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The Live Wire

The Liberty Speech team has a record-high number of students participating, with many students trying speech for the first time.
Liberty Speech: a record-setting season
Kaelyn Rickels, Website Manager • February 2, 2024

The Liberty Speech Team has had a season full of accomplishment and new beginnings as they continue to build upon the success of previous seasons....

Liberty High Schools library is home to technology that works to enhance students experiences in the classroom.
Technology shaping education at Liberty
Piper Kearney, Copy Editor • January 31, 2024
Many students push themselves to take many Advanced Placement classes in order to achieve a higher GPA.
Increasing GPAs and declining mental health
Leela Strand, Managing Editor • January 22, 2024
The Liberty Speech team has a record-high number of students participating, with many students trying speech for the first time.
Liberty Speech: a record-setting season
Kaelyn Rickels, Website Manager • February 2, 2024

The Liberty Speech Team has had a season full of accomplishment and new beginnings as they continue to build upon the success of previous seasons....

Liberty High Schools library is home to technology that works to enhance students experiences in the classroom.
Technology shaping education at Liberty
Piper Kearney, Copy Editor • January 31, 2024

Technology is ingrained into nearly every aspect of our lives, and education is no exception. Today’s students have more access to technology...

Many students push themselves to take many Advanced Placement classes in order to achieve a higher GPA.
Increasing GPAs and declining mental health
Leela Strand, Managing Editor • January 22, 2024

Across the US, increasing average Grade Point Averages (GPA) present issues in middle schools, high schools, and colleges. Many are concerned...

The Holocaust Artifact Trunk
Ellie Martinez and Rylee Newland December 5, 2023

Liberty’s English department participates in a hands-on activity as part of their memoir unit. The Illinois Holocaust Museum provides teaching...

The Groovy and Bright Winter Family event is taking place on December 3, from noon to four.
Difference Makers Groovy and Bright Winter Event
Kaelyn Rickels, Website Manager • November 29, 2023

The Liberty High School Difference Makers are hosting their Groovy and Bright Winter Family Event on December 3. The event will be hosted at...

After an intensive six-hour day of pre-professional ballet training, Delaine Tyler, 12, studies independently as a part of the online school program.
Online school: Is it right for you?
Hadley Andersen, Reporter • October 27, 2023

During the COVID-19 pandemic, online school was an alternative to in-person learning. According to IIana Hamilton, “75% of all high school...

Lucy Lohman, Rylee Newland, and Alia Elgalli enjoy participating in Bolt Buddies activities.
Bolts Buddies At Liberty
Leela Strand, Managing Editor • October 6, 2023

Considering Liberty’s short history, Bolts Buddies, Liberty’s chapter of the Best Buddies organization, holds a foundational position within...

Student Council was founded by Jake Binggeli this school year to create a safe, inclusive environment for students to use their voice and become more involved in their community.
By the students, for the students
Vanessa Litton, Reporter • October 5, 2023

Student Council is a new club at Liberty with many opportunities for leadership positions, volunteering and student involvement throughout the...

On the Old Capitol, located within the University of Iowas campus, banners with the college logo are hung from the pillars on the front of the building.
Pursuing college in Iowa
Addison Pirkl, Website Manager • September 13, 2023

Finding a college is just as critical as choosing a major, and is something many students struggle with. Many students believe that the most...

In order to make it to nationals, Liberty’s BPA Team competed at the State Level.
Delving Into the World of Business Professionals of America
Elaina McDonald, Foundations Reporter • May 24, 2023

No matter what career you pursue, you will have some interaction with the business world. Students participating in Business Professionals of...

Ayesha Diallo, Emily Keeler, and Paris Johnson at the Career Development Conference after winning first place in the business plan category.
Liberty iJAG Group Wins Big at the Career Development Conference
Megan Quinn, Editor-in-Chief • May 12, 2023

Imagine a beauty salon where you can get your services such as nails, hair, eyebrows, and makeup done in one spot. Imagine a beauty salon that...

Liberty’s SEA Club is celebrating the Earth with crafts, education, music, and food.
SEA Club’s Earth Day Celebration
Kaelyn Rickels, Website Manager • April 19, 2023

Saturday, April 22 is Earth Day, and to celebrate, Liberty’s Students for Environmental Action Club (SEA) is partnering with students from...

Liberty’s Varsity Show Choir: A successful Season
Ellie Martinez and Rylee Newland April 18, 2023

Liberty High School’s Varsity Show Choir brought fresh energy and new accomplishments to the program this year. With their first place title...

Liberty Mock Trial after competing at the Coralville Hyatt.
The Rise of Mock Trial at Liberty
Jordyn Smith, Reporter • April 7, 2023

Mock trial at Liberty took off during the 2021-2022 school year. The club's purpose is to give students a realistic look at the legal system....

Jackson talking to a Liberty student about her book White Smoke.
Tiffany D. Jackson Visits Liberty High School
Leela Strand, Managing Editor • April 5, 2023

On March 29, young adult fiction author Tiffany D. Jackson spoke with Liberty students on her career. Jackson is a New York Times bestselling...