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A Notorious Year: RBG’s Seat in American Politics

A Notorious Year: RBG’s Seat in American Politics

Zoe Klein, Commentary Editor

September 21, 2020

2020 is a year of mourning. Mourning for our 200,000 brothers and sisters who have died of COVID-19, mourning for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, mourning for our sanity and, most recently, for the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. On the evening of Friday, September 18...

Editorial: A Reflection on the Black Lives Matter Movement

Malena Heineman and Nia Orakwue

September 3, 2020

The #BlackLivesMatter movement originated with a hashtag in 2014, after the acquittal of officer George Zimmerman in the killing of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. Its main purpose was to provide a platform to protest the disproportional rates of systemic violence against black men and women in the...

Keeping Citizens Covered During COVID

Keeping Citizens Covered During COVID

Beck Williams, Commentary Editor

September 1, 2020

There appears to be a fairly widespread belief that the only proper solution to COVID-19 is and was a complete and total shutdown of all of the basic functions of society. Democrats and some Republicans alike seem to think that the way forward is clearcut and simple, that way forward being the way of...

Open Letter to LASA Seniors

Open Letter to LASA Seniors

Diya D'souza, Staff Writer

May 4, 2020

Dear Class of 2020, As recently as two months ago, I could never imagine that I would be here—sitting at my house on a Tuesday morning in the middle of April, pondering everything that my class would be doing as it vanishes into thin air. It is around this time when we would usually focus on senior...

Society Unites Online in the Wake of COVID-19

Society Unites Online in the Wake of COVID-19

Abigail Jackson, Staffer

April 20, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, pretty much everything has been moved online to virtual communication platforms. Businesses now use Zoom to host meetings, as do schools all across the world. Churches are live streaming their services on Facebook Live. Just a few months ago, people constantly criticized...

Staff Stance: Partisan Politics

Staff Stance: Partisan Politics

Aaron Booe and Alec Lippman

April 13, 2020

America has become increasingly polarized with intense personal political divides that have seeped into virtually all aspects of our lives. According to the Harvard Political Review, half of all Republicans surveyed would be ‘somewhat or very unhappy’ if their child married a Democrat, along with...

Advice Column

Commentary Editors

February 18, 2020

How do I Find a College I Like? As the end of the school year approaches and seniors begin to visit the college center less frequently, juniors may find themselves asking how they can determine if a college is the right fit. Now, the first and immediate factor that I would research is the school’s...

Guns and Gasoline: What’s in Your Trunk?

Wrenny Collamer, Staffer

January 9, 2020

In the fall of this year, Texas House Bill 1143 passed in the Texas legislature, restricting Texas schools' power to limit how guns can be transported and stored in school parking lots. The changes in legislation have implications for all Texas school campuses, including LASA. Public speaker Sasha Ashton...

Give Me Literacy Or Give Me Death

Beck Williams, Staffer

January 9, 2020

Book banning or censorship of information is often thought to be practiced mostly by authoritarian governments. However the reprehensible practice of banning books is even practiced in the United States, and absolutely has to end. Across the country, local governments and school boards enact bans on...

The Current Landscape of Big Tobacco

Wrenny Collamer, Staffer

January 9, 2020

The nicotine industry has changed a lot since the days of Hollywood actors endorsing cigarette brands, but one thing still holds true: large and influential tobacco companies, like Marlboro, Newport and Camel are not going anywhere. Tobacco brands are leveraging their power to lock down control of the...

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...

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 Psychological Association. In order to decrease the country’s prison population, we need to...

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