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The Live Wire

Liberty students attending the World Affairs Seminar on the Carroll University campus.
Reflections From the World Affairs Seminar 2022
Abby Stapleton, Yearbook Staff • September 7, 2022

During the closing ceremony at the 2022 World Affairs Seminar (WAS), I stood in front of 150 of my peers and proclaimed, “Best week ever.”...

Two Liberty seniors working on their ceramics projects in ceramics class.
Are Art Classes Beneficial?
Chloe Oppelt, Editor-in-Chief • May 13, 2022
Members of Libertys Band performing at the winter showcase that took place in December.
Start Making Musical Memories
Ella Gilbert, Foundations Reporter • May 6, 2022
For most students straight A’s is the goal, but with straight A’s comes stress, burnout, and constant pressure.
A for Anxious?
Rylee Newland, Videographer • April 26, 2022
Liberty students are constantly found dozing off in the middle of class. Why are the students so tired?
In Need of ZZZ's
Jocelyn Klein, Reporter • April 19, 2022
Liberty students attending the World Affairs Seminar on the Carroll University campus.
Reflections From the World Affairs Seminar 2022
Abby Stapleton, Yearbook Staff • September 7, 2022

During the closing ceremony at the 2022 World Affairs Seminar (WAS), I stood in front of 150 of my peers and proclaimed, “Best week ever.”...

Two Liberty seniors working on their ceramics projects in ceramics class.
Are Art Classes Beneficial?
Chloe Oppelt, Editor-in-Chief • May 13, 2022

Art is one of the most common forms of self expression. Practicing art can have many benefits; Involvement in arts is associated with increased...

Members of Libertys Band performing at the winter showcase that took place in December.
Start Making Musical Memories
Ella Gilbert, Foundations Reporter • May 6, 2022

Reasons why I wanted to quit band: I didn’t have a ton of free time, I thought I would be labeled a “band kid”, and all of my friends were...

For most students straight A’s is the goal, but with straight A’s comes stress, burnout, and constant pressure.
A for Anxious?
Rylee Newland, Videographer • April 26, 2022

“A.” A letter that for many students brings a sense of accomplishment. A letter so many of us strive to achieve. A letter that can make or...

Liberty students are constantly found dozing off in the middle of class. Why are the students so tired?
In Need of ZZZ's
Jocelyn Klein, Reporter • April 19, 2022

Falling asleep in highschool seems like a classic movie scene, but does it really happen during school? Whether it’s just dozing off for a...

The Liberty Theater call board where all theater info is posted.
Liberty Theater: Xanadu
Megan Quinn, Managing Editor • April 4, 2022

From Legally Blonde to Charlie Brown, the Liberty Lightning Theater has captivated audiences since the program began in 2017. This year, Liberty...

Students weigh in on their thoughts of the newly added advisory. Many wish there were alternative activities that focused on specific academic areas.
Student Thoughts on Advisory
Rosie Terry and Burke Doyle March 30, 2022

A new class period was implemented at the beginning of this school year called Advisory. Every Thursday, Liberty students go to their assigned...

More recently than ever, many schools have deemed certain books as inappropriate and have banned students from reading them.
Banning Books?
Megan Quinn, Managing Editor • March 25, 2022

Unless we learn from history, we are destined to repeat it. This is no longer merely an academic exercise but may contain our world and our destiny.”...

Ella Gilbert, sophomore, searching for a book to check out from the library.
The Library at Liberty
Leela Strand, Editor-in-Chief • March 10, 2022

Most Liberty students will recognize the welcoming faces of Jan Smith, Ryan Swails, Greg Vraspier, and Kurtis Watts, four individuals who make...

Nicole Elmer and Kaylee Cavanh, 10, posing at the state speech competition after getting high scores in all divisions.
Liberty's Up and Coming Speech Team
Megan Quinn, Managing Editor • February 23, 2022

The Liberty High School speech team is a relatively new club, but by their second year, the team is making tremendous progress. The team is led...

Ninth grade students working hard on in class assignments and homework.
The Glorification of Stress
Leela Strand, Editor-in-Chief • February 11, 2022

“[People will say] ‘Oh I’m stressed. I have tons of tests and only got 4 hours of sleep last night,’ or something like that and someone...

Photo of Liberty students during their class periods.
Liberty Time Schedule Change
Chloe Oppelt, Editor-in-Chief • February 7, 2022

In an email sent out on Monday February 7th, Liberty principal Justin Colbert announced that an extra Liberty Time day would be added for the...

The topic of homework has always been debated whether its how much assigned or how difficult.
The Homework Dispute
Leela Strand, Editor-in-Chief • January 27, 2022

There is much contention over whether homework is more harmful or beneficial to students. While there are lots of studies on the subject, results...

Voltage Jazz Choir performing at JEN conference in Dallas, Texas.
Voltage Jazz Choir's Tremendous Success
Liz Barnett, Managing Editor • January 26, 2022

The Liberty Jazz Choir team, Voltage, was the only high school team in the country to be invited to compete at the National Jazz Education Convention....

Ryan Kelly coaching the varsity boys basketball home game at Liberty.
Teacher Burnout
Jordyn Smith, Reporter • December 10, 2021

School has always focused on students, how they are doing academically and mentally. But what about the people behind the scenes of it all? As...