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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

It’s Hard to Imagine: Helena’s 30

Helena Lara, Sports Editor May 28, 2021

It's hard to imagine myself at 14. I don't even remember much of freshman year. Or sophomore year. A happy blur of evolving, of innocence and confusion. But memories stand out amongst the blur, and people...

Best of Both Worlds: Abigail’s 30

Abigail Jackson, Sports Editor May 28, 2021

I’ve always loved sports. I’ve played soccer for the past 14 years, I closely follow professional sports and there’s no other way I would want to spend my day than at a live sporting event. I have...

Wrenny versus LASA: Wrenny’s 30

Wrenny Collamer, Entertainment Editor May 28, 2021

The first time I took part in a Liberator newspaper critique, everyone looking lazily seated in a jumbled circle of chairs, I remember my voice quivering. I ducked my head below the newspaper I held, beginning...

How Dr. Martens Changed My Life: Andrew’s 30

Andrew Lucksinger, Graphics Editor May 28, 2021

Stepping into Garcia’s portable freshman year, I didn’t have any idea I’d be staying past the spring semester Ezine course I had yearned for after a torturous semester of SciTech. At the time, I...

Writing for Rights: Somaya’s 30

Somaya Jimenez-Haham, News editor May 28, 2021

I joined the Liberator my second year at LASA. Looking back on it, I wish I had known about it during my first. Aside from practical skills such as learning the ins and outs of Adobe InDesign, how to write...

Ecdysis, Literally and Figuratively: Alec’s 30

Alec Lippman, Managing Editor May 28, 2021

Today, I shaved my head. Mediocre Target clippers pulled on my scalp as they struggled to slice through my thick hair. 30 minutes later, with hair seemingly everywhere in my bathroom, I stared at my not-so-cleanly-shaved...

Bowls and Bolstering Confidence: Charles’ 30

Charles Taylor, Copy Editor May 28, 2021

My brain starts to tune out the belt sander's incessant whirring as I watch the bottom of a clumsily-constructed bandsaw box slowly dwindle through billowy waves of fine sawdust. It's October 31, 2019,...

Finally Thriving: Nia’s 30

Nia Orakwue, Lead Editor May 28, 2021

Now that we’re approaching graduation, I am able to reflect on my experiences at LASA with much more clarity. Like many others, high school was nothing like what I had learned to expect from teen movies...

Signed, Sealed, and Delivered: Malena’s 30

Malena Heineman, Lead Editor May 28, 2021

This week, my English teacher passed back letters we wrote to our future selves, an assignment from freshman year. As I drove back to campus to pick mine up, I couldn’t help but wonder — who am I?...

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