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The Liberator

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

The Liberator

Waller Creek Jumps the Rails

Ella Lilly, Staff Writer May 5, 2022

Along Lady Bird Lake’s popular hike and bike trail, Austinites can take advantage of the many activities to partake in. At the Waller Creek Boathouse, lines of locals carry paddles and life jackets to...

Austin’s Cool Sweet Treats: Spotlight on Amy’s Ice Cream, a City Original

Sydney Jones, Staff Writer May 5, 2022

Amy’s Ice Creams was established in 1984 by Amy Simmons with the first location on 3500 Guadalupe St., but since then they have expanded  16 locations all around Texas in Austin, San Antonio, and Houston. Many...

Austin Marathon Sprints to the 30-Year Finish Line

Sydney Jones, Staff Writer March 28, 2022

The Austin Marathon has been around since 1992, making this year's run in February the event’s 30th anniversary. As the 25th-largest marathon in the United States, the Austin marathon brings people from...

New Pastry on the Block: The Salty Donut Opens New Austin Location

Ella Lilly, Staff Writer March 28, 2022

Donuts ranging from Horchata to Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake are featured at a new donut shop in Austin, along with a mix of drinks that include signature coffees like the Cinnamon Cereal Latte and Maple...

Austin’s Alluring Area

Sydney Jones, Staff Writer January 5, 2022

In the past decade, Austin’s population has increased by 34%, according to the Austin Business Journal. This makes Austin one of the fastest growing major metropolitan areas in the U.S., with people...

Survey Shows Life for Austin’s LGBT+ is Not Staightforward

Ava Spurgeon, Staff Writer December 17, 2021

In October of 2021, Austin City Council decided to fund the LGBT+ Quality of Life survey, surveying well over 2,000 identifying members of LGBT+ living in Travis and surrounding counties, 89% of which...

Austin Studio Tour Continues to Honor Local Artists’ Work

Sarah Garrett, Staff Writer December 17, 2021

For two weekends a year, one can enter a West Austin room covered in paintings. Acrylic, watercolor, and mixed media of various sizes, colors, and textures are shown floor to ceiling. Walk further, and...

Tesla Revs Up for Relocation: Effects of Austin Becoming a Tech Hub

Nayan Kondapalli, Staff Writer December 17, 2021

For fans of the electric car revolution, it may be exciting to hear about the Tesla headquarters moving to Austin, in addition to the construction of a Tesla factory in Austin. This project could enable...

Making Money Moves in New Budget

Making Money Moves in New Budget

Sydney Jones, Staff Writer October 15, 2021

The Austin budget for the 2021-2022 fiscal year was recently adopted and approved. This budget contained changes to different departments, which meant including more money for the Austin Public Library...

Austins Affordability Problem: What Happens When Residents Can No Longer Pay Rent?

Austin’s Affordability Problem: What Happens When Residents Can No Longer Pay Rent?

Delia Rune, Finance Director October 15, 2021

For the last year, Austin has protected residents from being evicted from their homes with an eviction moratorium. But on Oct.15, that moratorium ended, and an estimated 60,000 Austinites were evicted,...

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...

Gentrification in a Growing Austin

Malvika Pradhan, Staff Writer May 28, 2021

The city of Austin is rapidly growing, as cited in the Austin Business Journal. From 2010- 2019, it was the fastest growing metro area in the country. From 2018-19, about 3,840 people moved to Austin each...

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