The Liberator

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...

Seniors set sights across the globe

Megan Ramsey, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

Before senior Will Fisher applied to college, he was enticed by the University of Cambridge, thousands of miles away, where his dad had done work as a young adult. He did not limit himself to the borders of the United States....

Ephriam’s popcorn influenced by childhood memories

Emma McBride, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

Two students are walking to lunch after class when suddenly they smell the fresh, buttery scent of popcorn around the corner. Excitedly, they cheer in unison as they hurry to the yellow hallway to receive popcorn from LASA’s...

Lip Dub brings dubs

McKenzi Popper, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

Though the not-so-blue skies posed an issue for the advanced Audio Visual Production (AVP) team, students still smiled, laughed and literally tossed each other in the air for the 2019 Lip Dub. The production, set to the tune of...

Signarture Course: Planet Earth

Hanif Amanullah, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

After taking a year of World Geography and Biology as freshmen, sophomores at LASA have the opportunity to take a signature course that, in a way, blends the two classes together. This course–called Planet Earth–works to help...

Signature Course: Great Ideas

Zoe Klein, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

LASA has been recognized by numerous sources, including the Austin Statesman and Niche.com, as a pioneer of new ways of educating. These great ideas include the signature courses, four unique classes required for all LASA students. The...

Signature Course: Electronic Magazine

Catie Graves, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

Students sit at rows of computers, their faces lit by the screen. Some are quickly typing on a Google Doc filled with highlights and comments. Others face screens showing Adobe Programs with multiple tabs open. All are intently...

Signature Course: Science & Technology

Emma McBride, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

A whole semester of a student’s freshman year at LASA has almost come to an end, which, for SciTech students, means that the day of the infamous final project has finally come. Their hands are shaking as they pick up their device,...

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