Forum for student expression since 1977

The Patriot Press

Forum for student expression since 1977

The Patriot Press

Forum for student expression since 1977

The Patriot Press

Emma Decasa

Emma Decasa, Editorial Board Member

Emma Decasa is a senior at Liberty High School and an Editorial Board Member for the Patriot Press. She spends her time volunteering for Relay for Life, working at the Bellevue Farmers Market, playing the ukulele, and going on coffee runs.

All content by Emma Decasa
The road to normalizing therapy

The road to normalizing therapy

If you broke your arm, you’d see a doctor, right? Wouldn’t you do the same if your mental health was suffering? We all know that physical health is important to maintain, but so is mental health. Stigmas around receiving help for mental health struggles have made it difficult for many students, including those at Liberty, to seek the help they need. But treatments like therapy are normal and should be seen as such. Looking at one Liberty student’s journey with her mental health, we hope to shed light on the imperative collective road to normalizing therapy.
May 11, 2021
“Diversify our narrative”: The need for diverse literature in high schools

“Diversify our narrative”: The need for diverse literature in high schools

We need to diversify our narrative–but what does that mean? In this issue, we’ll look at the current state of required literature in Issaquah School District (ISD) high schools and what changes are being made to our curricula. Whether it’s the characters, narratives, or authors, our literature should represent the diversity of the ISD community.
March 19, 2021
The perks and plights of online learning

The perks and plights of online learning

It’s been a stressful adjustment for some, a relaxing break for others, and everything in between. The start of the 2020-2021 school year came with endless questions about the future of school at Liberty and the issues we’ve encountered with online learning. This system was created to benefit students during the pandemic, but how much is it really?
October 9, 2020
This amazing earth

This amazing earth

"Despite troubling times, I'm always grateful for this amazing earth, and sometimes it's nice to focus on the beauty of it when it seems like everything else is going wrong. So, with our spring showers, we can finally enjoy these May flowers."
May 12, 2020
Pencil lead dealers

Pencil lead dealers

March 22, 2020

Rights for recess

March 22, 2020

Thank you Mrs. Wood

December 20, 2019
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