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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

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Liberator Picks
Movie Reviews
Sarah Garrett and Katie Busby August 20, 2022

His Girl Friday  “His Girl Friday”, released in 1940, starring Rosalind Russel and Cary Grant, centers around spunky, former star reporter Hildy. When Hildy tries to leave the newspaper business behind to become a...

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AVP Film Passes UIL Round One
Amelia Coleman, Staff Writer • May 5, 2022

“Think of the greatest movie you’ve ever seen and that’s the plot,” senior Mateo Selvera said of “everyone shall sit on a little donkey.” "everyone shall sit on a little donkey" was written, produced, filmed,...

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Indie's Where It's At in Austin
LiLi Xiong and Katie Busby May 5, 2022

For one week, SXSW takes over Austin’s music scene with an endless number of live concerts showcasing bands from around the world. Of course, there are many genres of music featured, but one genre they have a lot of is...

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EDU Innovation Rocks SXSW
Sarah Garrett and Ella Lilly May 5, 2022

While the second week of SXSW is packed with live music, film, new technology, and business adventures, the first week of SXSW has its own lineup. Focused on the youth and how they’ll change the world, SXSW Education (SXSW...

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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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Austin's Amerindian Ancestors
Sarah Garrett, Staff Writer

Native Americans have occupied North America for approximately 20,000 years. The Nermernuh tribe, otherwise known as the Comanche, controlled the vast majority of Texas from the late 1680s until Texas won its independence...

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Staff Profile
Ava De Leon
Ava De Leon
Copy Editor

Hi I’m Ava and I’m the copy editor for LASA’s Liberator this year! I love doing puzzles and writing short stories and my favorite topic of conversation is Waterpolo (literally ask anyone). I’m...

Zia Harvey
Zia Harvey
Photo Editor

Zia is a Sophomore, she is one of the photo editors. She is part of the robotics team and enjoys listening to music, watching films, and obviously robotics. She is looking forward to exploring Austin for...

Alondra Aguirre is a junior in high school. This is her first year at the liberator and is working as a staffer. Outside of school, she likes to bake, draw, hang out with friends, and read. She is excited...

I play soccer a lot, I love to read, play guitar, and listen to music!

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!