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  • PSAT for sophomores and juniors on Oct. 14
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  • The 1st 9 week grading period ends Oct. 16

Acoustic Avenue: let’s remember Dr. Dre’s 1999 album

Sophomore Ana Toro takes a dive into the world of music.

Ana Toro, Staff Reporter

September 21, 2020

With the hip hop game changing so drastically, I thought it would be fun to go back and remember one of the classic albums that define the true spirit of hip hop, Dr. Dre’s 1999 album 2001. This album is a timeless classic that shaped hip hop for such a long time and not only helped bring up-and-coming ...

TikTok ban set for Sunday

From Musical.ly to TikTok, this social media app has been around for a long time. Starting Sunday, TikTok and WeChat will be banned and removed from all app stores.

Athena Tseng, Staff Reporter

September 18, 2020

The social media platform, TikTok, along with WeChat are set to be banned from all U.S. app stores on Sunday because of security concerns.  "The only real change as of Sunday night will be [TikTok users] won't have access to improved apps, updated apps, upgraded apps or maintenance," Commerce Secretary ...

Goodbye Gluten

The number of people in American that have cut out gluten from their diet has been rising over the years. Among those saying goodbye to gluten is staff reporter Ashvita Girish and  in this new, weekly blog, she will provide recipes and her take on whether it's worth making or not.

Ashvita Girish, Staff Reporter

September 17, 2020

About 3.1 million people around the United States follow a gluten-free diet. One of the main reasons for a gluten-free diet is celiac disease: an autoimmune disorder that affects the small intestine and is caused by a reaction to gluten, proteins found in wheat and other grains.  Despite the fact that...

Artistic Expressions: volume 11

Artistic Expressions: volume 11

September 16, 2020

Hundreds of students on campus take part in the many fine arts courses offered at school and each week Wingspan profiles one such student in this weekly feature.

Cinema Summaries

Cinema Summaries

September 16, 2020

Cinema Summaries is a new blog that will cover all things cinema: reviews, upcoming films, and movie news. With new updates multiple times every week, make sure to check back in for the latest in movie entertainment.

Acoustic Avenue: Big Sean album review

Sophomore Ana Toro takes a dive into the world of music.

Ana Toro, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2020

Big Sean has released his 5th studio album, Detroit 2, which serves as a sequel to his 2012 mixtape Detroit. There are so many things to talk about regarding this album. It is absolute perfection from the production to the lyrics to the features. The most notable song on the album is “Friday Night Cypher” which features nine different ...

Improv Club improve skills through online workshops

The Improv troupe plays a game in the theatre room last school year. Now restricted to virtual, theatre teacher Heather Willingham has formed an opportunity for students through Zoom workshops, where they can hone their improv skills.

Jordan Battey, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2020

In theatre, improv is all about telling a story through dialogue and actions that are made up in the moment. However, recreating an experience that lies so heavily on listening and reacting can be difficult virtually.  To help overcome this challenge, Improv Club is getting a boost in their train...

Bengali Bites: Rasgulla

Bengali Bites: Rasgulla

Ananda Ghoshal, Staff Reporter

September 11, 2020

When my family visits India, my brother and I are unsafe from the various relatives feeding us pastries at any given moment, especially from the Rasgullas. I partly blame my dad for telling my relatives that we actually liked it. We didn’t like it, We were being polite. Luckily though, they realised I...

Social-distancing adjustments alter movie theater experience

While the theaters seem pretty empty compared to their pre-COVID days, the magic of seeing a new movie in theaters hasn’t been taken away. Although for some, leaving the house to watch a movie isn’t worth it, movie theaters across the country are working hard to keep you safe.

Andrew Jáuregui, Staff Reporter

September 11, 2020

Movie theaters are opening back up after months of closure, but they aren’t in a rush to return to normal. The large movie theater chain, Cinemark, has instituted new safety precautions and policies to allow for a risk-free movie-watching experience. When buying your tickets online or in-person, ...

Acoustic Avenue: Katy Perry album review

Sophomore Ana Toro takes a dive into the world of music.

Ana Toro, Staff Reporter

September 10, 2020

Three years after her last album, Katy Perry has released her highly anticipated album Smile. The album comes two days after the birth of her first daughter Daisy Dove Bloom. When making an album with a title that alludes to emotion, it's important to have variety in production if the message throughou...

Goodbye Gluten: green bean stir-fry

Goodbye Gluten: green bean stir-fry

Ashvita Girish, Staff Reporter

September 10, 2020

These stir-fried green beans are simple to make and they are packed with nutrition. Mixed with three different sauces, these beans make a delicious side to any Thai dish. Ever since school started, the routine has kicked in and we were having the same kind of meals every day. Wanting something a l...

Marching band welcomes new director

Marching band has a new assistant director of bands as Cecily Yoakam joins the Redhawks after the departure of Zack Anderson. “We are extremely excited to have Ms. Yoakam join us this year. Not only is she a talented musician, she fits perfectly into the Liberty Band culture which is incredibly focused on the development of leadership skills for all students,” director Jamie Weaver said. “Ms. Yoakam was the Drum Major for the Union HS Band for three years where she received a William Revelli Scholarship from Music for All.”

Grant Milleson, Staff Reporter

September 8, 2020

Marching band has a new assistant director of bands as Cecily Yoakam joins the Redhawks after the departure of Zack Anderson.    “Before coming to Liberty, I worked at a national non-profit music organization called Music for All as the Advocacy and Educational Resources in Indianapolis, Indiana...

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