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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

2020-2021 Staff

Malvika Pradhan

Malvika Pradhan

Malvika Pradhan is a news editor at the Liberator. She is a sophomore and hopes that she can contribute a unique viewpoint to the Liberator. Some of her hobbies include, swimming, art (though she is not very good at it), and playing...

Madeleine Van Slyke

Madeleine Van Slyke

Maddie Van Slyke is a sophomore and is honestly very mid extracurricular wise. She plays volleyball, basketball, and does track, that is the extent of enrichment. She is dedicated to her two dogs- rex and luna, seeing her friends...

Katie Busby

Katie Busby

Katie Busby is a sophomore who is currently an entertainment editor. She plays softball and enjoys creative things like crochet and jewelry making. She loves fashion, art, and museums. She was a staffer last year and this year...

Annabel Andre

Annabel Andre

Annabel Andre is a 9th grade staffer working on the Liberator. She loves reading, playing piano, watching movies, and writing. Writing used to be her nemesis but now it has become one of her passions (especially analytical or journ...

Edith Holmsten

Edith Holmsten

Edith Holmsten is a junior. This is her second year working with the Liberator, and she is looking forward to being a Student Life editor this year. When not working on the newspaper, Edith enjoys swimming, dancing, and spending...

Juan Ramirez (JC) Delgadillo

Juan Ramirez (JC) Delgadillo

My name is JC and I have a chihuahua. That is all you must know about me. I also like pizza bagels.

Norah Hussaini

Norah Hussaini

Norah Hussaini is a sophomore. This is her second year with the Lib, and this year she is a webitor. Outside of school, she likes to bake (and usually burn/set on fire) desserts, watch sad and sappy movies, and hang out with friends....

Sanwi Sarode

Sanwi Sarode is a ninth grader and is part of the Liberator staff at LASA. Some of her personal interests include playing tennis, binge-reading, and writing. She hopes to bring new ideas and a different perspective to future articles....

Susan Ballesteros

Susan Ballesteros

Susan Ballesteros is a senior and one of the current entertainment editors for The Liberator. Apart from newspaper, she is also a part of the school orchestra and an officer in Latin club. In her free time, Susan enjoys reading,...

Ewan McInerney

Ewan McInerney

Ewan McInerney is a sophomore at LASA from Austin, Texas, and a staffer on the LASA Liberator. His personal interests include listening to metal and playing guitar, and watching the never-ending stream of hockey games that tak...

Eliana Legatt

Eliana M. Legatt is a freshman staffer for the Liberator. She hopes to write inspiration and helpful stories, and possibly become an editor one day. She loves animals, learning, and organization.

Nevin Hall

Nevin Hall

Nevin Hall, web editor, is a senior who is very interested in governing structures around the world, economics, and random history facts he can use for Quizbowl. He hopes to be able to bring some of this random and generally us...

LiLi Xiong

LiLi Xiong

LiLi Xiong is currently a sophomore at LASA. She is passionate about politics and social justice, so being a commentary editor is right up her alley. In her free time, she likes to play basketball, crochet, and write. She's invested...

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. ...

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...

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...

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, ...

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...

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...

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,...

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...