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

The Liberator

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

The Liberator

Editorial: Youth Push for the Polls

Editorial: Youth Push for the Polls

Beck Williams and Norah Hussaini May 15, 2023

From 1947 to 1973, the United States’ Selective Service System called more than three million young men for compulsory service in the Korean and Vietnam wars. Though they were expected to lay their lives...

Photo courtesy of Helen Bigge

Don’t Tell Anyone, But I’m Actually a Spy

Helen Bigge, Staffer May 15, 2023

I don’t really read the newspaper. I absorb the absolutely massive amount of text occasionally broken into chunks by stunning photos and graphics, just staring at its immense presence while imagining...

Photo courtesy of Beck Williams.

Notes From the Old World

Beck Williams, Commentary Editor May 15, 2023

For as long as I can remember there has been a book on my shelf that looks as though it came from a dusty antiques store or the dingy stacks of a university library. The pages are brittle and yellow, the...

Photo courtesy of Ava Spurgeon

Ava and the Terrible, Very Bad, Class

Ava Spurgeon, News Editor May 15, 2023

I never expected to be in newspaper. On my first day of junior year, after a day of finding my way around the new campus, starting all new classes, and figuring out where to sit at lunch, I just wanted...

Photo courtesy of Delia Rune

Hyphens, Commas, and the Liberator

Delia Rune, Student Life Editor May 15, 2023

Hyphens, commas, and apostrophes– small dots on a page that, four years ago, mattered very little to me. In fact, they kind of bothered me. Who cares about whether there’s an apostrophe in the decade...

Photo by JC Ramirez Dellgadillo

I don’t Get Paid Enough

Juan (JC) Ramirez Delgadillo, Web Editor-in-Chief May 15, 2023

There is so much or so little I can write about the newspaper. Similar to my current editor position, I can put in as much effort as I want into this, but just like my work ethic I'm writing this rushedly,...

photo courtesy of Edith Holmsten

Daily Newspaper Things

Edith Holmsten, Editor-in-Chief May 15, 2023

I first thought about joining the newspaper when a few editors made a presentation during freshman year to encourage students to join. All I really remember from the presentation was two years of the class...

Photo courtesy of Luci Garza

The Grass is Always Greener

Luci Garza, Editor-in-Chief May 15, 2023

As the purple and silver confetti littered my kitchen counter falling out of my LASA acceptance letter, I had two initial reactions. The first were tears. To this day I don’t think I will ever be completely...

photo courtesy of Ava De Leon

Black Smudges and Icky Words

Ava De Leon, Copy Editor May 15, 2023

My first day at LASA, someone handed me what I thought was a faulty newspaper because the ink got on my hands and made them sticky– so I threw it away. In fourth period, I thought I was cursed because...

graphic by Amelia Coleman.

The Question of Religious Faith and the War in Ukraine

Beck Williams, Commentary editor December 19, 2022

On a warm and humid night this September, as we do every year, my family and I filed into an airy, brightly lit auditorium, clad in kippot (Jewish skullcaps) and clutching siddurim (Hebrew prayer books)....

Racial Gerrymandering

Helen Bigge, Staffer December 19, 2022

For many people, gerrymandering, or grouping a larger-than necessary amount of one race or community, is the main term synonymous with controlling the outcome of an election. Recently, another form of...

Medical Inflation: A Victoza Iiraglutide injection used to treat type 2 diabetes. The price of insulin, a related product, has nearly tripled in the past two decades. photo by JC Ramirez Delgadillo.

Exorbitant Pharmaceuticals Prices

David Burns, Club Contributor December 19, 2022

In 2006, an EpiPen was $54. In 2016, an EpiPen cost around $300, according to a report published by the Connecticut General Assembly. In just a decade, the price of this life-saving product that millions...

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