The Liberator

Ice Ice Baby: Walker in Arctic

Eve Nguyen, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

The Dalton Highway, a 414-mile dirt road, starts near Fairbanks, Alaska, and travels north past the Arctic Circle, ending at the Arctic Ocean. About 9.5 hours north of Fairbanks, up the Dalton Highway, is the remote Toolik Field...

Bonjour Madame Cledelin

Ava De Leon, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

Over the summer, LASA lost one of its French teachers, leaving the LASA administration hunting for a replacement before the start of the 2019 school year. Students who were scheduled to take AP French 4 were assigned a substitute...

Introducing the Challenger News

Diya D'Souza, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

When homeless advocate Val Romness heard about a local street newspaper fizzling out, she decided to take over the newspaper, The Challenger, herself and bring it back to life with the help of a staff of the homeless all around...

What’s the TEA on AISD’s Grades?

Sophia Chau, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

Over the summer, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) released its scores for the 2018-2019 school year. The rating, called the Accountability Rating System, assigns districts and schools with a score on a 100 point scale. Three metrics...

Wake Me Up Before You Go Go – Off Campus

Alex Watson, Photo Editor

October 9, 2019

While underclassmen bring lunch from home or eat from the cafeteria, seniors have the freedom to go off-campus for food during the lunch period. This freedom allows upperclassmen to choose from many different restaurants in the...

Road Work Ahead? Yeah, I Sure Hope It Does

October 9, 2019

The blaring of car horns, the lull of cars moving at the slowest rate possible. Swearing, frustration, and making excuses as to why you’re late. This is Austin traffic, something all its residents have experienced at one time...

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

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