The Liberator

The High Stakes World of College Admissions

Malena Heineman and Nia Orakwue

February 18, 2020

The allure of a respected, prestigious college experience at an elite institution has become a common dream among many American teens and youth. Unfortunately, the increased demand for a college education has made the application process much more competitive for students exiting their high school years...

Oh, The Places You’ll Go

Abigail Jackson, Staffer

January 9, 2020

As a junior, college is always on my mind. I’m always studying in my free time to bring up my GPA, preparing for the SAT or scrolling through Naviance looking at which colleges would be a good fit for me. I’ve considered following in my older sister’s footsteps and going to the University of Arizona...

Committing to Sports in College

Diya D'souza, Staffer

November 4, 2019

While the rest of the senior class is busy determining what their next steps might be, three female athletes already know where they are headed for the next four years. Senior Ava Longi was the first athlete in the class of 2020 to commit to college for athletics. Longi committed to swim for the University...

College Football Commits Focus on Future

College Football Commits Focus on Future

Helena Lara, Sports Editor

October 9, 2019

LBJ Junior Latrell McCutchin has committed to playing for the University Of Alabama in 2021 as a cornerback after playing 4 years of varsity football at LBJ. McCutchin also has offers from the University of Tennessee, University of Texas, Louisiana State University, Ohio State, and 14 others. For...

Staff Stance

Aaron Booe and Alec Lippman

May 23, 2019

A place where students can further pursue their passions and desires in an ever so common American rite of passage: College. An experience that upon first glance refers to institutions of higher learning and research, and on closer examination constitutes a gateway to a successful life. For many Americans,...

Seniors set sights across the globe

Megan Ramsey, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

Before senior Will Fisher applied to college, he was enticed by the University of Cambridge, thousands of miles away, where his dad had done work as a young adult. He did not limit himself to the borders of the United States. Now Fisher will walk paths his dad walked years ago and attend classes in buildings...

Senior rows to San Diego

Senior rows to San Diego

Malena Heineman, Staff Writer

April 11, 2019

Senior Thomas Wilson plans to take his passion for rowing with him beyond high school. He began receiving attention early on as a club rower for his exceptionally fast times on the rowing machine, and his desire to compete in college has had a great impact on his college application process. Wilson beg...

Senioritis strikes back

Megan Ramsey, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019

After four grueling years of non stop work, students feel the effects of graduation looming in the near future. They can see life past high school coming up, and for many it looks a lot better than dealing with busy-work until graduation. Senior year often brings with it senioritis, characterized by...

College decision day brings anxiety, excitement

College decision day brings anxiety, excitement

Rhea Jain, Club Writer

April 9, 2019

With National College Decision Day happening on May 1, seniors are getting ready to make commitments that will determine where they spend their next four years. Senior Caroline Medina has heard back from all the colleges she applied to but is still taking time for her decision. Medina was accepted...

Seniors sign for their futures

Alex Watson, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019

The college application process for almost all students involves essays, recommendation letters, and resumes. However, for student-athletes hoping to play in college, it involves even more work. Student-athletes interested in being recruited must start by informing themselves of the process, according...

To college & beyond

To college & beyond

Andy Degrasse, Staff Writer

May 30, 2018

With the beginning of spring semester, upperclassmen at LASA are forced to think more seriously about their plans for after high school. For seniors, this often means deciding which college they want to attend after going through the long and difficult application process in the fall. For juniors like...

Student Skips Senior Year

Student Skips Senior Year

George Guckenberger, Web Editor

May 29, 2018

Junior Christian Salinas is saying goodbye to LASA one year early, and skipping his senior year to attend The University of Southern California (USC) through their Resident Honors Program. He was accepted into their Engineering school, which he said is ranked as one of the top ten programs in the nat...

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