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The Liberator

The student-run newspaper of the Liberal Arts and Science Academy

The Liberator

Sports Facilities Fluctuate: Move to Eastside Brings Change to LASA Athletics

Ewan McInerney, Staff Writer May 28, 2021

The structural and institutional shifts affecting LASA are a big change for a small school.  Athletic facilities, schedules and structures are changing with the move to Eastside Memorial. Students...

Fanfic Hobby Fuels a Community: Enthusiasts Use the Medium to Add Personal Content to Fictional Works

Ewan McInerney, Staff Writer May 28, 2021

Fan fiction refers to fictional writing based off of an existing work of fiction made by fans of the original work. Fans can write their own continuations or prequels of these original stories, sometimes...

LASA Language Lowdown

Ewan McInerney, Staff Writer April 14, 2021

With students learning virtually, languages other than English (LOTE) teachers have been forced to make changes to the structure and curriculum of their classes. Students also have had to find new ways...

Post-Freeze in Texas

Ewan McInerney, Staff Writer April 14, 2021

During the winter storm that occurred in mid-February, Texans were faced with different challenges depending on their location, their financial situation and their experience with the unfamiliar weather....

Looking For Extracurriculars? Join the Club!

Ewan McInerney, Staff Writer February 24, 2021

Youth and Government Club: Youth and Government Club is part of a YMCA-affiliated program that involves thousands of students nationwide in organized model-government conferences. Each year, District...

“Loki,” “Black Widow,” “Eternals” and more

Ewan McInerney, Staff Writer February 24, 2021

This year will be a very eventful one for Marvel fans, as it marks the beginning of Phase Four in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), which will feature movies and TV shows released from 2021 to 2023...

Defunding the Police and Investing in Communities: Mutual Aid and Abolitionist Communities in Austin

Ewan McInerney, Staff Writer January 21, 2021

In the U.S., there have been 16 days this year where police have not killed someone, and 98.3% of killings by police in the past seven years have not resulted in officers being charged, according to Mapping...

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...

Connecting Austin Through Proposition A

Ewan McInerney, Staff Writer November 15, 2020

For weeks, Austinites have seen billboards and mail ads asking for their support of Project Connect. City politicians and residents all around Austin have differing views on the support of the project...

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...

Looking for Extracurriculars? Join the Club!

Looking for Extracurriculars? Join the Club!

Ewan McInerney, Staff Writer September 29, 2020

Several students have created a wide variety of extracurriculars at LASA. The Liberator has spotlighted several of them here. Programs that aren’t featured here and are interested in appearing in a future...

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