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The Liberator

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

The Liberator

PALS Upperclassmen Volunteer At Elementary Schools

Lana Giles, Staff Writer May 5, 2022

Twice a week, upperclassmen go to elementary schools during third period and organize activities with younger students. Their trips are coordinated with the Peer Assistance, Leadership, and Service (PALS)...

Students Study Abroad to See Other Settings

Lana Giles, Staff Writer March 28, 2022

Over the summer, many students participate in study abroad programs which provide them with the opportunity to travel to overseas destinations such as Denmark, France, Germany, and Japan. Students get...

Texas Faces Grind Time for Grid Time: An Update on ERCOT One Year Post-Freeze

Lana Giles, Staff Writer March 28, 2022

On Feb. 13, 2021, winter storm Uri hit Texas, inducing power outages, limited resource access, and damage to homes. According to the Texas Department of State and Health Services, 246 Texans died from...

The Phantom of the Choir: Students Learn the Art of Singing as an Ensemble

Lana Giles, Staff Writer March 23, 2022

For LASA choir members, home is where the song is.  Choir at LASA is led by director Deric Lewis. Originally part of a combined choir with Lyndon Baines Johnson Early College High School (LBJ ECHS),...

Viva Los Verdes: Austin FC Inaugural Season Recap

Lana Giles, Staff Writer December 17, 2021

Austin Football Club (Austin FC) is the first professional sports team to compete in a top division from Travis Country. The 2021 season was its inaugural season, but due to COVID-19, the season started...

School Shooting Trends Once Again Rising: After Pandemic Lull, In-Person Classes Bring Change

Lana Giles, Staff Writer December 17, 2021

The following story was written before the school shooting that took place in Michigan on November 30, 2021. In the U.S., there were 2,100 mass shootings between 2013 and 2019, with 135 shootings occurring...

Students Fight For Their Futures: An Increasing Number of Young People are Taking Part in Activism

Lana Giles, Staff Writer December 17, 2021

Across the globe, now more than ever, student-led movements spark and spread awareness on issues that affect the majority of the world. Climate change, women’s rights, education rights, racial equality,...

Students are Game, Set, Matched with Athletic Periods

Students are Game, Set, Matched with Athletic Periods

Lana Giles, Staff Writer October 15, 2021

LASA is now implementing athletic periods, a class period during the day dedicated to developing the skills and teambonds of student athletes. Athletic periods open the door for a variety of opportunities...

COVID-19 Cashes Out: Organizations Across Texas Promoting Vaccine Incentives

COVID-19 Cashes Out: Organizations Across Texas Promoting Vaccine Incentives

Lana Giles, Staff Writer October 15, 2021

According to the New York Times, 60% of residents in Travis County are fully vaccinated. In December 2020, the first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S. were distributed, which marked the beginning...

The Lorax Crashes Paris Fashion Week

Lana Giles, Staff Writer October 15, 2021

Fashion impacts almost everyone across the globe in one way or another. However, one aspect of the fashion industry that has controversial opinions around it is fast fashion. Student Anokhi Sheth is one...

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