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The Liberator

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

The Liberator

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Examining the Dangerous Behavior of Sports Fans

Annabel Andre and Sanwi Sarode August 20, 2022

Soccer, ice hockey, and motorcycle racing are known to bring in the most sports riots following an event, according to Science Direct. The New York Times found these riots have often wreaked havoc in streets,...

AVP Film Passes UIL Round One

Amelia Coleman, Staff Writer May 5, 2022

“Think of the greatest movie you’ve ever seen and that’s the plot,” senior Mateo Selvera said of “everyone shall sit on a little donkey.” "everyone shall sit on a little donkey" was written,...

When Podcasts Rule the World

Amelia Coleman, Staff Writer March 28, 2022

Every year, when the first semester comes to an end, the LASA musical starts taking auditions. This year’s chosen story was “Beauty and The Beast.”  The Alley Cat Players’ “Beauty and The...

Paying More for Pink: Gendered Price Discrimination

Amelia Coleman, Staff Writer March 23, 2022

The pink tax is a burden that women and people assigned female at birth (AFAB) face when participating in the economy. The pink tax is when goods and services cost more primarily because they are made...

The Trail of Lights Sticks to Roads Again

Amelia Coleman, Staff Writer December 17, 2021

The Trail of Lights is a staple of the Austin holiday season. Originating as a festival centered around the lighting of a yule log, the Trail of Lights is filled with lights, music, games, and fun for...

When the Joke Goes Too Far: The Role of Cancel Culture in Comedy

Amelia Coleman, Staff Writer December 17, 2021

Comedians have always used humor to bring up controversial subject matters. While it’s acceptable for them to make jokes about these matters when they’re drawing from their personal experiences, every...

Trans Representation in Sports

Trans Representation in Sports

Amelia Coleman, Staff Writer October 15, 2021

On April 15, 2021, the Texas Legislature proposed Senate Bill 29, which requires transgender students to compete in sports that correspond to the sex recorded on their birth certificate. The complications...

Planet of Streaming: The Movie Industry Is Giving the Power to Streaming

Amelia Coleman, Staff Writer October 15, 2021

For the first time, many of the biggest movie releases aren’t being shown in theaters. In part because of movie theater closures due to the pandemic, expected blockbusters like Black Widow were released...

Why the Two-Party System is Failing: What The Texas Democrats Fleeing Says About Bipartisanship

Amelia Coleman, Staff Writer October 15, 2021

After weeks of built-up tension surrounding the Texas Republican’s voter suppression bills, constituents waited with bated breaths to see if  their voting rights would remain intact. In a last-ditch...

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