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Austinites Leave 2020 for the Middle Ages at Renaissance Festival

Malvika Pradhan, Staff Writer January 21, 2021

The Texas Renaissance Festival (TRF), the largest festival in the country took place this year from Oct. 3 to Nov. 9. The festival was started in 1974 by George Coulam, who also started the Minnesota Renaissance...

Hitchcock Hype at LASA: LASA’s Unique Class Spotlights the Filmmaker

Ewan McInerney, Staff Writer January 21, 2021

“Psychological Makeup of Hitchcock Characters," aka “Hitchcock,” is a course at LASA where students watch and analyze movies created by the legendary director Alfred Hitchcock. Hitchcock, born...

Downtown Farmers’ Market Bright Spot for Vendors

Eliana Legatt, Staff Writer January 21, 2021

The Sustainable Food Center’s (SFC) Austin Downtown Farmers’ Market has a homey environment, helpful people and local vendors. It is a delightful way to spend a Saturday outdoors. There is a large...

Bullet Journals Hit the Mark

Katie Busby, Staff Writer January 21, 2021

Bullet journaling is a more flexible form of planning that has become popular among LASA students. Bullet journaling is commonly used as a creative outlet, while some simply use it as a place to structure...

AVP Adapts: Film Class Makes Changes for COVID-19

LiLi Xiong, Staff Writer January 21, 2021

Traditional film classes involve face-to-face communication and collaboration, and the Audio Video Production (AVP) class at LASA is no exception.  This class is an elective with three levels: Beginner...

Austin Studio Tour: How Austin Artists are Adapting to COVID-19

Annabel Andre, Staff Writer January 21, 2021

Due to COVID-19, many annual events faced logistical challenges this year. The Austin Studio Tour was no different. In the studio tour’s 18th year, many artists struggled to interact with Austinites...

The Blue Starlite Provides for the People As Drive-Ins See Resurgence

Juan Ramirez Delgadillo, Staff Writer January 21, 2021

As of October 2019, there were only 300 drive-in theatres in the U.S., and attendance at drive-ins was outmatched by the numbers at regular theaters. However, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the once-unpopular...

LASA Band Marches On: Virtual Outdoors Hybrid Adopted

Rebecca Scaramuzzi, Club Contributor January 21, 2021

Because of quarantine and Austin Independent School District (AISD) COVID-19 regulations, LASA Band has gone almost completely virtual. Band directors are still trying to continue with some of the normal...

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...

“Among Us” Bridges Space Between Houses

Annabel Andre, Staff Writer November 15, 2020

While everyone is stuck at home due to COVID-19, many people have turned to online games that rely heavily on communication to help preserve some form of social interaction. Although “Among Us” was...

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...

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