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

The Liberator

Spanish VI Students Get Creative with “Noche”

Madeleine Van Slyke, Staff Writer May 28, 2021

"Noche de Las Estrellas," often referred to as "Noche," is the Spanish VI class's annual production to showcase students' talents and passion for the Spanish language. Students in Spanish VI, the highest-level...

Students Balance 9-5 Jobs

Madeleine Van Slyke, Staff Writer May 28, 2021

High school students have many obligations. Homework, studying for tests, college applications and volunteering are all time intensive activities, but on top of all that, some students decide to take on...

The Absence of Senior Traditions

Madeleine Van Slyke, Staff Writer April 14, 2021

Once again, seniors are facing a year of uncertainty in the world of the COVID-19 pandemic. They don’t know if they will be able to go to their prom or attend graduation, and college next year holds...

Blocks to Barbies

Madeleine Van Slyke and Zoe Klein April 14, 2021

Our generation is the first where smart technology is a day to day part of our lives. Kindergarteners know how to use Zoom and BLEND, and children are getting phones in elementary school. Surveys have...

Extensive Knowledge: Students Take Extension Classes

Madeleine Van Slyke and Ava De Leon February 24, 2021

A new opportunity to learn has come to LASA in the form of extension classes. From Harry Potter Trivia to discussions about Bigfoot, extension classes at LASA cover a variety of topics that would appeal...

The Problem With Grades

Madeleine Van Slyke, Staff Writer February 24, 2021

Throughout their education, students are taught that school is the most important thing in their lives. High school students, especially, are constantly reminded that the grades they receive determine...

Running Raptors Rule at Regionals

Madeleine Van Slyke, Staff Writer January 21, 2021

Although this is the first year that LASA has had split athletic departments from LBJ and COVID-19 posed changes throughout the season, the girls cross country team has pulled through to win the UIL Region...

All New Faces Running in AISD School Board Election

Madeleine Van Slyke, Staff Writer November 15, 2020

Of the nine-member board of the Austin Independent School District (AISD), four seats are up for election this November. The AISD school board is a group of elected volunteers who oversee policies and...

Let’s Be Blunt: A Look Inside Marijuana Reform

Madeleine Van Slyke, 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...

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