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The Liberator

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

The Liberator

Iconic Austin Stores Close Down

Alondra Aguirre, Staffer April 11, 2023

Nau's Enfield Drug Austin's Nau's Enfield Drug store in Clarksville was a pharmacy owned by the Labay family since 1971. The pharmacy, which is also a soda fountain and diner, will close in March of...

Raptors, Lace Up to Run in Austin

Nishtha Verma, Club Contributor March 6, 2023

The Austin Marathon and Cap10K are two of the most highly anticipated running events in the city, with the Austin Marathon being the 25th most popular running event in the country and having 100,000 spectators,...

Austin Architecture Program Takes Flight

Aidan Gannon, Staffer December 19, 2022

The Architecture, Construction, and Engineering (ACE) Mentor Program is an afterschool program that mentors students for a future career in the construction industry. Students from a variety of Austin...

Austin’s Turn Around the Track

James Graham, Staffer November 18, 2022

Just southeast of Austin, the roar of engines and the squeal of brakes can be heard from the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) as Formula One makes their annual visit for the United States Grand Prix. Every...

Espionage Back to Basics

James Graham, Staffer November 16, 2022

“Spy Kids” is a movie series directed by Robert Rodriguez, and has released four movies between the years of 2001 and 2011. A new movie, titled “Spy Kids: Armageddon”, is set to come out next year...

WALKING AROUND THE LAKE: Austinites have enjoyed walking around Lady Bird Lake for years, but recently there has been more algae in its water. Dogs are the most prone to illness and death from the cyanobacteria, and people are still not advised to swim. Photo by Zia Harvey

Lady Bird Lake Lacks Legitimate Liquid Levels

Aidan Gannon and Malvika Pradhan October 27, 2022

Since 2019, the water in Lady Bird Lake in Austin has been considered unsafe to swim in, especially for pets, according to the City of Austin. In recent years, dogs have passed away after swimming in the...

STRIKING A POSE: Mayorial Candidate Kirk Watson poses outside of Austin City Hall downtown. Watson runs as a Democrat against Phil Brual. Photo courtesy Kirk Watson via Instagram.

Austinites Bid Adieu to Adler with New Candidates

Lily Wilkerson, Staffer October 27, 2022

Local elections in Austin have seen low voter turnout for decades, according to the Austin Community College Center for Public Study and Political Studies. One local election this year is the mayoral race,...

Vegetable vacancy: These store shelves are lined with leafy greens, but not every resident of Austin is able to access the added health benefits they offer. People who dont consume enough vegetables are susceptible to ailments such as diverticulosis and dehydration. photo by Ella Lily.

Austin Food Desert Issue

Amelia Coleman, Graphic Editor October 19, 2022

Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is a 5 tier model of human necessities, which is ranked most important on the bottom to least important at the top. On this hierarchy, food is right there at the bottom, showing...

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...

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