The Liberator

AISD combats Confederate legacies in schools

Malena Heineman, Staff Writer

December 13, 2018

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John T. Allan Facility, Zachary Taylor Fulmore Middle School, Sidney Lanier Early College High School, John H. Reagan Early College High School and Eastside Memorial Early College High School at the Johnston Campus are all named...

Trail of Lights gifts the delights of winter

Catie Graves, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018

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Every year, for two weeks in December, Central Texans celebrate the spirit of the holidays at the Zilker Trail of Lights. The Trail of Lights is an Austin holiday tradition that has been occurring for 54 years. There are two...

Searching for extracurriculars? Join the club

Marlen Avila and Megan Ramsey

December 10, 2018

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Self Defense Club Sophomore Alexa Judd started Self Defense Club to teach female students how to defend themselves against predators. Judd uses her background in jiu-jitsu to teach self-defense. Jiu-jitsu is a close combat ...

LASA’s showcase creates interest for middle school students

Hanif Amanullah, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018

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On Nov. 14, LASA’s annual showcase brought hundreds of middle school students and their families to its campus. The showcase gives prospective students the opportunity to see and participate in LASA academics and culture. It...

The fate of District 1

Somaya Jimenez-Haham, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018

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Five seats on the Austin Independent School District (AISD) Board of Trustees were on the ballot during the midterm election. There are nine members in total, each of whom serve four year terms. Austin is divided into seven districts,...

Exploring Austin with Mayor Adler

Max Domel, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018

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Steve Adler was re-elected as mayor of Austin during the midterm elections on Nov. 6, 2018 with the promise of changing the future of Austin. Mayor Adler is a Princeton graduate and a former University of Texas Law School student....

StuCo recreates Austin for HoCo

Mckenzi Popper and Marlen Avila

November 15, 2018

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Every year, the night following the homecoming game is the Homecoming Dance. Though the event went off without a hitch, the amount of dedication and weeks of effort LASA and LBJ student councils put into making homecoming dance...

Students and teachers speak up about SAT and ACT tests

Megan Ramsey, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018

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More than one million students in Texas took the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) exams in the 2016-2017 academic school year. In junior year, students begin preparing for the SAT and...

Rising star shines in science

Maya Ravi, Club Member

November 15, 2018

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Junior Sruthi Ilangovan, president of the Health Through Science initiative (HTS), was recognized for her dedication to her obesity prevention research with the Rising Star award during Texas Obesity Awareness Week (TOAW). She...

Locking it down: District beefs up security

Clara Morse, Editor-in-Chief

October 16, 2018

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For the 2018-2019 academic school year, all students were required to obtain and wear official ID badges, for the first time in school history. Other measures taken to tighten up security include the planned hiring of a new security...

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