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The Live Wire

The logo for Liberty mock trial. Mock trial is all about law, debate, and real life skills.
Introducing Mock Trial
Jocelyn Klein, Reporter • November 11, 2021

Liberty is expanding its extracurricular functions to increase the variety of clubs offered. Among these new additions is Mock Trial. The adviser...

Interested in Journalism?
Interested in Journalism?
November 1, 2021
Tatum Calderwood, senior, member of SEA Club, working on club activities.
Students for Environmental Action
Liz Barnett, Copy Editor • October 12, 2021
The logo for Liberty mock trial. Mock trial is all about law, debate, and real life skills.
Introducing Mock Trial
Jocelyn Klein, Reporter • November 11, 2021

Liberty is expanding its extracurricular functions to increase the variety of clubs offered. Among these new additions is Mock Trial. The adviser...

Interested in Journalism?
Interested in Journalism?
November 1, 2021

Interested in joining Foundations of Journalism? There is still time to sign up for second trimester! Foundations of Journalism focuses on writing...

The Bolt Yearbook Wins 24 IHSPA Awards
The Bolt Yearbook Wins 24 IHSPA Awards
Ashley Cunningham, Adviser • October 27, 2021

The Bolt Yearbook staff won a total of 24 awards at the IHSPA conference for their work on the 2021 "Six Feet Together" yearbook. In addition...

IN SHOC’s Light Up the Night Event
IN SHOC’s Light Up the Night Event
October 14, 2021

Where: Iowa City Liberty High School   What: Week long event to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society   When:...

Tatum Calderwood, senior, member of SEA Club, working on club activities.
Students for Environmental Action
Liz Barnett, Copy Editor • October 12, 2021

Students for Environmental Action, commonly referred to as SEA, is a new club being offered at Liberty this year. Seniors Bea Kaskie and Chante...

Live Wire Leadership Team 2021-2022
Live Wire Leadership Team 2021-2022
Ashley Cunningham, Adviser • June 10, 2021

Congratulations to the students who will make up the 2021-2022 Live Wire leadership team. Super excited to see what we can accomplish next...

Why You Should Join Journalism
Why You Should Join Journalism
Chloe Oppelt, Managing Editor • May 13, 2021

Zack Anderson, senior Sports Editor for the Live Wire Q: Why did you join journalism? A: I joined journalism because Mrs. Cunningham...

How Teachers are Managing Both Online and In-person Classes
How Teachers are Managing Both Online and In-person Classes
Chloe Oppelt, Managing Editor • April 1, 2021

As classes are resuming full time, teachers everywhere are having to teach both online and on-site. Numerous Liberty teachers are having to do...

Woman looking at computer screen. She has a dislike for online school.
Zoom Academy
Laney Prelle, Copy Editor • March 31, 2021

At the start of next school year, 2021-2022, K-12 students from across the state will have the opportunity to enroll in online classes offered...

Students can set up appointments with ShaNell Young through the counseling page on Libertys website.
Q&A with SFA
Lauren De Young, Editor in Chief • March 1, 2021

Taking Kirkwood Classes
Taking Kirkwood Classes
Chloe Oppelt, Managing Editor • February 2, 2021

Kirkwood Community College is a public community college that many Liberty students take classes at during their junior or senior year.  Its...

Starting clubs at Liberty
Starting clubs at Liberty
Quincy Lohman, Copy Editor • January 27, 2021

Clubs are a huge part of Liberty’s community. According to Emily O’Donnell, assistant principal,  and the LHS website, Liberty currently...

Teachers Thoughts on Zoom
Teacher's Thoughts on Zoom
Chloe Oppelt, Managing Editor • November 18, 2020

A popular tool used by many schools during online learning is Zoom. Zoom is a video conferencing app founded by Eric Yuan in 2012. The program...

The speech team garnered a new coach this year: English teacher Darien Robins.
A New Direction
Amelia Cleary, Editor-in-Chief • November 9, 2020

Last year, the Liberty Speech Team had nine of its 12 members qualify for the State competition. This success wasn’t without a few bumps along...

The library gives out books for classes, such as Macbeth, by going to each period and handing them out instead of students coming to the library to check books out.
Jan Smith answers commonly asked questions
Gabrielle Brecht, Web Manager • October 27, 2020

This year, Liberty required a more ‘hands-off’ approach for the sake of containing the possible spread of COVID. Because of that, a lot of...