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The Liberator

Austin’s Rites of Passage

Norah Hussaini, Web Editor September 1, 2021

Music festivals- Austin’s title as the live music capital of the world is something to take advantage of. Whether it be a bigger festival like Austin City Limits and SXSW, or a smaller, more closed...

Adopt A Sapling, Grow a Tree

Edith Holmsten, Staff Writer November 15, 2020

Trees provide shade cover for neighborhoods, absorb carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, benefit biodiversity and are proven to help emotional well-being. Through LASA’s Adopt-A-Tree Program, over 100 new...

Connecting Austin Through Proposition A

Ewan McInerney, Staff Writer November 15, 2020

For weeks, Austinites have seen billboards and mail ads asking for their support of Project Connect. City politicians and residents all around Austin have differing views on the support of the project...

COVID-19 Impact on Unhoused People: Austin Organizations Step Up to Provide Shelter

Eliana Legatt, Staff Writer November 15, 2020

Austin’s unhoused population is at high risk of contracting COVID-19, and the City of Austin and various organizations in Austin are giving out food and emergency care, as well as socially-distanced...

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...

Keeping Citizens Covered During COVID

Zoe Klein, Commentary Editor September 3, 2020

In April, Governor Greg Abbott announced Phase I of his reopening plan, disconcertingly called “The Governor’s Strike Force to Open Texas.” While a virus must indeed be battled, the use of this term...

Keeping Citizens Covered During COVID

Keeping Citizens Covered During COVID

Beck Williams, Commentary Editor September 1, 2020

There appears to be a fairly widespread belief that the only proper solution to COVID-19 is and was a complete and total shutdown of all of the basic functions of society. Democrats and some Republicans...

(Not Just) Another Day at the Office: Memorable NPR Tiny Desk Concerts

Max Domel: Freddie Gibbs & Madlib Eminem and Dr. Dre, Gang Starr, even Drake and Noah “40” Shebib. While these iconic producer-rapper duos are on another level of fame, the less mainstream partnership...

7X Energys solar project, photo courtesy of Ken Oltman

Austin’s Edge in Energy

Wrenny Collamer, Staffer April 14, 2020

Renewable Energy is the fastest-growing energy source in the US.  While there are hurdles that stand in the way of its continued growth, energy experts point to renewables as the energy of the future....

The Vibrant Life of an Austin Venue Owner

The Vibrant Life of an Austin Venue Owner

Jake Matz, Staffer February 18, 2020

Austin, the “Live Music Capital of the World”, is home to dozens of venues across the city, all catering to different groups. With over 250 locations for concerts spanning the Austin area, there’s...

The Future of Gentrification in Austin

Aaron Booe and Alec Lippman February 18, 2020

The start of a new decade hasn’t done anything to mitigate the rapid gentrification process sweeping through Austin. Gentrification was amplified in East Austin by an influx of people moving into the...

Making Memories at Austin’s Merry Trail of Lights

Luci Garza, Staffer January 15, 2020

Every winter, downtown Austin is lit up by the festive Trail of Lights, which was started by a small group of Austinites in Zilker Park. Since 1965, it has become a popular attraction and a symbol of the...

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