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Limiting our losses with new DUI law

Madison Prather, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017

Washington’s new distracted driving laws are both reasonable and necessary, especially in light of our growing dependence on phones for constant communication. Nearly everyone will acknowledge that driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is an incredibly foolish decision, as that it has...

Is that really cultural appropriation?

Arne Grette, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017

Every Halloween, conservatives and liberals don their armor and go to war over whether popular Halloween costumes are a form of cultural appropriation or not. Cultural appropriation is always a fun discussion to have—that is, if you like people getting angry and irrational about what could be a perfectly...

Cutting away at LSN

Arne Grette, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017

LSN is always a fun part of Fridays; students get to relax and watch while enjoying the news and comedy of the show. But not everything students produce gets broadcasted. In the last broadcast Admin cut an “offensive” segment of the show that asked teachers the meaning of some common teenage slang...

Tests should reflect learning, not speed

Tatum Lindquist, Opinion Editor

November 9, 2017

We’ve all felt the rush before: the race with the clock, scrambling to calculate that last answer, or skim that last passage. Our education system distributes timed tests often enough, whether through AP exams and the SAT or as a result of a class period’s time restraints. Timed testing upfront presents...

What’s good: Falling in love with fall

Madison Prather, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017

Besides being aesthetically pleasing for your Instagram photos, the color change in leaves--from green to all shades of red, orange, yellow, and purple--adds a spot of happiness to an otherwise dismal day of school. As you groggily drive to Liberty in the wee hours of the morning, the still-rising sun...

What’s good: “Hello!” in the hallway

Allison Rafert, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017

You’re walking down the hallway, your mind immersed in the AP Calc quiz you just took and the Honors Physics exam you have next class. It’s an understatement to say you’re overwhelmed with your schoolwork. All at once, your eyes meet with someone walking in the opposite direction, 20 feet down ...

Taking a knee for injured players

Allison Rafert, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017

As part of the band, I attend every Liberty home football game. And while my attention is constantly being divided between talkative clarinet players, boxes of Junior Mints, my ice cold toes, and the actual game, I can readily recognize when something is unusual on the field. It’s a clear indicator...

Freedom of speech or hate speech?

Sylvie Cao, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017

My eyes widened one night as I was scrolling through my Instagram feed when I saw a post that openly encouraged Islamophobia and discrimination of Muslims. What had shocked me the most was that it was posted by a Liberty student. “There should be a ban on Muslims and they should all be deported...

Press Perspective: Gun control

Tatum Lindquist, Opinion Editor

November 9, 2017

Gunfire echoes and screams erupt as the crowd ducks, scrambling for cover. On October 1 at the Route 91 Harvest festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, Stephen Paddock, a 64-year-old male, open fired on the concert’s crowd, killing at least 59 attendees and injuring hundreds more. Not to mention, just recently...

Chill out; stress is not a competition

Katrina Filer, Editor-in-Chief

November 9, 2017

We are all aware of the battle that is waged at our lunch tables the day following a long night of frustrating calculus problems, a monstrous physics packet, an English essay that could dismay Dickens, or a history test on three hereto unread history chapters. It goes something like this: you and...

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