The Liberator

Wu-Tang: Enter An American Saga

Max Domel, Entertainment Editor

October 9, 2019

Hulu has brought New York’s beloved and influential hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan from Staten Island to the world of television with the new miniseries “Wu-Tang: An American Saga.” Although the Wu released the less dramatic documentary “Of Mics and Men” several months before the Sept. 4 premiere...

Preparing Future Faces In Entertainment

Preparing Future Faces In Entertainment

Beck Williams, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

Students huddle behind the camera in silence as the actors take their positions. “And, Action!” a voice says and the actors begin to recite their lines. In Audio Visual Production (AVP), students learn about filmmaking and collaborate to create films of their own. Students who take the beginner course...

Examining the Trials of a Life in the Spotlight

Wrenny Collamer, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, directed by Quentin Tarantino, follows the story of Rick Dalton, a declining actor, and his stunt double Cliff Booth. The pair navigate a changing Los Angeles movie industry that looks increasingly unfamiliar to the two long-timers. Rick struggles to break through from...

Soundcloud Opens New Doors for Aspiring Rappers

Diego Prozzi, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

Technological advancements allow teenagers to more easily experiment with online music production programs. A group of LASA students use digital programs to create music to upload to the streaming program SoundCloud. Aspiring rapper and freshman Arjun Yenamandra (AJ), also known by his stage name...

The E-Boys, The VSCO Girls, and The Class of 2023

Abigail Jackson, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

From lip-syncing to popular songs and copying popular dances, to dressing up in cosplay and showing off your drawing skills, TikTok, a popular platform and social media app, has become popular and has garnered a widespread fanbase. Through the platform, everyday creators can film, upload and interact...

Spiderman Swings Out of the MCU

Jake Matz, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

After a brief departure in the events of Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame”, Tom Holland’s Spiderman has made a return in 2019’s summer blockbuster “Spiderman: Far From Home”. However, with the breaking of a contract between Sony and Disney, he may not make another...

Vikings keep watch over ELA

Malena Heineman, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

The average LASA classroom features four blank, beige walls, and twenty students’ desks facing a teacher’s desk at the front center of the room. So in order to make the classrooms their own, the teachers have to use unique and colorful posters, put interesting trinkets on their desks and sometimes...


Marlen Avila, News Editor

May 14, 2019

We all have our firsts. Our first crush, our first swear word and our first ASMR video. In this day and age, I’m sure we’ve all shared that one moment when YouTube started autoplaying a video and suddenly you’re listening to a white woman whispering to you about painting your face. If you thought...

Inside the mind of Jordan Peele: “Us”

Trevor Anderson, Sports Editor

May 14, 2019

Jordan Peele’s sophomore film, "Us" remains a box office hit, smashing the $200 million mark with ease. The movie, which stars Lupita Nyong’O as “Adelaide,” tells the tale of a family subject to a horrific home invasion by their own doppelgangers. One of the reasons I’m so thrilled by this...

Inside the mind of Jordan Peele: “Get Out”

Nia Orakwue, Entertainment Editor

May 14, 2019

Within the film industry, there is little debate that Jordan Peele is well on his way to proving himself as one of the best filmmakers of our generation. His films, which often relay themes of relevant social issues including race, class, identity and privilege. Not only are his films amazing to watch...

Volunteering in the sun

Alex Watson, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

During the school year, students face mountains of exams and assignments, but once summer comes, their schedules are suddenly free. Local Austin organizations allow students to use this time to make a difference and earn volunteer hours. Five summer volunteer opportunities for students are: the Thinkery,...

From restful stress to stressful rest

Ainsley Freeman, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

The final week of the school year is marked by panicked students frantically cramming for their next final. Stress is at a high as everyone prepares for exam week. But, this does not have to be everyone’s reality. There are a few ways for people to de-stress and relax before their test. These options...

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