The Patriot Press

A smile is worth thousand A’s

Sabrina Suen, Staff Writer

November 19, 2015

It’s so easy to go through high school with blinders on. When it seems like there is an endless list of things I have to do, CROs to write, speeches to annotate, calculus to wrack my brain over, I often get so wrapped up in my own tunnel vision that I feel like a zombie, an emotionless being, going...

Entertaining yourself during class

Nicole Leung, Staff Writer

November 19, 2015

  You put one foot in front of the other as the seconds tick by, closer does the time get to the bell. Something akin to monotonous dread weighs in your bones. A door opens; you wave one last goodbye, and step in. Yet, the room isn’t soul-crushing. Light floods in from the ceiling to wall...

Liberty reminds us to be thankful in times of Thanksgiving

Nathan Christopher, Senior Writer

November 19, 2015

I’m thankful for everything that makes Liberty feel like Liberty.   I’m thankful for the puddle that always appears at the top of the staircase in the courtyard on rainy days. I can always count on you, puddle at the top of the staircase, to be there to slow me down and always drench my...


Megan So, Feature Editor

November 19, 2015

Amidst all the pressures of schoolwork, there is one individual who never seems to forget the ultimate goal in life: math teacher Ron Thruelsen. Not only does he teach us about trig functions, educate us on how to be law-abiding drivers, and entertain us with a multitude of random videos, Thruelsen is...

The pride of a Patriot

Mandy Latham, Staff Writer

November 19, 2015

The second the soul of your shoe hits the cement of the school on a Friday morning dressed from head to toe in white ready to shriek in pride for your class. The sounds of the busses and cars from the far honking as they enter the school and the bell schedule altered to appease the assembly. Every...

Thankful for the books we are forced to read in English

Lorrin Johnson, Editor-in-chief

November 19, 2015

Throughout high school, the biggest lessons I’ve learned have not come from math problems, science experiments, or textbooks. In four short years, I’ve read 19 books solely for the purpose of school… and I’ve enjoyed every single one of them. (Well maybe not every single one… Fahrenheit 451...

The Liberty library

Kiran Singh, Staff Writer

November 19, 2015

Walking inside, gleaming steel beams, powerfully propelling fans, and rows upon rows of full bookcases greet the eye. Enormous windows exhibit the weather, bringing relief to those inside, when it’s pouring outside. Shining oak tables, soft leather chairs, and a plethora of onyx computers all bring...

Thanks for the freedom to pee

Kenadi Browne, Feature Editor

November 19, 2015

Every day at school, I drink two to three 24-ounce bottles of water. This seems like it wouldn’t be an issue; in fact, it would be the opposite, because we all know that drinking water is good for our health. Until I have to ask a teacher to go to the bathroom, and they say I can’t. Teachers...

The little pieces of Liberty

Katrina Filer, Staff Writer

November 19, 2015

Liberty is a big school. As a freshman, you walk in and only see the massive concrete commons, the enormous parking lot filled with innumerable spaces, and the towering seniors that dominate the hallways with their booming voices and the fact that they all seem to know each other so well. In other...

Thankful for late work passes

Kasey Winter, Photography Editor

November 19, 2015

This Thanksgiving, there is so much to be thankful for. Whether it’s making the sports team or getting the job you wanted or getting an A on your exam you studied for all week. But there’s one more thing to be thankful for; the teachers that understand you have these other commitments and things...

Thank you, fans

Jocelyn Tierney, Entertainment Editor

November 19, 2015

Cheering to empty bleachers is no fun, but unfortunately that was the reality at most football away-games my freshman year. School spirit was low and student turnout at games was even lower. Hardly anyone made the drive to come support our football team, and the ones who did, did so half-heartedly. However,...

Thankful for Mrs. Wood

James Ricks, Backpage Editor

November 19, 2015

The national anthem at the start of each assembly lasts about a minute. It’s a great opportunity to remember our nation’s heritage, and listen to the choir showcase its talent—but it’s over in a minute. It’s hard to tell in that minute just how much work goes into the piece: there are the rehearsals...

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