The Liberator

MLB Faces Challenges Amid COVID-19 Regulations

Abigail Jackson, Sports Editor

September 1, 2020

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Major League Baseball (MLB) is maintaining their 2020 season by implementing changes to their schedule and league wide health protocols. Through these changes, the league is aiming to preserve the rest of their 2020 season, after all games before July 23rd were cancelled....

LASA’s Athletic Recruitment Suffers Amid Split

photo by Emma McBride

Abigail Jackson, Staffer

April 24, 2020

Other high schools in Austin Independent School District (AISD) have the advantage of communicating with prospective athletes and planning for new additions to their athletic program because they know which middle schools their future students will come from. However, according to LASA’s new Athletic...

Society Unites Online in the Wake of COVID-19

Society Unites Online in the Wake of COVID-19

Abigail Jackson, Staffer

April 20, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, pretty much everything has been moved online to virtual communication platforms. Businesses now use Zoom to host meetings, as do schools all across the world. Churches are live streaming their services on Facebook Live. Just a few months ago, people constantly criticized...

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 beat the Denver Broncos by a score of 43-8. Big wins are still exciting...

Flaming Hot Takes on Climate Change

Abigail Jackson, Staffer

February 18, 2020

LOCAL (TEXAS) Due to its location in the subtropics, Texas has historically been one of the hottest states in the U.S., averaging 60 dangerous heat days (ranging from 90 to 115 degrees) a year. McAllen is the second hottest city in the U.S. and has remained in the top 25 since 2010. Texas is predict...

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 memories and an all-star lineup, the Astros quickly became the favorite...

Oh, The Places You’ll Go

Abigail Jackson, Staffer

January 9, 2020

As a junior, college is always on my mind. I’m always studying in my free time to bring up my GPA, preparing for the SAT or scrolling through Naviance looking at which colleges would be a good fit for me. I’ve considered following in my older sister’s footsteps and going to the University of Arizona...

A Day at Austin City Limits

Abigail Jackson, Staffer

November 4, 2019

Concerts are absolutely one of the coolest experiences ever—it’s amazing how many people can come together to see one artist perform for an hour or two. The atmosphere is always so exciting, and there is nothing like the adrenaline rush you get when the lights dim and the music begins. At Austin...

Austin Faces Rising Rates of Urban Homelessness

Austin Faces Rising Rates of Urban Homelessness

Abigail Jackson, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

Homelessness is on the rise in America. In Austin, there are over 2000 homeless people in need. Many of the homeless resort to living on the street or living in temporary housing provided by charitable organizations. The Austin Resource Center for the Homeless (ARCH), which is run by Front Steps Organization,...

The E-Boys, The VSCO Girls, and The Class of 2023

Abigail Jackson, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

From lip-syncing to popular songs and copying popular dances, to dressing up in cosplay and showing off your drawing skills, TikTok, a popular platform and social media app, has become popular and has garnered a widespread fanbase. Through the platform, everyday creators can film, upload and interact...

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