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Yee Vang shares history through music

Kelly Jinguji, Staff Writer

November 8, 2016

“Music is communication. It truly shows you how the human mind can connect to others,” senior musician and performer Yee Vang said. “Music can ease the soul.” Vang’s music career began nearly seven years ago after he learned the history of his ethnic community. “In 2009, there was an event...

Editor’s Picks: June 2nd, 2016

McKenzie Fysh, The Beat Editor

June 7, 2016

Beyonce's Lemonade Released on April 23, Beyoncé’s Lemonade stands as one of the icon’s most accomplished compilations yet. Building from Gospel to Rock to R&B influences, Lemonade is a palette of Beyoncé’s signature style: power anthems mixed with reverberating beats. A risk in the e...

Patriots shine in Battle of the Bands

Brittany Toombs, Editor-in-Chief

June 7, 2016

Have you ever wondered who Liberty’s Hannah Montana is? Which Patriot rocks the keys or kills the bass? Who has promising prospects as a future rap god? If you attended Liberty’s third annual Battle of Bands on May 17, those questions were answered. Here’s your recap of the grooviest night of the...

A man of many talents: John Platter

Lucas Maier, The Beat Editor

May 12, 2016

The ability to play multiple instruments, bandmates with fellow students, and a gig as a musician - well known as a Liberty math teacher and alumnus, students may be unaware of the fact that John Platter also has a rich musical background. “I’ve been playing music since I can remember. My whole...

Patriot’s photo makes it to the walls of the EMP

McKenzie Fysh, Staff Writer

May 12, 2016

How many high schoolers do you know that have their art featured in famous museums? This spring, that was the story for senior Sara Bluhm, who was a winner of the On Snap photography contest at the EMP in Seattle, and was recognized by having her photo on the display wall at the museum. Bluhm had gotten...

Editor’s Picks: Two albums worth checking out

Lucas Meier, Beat Editor

May 12, 2016

Zayn's "Mind of Mine" Over a year after Zayn Malik left One Direction, he put out his first solo album called Mind of Mine. The world was used to sappy boy band songs from One Direction but ZAYN surprised us all with the mix of songs on this album. Songs like “PILLOWTALK,” “dRuNk” and “LIKE...

Down in the Pit: seldom seen, often heard

Valerie Adams, Staff Writer

May 12, 2016

As you’re watching the play, you see the actors, you hear them singing, and you see all the lights. But can’t you also hear all the music being played? There’s that one lone trumpet sounding during the transition between scenes or the big dance number with the full orchestra. That’s all coming...

Patriot Profile: Lexton Bunting advances his DJ career

McKenzie Fysh, Staff Writer

May 12, 2016

“Music gives wings to the soul and teaches it to fly,” Sophomore Lexton Bunting grew up hearing these words from his mother. Little did he know that he would be a DJ, an intern at a professional studio, and the head of a mixing club at Liberty all by the age of 16. “When I was ten years old,...

Editor’s Pick: Two albums worth checking out

Lucas Maier and Sarah Bluhm

December 3, 2015

Christmas in the Dogghouse: If you’re listening to an album by Snoop Dogg, you probably have a fair idea of what you’re getting into. This album probably won’t change anyone’s opinion of him; easygoing, low-key rap verses, this time with a holiday twist. From soul influenced songs to hood rap,...

Liberty music programs band together for concert

Lucas Maier, Beat Editor

December 3, 2015

As most students gear up for the holidays – and a break from school – band, orchestra, and choir are doing something different,and gearing up for their biggest concert so far this year. The concert, which will take place on December 8, includes performances from Band, Orchestra, and Choir. According...

Editor’s Pick: Every Eye Open

Lucas Meier, The Beat Editor

October 22, 2015

Chvrches Rating: B+ Chvrches’ sophomore album is a strong follow-up to their debut and shows off the band’s established talent. Heartfelt vocals are layered over pulsing synths, creating catchy rhythms and choruses. Throughout the album, the trio never lets up on the energy. And that’s the...

Editor’s Pick: In the Cards

Lucas Meier, The Beat Editor

October 22, 2015

Robert Delong Rating: A- Taking queues from a wide variety of influences, In the Cards is a fun, frantic album, with unexpectedly deep stanzas. Merging lively dance beats with morose, introspective lyrics, Delong creates an album that is as easy to dance to as it is to listen to. Combining a variety...

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