have never really realized how important friendships could be. I thought that if you had a personal problem that was your problem to deal with. You shouldn’t bother your friends with your problems because they have problems of their own that they have to deal...

Thank you for making me feel like a part of WE ARE ONE

Marthe Jatun, Staff Writer

November 26, 2014

I will thank all the people here at Liberty who have met me with an open sin and made me feel welcome and included since the first day of school. Thank you to all the people who have helped me so far and been there for me. Thank you for making my days’ worth it being here for only this one school yea...

The true Incredibles working at our school

Mackenna Briggs, Focus Editor

November 26, 2014

Walking into a freshman class as a senior to make up a lab, I was shocked at what I witnessed. There was outright disrespect and disregard of instruction from the students and a paramount of patience modeled by the teacher. How is it that I’ve walked these halls for four years of my life, and never...

Remembering the Roots of Turkey Day

Lucas Maier, Staff Writer

November 26, 2014

As distanced as some of our holidays have become from their original meanings, Thanksgiving is one of the few that has stayed true to its source, and it’s important to not forget the values at its core. Since its inception, Thanksgiving has revolved around gathering together with family and friends...

Liberty’s Choir: Number one on the risers, and in my heart

Lorrin Johnson, Feature Editor

November 26, 2014

Its October, the weather is relatively cold, and I’m approaching the school, having just retrieved something from my car. Suddenly, my ears perk up; I get this fiery sensation in my chest that I can’t quite distinguish. I listen closely. I soon recognize the sound to be Christmas music, and I consequently...

Merci beaucoup, Madame

Logan Allan, Staff Writer

November 26, 2014

On the first day of school last year, I walked into Portable 15 with my heart beating and my palms sweating. I was a freshman, unsure of what high school teachers would really be like, and out of all the things that I was expecting a high school teacher to be, French teacher Mrs. Deatherage-Larsen was...

The beautiful Black Box

Kenadi Browne, Staff Writer

November 26, 2014

The Performing Arts Center is definitely something to be grateful for here at Liberty. Everyone can appreciate the posh Landback Auditorium with its snazzy new seats, the light, airy choir room that supports incredible musical talent, and the cozy band and orchestra rooms, as those rooms are an important...

Friday night football games

Kasey Winter, Staff Writer

November 26, 2014

It’s Friday night and you have nothing to do. Your options are to stay home with your mom and watch romantic comedies or go out with your friends and have fun at a loud, exciting, crowded high school football game surrounded by sweaty people. Your choice is obviously the game. You get there to find...

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