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The student-run newspaper of the Liberal Arts and Science Academy

The Liberator

The student-run newspaper of the Liberal Arts and Science Academy

The Liberator

Students Look Ahead to the New School Year
Studio Ghibli Still Splashing
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Austin Food Desert Issue
College Perpetuate Elitism
Online Alphas Cause Harm
Is Body Positivity Toxic?
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Freshman Raptors Return in Record Numbers
Adressing Dress Code
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Race to See The Grand Picks
Learn More about COTA with Austin's Turn Around the Track .
Katie Busby, Amelia Coleman, Sarah Garrett, and Luci Garza November 18, 2022

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Espionage Back to Basics
Spy Kids Return to Austin
James Graham, Staffer • November 16, 2022

“Spy Kids” is a movie series directed by Robert Rodriguez, and has released four movies between the years of 2001 and 2011. A new movie, titled “Spy Kids: Armageddon”, is set to come out next year and will be the...

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Blanton Brings New Art
Lasya Sangana, Staffer • November 7, 2022

Within the midst of bumbling pedestrians and the car-cramped streets of downtown sits one of Austin’s art museums, the Blanton Art Museum (Blanton). The new contemporary art exhibit by Njideka Akunyili Crosby of large scale...

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photo by Katie Busby
Light At The End Of The Tunnel Vision
Katie Busby and Sarah Garrett October 19, 2022

On multiple days throughout the spring and summer, Austin teens congregated at local venues to enjoy the music and art created by people around them and be able to visit an event designed specifically for them by people like...

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Banned Books in Texas District
Lady Bird Lake Lacks Legitimate Liquid Levels
LASA’s Bathroms are Fully Stocked. Period.
Austinites Bid Adieu to Adler with New Candidates
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Shadows Observe Stupendous Students
Ella Lilly, Staff Writer

Shadowing, which happens every year around January and February, allows for current eighth graders, freshmen, sophomores, and juniors to experience the LASA campus, classes, and student population. This process can help these...

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Equity Council Ensures Equality
Ava Spurgeon, Staff Writer

This 2021-2022 school year, LASA is taking steps to increase representation and equitability on campus. The Equity Council is a group of student representatives who work towards making LASA a more equitable school and giving...

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Baking Brings Bounteous Boons
Adithi Ganesan, Club Contributor

Recently, there have been numerous baking trends covering simple, quick, and delicious recipes dominating social media. Baking shows like “Master Chef” and “The Great British Bake Off” on streaming platforms mesmerize...

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Mitigating the Mental Health Crisis
Delia Rune, Staff Writer

The rise of the COVID-19 pandemic contributed to an increased focus on mental health. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 31% of the American population now reports depression or anxiety—double what was typical...

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Austin's Alluring Area
Sydney Jones, Staff Writer

In the past decade, Austin’s population has increased by 34%, according to the Austin Business Journal. This makes Austin one of the fastest growing major metropolitan areas in the U.S., with people flooding in from all...

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Staff Profile

My name is Sadie Cravotta. I enjoy hanging out with friends, dance, photography and watching horror movies. I’m looking forward to writing for the Lib this year!

James Graham is a freshman at LASA. He enjoys playing baseball, chess, and video games. He is excited to join the Liberator this year as a staff writer.

Im looking forward to cheerleading and the football games

Norah Hussaini
Norah Hussaini
Commentary Editor

Norah Hussaini, a junior at LASA, has been with the Liberator for three years. She has previously had the position of web editor, but is very excited to be one of two commentary editors this year. She...

Delia Rune
Delia Rune
Student Life Editor

Delia is a senior and one of this year's student life editors. In her free time, Delia enjoys her jobs at Planned Parenthood and BookPeople and spends a lot of time reading. Her favorite book is "Outline"...