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The student-run newspaper of the Liberal Arts and Science Academy

The Liberator

The student-run newspaper of the Liberal Arts and Science Academy

The Liberator

2019-2020 Staff

Diya Dsouza

Diya D’souza

Diya D'Souza is a senior at LASA and a staffer for the Liberator. Outside of school, she enjoys hanging out with her friends and family and watching Netflix and the Bachelor/Bachelorette. This is her first year working on the...

Wrenny Collamer

Wrenny Collamer

Wrenny Collamer is a senior and this is his second year on the Liberator team. He likes movies and enjoys camping and spending time in nature. As entertainment editor he hopes to bring light, fun stories to the Liberator that a...

Abigail Jackson

Abigail Jackson

Abigail is a senior at LASA and she is one of the sports editors for the Liberator. She enjoys hanging out with her dog and cooking. Besides the Liberator, Abigail is also involved in soccer and Latin club. She is looking forw...

Grace Woodruff

Grace Woodruff

Grace Woodruff is a senior, and this is her third year with the Liberator. She is one of the Graphics Editor this year, and is excited to work with her new co-editor. Outside of newspaper, Grace loves to bake and will be more...

Sophie Chau

Sophie Chau

Sophia Chau is a senior at LASA and is one of the editors-in-chief. When not worrying about college, she works on homework, cross stitches, or reads. ...

Eve Nguyen

Eve Nguyen

Eve Nguyen, a first-time staffer for the LASA Liberator, is a junior who loves to exercise and play with her dog. Being a new contributor to the LASA Liberator, Eve is hoping to bring a fresh perspective to the newspaper. Though...

Luci Garza

Luci Garza

Luci Garza is a sophomore at the Lib, and is one of the news editors. She usually likes to see her friends and cook! She wants to contribute a welcoming community to new staffers at the lib, and to help try and make the news s...

Beck Williams

Beck Williams

Beck Williams is a junior and Commentary editor for the Liberator. He is interested in politics and law and plays golf in his free time. Beck hopes to make the Commentary section a forum for students of different backgrounds to sha...

Diego Prozzi

Diego Prozzi

Diego Prozzi, a 9th grader loves playing sports outside of school. His favorite sport is soccer. He has a dog named Lola that he loves to play with. He hopes to write some stories and contribute ideas about sports and entertainment.

Skylar Sidensol-Denero

Skylar Sidensol-Denero

Skylar Sidensol-Denero is a staffer in 9th grade. She loves writing and photography and hopes she can help add some awesome new articles to the LASA Liberator.

Ahnsa Campbell

Ahnsa Campbell

Ahnsa Campbell is a freshman. She likes to read, watch Netflix, and travel. She hopes to contribute new, fun ideas to the Lib this year.

Ava De Leon

Ava De Leon

Ava De Leon is a tenth grader at LASA this year and a Student Life Editor at the Liberator. She enjoys writing, biking, playing with animals, and meeting new people. Ava hopes to write fascinating stories and design appealing pa...

Jake Matz

Jake Matz

Jake Matz is a sophomore at LASA. He enjoys the weird Radiohead albums, Smoothies and Cross Country. Jake is a staff writer for the Liberator, and hopes to contribute to entertainment and web stories.

Andrew Lucksinger

Andrew Lucksinger

Andrew Lucksinger is a senior and the graphics editor for the Lib! This is his 3rd year on the editorial team. He hopes to contribute cohesive design and visual interest to the newspaper. Outside of the Liberator, Andrew is sti...

Kevin Garcia

Kevin Garcia

Kevin Garcia is the LASA Liberator's sponsor and newspaper instructor. He reads way too many comics, but as a bonus, he can truthfully say he's been paid to read comics, so there's that. He has been a professional writer for 2...

Trevor Anderson

Trevor Anderson is a senior and the copy editor this year on the Liberator. He is also involved with the LBJ Fire Academy and is on the varsity baseball team. In his free time, he likes to hang out with friends, workout, and play...

Sophia Blaha

Sophia Blaha

Sophia Blaha is a senior and one of two news editors at The Liberator. In her free time, she enjoys playing guitar, reading, and running track. She hopes to help make The Liberator the best it can be!

Somaya Jimenez-Haham

Somaya Jimenez-Haham

Somaya, one of the News section editors, is currently in 12th grade. In her free time, she enjoys swimming, spending time with family and friends, and traveling. Somaya hopes to increase interest in the news section this year....

Nia Orakwue

Nia Orakwue

This is Nia Orakwue’s fourth year on the Liberator and her first year as editor in chief. This year she hopes to continue the great legacy of the liberator as an engaging, informative, and reliable source of news for the LASA com...

Max Domel

Max Domel

Max Domel is a senior and one of the co-editors-in-chief of the Liberator this year, formerly a freshman staff writer and sophomore and junior co-editor of the entertainment section. Soccer is a huge part of his life, both playing ...

Malena Heineman

Malena Heineman

Malena Heineman is a senior at LASA and currently serves as one of the editors-in-chief of the Liberator. She joined the paper as a sophomore, and worked in previous years as a staffer and Student Life editor. In her free time, ...

Jordan Jewell

Jordan Jewell

Jordan Jewell is the managing editor of the Liberator, a senior who's been with the Lib for three years now. She's in charge of the Liberator's design, and oversees the Lib's standard design as well as the editor's section design....

Helena Lara

Helena Lara

Helena Lara is a senior and has been sports editor for the Lib for two years now. She loves running cross country and when she isn’t running with the LASA varsity girls team she’s running with the born to run track club. Her...

Hanif Amanullah

Hanif Amanullah

Hanif Amanullah is currently a senior at LASA, and one of two entertainment editors at The Liberator. Outside of editing stories and blocking out pages, he enjoys listening to music and going on hikes. Hanif is excited to be on...

Gabrielle Jabour

Gabrielle Jabour

Gabrielle Jabour is a senior at LASA and is currently an editor-in-chief of The Liberator. Previously, she served as the Life & Feature editor and Student Life editor. She hopes to help the paper take more risks and provide...

Charles Taylor

Charles Taylor

Charles Taylor is a senior and the copy and finance editor for the 2020-2021 edition of the Liberator. He enjoys geocaching, running, playing guitar, and soccer, among other pastimes. As has been his goal his entire time as an ...

Alec Lippman

Alec Lippman

Hello! My name is Alec Lippman and I am the managing editor for the Liberator here at LASA! I make sure everything is up the Liberator's standards in terms of design of the paper. I am a senior who is also working on becoming...

Sarah Mines

Sarah Mines

Sarah Mines is one of the editors-in-chief of the Liberator. Sarah is currently a senior and has been on the Liberator staff since freshman year as a staffer and Student Life editor. Her favorite thing about the paper is designing...

Aaron Booe

Aaron Booe

Aaron Booe is a senior at the Liberal Arts and Science Academy. He is the Commentary Editor for the school paper, and his personal interests include politics, philosophy, and activism. He hopes to lead the paper to tackle the...

Alex Watson

Alex Watson

Alex Watson is a sophomore and photo editor for the Liberator. She likes swimming, biking, and watching Netflix. Last year she was a staff writer for the paper, and she's excited for her first year as an editor. She hasn't worked...

Zoe Klein

Zoe Klein

Zoe Klein is a senior. She is Lieutenant Governor of Texas Youth and Government, President of the LASA Youth and Government Club, and won the national mock trial championships. She is passionate about graphic design, leftist politics,...

Emma McBride

Emma McBride

Emma McBride is a sophomore who is one of the photography editors. She loves all things graphic design so this job is right up her alley! She also loves playing with her dog, baking, and procrastinating on homework, and hopes...

Catie Graves

Catie Graves

Catie Graves is a sophomore and one of the web editors for the LASA Liberator. She enjoys hiking, sheep, binge watching old TV shows (like Friends and ER), and eating lots of chocolate. She is involved with the newspaper, swim...

Ainsley Freeman

Ainsley Freeman

Ainsley Freeman is a junior and is a Web editor. They enjoy wasting her time playing video games, reading books, writing stories, and watching shows about magic and the supernatural. This is her third year on the Lib, and they...