The Student News Site of Liberty High School

The Live Wire

The Student News Site of Liberty High School

The Live Wire

2022-2023 Staff

Leela Strand
Editor-in-Chief

Leela Strand

Leela is a junior at Liberty High School. This is her second year on the Live Wire staff. At Liberty, Leela plays tennis and is part of SEA club. Outside of school she enjoys spending time with family and friends, volunteering,...

Megan Quinn
Managing Editor

Megan Quinn

Megan is a junior at Liberty. This is her second year on staff. She enjoys acting, hanging out with friends, and watching 60 Minutes.

Carter Webb
Social Media Manager

Carter Webb

Carter is a senior at Liberty and participates in football and track and field. It is Carter's second year on newspaper staff and runs the social media for Bolts Journalism and Liberty Football. Carter enjoys listening to music,...

Madelyn Johnson
Business Manager, Social Media Manager

Madelyn Johnson

Madelyn is a sophomore at Liberty. She runs track and cross country and has a 90s rom-com obsession. Outside of school, she likes to hang out with friends, listen to music, and spend time at the ocean. She is the business manager...

Piper Kearney
Copy Editor

Piper Kearney

Piper is a junior at Liberty and this is her first year on the Newspaper staff. At Liberty, she plays softball and participates in art club. Outside of school, Piper loves reading, swimming, and playing with her dogs Maggie and...

Kaelyn Rickels
Website Manager, Copy Editor

Kaelyn Rickels

Kaelyn is a sophomore at Liberty and this is her first year on the newspaper staff. Outside of school, she enjoys playing softball, camping with her family, and spending time with her dog.

Addison Pirkl
Website Manager

Addison Pirkl

Addison is a sophomore at Liberty and this is her first year on the Newspaper staff! She is a Website Manager for the Liberty Live Wire, and outside of school she is a part-time art teacher and always has her nose stuck in a book...

Jordyn Smith
Reporter

Jordyn Smith

Jordyn is a senior at Liberty, this is her second year in Journalism. Outside of school, Jordyn enjoys shopping, exploring new places, and spending time with her friends and family.

Burke Doyle
Videographer

Burke Doyle

Burke is a senior here at liberty, and this will be his second year doing Broadcast lab. Outside of school, Burke enjoys playing tennis and practicing his amazing recorder-playing skills.

Caleb Buser
Videographer

Caleb Buser

Caleb is a sophomore at Liberty and specializes in: broadcasting, audio/ video, and drone work (aerial photography)

Joshua Booth
Videographer

Joshua Booth

Josh Booth ( musically known as Kalvin ) is a senior at Liberty High School and in his first year of the Broadcast program as a contributor. He is one of the top musical artists in Iowa and the biggest in Iowa City! He loves school...

Fred Westermann
Videographer

Fred Westermann

Fred is a senior at Liberty. He likes tech and watching YouTube.

Rylee Newland
Videographer

Rylee Newland

Rylee is a junior at Liberty. This is her first year on the broadcasting staff. She is involved in Best Buddies here at Liberty and enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her family and friends outside of school.

Ellie Martinez
Videographer

Ellie Martinez

Ellie is a junior at Liberty. This is her first year on the broadcasting staff. She is a part of the dance team here at Liberty. Outside of school Ellie enjoys listening to music and spending time with her family and friends.