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The Liberator

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

The Liberator

History of Trans Activism

Luci Garza and Malvika Pradhan May 5, 2022

Transgender term is first used (1965) Psychiatrist John F. Oliven first coins the term transgender, refrenced in his work “Sexual Hygiene and Pathology.” Before this, German physician Mangus Hitchfield...

Women’s Healthcare Spotlight

Malvika Pradhan, News editor May 5, 2022

Planned Parenthood Planned Parenthood is a national organization that originated as a single birth control clinic in the Brooklyn borough of New York City in 1916. Today, there are now about 600 locations...

Momentous Mutations: COVID-19 Variants During the Pandemic

Malvika Pradhan, News editor March 28, 2022

Main Variants: Alpha (B.1.1.7) The Alpha COVID-19 variant was first identified in Great Britain in November 2020. The variant’s lineage was believed to make it 30 to 50% more contagious than the...

Mental Health and its Potentially New Policing Policies

Luci Garza and Malvika Pradhan December 17, 2021

In 2018, Austin was the city with the highest rate of fatal police shootings in relation to people experiencing mental health crises, according to KUT. A year later, the Human Rights Clinic at the University...

Critics Ban Critical Race Theory

Luci Garza and Malvika Pradhan September 1, 2021

Critical race theory has remained a prominent point in political discussion throughout the past 3 presidential terms, according to USA Today. Now, Texas is faced with a new law that will ban teachers from...

Opinion: Transgender Athletes Face New Bill

Malvika Pradhan, Staff Writer May 28, 2021

On April 14, 2021, the Texas Senate passed Senate Bill 29 (SB29). If this bill were to become law, it would prohibit transgender students from participating in school sports teams that match their gender...

Gentrification in a Growing Austin

Malvika Pradhan, Staff Writer May 28, 2021

The city of Austin is rapidly growing, as cited in the Austin Business Journal. From 2010- 2019, it was the fastest growing metro area in the country. From 2018-19, about 3,840 people moved to Austin each...

Referee Racism and Biases in Sports

Malvika Pradhan, Staff Writer April 14, 2021

In December 2020, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the LBJ High School football team filed a complaint with the University Interscholastic League (UIL). At their...

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....

The NFL Tackles COVID-19 Pandemic

Malvika Pradhan, Staff Writer February 24, 2021

While the 2020-2021 NFL season went on this year just like any other, the league implemented many changes in order to ensure the safety of both players and fans. Every NFL season concludes with the...

“Not Alone” Exhibit Addresses Human Trafficking

Malvika Pradhan, Staff Writer February 24, 2021

The Bob Bullock Museum is using its new exhibit, "Not Alone," to educate the public about human trafficking and provide informative resources. The temporary exhibit features artifacts and stories to help...

Working for Nourished Communities with Food Justice

Malvika Pradhan, Staff Writer January 21, 2021

According to non-profit organization Feeding Texas, approximately one in seven Texans are food insecure. In central Texas alone, 17% of residents are food insecure, according to the Central Texas Food...

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