The Liberator

Do corporations care?

Max Irby, Club Writer

February 19, 2019

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We’ve all been there. Relaxing, watching TV or YouTube when an advertisement appears, and a random company gives a thirty-second spiel trying to convince you to part with your hard-earned cash. More often than not, they’ll...

Little known theaters

Little known theaters

February 19, 2019

Cinematic showdown: Marvel vs. DC

Alex Winter, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019

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There’s no denying Marvel has had both critical and box office success over the past decade, whereas DC has only achieved the latter. Marvel broke out in 2008 with the release of Iron Man featuring Robert Downey Jr. as the...

Reevaluating ethics in the global economy

Aaron Booe, Social Media Editor

February 19, 2019

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When asked to consider almost anything as human beings our first inclination is to think in terms of self-interest. That is to say when things arise resulting in a need for critical judgment, we think primarily about how something...

The magic of animation

Emma McBride, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019

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Animated films have a reputation for being something that is mostly associated with children’s media, but this standard should not have to continue any further. It’s time people recognized the artistic genius that can be presented...

Issue 5 staff stance: Life in Limbo: Government shutdown politics

Eva Strelitz-Block, Commentary Editor

February 19, 2019

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After 35 days, amid an increasingly bipartisan backlash and an emerging consensus that air safety was becoming imperiled, President Trump reopened the government - for now. He did not apologize for creating a wholly unnecessary...

Old magic of Disney World is frozen in the past

McKenzi Popper, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019

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The “Magic Kingdom” is certainly not as magical as it once was through my six-year-old eyes. Tinkerbell and Cinderella no longer occupy space in my dreams. Instead, I dream of acing finals and getting accepted to my dream...

Small Talk: Holiday Hullabaloo

Charles Taylor, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018

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In 2015, Starbucks came under fire for making their cups red in the spirit of the holiday season instead of explicitly saying “Merry Christmas.” I don’t understand this outrage; while I do support people specifically referencing...

Calling racism for what it is

Aaron Booe, Social Media Editor

December 10, 2018

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“You're so white,” a white friend of mine said. I forced myself to smile through the remark, obviously intended to be a compliment, before redirecting the conversation. This is not the first time I've been told this, nor do...

LASA level change policy

Alec Lippman, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018

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Level changes are one of the only opportunities for LASA students to adjust their schedule to what is best for them. However, just because you request a level change it does not necessarily mean you will get one. Many students...

Kanye “Ye” West Controversy

Megan Ramsey, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018

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Kanye West, known as “Ye” by fans, is unpredictable. He has had his fair share of controversial moments. I was particularly taken aback by his declaration of support for Donald Trump and his odd, broadcasted meeting with Trump...

Issue 4 staff stance: Juvenile injustice: Can Texas break out of the cycle of mistreatment of its youth

Eva Strelitz-Block, Commentary Editor

December 10, 2018

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The 2018 midterm elections ushered in a slow blue wave to Congress and statehouses across the nation and the receding tide took U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions with it. Sessions’ very last act, his last bit of business conducted...

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