The Liberator

Geography Champ Finds Calling: Senior Champ Turner’s YouTube Map Drawing Channel Takes Off

Luci Garza, Staffer

February 18, 2020

The social media platform YouTube enables users to show off artistry, hobbies and other topics that people are passionate about. Channels ranging from makeup tutorials to children’s toy reviews have blown up on the platform...

On the Road to Stardom: Students Express Themselves Through Their Musical Talents

Ava De Leon, Staffer

February 18, 2020

Austin is known as the Live Music Capital of the world. Every year, thousands of people flock to the city to experience the shows for themselves, most notably at Austin City Limits. It’s no wonder that Austin is filled with...

The High Stakes World of College Admissions

Malena Heineman and Nia Orakwue

February 18, 2020

The allure of a respected, prestigious college experience at an elite institution has become a common dream among many American teens and youth. Unfortunately, the increased demand for a college education has made the applicat...

Campus Sad To Say Goodbye To Mr. Ephraim

Sophia Blaha, News Editor

January 15, 2020

Ray Ephraim has been working at LASA for more than three decades, but starting February, LASA will have a new security officer keeping the halls safe. Ephraim will retire on Jan. 31st, 2020. When he retires, Ephraim hopes to take...

DIVCO Gives Thanks

DIVCO Gives Thanks

January 15, 2020

UIL Sports Split Hits Orchestra and Band Hard

Jordan Jewell, Managing Editor

January 15, 2020

Next year will see LASA and LBJ splitting their UIL sports teams in preparation for LASA’s eventual move to their own campus. Both the fine arts-based UIL teams and the sports-based UIL teams have their own cultures and communities...

Spotlighting Race at LASA

Nia Orakwue and Malena Heineman

December 15, 2019

  The experiences and perspectives of black and Latino students at a predominantly white and Asian high school like LASA often stay private and are not shared and spotlighted in a way that affects social change in our hi...

LASA Roadshow Takes Off

Ahnsa Campbell, Staffer

November 4, 2019

In recent years, LASA administration has made a commitment to improve diversity in the student body. Administrators, student ambassadors and teachers travel to middle schools around Austin for roadshows in an effort to recruit...

Study Buddies

Sophie Chau, Staffer

November 4, 2019

A flurry of activity signals the end of another day as students rush out the doors to get home and get on with their lives at home. Some students, however, go to study halls to get extra assistance in classes or get work done...

Expanding Horizons

Eve Nguyen, Staffer

November 4, 2019

This summer, 28 LASA juniors and seniors entering the German four and five classes stayed in Berlin, Germany with German host families. During this time, students experienced German culture and were able to practice their German...

Global Youth Rise Up: Teens in the Fight Against Climate Change

Malena Heineman, Student Life Editor

November 4, 2019

Before the popularization of the word “climate change,” the scientific phenomenon was largely ignored, even as advancing technology powered by fossil fuels increasingly contributed to it with greenhouse gas emissions. As re...

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