The Liberator

A Freshman Guide to High School

Nia Orakwue, Entertainment Editor

August 21, 2019

High school is a difficult time. There will be sleepless nights, and for many of us, stress induced tears. We all know that high school will prove to be a significant time period in our futures, not only for future careers and...

Get Involved in Clubs

Sophia Blaha, News Editor

August 21, 2019

With over 70 different clubs and 15 sports teams, LASA students have a wide array of extracurricular activities available to them to explore current interests or develop new passions. If a club doesn’t exist, LASA students can...

Seniors say their final salute

Hanif Amanullah, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

The air fills with the anxiety of AP exams and semester projects as the school year draws to a close. But for seniors, their high school career is coming to an end and the feelings are more a mix of apprehension and nostalgia....

Recapture: Inside the controversial school funding laws

Somaya Jimenez-Haham

May 6, 2019

As Austin taxes climb, nearly half of the school district’s income is sent out of the city. $670 million in recapture payments will be sent to the state in 2019, who distributes the money largely to school districts with much...



April 9, 2019

Raising alertness for AISD

Charles Taylor, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019

In a day when violent acts such as the Santa Fe school shooting in May 2018 and the Parkland school shooting in February 2018 are occurring much more frequently, schools around the U.S. are exploring a range of approaches to deal...

Overwhelmed and overworked: LASA’s Custodian shortage

Somaya Jimenez-Haham, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019

Trash bins overflow with wrappers and food, tumbling out of the top. A thin film of dust coats the floor, and grime leaves the table surfaces sticky and textured. The understaffed team of custodians, although working tirelessly,...

The early bird gets the worm

Catie Graves, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019

LASA is different from other Austin Independent School District (AISD) high schools in many ways, including its starting time. Every other AISD high school starts at 9 a.m., while LASA and LBJ share the start time of 8:15 a.m....

Welcoming new teachers to the Jaguar family

Alex Watson, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019

The start of the spring semester has ushered in new faces. LASA has welcomed three new individuals to its staff: Dr. William Barrow, Ryan Sullivan, Neno December. Barrow and Sullivan have taken positions different from what they...

Reinventing LASA life

Hanif Amanullah, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019

The start of the spring semester was marked with the introduction of the new LASA Life App. Designed by former PFLASA co-chair Geeta Suggs and principal Stacia Crescenzi, the new application is a window into school life and the...

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