Complaining is a powerful tool

Gabby Messina, Staff Writer

Thanks to students complaining, they no longer need to book it to the library. Students lamenting over their problems can be a powerful tool for change when they speak up about their desires for improvement. If they choose to stay silent, nothing will ever change.

The new library is open now after school each day for at least an hour, a huge improvement over last year. Our library actually closes later now than Skyline’s or Issaquah’s, proving that if you voice your opinions about something for long enough, it will happen.

Now students can stay after school and admire those beautiful fans for over an hour after school each day.
Of the three high schools in our district, Liberty has always been the black sheep, hiding in the shadows of our well-funded neighbors.

It’s about time that we get something that the other two don’t –even if it’s just the library closing later in the day.
Due to our more vocal nature, we got the opportunity to have a quiet place to study after school, and the block schedule.
Issaquah’s library closes immediately after school, which can be detrimental if one has activities at school that take place an hour after school ends.

If you need to study, it’s impossible to focus because of the kids creating a ruckus around you, so by the time your activity starts you have accomplished nothing.

I take orchestra at Issaquah, and frequently have rehearsals there at 3:30, so I am often affected by this problem.

There isn’t time for me to go home, but there is simply nowhere there for me to go.

I sit there twiddling my thumbs for hours because IHS has not received the same privilege as us. If Issaquah students had voiced their opinions like we had, they would not have this problem.

Because of our objections to the district wanting us to have the same schedule as the other schools, we also got to keep our eight period schedule, something that few students would want to lose.

If students had not told the district why they so strongly believed the block schedule was superior, we would be stuck with six periods.

Don’t be afraid to point out what you think could be bettered. If Liberty students can argue their way into keeping a schedule that costs the district more money, and persuade them to keep the library open for longer what else could they get?

Maybe we should confront Michelle Obama on her absurd food regulations, or the plight of short people not being able to see in the new classrooms. Whatever you choose to believe, fight for it to your heart’s content.