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

The Liberator

Losing a Major Competitor: District Realignment Makes Serious Changes

Sydney Jones, Staff Writer May 5, 2022

High school athletics in Texas are governed by the University Interscholastic League (UIL). High schools are placed into 1A through 6A divisions based on school size. 5A schools have student bodies ranging...

Recapture Regiment to Redistribute Revenue

Luci Garza, News editor May 5, 2022

In 1993, the Texas state legislature created the recapture program, a form of school financing that sends local taxpayer funding to the state in order to equalize school funding. Recapture, also known...

Study Buddies

Sophie Chau, Staffer May 1, 2022

A flurry of activity signals the end of another day as students rush out the doors to get home and get on with their lives at home. Some students, however, go to study halls to get extra assistance in...

AISD Plans for Next Year

Ella Lilly, Staff Writer March 28, 2022

As the Austin Independent School District (AISD) works to construct a new calendar for the 2022-2023 school year, principal Stacia Crensenzi addressed that rumors of seven-period days and early-release...

The Name is Bond, AISD Bond

Sarah Garrett, Staff Writer December 17, 2021

The Austin Independent School District (AISD) is in the preparation stages of a new 2022 bond, a package of money set to focus on equity for the district. According to AISD, they’re looking toward past...

AISD Offers Free Lunch

AISD Offers Free Lunch

Sydney Jones, Staff Writer October 15, 2021

In previous years, students in the Austin Independent School District (AISD) had to bring their own meals, buy food from school, or register for free or reduced priced meals. But as a continuation of a...

Staff Stance: COVID Comes to Texas – Again: How Texas Fails to Protect Students and Teachers

Beck Williams and LiLi Xiong October 15, 2021

On March 13, 2020, the Austin Independent School District (AISD) closed its schools temporarily to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Less than a hundred cases had been identified in the United...

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...

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