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The Liberator

How COVID-19 Highlights Disparities Across AISD

Luci Garza, News editor April 14, 2021

According to the University of Texas (UT) Institute of Urban Policy Research (IUPRA), more than 55% of Austin Independent School District's (AISD) student population qualifies for free or reduced lunches,...

All New Faces Running in AISD School Board Election

Madeleine Van Slyke, Staff Writer November 15, 2020

Of the nine-member board of the Austin Independent School District (AISD), four seats are up for election this November. The AISD school board is a group of elected volunteers who oversee policies and...

Don’t Stand So Close To Me: Students and Faculty Return to Campus

Sophia Chau and Ava De Leon November 15, 2020

A worldwide pandemic, national unrest, and murder hornets sound like they belong in the description of a dystopian novel set in the 22nd century. Unfortunately, all those events and more have happened...

AISD Reopens Amidst Backlash: The Argument for Safety Over Normalcy

Zoe Klein and Beck Williams November 15, 2020

As the nation attempts to recover from the devastating COVID-19 pandemic and begins to loosen restrictions intended to prevent the spread of the virus, the reopening of schools and the reinstatement of...

Tinkered Bell: LASA Rolls Out New Bell Schedule

Tinkered Bell: LASA Rolls Out New Bell Schedule

Susan Ballesteros, Staff Writer October 2, 2020

The adoption of online learning as a safety measure against the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in yet another new bell schedule for LASA students and staff. The new schedule has the school start time at...

Looking for Extracurriculars? Join the Club!

Looking for Extracurriculars? Join the Club!

Ewan McInerney, Staff Writer September 29, 2020

Several students have created a wide variety of extracurriculars at LASA. The Liberator has spotlighted several of them here. Programs that aren’t featured here and are interested in appearing in a future...

Keep Calm and Zoom On

Keep Calm and Zoom On

Eliana Legatt, Staff Writer September 29, 2020

Instead of having to navigate the school halls and keep up with textbooks, teachers and students are now having to navigate Blend, emails, Zoom, and more. Though LASA has been online since Sept. 8th, AISD...

Its Not All Bad On Zoom: The benefits of online learning

Its Not All Bad On Zoom: The benefits of online learning

Zoe Klein and Beck Williams September 14, 2020

As fingers hit keys and faces light up, students yawn widely and rub their eyes for their first online class of the day. Suddenly, disaster strikes — one person can’t get in, and another person’s...

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...

UIL Sports Split Hits Orchestra and Band Hard

Jordan Jewell, Managing Editor January 15, 2020

Next year will see LASA and LBJ splitting their UIL sports teams in preparation for LASA’s eventual move to their own campus. Both the fine arts-based UIL teams and the sports-based UIL teams have their...

AISD Votes on School Closures

Sophie Chau, Staffer January 15, 2020

After they stood for the pledge of allegiance, parents at a board meeting stood for something else: their children’s schools. More specifically, whether or not those schools should be closed. The...

One Campus, Two Schools

Gabrielle Jabour and Sarah Mines January 15, 2020

Despite the fact that LASA and LBJ will continue to share a campus in the 2020-2021 school year, Austin Independent School District (AISD) and the University Interscholastic League (UIL) officials have...

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