The Liberator

The Rise of Social Media Apptivism – Staff Stance

August 21, 2019

The emergence of social media has encouraged rising patterns of engagement and activism. Prior to the advent of social media, platforms which shared ideas existed on obscure blogs that could be difficult for readers to find. Through...

Staff Stance

May 23, 2019

A place where students can further pursue their passions and desires in an ever so common American rite of passage: College. An experience that upon first glance refers to institutions of higher learning and research, and on closer...

Hitting the road: Elan’s 30

Elan McMinn

May 6, 2019

My life as an assassin began on April 1 at 12:10 a.m. When I was assigned my targets, my life changed to one of distrust and paranoia. I loaded my crossbow along with a box of 100 bullets into my back seat and went to sleep with...

Hitting the road: George’s 30

George Guckenberger

May 6, 2019

Every day for nearly three years, I walked into my post-lunch class drenched in sweat with a grin on my face. It was always obvious to my classmates that I was a member of LASA’s Futsal Club, and had just spent the last hour...

Hitting the road: Jorge’s 30

Jorge Villa Rangel

May 6, 2019

My best friend and I created Grandioso Brand during the summer of 2018. We’d never identified as artists, but we both wanted to create something that would change the world. Yes, I know everyone wants to “change the world”,...

Hitting the road: Andy’s 30

Andy Degrasse

May 6, 2019

When I was accepted into LASA, I was excited because it is such a renowned program, but I was still hesitant to attend because I expected it to be a more difficult version of what I had experienced in elementary and middle school...

Hitting the road: Eva’s 30

Eva Strelitz-Block

May 6, 2019

I walked into LASA freshman year both anxious and excited to begin an experience that I thought would resemble the high school life portrayed in all of my favorite Netflix shows and YA romance novels. Of course, I was not anticipati...

Hitting the road: Alia’s 30

Alia Shaukat

May 6, 2019

When I was little, I would write messages to the stars on the sidewalk. Every afternoon was the same ritual, Elena and I would stroll outside, usually after a grueling and slimy day at work in Snail City (she was mayor, I was city...

Hitting the road: Jeffrey’s 30

Jeffrey Kovar

May 6, 2019

It has been four years since I sat in the Don T. Haynes Theatre and filled out my freshman choice sheet wrong. I wasn’t paying attention to the form, instead chatting with friends about what classes to put. The nervousness and exc...

Hitting the road: Carolina’s 30

Carolina Gokingco

May 6, 2019

I’ll preface this by stating how difficult it was to not take after my brother, Stephenson “straight savage” Gokingco and immediately use these final words to subtly criticize LASA. Maybe it’s the genes; maybe it’s just t...

Hitting the road: Mateen’s 30

Mateen Kontoravdis

May 6, 2019

Just a week before the end of seventh grade, I did something that changed my life. Finally, after a year of struggling to make it happen. I got a 100 on a Biology quiz. Okay I know, it was just a quiz, but it was actually muc...

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