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The Liberator

Don’t Stand So Close To Me: Students and Faculty Return to Campus

Sophia Chau and Ava De Leon November 15, 2020

A worldwide pandemic, national unrest, and murder hornets sound like they belong in the description of a dystopian novel set in the 22nd century. Unfortunately, all those events and more have happened...

Clubs Adapt to COVID-19

Clubs Adapt to COVID-19

Edith Holmsten, Staff Writer October 7, 2020

From clubs formed just this year to clubs that have been at LASA for decades, COVID-19 has required them to adapt. Clubs have re-evaluated their format, methods of collaboration and projects in order to...

Tinkered Bell: LASA Rolls Out New Bell Schedule

Tinkered Bell: LASA Rolls Out New Bell Schedule

Susan Ballesteros, Staff Writer October 2, 2020

The adoption of online learning as a safety measure against the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in yet another new bell schedule for LASA students and staff. The new schedule has the school start time at...

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...

Keep Calm and Zoom On

Keep Calm and Zoom On

Eliana Legatt, Staff Writer September 29, 2020

Instead of having to navigate the school halls and keep up with textbooks, teachers and students are now having to navigate Blend, emails, Zoom, and more. Though LASA has been online since Sept. 8th, AISD...

Its Not All Bad On Zoom: The benefits of online learning

Its Not All Bad On Zoom: The benefits of online learning

Zoe Klein and Beck Williams September 14, 2020

As fingers hit keys and faces light up, students yawn widely and rub their eyes for their first online class of the day. Suddenly, disaster strikes — one person can’t get in, and another person’s...

Let’s Get Digital, Digital!

Sophia Chau, Student Life Editor September 1, 2020

As students progress in their high school careers and college application time nears, many upperclassmen choose to take some of their required courses off-campus during the summer. This allows students...

Next Years Cheer

Next Year’s Cheer

Eve Nguyen, Staff Writer May 8, 2020

A big part of LASA student culture is football games. At these football games, the cheerleading team contributes to the high-spirited atmosphere by getting the crowd excited and engaged. However, according...

Open Letter to LASA Seniors

Open Letter to LASA Seniors

Diya D'souza, Staff Writer May 4, 2020

Dear Class of 2020, As recently as two months ago, I could never imagine that I would be here—sitting at my house on a Tuesday morning in the middle of April, pondering everything that my class would...

photo by Emma McBride

LASA’s Athletic Recruitment Suffers Amid Split

Abigail Jackson, Staffer April 24, 2020

Other high schools in Austin Independent School District (AISD) have the advantage of communicating with prospective athletes and planning for new additions to their athletic program because they know...

The Muse Behind the Music

The Muse Behind the Music

Zoe Klein, Finance Editor April 22, 2020

“Hi Ari, I’m Ari.” Senior Ari Wagen stood behind a microphone in his bedroom, his walls plastered with concert posters and records, a family member sitting behind him on the electric guitar. He counted...

Mascot Mania: LASA Mascot Unveiling and Reactions

Mascot Mania: LASA Mascot Unveiling and Reactions

Sophia Chau, Staffer April 21, 2020

A crowd of students slowly enters a gym filled with navy table cloths, balloons and shirts that have all been brought in by cardboard boxes so as to not reveal their secrets. Throughout the gym, a cheer...

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