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

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Welcome to the Club: Alternative Athletic Options at LASA

Sydney Jones, Staff Writer 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...

Oh No! My Ankle! it’s Broken!: How LASA Athletes Respond to Injuries

Sydney Jones, Staff Writer December 17, 2021

Getting injured is a normal part of being an athlete in any sport. LASA offers 16 different sports over the course of the school year, and the chance for injuries in these sports is high. Injuries can...

Mission for Recognition: Appreciating Sports Outside of LASA

Ella Lilly, Staff Writer December 17, 2021

From coming-of-age stories to pep rallies, school athletics are typically the talk of the school: the homecoming game, practices, who beat who. However, there’s a variety of sports other than the typical...

Basketball Begins Again

Sanwi Sarode, Staff Writer November 15, 2020

Now that LASA and LBJ have split athletics departments, LASA has been forming its own sports teams to make a name for themselves. A lot of teams under the joint system were made up of mostly LBJ student-athletes,...

Girls Soccer Team Gets a Kick Out Of First Ever Preseason

Girls Soccer Team Gets a Kick Out Of First Ever Preseason

LiLi Xiong, Staff Writer November 15, 2020

As the new school year begins, the girls soccer season kicks off as well. Despite the hot early fall weather, the LASA girls soccer team met at Noack Sports Complex on Oct. 5 to begin their first ever...

No Gym, No Problem: How Athletes are Staying Fit at Home

Eliana Legatt, Staff Writer November 15, 2020

Many students turn to fitness as a way to unwind after a long day of school, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, gyms across Austin were forced to close in order to comply with public health guidelines....

Football Firsts With New Team

Katie Busby, Staff Writer November 15, 2020

Although this year at school feels unlike any other, the football season is proceeding almost as normal. There may not be a student section screaming and cheering or any pep rallies to hype up the players,...

Time to Get Jacked: Student Athletes Reflect on the Benefits of Strength and Conditioning

Annabel Andre, Staff Writer November 15, 2020

Despite what some may think, the many LASA students who play multiple sports or do strength training along with their sports are not superhuman. They have to balance and manage their time accordingly so...

photo by Emma McBride

LASA’s Athletic Recruitment Suffers Amid Split

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...

Q&A Spotlight, LASAs New Athletics Coordinator Bryan Crews

Q&A Spotlight, LASA’s New Athletics Coordinator Bryan Crews

Helena Lara, Sports Editor April 17, 2020

Meet LASA’s new athletic coordinator, Bryan Crews. Crews will oversee and support head coaches throughout LASA and LBJ’s UIL split and as LASA moves to the Eastside Memorial campus in 2021. As athletic...

The Jags regroup after a morning practice. photo courtesy of Bryce Yeazell

LASA water polo: drip or drown

Alex Winter, Staff Writer February 19, 2019

Arms flail, the ball speeds through the air and water splashes across the pool as the LBJ Water Polo teams ends their third pre-season practice. The LBJ water polo team is gearing up for another season,...

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