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COVID-19 Impact on Unhoused People: Austin Organizations Step Up to Provide Shelter

Eliana Legatt, Staff Writer November 15, 2020

Austin’s unhoused population is at high risk of contracting COVID-19, and the City of Austin and various organizations in Austin are giving out food and emergency care, as well as socially-distanced...

Who’s a Good Girl? Scout!

Who’s a Good Girl? Scout!

Rebecca Scaramuzzi, Club Contributor November 15, 2020

For a while, LASA students had the privilege of being able to walk down the hallways and see a therapy dog around the corner, there to help lower stress levels and make students happier. But now, that...

Students Find New Ways to Socialize Amid COVID-19 Distancing Measures

Norah Hussaini, Staff Writer November 15, 2020

Due to COVID-19 safety regulations, opportunities for social interaction became more and more scarce. People started isolating themselves, and big events like award shows and concerts were canceled. Now,...

Don’t Stand So Close To Me: Students and Faculty Return to Campus

Sophia Chau and Ava De Leon November 15, 2020

A worldwide pandemic, national unrest, and murder hornets sound like they belong in the description of a dystopian novel set in the 22nd century. Unfortunately, all those events and more have happened...

ZACH is Back with Socially-Distanced Shows

ZACH is Back with Socially-Distanced Shows

Malvika Pradhan, Staff Writer November 15, 2020

One of the many victims of the pandemic has been the theater. ZACH Theatre, located just south of Lady Bird Lake on South Lamar Boulevard, was forced to cancel its shows when COVID-19 caused it to temporarily...

Taking the Digital Stage: ACL Goes Online for 2020 Festival

Katie Busby, Staff Writer November 15, 2020

One of the busiest times of the year in Austin is usually early October. People from all over come to gather in the Live Music Capital of the World to enjoy Austin City Limits Music Festival (ACL) in Zilker...

The Bedroom Ensemble: Inside Virtual Orchestra

Juan Ramirez Delgadillo, Staff Writer November 15, 2020

With COVID-19 cases still in high numbers, many students remain quarantined and learning virtually. While this has presented difficulties for LASA Orchestra, having to walk around campus carrying a heavy...

At-Home Life Impacts Student Media Usage

Ewan McInerney, Staff Writer November 15, 2020

Throughout 2020, COVID-19 has served as a catalyst for changing social media use among young people and students. In the face of events such as police brutality, Black Lives Matter protests, the 2020 presidential...

How the White House Became a COVID-19 Hotspot

Nevin Hall, Staff Writer November 15, 2020

Social media is a force that has reached generally tech-incompetent politicians at a speed that is truly blistering. This trend is exemplified in the tendency of President Donald Trump to provide the world...

AISD Reopens Amidst Backlash: The Argument for Safety Over Normalcy

Zoe Klein and Beck Williams November 15, 2020

As the nation attempts to recover from the devastating COVID-19 pandemic and begins to loosen restrictions intended to prevent the spread of the virus, the reopening of schools and the reinstatement of...

What Can Environmentalists Learn From A Virus?

Edith Holmsten, Staff Writer November 15, 2020

COVID-19 has forced people across the globe to adapt to increased online communication, lowered airplane travel and limited commutes to work or businesses given safety precautions. The adaptations have...

Conducting the Census During COVID

Conducting the Census During COVID

Sophia Chau, Student Life Editor October 6, 2020

Every ten years in America, a decade passes. Well, that’s not all that happens, according to the senior media specialist for the U.S. Census Bureau, Douglas Loveday. “Normally, the Census Bureau...

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