The Liberator

Run Mary Cain, Nike Scandal

Helena Lara, Sports Editor

February 18, 2020

Mary Cain is a professional middle-distance runner who signed with Nike to run with coach Alberto Salazar on the company’s Oregon Project in 2013. Cain was considered “the fastest girl in America” during that time, but quit...

FIFA Stands by as Black Soccer Players Stand Out Against Racist Chants

Max Domel, Entertainment Editor

February 18, 2020

Soccer, known outside of the U.S. as football, has always been a widely-appreciated sport, composed of a large variety of nationalities, languages and cultures. However, no matter how diverse the game has become or how much it...

New Season, New Coach

Eve Nguyen, Staffer

February 18, 2020

As soon as the coach blows the whistle, the four girls lined up at the end of the track spring up from their starting stances, pumping their arms as they try to accelerate up the straight of the track. When they reach 60 meters,...

Chiefs Arrow ‘Niners: Kansas City Achieves Comeback Victory Versus San Francisco in Super Bowl

Abigail Jackson, Staffer

February 18, 2020

The Super Bowl isn’t always an exciting game. Sometimes it’s a blowout, like last year in Super Bowl LIII, when the New England Patriots beat the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 and in 2014, Super Bowl XLVIII, when the Seattle Seahawks...

Spotlight: Samantha Gonzales

Diya D'souza, Staffer

February 18, 2020

Diya D’Souza Questions- Samantha Gonzales Q: When did you start playing soccer? A: I started playing soccer when I was four years old. Q: What do you like about soccer? A: I like soccer because it’s a team sport...

Soccer Season Kicks Off

Soccer Season Kicks Off

January 15, 2020

Basketball Shoots This Season’s Hoops

Ahnsa Campbell, Staffer

January 15, 2020

Although the first semester is drawing to a close, the LBJ boys’ basketball team is getting ready for a new season and a chance at the playoffs. As this year’s season begins and the offseason comes to an end, the athletes...

Nationals Upset Astros To Win

Abigail Jackson, Staffer

January 15, 2020

All eyes were on the Houston Astros after they won Game 6 of the American League Championship Series (ALCS) against the New York Yankees to move on to the World Series. With their first World Series from 2017 title fresh in their...

The Breakup of the Year, LASA and LBJ UIL Split

Trevor Anderson, Copy Editor

January 15, 2020

In an effort to allow LASA and LBJ to form identities and expand their respective athletic programs before LASA’s move to the Eastside Memorial Early College High School campus in 2021, LBJ, administrators and district officials...

Hot Fun Runs Allow Austin Runners to Beat Fall and Winter Cold

Jake Matz, Staffer

January 15, 2020

Austin has a prevalent running community, with large events like the Austin Marathon involving hundreds of thousands of spectators on race day. The same goes for the winter season. Both competitive racers and those who are just...

Water Polo Newbie Tries To Stay Afloat In The Deep End

Charles Taylor, Sports Editor

January 15, 2020

I opened the front door of the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center, went down several flights of stairs and looked inside the natatorium. A swimmer’s paradise awaited me, complete with two pristine pools with all the amenities...

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