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Students explore computer science through independent projects

Stella Roberts, Staff Writer December 15, 2017

Writing code is not a common skill, much less programming a robot or developing a complex computer program. But five students certainly can, using the skills that they learned in AP Computer Science to...

As credit requirements rise, zero-period classes emerge

Hannah Norton, News Editor December 15, 2017

Imagine that you’re a current freshman, sophomore, or junior. You are required to complete 31 credits, which means that you can only fail one year-long class. However, you struggle with math, and fail...

New year, new role: Q & A with returning teacher Reid Jiang

Nathan Jackson , Staff Writer December 15, 2017

Last year, Reid Jiang was brought in as Lisa Beck’s long-term substitute for maternity leave. This year, he’s teaching ninth and tenth grade literature, and with a year of teaching at Liberty under...

PTSA begins service cord program to recognize community service

Krista Kroiss, Staff Writer December 15, 2017

It’s a school night, and Key Club President Alan Tran could be at home doing his homework or binging his favorite show on Netflix. Instead, he is volunteering with the Valley Church Reading Program,...

Opportunity for the Liberty Singers

Margaret Baumgartner, Staff Writer December 15, 2017

“It was an opportunity of a lifetime,” choir director Robin Wood said. “It was amazing, being on the main stage. It’s something that you don’t often get a chance to do.” Wood is referring...

Liberty Patriots’ claim to fame

Allison Rafert, Staff Writer December 15, 2017

When picturing a celebrity, most of us imagine someone on a distant concert stage decorated in expensive clothing with hundreds of fans screaming at their feet—not our 48-year-old uncle. But for some...

Making a difference: Liberty students better Issaquah community

Emily Bassett, Assistant News Editor December 15, 2017

Imagine this scenario. You need more volunteer hours for Honor Society, and you’ve already scared all your neighbors away from your free lawn-mowing “business”. You start scouring Google in an effort...

Preventing cancer, one hair at a time

Millen Khangura, Staff Writer December 15, 2017

Frizzy beard hairs, sharp mustaches, and bushy beards make up No-Shave November and Movember. Despite the popularity of these practices, many people do not know the meanings or purposes of these two different...

Cybersecurity is in the hands of Patriots

Macee Vadney, Assistant News Editor December 15, 2017

Imagine taking on the position of a newly hired IT professional. Your goal is to manage the network of a small company. You have a six hour time limit. Ready, set, go! Liberty High School has entered...

A new art club for new students

Nathan Jackson , Staff Writer December 15, 2017

Last year, Art Club was disbanded because its advisor, Annie Cooper, went on maternity leave. However, with her return (and students’ help), Art Club is back. “We knew that we wanted Art Club back,...

‘Yes means yes’: Sexual assault event raises awareness

Hannah Norton, News Editor December 15, 2017

One in three women will be sexually assaulted in their lifetimes. The Women Against Violence Everywhere, or WAVE, Foundation -- led by Program Director and former Maywood teacher Meggan Atkins -- is working...

A pledge for your graduation is a pledge for your future

Macee Vadney, Assistant News Editor December 15, 2017

Every year, 1.2 million students drop out of high school in the United States alone. Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett is striving to change that. “I think it’s important for students...

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