Acting on a director’s passion — Liberty graduate Alex Bell shoots first feature film

July 9, 2015

Newcastle native Alex Bell first caught the filmmaking bug as a student at Liberty High School.

Contributed Alex Bell (right) mans the camera as he shoots scenes for his film ‘Superior.’ Bell, a Newcastle native and Liberty graduate, is a producer and the director of cinematography on the project.

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Alex Bell (right) mans the camera as he shoots scenes for his film ‘Superior.’ Bell, a Newcastle native and Liberty graduate, is a producer and the director of cinematography on the project.

The 2009 Liberty graduate went on to produce video highlights of the Patriots’ sports teams and a video for the school administration, titled “A Day in the Life at Liberty.”

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Documentary ‘Hunger in America’ is May 6

April 25, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. April 25, 2015

Imagine Housing and the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank present the Eastside premiere of “Hunger in America,” a documentary about the nation’s hunger epidemic.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. May 6, for a 7 p.m. screening at the Issaquah High School Theater, 700 Second Ave. S.E. The event is free and open to the public.

After the film screening, stay for a community conversation to discuss the impact and significance of hunger in our community.

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Local teens take a technology timeout

February 4, 2014

Issaquah High School senior Robin Lustig wasn’t supposed to be on her phone, but she checked it anyway.

“I definitely had a slip-up,” she said. “I check my phone every five minutes, even if I know for a fact I don’t have any text messages or any missed calls. That’s what society is these days. You have to be updated constantly with what’s on Twitter, what’s on Instagram.”

Contributed Robin Lustig, Issaquah High School senior, sports a T-shirt displaying her commitment to going three days technology free.

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Robin Lustig, Issaquah High School senior, sports a T-shirt displaying her commitment to going three days technology free.

Lustig and nearly 600 other students at Issaquah High School stopped using technology for three days beginning Jan. 13, as part of a technology timeout hosted by a documentary filmmaker. That meant no computers, cellphones or social media.

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