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Hallie Chen

Hallie Chen, Editor In Chief

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ASB Posters

December 20, 2019
The Opioid Crisis

The Opioid Crisis

November 8, 2019
Black Belt Brett

Black Belt Brett

October 12, 2019
Academic integrity: cheating isn’t always black and white

Academic integrity: cheating isn’t always black and white

In the wake of college admission scandals, questions about academic integrity have come up over and over again: why do students cheat? What can they gain from such dishonest actions, and are there honest alternatives to cheating that help students get ahead? Because what may seem like a few little shortcuts can impact students for months to come.
June 7, 2019
You’re living in a mob

You’re living in a mob

They’re screaming. The room’s dark, chairs circled. Your best friend’s sobbing. The mob is shouting curses, throwing objects, hating a faceless figure. For now, you stand alone, observing. The urge to join in is almost uncontrollable, but you’re fearing something greater. We might not be in Orwell’s 1984, and this isn’t sophomore English class. But when the Two Minutes Hate comes on, will you resist its pull?
May 10, 2019
The true value of education

The true value of education

I was sitting in the library one day, the sun streaming through a wide, high window across my high-tech school computer, when I noticed a small, vulgar doodle in the wall: “f*** liberty,” it said. I paused, considering, and decided this bothered me. I know the library cost over $5,000,000 to make, and in light of this, the graffiti seemed ignorant; I grabbed a Sharpie and crossed it out. I know Liberty is a nice school: our hallways are wide and clean; our textbooks glossy; our teachers generally happy to teach. It got me thinking: how much money is actually pumped into this place, day-to-day? Aside from our expensive library, how much did the building cost? This, my final feature article, is all I could find out about the cost of Liberty High School.
April 1, 2019
Journalism: a dying art

Journalism: a dying art

Journalism has been one of the foremost ways of exercising the right to free speech for centuries, and for good reason. But now, even though the Internet allows us to share and access news with unprecedented speed, there is no denying the fact that trusted, fact-checked news is on the decline. With newspaper after newspaper filing for bankruptcy, how can we ensure that the true value of journalism is not lost amidst the condemnations of fake news, clickbait, and—perhaps worst of all—irrelevancy?
March 1, 2019
The art of Art

The art of Art

Art: if you have ever lived on Earth, chances are you have consumed some form of it. Books, music, drawings, and films are just a few categories of art, which is defined as “the expression of human creative skill.” Here at Liberty, student artists share their creative talents in many ways, both in and out of school. But why did they become artists, and why is art such a big part of many people’s lives?
December 13, 2018
Final Bell for Libertys Block Schedule?

Final Bell for Liberty’s Block Schedule?

In response to a new district levy granting the Issaquah School District an extra 40 million dollars a year, a high school scheduling committee was chartered in February 2018. The committee aims to place Issaquah, Skyline, and Liberty High School on a common schedule while simultaneously adding at least one period to the six period school days of Issaquah and Skyline.
November 20, 2018

Random acts of kindness

December 15, 2017
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