The Liberator

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...

Loneliness in the LGBT+ Community

Jordan Jewell, Managing Editor

February 18, 2020

When I was in seventh grade, I shaved the left side of my head and kept my hair shoulder length everywhere else. I looked silly and got a number of comments affirming that, but the people who I wanted to impress liked it, and...

Trouble in Far East

Grace Woodruff, Staffer

February 18, 2020

A genocide is occurring in China, right at this moment, and not enough people are talking about it. Anti-Muslim predjudice has been present in the People’s Republic of China since its formation, as the communism associated with...

Advice Column

Commentary Editors

February 18, 2020

How do I Find a College I Like? As the end of the school year approaches and seniors begin to visit the college center less frequently, juniors may find themselves asking how they can determine if a college is the right fit....

Give Me Literacy Or Give Me Death

Beck Williams, Staffer

January 9, 2020

Book banning or censorship of information is often thought to be practiced mostly by authoritarian governments. However the reprehensible practice of banning books is even practiced in the United States, and absolutely has to...

The Current Landscape of Big Tobacco

Wrenny Collamer, Staffer

January 9, 2020

The nicotine industry has changed a lot since the days of Hollywood actors endorsing cigarette brands, but one thing still holds true: large and influential tobacco companies, like Marlboro, Newport and Camel are not going anywhere....

Oh, The Places You’ll Go

Abigail Jackson, Staffer

January 9, 2020

As a junior, college is always on my mind. I’m always studying in my free time to bring up my GPA, preparing for the SAT or scrolling through Naviance looking at which colleges would be a good fit for me. I’ve considered following...

Education Within Prison

Sophie Chau, Staffer

January 9, 2020

There are 2.2 million people in the U.S. prison system today. That’s about 25% of the world’s prison population held in a country that holds only 5% of the world’s population, according to the American Psychological Association....

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