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

The Liberator

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

The Liberator

Senior Reflections on the Year

Nayan Kondapalli, Staff Writer May 5, 2022

The LASA Class of 2022 seniors had a different four years in high school than they expected. Their sophomore and junior year were both affected by COVID-19, which meant many juniors missed many academic...

Training During the Offseason: The Importance of Conditioning for Sports

Nayan Kondapalli, Staff Writer March 28, 2022

When it comes to high-school sports, most students think about the somewhat short season of games that last for a few months, only to see them again the next year. But there is a lot more that goes on...

Elite College Cash-In: The Role of Money in Admissions

Nayan Kondapalli, Staff Writer March 23, 2022

Regardless of what school they go to or what classes they are taking, one thing consistently clouds the minds of high school seniors: college applications. For many, what college they  go to and what...

Biotech Receives $50,000 Grant for DNA Sequencer

Nayan Kondapalli, Staff Writer December 17, 2021

Running a biotech classroom can be an expensive feat. Basic tools such as pipettes can run $300 a piece, centrifuges at $1,000, and PCR machines at $3,000. But, this year, the LASA biotech class received...

Tesla Revs Up for Relocation: Effects of Austin Becoming a Tech Hub

Nayan Kondapalli, Staff Writer December 17, 2021

For fans of the electric car revolution, it may be exciting to hear about the Tesla headquarters moving to Austin, in addition to the construction of a Tesla factory in Austin. This project could enable...

Students in STEM Provide Fuel for the Future

Students in STEM Provide Fuel for the Future

Nayan Kondapalli, Staff Writer October 15, 2021

Students interested in science can take a range of electives, like computer science, and organic chemistry, throughout high school to learn about possible career opportunities in STEM fields. However,...

LASA Move Yields Gallons of Traditions

LASA Move Yields Gallons of Traditions

Nayan Kondapalli, Staff Writer October 15, 2021

With LASA finally receiving their own campus after their separation from LBJ, students are met with their own sports teams, and by proxy, their own traditions. This means that the LASA students of 2021-2022...

AP Exam Scam?: Examining the College Board

Nayan Kondapalli, Staff Writer October 15, 2021

After eight months of quizzes, tests, and cold preparations, approximately 2.5 million high school students eagerly wait to receive their AP test scores every summer. In an attempt to cushion their resumes...

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