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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

graphics by Annabel Andre and Amelia Coleman, Photo by Kayla Le.

WOLO Is No Longer Solo

Annabel Andre and Sanwi Sarode November 18, 2022

Water polo, also known as “wolo” by players, has long been a club sport, but this year it is making the transition to being an Austin Independent School District (AISD) funded varsity sport. As water...

graphic by Amelia Coleman

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,...

Russian Athletes Banned Across the World

Annabel Andre and Sanwi Sarode May 5, 2022

On Feb. 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin initiated the invasion of Ukraine. Russian troops had been hovering around Ukraine for two months before the invasion, but it still came as a surprise when...

Waging War on Weight Watching: The Mental and Physical Effects of Wrestling

Sanwi Sarode and Annabel Andre March 28, 2022

Wrestling can be a hard subject to discuss due to the constant monitoring of weight, something that can lead to unhealthy eating habits and sometimes even eating disorders. Bulking and cutting is a concept...

Reaching for the Frisbee: Senior Goes to Ultimate National Tryouts

Annabel Andre, Sports Editor March 28, 2022

LASA has many athletic talents, one of whom includes senior Caroline Stone, who has the chance that high school athletes often strive for: to be recognized for their talent. She has been playing ultimate...

Toto, I Have a Feeling We’re Not in High School Anymore: Inside the World of College Athletics from LASA Student-Athlete Alumni

Annabel Andre and Sanwi Sarode December 17, 2021

College application season is almost over, and it’s time to look to the future. Every year, LASA graduates attend colleges all over the world to pursue art, science, math, literature, athletics, and...

Throw Caution to the Wind: A Spotlight on Color guard

Annabel Andre, Sports Editor December 17, 2021

The LASA color guard season ended a few weeks earlier, giving way to the winter guard season which begins after break. After the color guard’s season performing on the field with the band, winter guard...

LASA Athletes Compete At District

Annabel Andre, Staff Writer May 28, 2021

As spring sports come to an end, district and regional competitions begin and give athletes a chance to compete against the best of the best. Many LASA teams and individuals made it to regional and state...

The Raptors Give Back

Annabel Andre, Staff Writer May 28, 2021

Volunteering is something many high school students do to help better their communities, participate in school events or get volunteer hours. According to students, giving back to the community through...

Mr. Croston Wins Teacher of the Year

Annabel Andre, Staff Writer April 14, 2021

This school year, Jon Croston, one of the Physics and Calculus teachers and both the golf and cross country coach, won LASA’s 2020-2021 teacher of the year award. According to principal Stacia Crescenzi,...

Spotlight On JV Athletics

Annabel Andre, Staff Writer April 14, 2021

Historically, junior varsity (JV) athletics have been seen as less significant than varsity programs. However, this outlook fails to recognize the highly valuable role of junior varsity athletics: to provide...

Stage 5 and Sports

Annabel Andre, Staff Writer February 24, 2021

Over the holiday break, Austin returned to Stage 5 of the COVID-19 risk-based guideline in an effort to control the rising number of coronavirus cases. The guidelines for Stage 5 include many lifestyle...

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