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The student-run newspaper of the Liberal Arts and Science Academy

The Liberator

The student-run newspaper of the Liberal Arts and Science Academy

The Liberator

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Don’t Tell Anyone, But I’m Actually a Spy

Helen Bigge, Staffer May 15, 2023

I don’t really read the newspaper. I absorb the absolutely massive amount of text occasionally broken into chunks by stunning photos and graphics, just staring at its immense presence while imagining...

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Notes From the Old World

Beck Williams, Commentary Editor May 15, 2023

For as long as I can remember there has been a book on my shelf that looks as though it came from a dusty antiques store or the dingy stacks of a university library. The pages are brittle and yellow, the...

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Ava and the Terrible, Very Bad, Class

Ava Spurgeon, News Editor May 15, 2023

I never expected to be in newspaper. On my first day of junior year, after a day of finding my way around the new campus, starting all new classes, and figuring out where to sit at lunch, I just wanted...

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Hyphens, Commas, and the Liberator

Delia Rune, Student Life Editor May 15, 2023

Hyphens, commas, and apostrophes– small dots on a page that, four years ago, mattered very little to me. In fact, they kind of bothered me. Who cares about whether there’s an apostrophe in the decade...

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I don’t Get Paid Enough

Juan (JC) Ramirez Delgadillo, Web Editor-in-Chief May 15, 2023

There is so much or so little I can write about the newspaper. Similar to my current editor position, I can put in as much effort as I want into this, but just like my work ethic I'm writing this rushedly,...

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Daily Newspaper Things

Edith Holmsten, Editor-in-Chief May 15, 2023

I first thought about joining the newspaper when a few editors made a presentation during freshman year to encourage students to join. All I really remember from the presentation was two years of the class...

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The Grass is Always Greener

Luci Garza, Editor-in-Chief May 15, 2023

As the purple and silver confetti littered my kitchen counter falling out of my LASA acceptance letter, I had two initial reactions. The first were tears. To this day I don’t think I will ever be completely...

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Black Smudges and Icky Words

Ava De Leon, Copy Editor May 15, 2023

My first day at LASA, someone handed me what I thought was a faulty newspaper because the ink got on my hands and made them sticky– so I threw it away. In fourth period, I thought I was cursed because...

Fake News: Emma’s 30

Emma McBride, Managing Editor May 5, 2022

The first time I encountered The Liberator was before I attended LASA as an eighth grader at Kealing. I had gone to an elective fair LASA was holding for incoming freshmen and promised my mom I would give...

Carl Bernstein is Not Allergic to The Liberator: Zoe’s 30

Zoe Klein, Copy Editor May 5, 2022

I joined The Liberator because I legitimately believed I could become Carl Bernstein. I imagined myself sneaking around in too-luxurious hotels dressed in all black with a camera around my neck. But when...

The Liberator Dispatch: Susan’s 30

Susan Ballesteros, Entertainment Editor May 5, 2022

I've been told I can write complete and utter nonsense for this, and I would, except I feel like it ruins the spirit of it a little. I also don't fancy reading this back twenty years from now and cringing...

Newspaper Kids: Sophie’s 30

Sophie Chau, Lead Editor May 5, 2022

When I first stepped into the old newspaper room, my first thought was, “What a mess.” And it was a mess. Papers were piled high on tables strewn across the tiny portable, the ground seemed to be replaced...

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