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Small Talk: Holiday Hullabaloo

Charles Taylor, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018

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In 2015, Starbucks came under fire for making their cups red in the spirit of the holiday season instead of explicitly saying “Merry Christmas.” I don’t understand this outrage; while I do support people specifically referencing...

Proud of pride: Celebrating acceptance

Ainsley Freeman, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018

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A 2017 study by the United States National Institute of Health shows that there are over one million genderqueer adults in the United States. These people are much more likely to be discriminated against, unemployed, attacked,...

Calling racism for what it is

Aaron Booe, Social Media Editor

December 10, 2018

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“You're so white,” a white friend of mine said. I forced myself to smile through the remark, obviously intended to be a compliment, before redirecting the conversation. This is not the first time I've been told this, nor do...

LASA level change policy

Alec Lippman, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018

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Level changes are one of the only opportunities for LASA students to adjust their schedule to what is best for them. However, just because you request a level change it does not necessarily mean you will get one. Many students...

Kanye “Ye” West Controversy

Megan Ramsey, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018

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Kanye West, known as “Ye” by fans, is unpredictable. He has had his fair share of controversial moments. I was particularly taken aback by his declaration of support for Donald Trump and his odd, broadcasted meeting with Trump...

Issue 4 staff stance: Juvenile injustice: Can Texas break out of the cycle of mistreatment of its youth

Eva Strelitz-Block, Commentary Editor

December 10, 2018

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The 2018 midterm elections ushered in a slow blue wave to Congress and statehouses across the nation and the receding tide took U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions with it. Sessions’ very last act, his last bit of business conducted...

Here’s why I am voting, you should to

Megan Ramsey, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018

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Every vote counts. If any readers think theirs doesn’t because of the current political climate, they can rest assured: they are not the only ones who have lost hope. After Trump’s election, I lost hope for a good future for...

Technologically sound?

Alec Lippman, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018

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Imagine a classroom without Kahoot or Quizlet Live. A classroom without technology, something students have taken for granted and become accustomed to. Advancements made recently have created conflicts over the usage of technology,...

Student sees potential for city council candidiate

Ainsley Freeman, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018

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Danielle Skidmore is a mother of a special-needs child, transportation engineer, and a trans woman. She is also a candidate for Austin City Council in District 9. Skidmore has lived in Austin for 24 years with her partner and...

Security policy ID badgers students

Hanif Amanullah, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018

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To most students, the new changes to LASA’s security this year were strikingly apparent from the moment they walked through the school’s large purple doors–at least, if they weren’t locked. Over the summer, LASA has taken...

Issue 6 staff stance: New frontlines in the fight to deny women access to abortion

Eva Strelitz-Block, Commentary Editor

August 6, 2018

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A new frontline is emerging on the battle to (re)institutionalize patriarchy and control and to disempower women: the bodies of undocumented immigrant girls. Under President Trump’s leadership, the Office of Refugee Resettlement...

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