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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

Editorial: Food Review – El Caribe
Humans of LASA: Marcos Torres Gutierrez class of 2023
Senior’s Road to College
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The Question of Religious Faith and the War in Ukraine
Exorbitant Pharmaceuticals Prices
Concerns Of Nicotine Abuse in Teens
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LASA Custodian Appreciation
Lively Library Lunches
A Stroke of Brilliance: Student Artists Find Their Voices
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Editor's Picks: Holiday Movies
Sarah Garrett, Juan (JC) Ramirez Delgadillo, Norah Hussaini, and Katie Busby December 19, 2022

The Polar Express  JC Ramirez Delgadillo The Polar Express is a Christmas movie that came out on november 10, 2004, The film, directed by Robert Zemeckis is about a nameless boy who rides a magical train that's headed...

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Graphic by Alexandra Valencia
Blue Genie Art Bazaar
Interesting and unique handmade art
Jolie Grogan, Staffer • December 19, 2022

Every year as the holiday season approaches, the Blue Genie Art Bazaar opens up to Austinites, offering the chance to support local artists and community. This year, the Blue Genie  will open for the 22nd year in a row,...

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Shopping Nifty and Thrifty
Behind the scenes at a thrift store
Wintyr Rice, Staffer • December 19, 2022

According to austintexas.gov, there are nearly four dozen thrift stores located in the Austin area. These stores include Goodwill, Pavement, Room Service Vintage, Austin Pets Alive! (APA!) Thrift, and many more.  APA!...

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Graphic by Amelia Coleman.
Austin Fashion Week
Event welcomes diverse designers
December 19, 2022

Cheering crowds and diverse fashion graced the Domain on Nov. 11-13 for the Austin fashion week. People from all over Austin went to see the fashion created by numerous local designers in order to experience the latest trends...

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AISD Shines a Light
Rise in Mental Health Issues Among Teens
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graphic by Alexandra Valencia
Students Look Ahead to the New School Year
Juan Ramirez (JC) Delgadillo, web editor

Over the past three years, students and teachers have been impacted by COVID-19. Three years ago, education went online in the middle of March 2020, and most students continued remote learning for at least another six months,...

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Studio Ghibli Still Splashing
Studio Ghibli Still Splashing
Juan (JC) Ramirez Delgadillo, Photo Editor

Studio Ghibli is a Japanese animated film studio that has been around since 1985. It is  known for classic works like  “Spirited Away,” which won the best animated feature in 2003, and “My Neighbor Totoro,” which...

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Student Sojourns Over Summer
Delia Rune

As summer approaches, many students are selecting internships to complete during their months off from school. Students have access to many different options for internships, and LASA students are able to choose whether they...

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Students Study Abroad to See Other Settings
Lana Giles, Staff Writer

Over the summer, many students participate in study abroad programs which provide them with the opportunity to travel to overseas destinations such as Denmark, France, Germany, and Japan. Students get to choose between bustling...

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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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Staff Profile
Kayla Le
Kayla Le
Managing Editor

Kayla is a junior and the managing editor for the Lib this year! This is her second year on the Liberator team and she hopes to make the paper more visually engaging! In her downtime, Kayla likes to do...

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!

Helen (they/he/she) is a senior staffer who likes writing fanfiction and drawing fanart, playing Brawl Stars, and pondering the universe's existence. They're excited to almost be done with public education...

LiLi Xiong
LiLi Xiong
Student Life Editor

LiLi Xiong is currently a junior at LASA. She's excited to be student life editor this year, and hopes to amplify the voices of the student body! Outside of the Liberator, she also writes poems and short...

Lily Wilkerson is a junior at LASA. She makes maps, collects data, and plays entirely too much Cities: Skylines. 2022-23 is her first year with the Liberator, and she's excited to contribute to the paper...