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Thank you Mrs. Hafferty

Dhwani Porecha, Staff Writer

December 20, 2019

Caring. Dedicated. Passionate. Those are only a few of the many incredible words to describe Mrs. Hafferty.  She is one of the most enthusiastic math teachers I've ever had. She truly cares about the subject she is teaching. I never have to worry about being handed a packet and be told to work on...

Cafeteria breakfast holds me back from the brink of tears

Elise Sickinger, Backpage Editor

December 20, 2019

Many a school day I, Elise Patricia Sickinger, find myself eating breakfast in a hurry: I’ll be famished leaving my house, speeding down my hill at 50 miles per hour, running a stop sign or two, and skidding into the Liberty high school parking lot with only minutes to spare each morning. Now, if ...

Jazzin’ it up in jazz

Lilianne Harris, Beat Editor

December 20, 2019

I am the worst musician in jazz band, and I love it. See, usually people know how to play their instrument when joining an audition-only group; I learned trombone in the month before auditioning. Even though I had the drive to get better, this would have been a big problem in any other group. With Lib...

Custodial Staff

Allison Stucky, Staff Writer

December 20, 2019

Walking out of the lunch room, hurrying to class, heaps of trash left behind, spread across tables -- it’s a disappointing sight. Often, students pay no mind to the food remnants and wrappers. But an outstanding team of custodial staff is there to save the day, cleaning the lunchroom to the polished s...

Thank you Mrs. Munson

Naomi Sato, Staff Writer

December 20, 2019

Ms. Michelle Munson. Possibly one of the most influential figures at Liberty. Why? She’s the ASB coordinator and leadership 101 teacher.  But that’s not all.  She’s a leader, a friend, a guide, a mother… she’s another person who cares about you. Her door is always open for you to go in and talk...

Mrs. Fullington: (book)keeping Liberty running

Naia Willemsen, Spotlight Editor

December 20, 2019

Chances are, if you’ve ever done a club or a sport at Liberty, you’ve talked to our bookkeeper. And although sometimes figuring out how (or where, or when) to pay for any of your various activities can be confusing, our bookkeeper, Ann Fullington, helps take away that confusion. With the many gre...

Danielle Zelinski keeps our athletic department in shape

Gabrielle Parrish, Sports Editor

December 20, 2019

Have you ever been listening to someone talk and have them randomly start doing pull ups while talking to you? Then maybe you’ve met Liberty’s athletic director, Danielle Zelinski. I can tell you with complete confidence that Zelinksi is more passionate about fitness than anyone I have ever had ...

Movie Wednesdays

Nick Vanni, Beyond Liberty Editor

December 20, 2019

On Wednesdays during the winter season, you may walk home from school and oddly notice the indistinguishable sound of Lion King’s Circle of Life playing from our stadium’s loudspeakers. You remember the scene, seared into your memory—Simba, held up to the kingdom, being shown the opportunity of ...

Thank you Mrs. Foote

Margaret Baumgartner, Sports Editor

December 20, 2019

From tampons and hair ties to talking about life Kelsey Foote is there for you. Despite me never having her as a teacher she has always been there for me and is a teacher who is there for students, whether they are hers or not.  Foote also essentially saved the lives of the Liberty track and field throwe...

Bus Drivers

Madeline Parrish, Staff Writer

December 20, 2019

Nobody likes getting up in the morning. The dreadful alarm, the freezing cold air, the struggle of opening even just one eye--but it all becomes worth it when greeted by your friendly neighborhood bus driver.  These wonderful people manage to acknowledge each and every student with a friendly sm...

Ms. Garcia

Elizabeth Yan, Staff Writer

December 20, 2019

Sometimes, I think about my ninth grade year and feel regret wash over me. As a freshman, I was too naive to fully appreciate Señora Garcia. I was too young to realize that one day, Spanish 2 would end, and I would have to move up another level without her.  I took her limitless retakes, laidback teach...

Running Start

Brianna Nelson, Entertainment Editor

December 20, 2019

College as a high school student sounds kind of daunting but the Running Start program gives juniors and seniors a chance to get a head start at college while still being in high school.  Running Start at Bellevue College has given me the opportunity to start working towards my Associates Degree...

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