The Liberator

Controversy raining down on recapture

Zoe Klein, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019

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Some teachers in San Antonio cannot pin rubrics to their boards without risking poisoning everyone in their buildings. Any puncture in the walls will release asbestos, a deadly insulation material outlawed in the 70s, infecting...

Reevaluating ethics in the global economy

Aaron Booe, Social Media Editor

February 19, 2019

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When asked to consider almost anything as human beings our first inclination is to think in terms of self-interest. That is to say when things arise resulting in a need for critical judgment, we think primarily about how something...

The magic of animation

Emma McBride, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019

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Animated films have a reputation for being something that is mostly associated with children’s media, but this standard should not have to continue any further. It’s time people recognized the artistic genius that can be presented...

Blue wave brings new women to Congress

Megan Ramsey, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019

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One hundred seventeen women were elected or appointed to congress in 2019. Thirty six are new members. Six are on track to lead House committees in the new term. This is a monumental time in history, not only because we have so...

Issue 5 staff stance: Life in Limbo: Government shutdown politics

Eva Strelitz-Block, Commentary Editor

February 19, 2019

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After 35 days, amid an increasingly bipartisan backlash and an emerging consensus that air safety was becoming imperiled, President Trump reopened the government - for now. He did not apologize for creating a wholly unnecessary...

Old magic of Disney World is frozen in the past

McKenzi Popper, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019

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The “Magic Kingdom” is certainly not as magical as it once was through my six-year-old eyes. Tinkerbell and Cinderella no longer occupy space in my dreams. Instead, I dream of acing finals and getting accepted to my dream...

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...

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