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Rain garden brings needed light to Liberty

December 3, 2015

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...

Werre’s secret stash is an oasis for students

December 3, 2015

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...

Everyone needs a place to call home

December 3, 2015

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...

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

November 27, 2015

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...

Counselors provide someone to talk to

November 27, 2015

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...

Tough teachers deserve our thanks, too

November 27, 2015

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....

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

November 19, 2015

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...

Singing my praise for Mrs. Wood

November 19, 2015

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...

Thankful for Liberty’s eight period schedule

November 19, 2015

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...

Thank you Liberty for the atmosphere of equality

November 19, 2015

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...

The Career Center: an under appreciated LHS gem

November 19, 2015

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...

Music: better than any shot of espresso

November 19, 2015

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....

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