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

The Liberator

Let’s Get Digital, Digital!

Sophia Chau, Student Life Editor September 1, 2020

As students progress in their high school careers and college application time nears, many upperclassmen choose to take some of their required courses off-campus during the summer. This allows students...

The Impact of COVID-19 on Society

The Impact of COVID-19 on Society

Sophia Chau, Staffer April 27, 2020

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) at the time of writing, there have been about 3 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide. But the effects of this disease don’t just stop at this...

Mascot Mania: LASA Mascot Unveiling and Reactions

Mascot Mania: LASA Mascot Unveiling and Reactions

Sophia Chau, Staffer April 21, 2020

A crowd of students slowly enters a gym filled with navy table cloths, balloons and shirts that have all been brought in by cardboard boxes so as to not reveal their secrets. Throughout the gym, a cheer...

From the Screen to the Stage: Behind the Curtains of Legally Blonde: The Musical

Sophia Chau, Staffer February 18, 2020

It is not always easy to fully appreciate something’s story just by looking at it. Just like you’d probably never know how your paper clips were made without extensive scientific research in the form...

Reigniting Old Controversy with Iran

Sophia Chau, Staffer February 18, 2020

According to a June 2019 Hill-Harris poll, 19% of Americans supported a limited military strike on Iran due to increasing hostilities in the region. In early January of this year, those Americans got their...

AISD Votes on School Closures

Sophie Chau, Staffer January 15, 2020

After they stood for the pledge of allegiance, parents at a board meeting stood for something else: their children’s schools. More specifically, whether or not those schools should be closed. The...

Education Within Prison

Sophie Chau, Staffer January 9, 2020

There are 2.2 million people in the U.S. prison system today. That’s about 25% of the world’s prison population held in a country that holds only 5% of the world’s population, according to the American...

Study Buddies

Sophie Chau, Staffer November 4, 2019

A flurry of activity signals the end of another day as students rush out the doors to get home and get on with their lives at home. Some students, however, go to study halls to get extra assistance in...

Capital Punishments: Is Lady Liberty Handing Out Justice in Texas?

Sophie Chau, Staffer November 4, 2019

The legacy of racism in the U.S. prison system and the persecution of innocent people show that the system has, in some cases, failed to correctly differentiate between innocent and guilty. This has lead...

What’s the TEA on AISD’s Grades?

Sophia Chau, Staff Writer October 9, 2019

Over the summer, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) released its scores for the 2018-2019 school year. The rating, called the Accountability Rating System, assigns districts and schools with a score on a...

Addressing the Hate Driving Deadly Acts of Gun Violence

Sophia Chau, Staff Writer October 9, 2019

There have been almost 300 mass shootings in the United States in 2019 thus far; that’s more than 1 shooting per day. Odessa, El Paso, Parkland, Orlando, Las Vegas--the list is never-ending. But instead...

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