The Liberator

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...

Proactive Not Reactive Safety

Nia Orakwue and Malena Heineman

October 11, 2019

In the first seven months of 2019, 22 school shootings occurred. As incidents of violence similar to these shootings flood the news, school safety has come under unique scrutiny. LASA and LBJ’s respective administrations have...

Senior Influence on School Culture Reigns Supreme

Eve Nguyen, Staff Writer

October 11, 2019

A drum lets out a loud boom as a senior raises her arms in the air, setting off a chorus of voices that echo throughout the stadium. In unison, freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors alike stomp their feet on the bleachers...

Dress Code Changes Perspectives

Luci Garza, Staff Writer

October 11, 2019

Dress codes are inherently restrictive of students’ clothing choices, especially when implemented in a system that already heavily mandates student behavior. The manner students choose to dress is one of the ways they are able...

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