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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

Tesla Revs Up for Relocation: Effects of Austin Becoming a Tech Hub

Nayan Kondapalli, Staff Writer December 17, 2021

For fans of the electric car revolution, it may be exciting to hear about the Tesla headquarters moving to Austin, in addition to the construction of a Tesla factory in Austin. This project could enable...

Students Fight For Their Futures: An Increasing Number of Young People are Taking Part in Activism

Lana Giles, Staff Writer December 17, 2021

Across the globe, now more than ever, student-led movements spark and spread awareness on issues that affect the majority of the world. Climate change, women’s rights, education rights, racial equality,...

Staff Stance: Gerrymandering Strikes Again: Texas Legislators Push Partisan Redistricting Plan

Beck Williams and LiLi Xiong December 17, 2021

Every 10 years, the Texas legislature redraws congressional districts—or districts that a state is divided into in which one member of the national House of Representatives is elected. In theory, this...

Virtually Perfect Media: Evolution of the Newspaper

Sarah Garrett, Staff Writer December 17, 2021

The decline of physical newspapers and the rise of online news has slowly been diminishing the already fragile print publishing industry. According to The New York Times, between 2004 and 2015, more than...

When the Joke Goes Too Far: The Role of Cancel Culture in Comedy

Amelia Coleman, Staff Writer December 17, 2021

Comedians have always used humor to bring up controversial subject matters. While it’s acceptable for them to make jokes about these matters when they’re drawing from their personal experiences, every...

Making the Case for Texas’ Abortion Bill

Beck Williams, Commentary Editor October 15, 2021

Human beings have an innate calling to defend those who cannot defend themselves, which undergirds civilization itself. But those with power in the modern world have abandoned this concept, instead adopting...

Staff Stance: COVID Comes to Texas – Again: How Texas Fails to Protect Students and Teachers

Beck Williams and LiLi Xiong October 15, 2021

On March 13, 2020, the Austin Independent School District (AISD) closed its schools temporarily to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Less than a hundred cases had been identified in the United...

Drawing the Line: Art vs the Artist: The Ethics of Consuming Art by Corrupt Creators

Ella Lilly, Staff Writer October 15, 2021

On June 6, 2020, Harry Potter’s once beloved author, J.K Rowling, made a comment on gender identity that caused her audience and the media to question her character. Fans of her work wondered if they...

Why the Two-Party System is Failing: What The Texas Democrats Fleeing Says About Bipartisanship

Amelia Coleman, Staff Writer October 15, 2021

After weeks of built-up tension surrounding the Texas Republican’s voter suppression bills, constituents waited with bated breaths to see if  their voting rights would remain intact. In a last-ditch...

Tech Monopolies: How Massive Corporations Dominate New Markets

Fiona Kleeman, Staff Writer October 15, 2021

In the board game Monopoly, players compete in a cutthroat competition to acquire property and put competition out of business. While the game is intended to be light-hearted fun, it bears disturbing parallels...

AP Exam Scam?: Examining the College Board

Nayan Kondapalli, Staff Writer October 15, 2021

After eight months of quizzes, tests, and cold preparations, approximately 2.5 million high school students eagerly wait to receive their AP test scores every summer. In an attempt to cushion their resumes...

Staff Stance: Confronting the Canon: The Need to Diversify the Literature We Consume

Beck Williams and Zoe Klein May 28, 2021

If a modern high school student were to have a conversation with their parents about the content of their English class curriculum, the student would probably find that the books they  are reading are,...

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