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Interview with LHS counselor Mindy Beard

Counselor Mindy Beard

Caty Franklin, Reporter

September 6, 2020

If you're looking for advice about the upcoming school year, you're at the right place! Take a look at what Mindy Beard has to say about the interesting school year.   What is your role in the counseling department? "I am the counselor in charge o...

On Easter Sunday

Photo courtesy of Dawson Vogelaar

Jenna Henderson

April 29, 2020

Easter was most likely a strange event for most families this year due to the quarantine, but for junior Dawson Vogelaar and his family, it was an Easter they will never forget. But it could have been worse. It could have ended in an explosion. Vogelaar went into his garage to work on his baseball c...

Enjoying Every Moment

Senior Elisabetta Ripa is a foreign exchange student from Rimini, Italy. Ripa has noticed many differences between Italy and the United States, and has enjoyed living the life of an American teenager for a year. Photo by Alyssa Griffith.

Sarah Blankenship

April 23, 2020

Being under the huge stadium lights and yelling and cheering for the football team with her new friends in the student section made senior foreign exchange student Elisabetta Ripa feel like she’s truly living the life of an American teenager, but unfortunately due to COVID-19 those dreams were...

Rhythm and SOLE

Junior Sawiet Craig, sophomore Myka Jones, junior Paige Hodges and senior Victoria Southall rehearse a dance routine during a meeting of SOLE Crew Step team, a new dance group at LHS. “We have never had a step team at Liberty, and I think it gives [the school] more diversity,” Jones said. Photo by Grace Bushroe.

Emma Stauffer

April 23, 2020

“One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight,” SOLE Crew Step team chants in unison. The members of SOLE Crew move as one as they rehearse the dance routine they have been working on. Members laugh as they engage in an assortment of kicks, turns and complex movements. Their smiles grow wi...

Unofficial Athletics

Sophomore Reagan Manis catches a frisbee while participating in a game of ultimate frisbee during an FCA meeting. “It’s a really easy game to understand and to play that requires hardly any equipment at all,” senior Peter Mallon said. “The game has gotten so popular among the members of FCA,

Derek Katzer, Lucas Kilgore

February 26, 2020

LHS is flourishing with clubs and activities in every corner of the school. Looking for them is key. Some of the unofficial sports around the school have been growing and have caught on with real traction among the student body. Trapshooting, west coast swing dance, spikeball and ultimate frisbee a...

Engineering a Female Future

Freshman Liberty Dilbeck, sophomore
Emma Tatum, club sponsor Eniola Ajayi,
and junior Elizabeth Hall are part of Society of Women Engineers.
The club explores STEM opportunities. Photo by Charlene Nguyen.

Ashley Tindall

February 7, 2020

Women only make up 28% of the science and engineering workforce, according to the National Girls Collaborative Project. This is a small percentage when compared to their male counterparts. Society of Women Engineers, SWEnext, is dedicated to getting girls involved in science, technology, engineering a...

A Student’s Best Friend

Photo by Makenna Smock

Caty Franklin

January 31, 2020

Room 100 is a noisy, chaotic, chorus of commotion and movement. Bentley, a yellow lab mix, ambles over to a student who is trembling. He sits patiently at her side, and then, there is peace. After trying two Weimer Reimer dogs first semester who couldn’t settle into the school setting, two new labs...

The Journey of a Lifetime

Photo by Kylee Williams

Emma Stauffer

January 31, 2020

Snow falls in sheets, covering the ground and forming an iridescent layer. While many students take snow totally for granted, or as only a way for school to be canceled, senior Rita Momue watched in awe from the window of her new home. This was her first snowfall. In her excitement, Momue said she ...

Foreign and Explorin’

Photo by Connor Callahan

Jade Garbani

January 9, 2020

Here at LHS, there are four foreign languages available for students to take. Spanish, German, French and Chinese. Each language has either an Honor Society or a program for students to join. This allows students to be involved in the school and learn about other cultures. Each of these foreign language...

TikTok Fever

Photo by Alyssa Griffith

Ethan Atkins

January 9, 2020

TikTok has been a staple in entertainment for over two years and shows no signs of stopping. But what is it that makes TikTok so interesting? The large variety of people and their creative differences are what make TikTok successful. There are many TikTok users at LHS who all use it in their own creative...

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