The Liberator

Keeping Citizens Covered During COVID

Zoe Klein, Commentary Editor

September 3, 2020

In April, Governor Greg Abbott announced Phase I of his reopening plan, disconcertingly called “The Governor’s Strike Force to Open Texas.” While a virus must indeed be battled, the use of this term makes no sense in this...

Editorial: A Reflection on the Black Lives Matter Movement

Malena Heineman and Nia Orakwue

September 3, 2020

The #BlackLivesMatter movement originated with a hashtag in 2014, after the acquittal of officer George Zimmerman in the killing of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. Its main purpose was to provide a platform to protest the disproportional...

Finding Jojo’s Mojo: How Taika Waititi’s New Film Combats Hate with Humor

Beck Williams, Staffer

February 18, 2020

Taika Waititi’s movie "Jojo Rabbit" is a new comedy that uses humor to cover a topic not usually seen as a laughing matter: the Holocaust. Waititi masterfully employs satire to create a movie that is simultaneously entertaining,...

What Does the New Decade Have to Offer?

Aaron Booe and Skylar Sidensol-Denero

February 18, 2020

With the new year finally here, I find myself concerned. With a mess of events ranging from climate change to economic policy haunting us in the new year, I cannot help but feel that as we enter the new decade, we ought to address...

The Future of Gentrification in Austin

Aaron Booe and Alec Lippman

February 18, 2020

The start of a new decade hasn’t done anything to mitigate the rapid gentrification process sweeping through Austin. Gentrification was amplified in East Austin by an influx of people moving into the Austin area in the early...

The Real Crisis Behind Hotline Hold Times

Zoe Klein, Finance Director

February 18, 2020

I wake up from sleep and I’m shaking. Nauseous, all I can think about is how I need my mom to come rescue me from the clench of panic. Sometimes I think I would rather be shot in the leg than have a panic attack. However, knowing...

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