The Liberator

Welcoming new teachers to the Jaguar family

Alex Watson, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019

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The start of the spring semester has ushered in new faces. LASA has welcomed three new individuals to its staff: Dr. William Barrow, Ryan Sullivan, Neno December. Barrow and Sullivan have taken positions different from what they...

Reinventing LASA life

Hanif Amanullah, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019

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The start of the spring semester was marked with the introduction of the new LASA Life App. Designed by former PFLASA co-chair Geeta Suggs and principal Stacia Crescenzi, the new application is a window into school life and the...

News in Briefs

Sophia Blaha, News Editor

February 19, 2019

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Local News Blue Cat Cafe Closed Feb. 6 The Blue Cat Cafe closed its doors in a move owner Rebecca Gray described as “awaiting peace”. The Cafe was built on the site of the former Jumpolin pinata store, which was demolis...

Closing LASA? Starting at nine?

Clara Morse, Editor-in-Chief

February 19, 2019

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In a recent report about the AISD budget deficit, magnet programs, including LASA, were described as "separate and unequal," "serving to divide local communities," and sources of “historical grievances and upheaval.” The report...

Shutdown meltdown

Charles Taylor, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019

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Calling social workers for help with bills. Researching medication insurance. Over 800,000 federal employees, including many Austinites, were furloughed in the longest government shutdown in American history, and employees at...

Budget Crisis

Clara Morse, Editor-in-Chief

December 10, 2018

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Dozens of teachers, parents, students and community members crowded into the McCallum cafeteria on Nov. 7 to discuss education finance with volunteer committee members — not traditionally the biggest draw. However, this group’s...

Trail of Lights gifts the delights of winter

Catie Graves, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018

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Every year, for two weeks in December, Central Texans celebrate the spirit of the holidays at the Zilker Trail of Lights. The Trail of Lights is an Austin holiday tradition that has been occurring for 54 years. There are two...

LASA’s showcase creates interest for middle school students

Hanif Amanullah, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018

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On Nov. 14, LASA’s annual showcase brought hundreds of middle school students and their families to its campus. The showcase gives prospective students the opportunity to see and participate in LASA academics and culture. It...

The fate of District 1

Somaya Jimenez-Haham, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018

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Five seats on the Austin Independent School District (AISD) Board of Trustees were on the ballot during the midterm election. There are nine members in total, each of whom serve four year terms. Austin is divided into seven districts,...

Exploring Austin with Mayor Adler

Max Domel, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018

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Steve Adler was re-elected as mayor of Austin during the midterm elections on Nov. 6, 2018 with the promise of changing the future of Austin. Mayor Adler is a Princeton graduate and a former University of Texas Law School student....

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