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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

Staff Stance: Hypocrisy of the Carbon Footprint: Comparing Individual and Corporate Climate Responsibility

Beck Williams and LiLi Xiong May 5, 2022

Turn off your lights when you’re not using them. Remember to reduce, reuse, recycle. Try to purchase products without excessive packaging. Sentiments surrounding the individual consumer such as these...

Fake News: Emma’s 30

Emma McBride, Managing Editor May 5, 2022

The first time I encountered The Liberator was before I attended LASA as an eighth grader at Kealing. I had gone to an elective fair LASA was holding for incoming freshmen and promised my mom I would give...

Carl Bernstein is Not Allergic to The Liberator: Zoe’s 30

Zoe Klein, Copy Editor May 5, 2022

I joined The Liberator because I legitimately believed I could become Carl Bernstein. I imagined myself sneaking around in too-luxurious hotels dressed in all black with a camera around my neck. But when...

The Liberator Dispatch: Susan’s 30

Susan Ballesteros, Entertainment Editor May 5, 2022

I've been told I can write complete and utter nonsense for this, and I would, except I feel like it ruins the spirit of it a little. I also don't fancy reading this back twenty years from now and cringing...

Newspaper Kids: Sophie’s 30

Sophie Chau, Lead Editor May 5, 2022

When I first stepped into the old newspaper room, my first thought was, “What a mess.” And it was a mess. Papers were piled high on tables strewn across the tiny portable, the ground seemed to be replaced...

A 1940s Prime Minister: Nevin’s 30

Nevin Hall, Web Editor May 5, 2022

There goes the old saying, “no state in which eccentricity is a matter of reproach can be a wholesome state,” and I, for one, wholly agree with that saying. Eccentricity is one of those items of man...

I’m Quitting Newspaper: Grace’s 30

Grace Woodruff, Graphics Editor May 5, 2022

I wish I could tell you why I joined the newspaper. I wish I could tell some grand story about journalistic integrity and love for print or something like that. You’ve got the wrong person. Sorry, try...

Love Letter to The Liberator: Max’s 30

Max Domel, Lead Editor May 5, 2022

Before I came to LASA, I had only attended small, private schools, so I was nervous about what to expect in a much larger environment. On my first day of high school, the first place I went was Mr. Garcia’s...

Ineffective Restrictions Against COVID: The Effectiveness of Travel Regulations

Delia Rune, Staff Writer March 23, 2022

On Nov. 26, 2021, as Omicron cases began to spread across the United States, President Joe Biden instituted travel restrictions that barred non-U.S. citizens from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique,...

The Dark Side of Social Media: How the Internet Exacerbates Mental Health Issues

Beck Williams and LiLi Xiong March 23, 2022

In 2022, one would likely be hard-pressed to find anyone who is not aware, to some extent, of the negative effects of social media and internet usage, rumored or proven. From the warnings of older generations...

Paying More for Pink: Gendered Price Discrimination

Amelia Coleman, Staff Writer March 23, 2022

The pink tax is a burden that women and people assigned female at birth (AFAB) face when participating in the economy. The pink tax is when goods and services cost more primarily because they are made...

Elite College Cash-In: The Role of Money in Admissions

Nayan Kondapalli, Staff Writer March 23, 2022

Regardless of what school they go to or what classes they are taking, one thing consistently clouds the minds of high school seniors: college applications. For many, what college they  go to and what...

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