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The Liberator

Vegan Restaurants Take Off

Eliana Legatt, Staff Writer April 14, 2021

Austin is well known for its food scene and in recent years has become more vegan friendly with more all-vegan restaurants popping up around the city. A vegan diet excludes animal products such as meat,...

Photography Enthusiasts Take to Instagram

Katie Busby, Staff Writer April 14, 2021

There are many creative people at LASA, and some of them choose to express it through photography. While some may keep their work private, others have chosen to share it through platforms like Instagram...

Students Still Gardening: Pandemic’s Springtime Hobby Has Staying Power

Wrenny Collamer, Entertainment Editor April 14, 2021

Gardening, amongst other hobbies, has had a pandemic moment. However, unlike the jumble of leisurely pursuits that have long been forgotten since 2020, gardening has maintained its relevance with LASA...

Gaming Gains Golden Opportunities: SXSW’s Online Expo Success in Virtual World

Sophie Chau, Student Life Editor April 14, 2021

According to the Entertainment Software Association, around 214 million Americans play video games for at least an hour a week. As video games become more and more popular, the landscape of the industry...

SXSW EDU Holds Separate Festival

Juan Ramirez (JC) Delgadillo, Staff Writer April 14, 2021

“20 Years from Idea to Impact” by The Teachers’ College at Western Governors U: At this year’s online South By Southwest, the presentation “20 Years from Idea to Impact” by  the Teachers’...

Inside Look at Online Concerts with Some of SXSW 2021’s Musicians

LiLi Xiong, Staff Writer April 14, 2021

On a normal year, South by Southwest (SXSW) is an iconic time for musicians and music lovers. This year, however, the festival's organizers were tasked with recreating the hype of live music in a virtual...

SXSW Hosts a Variety of Films From Students to Seasoned Filmmakers

Charles Taylor, Copy Editor April 14, 2021

When it was announced that the South By Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival would be going virtual in 2021 due to COVID-19 concerns, thousands of filmmakers and cinema enthusiasts from across the globe were...

LASA Master Classes: Online Programs Entertain and Educate

Malvika Pradhan, Staff Writer April 14, 2021

LASA Master Classes, which allow people to pay to take classes on a variety of topics, were started by PFLASA as a way to raise money for the school and bring the LASA community together during the pandemic....

Teachers Turn to Online Platforms

Norah Hussaini, Staff Writer February 24, 2021

Flipgrid: Flipgrid is a video platform that helps students share their ideas out loud instead of writing them down and turning them in. Students can have discussions and respond to each other, voicing...

SXSW Returns to Austin Virtually with Full Schedule

Charles Taylor, Copy Editor February 24, 2021

On March 3, 2020, Austin Mayor Steve Adler released an order effectively canceling South By Southwest (SXSW), citing public health concerns related to the emerging COVID-19 pandemic. In its March 6 statement,...

“Queen’s Gambit” Miniseries: Review

Malena Heineman, Editor-in-Chief February 24, 2021

Power, fame and… chess? "The Queen’s Gambit" took Netflix by storm in October 2020, with the story of Beth Harmon, a child prodigy who erupts into the predominantly male realm of competitive chess...

LASA Students Rediscover Love for Hiking with Limited Outdoors Time

Juan Ramirez (JC) Delgadillo, Staff Writer February 24, 2021

With a number of scenic outdoor spaces to visit around Austin — whether it be the Barton Creek Greenbelt, the Lady Bird Lake Trail or the Southern Walnut Creek trail — visitors and residents have options...

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