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

The Liberator

The Weeping Willow

Megan Gerold, Staffer May 15, 2023

On March 15, President Biden approved a nearly $7 billion expenditure called the Willow Project. The proposal will allow the ConocoPhillips company to drill oil and gas in Alaska’s largest undisturbed...

Graphic by Alexandra Valencia-Serrano

Austin’s New Light Rail

Mars Leslie, Staffer May 15, 2023

In Nov. 2020, Austin voters approved Proposition A, funding Project Connect. Project Connect is a 7.1 billion dollar budget to add two light rail lines and three rapid bus routes to Austin, according to...

OH The Places You’ll Go

Aidan Gannon, Staffer May 15, 2023

Several LASA faculty members will be leaving at the end of this year, from teachers, to counselors, and even an administrator. World Geography teacher Neil Loewenstern, U.S. Government and Politics teacher...

Graphic by Alexandra Valencia-Serrano

3D Printing Technology Builds New Homes

Mars Leslie, Staffer May 15, 2023

Home companies are utilizing new 3D printing technologies to meet demands of growing cities in America, according to the Economist. One example can be seen in Austin, where some of the first 3D printed...

Texans Elect New Pakistani American Legislators

Lasya Sangana, Staffer May 15, 2023

With the 2022 Texas Legislature voting cycle concluding, Texans have made history by electing two Pakistani Muslim men to serve as state representatives, according to NBC. Salman Bhojani, an attorney and...

Iconic Austin Stores Close Down

Alondra Aguirre, Staffer April 11, 2023

Nau's Enfield Drug Austin's Nau's Enfield Drug store in Clarksville was a pharmacy owned by the Labay family since 1971. The pharmacy, which is also a soda fountain and diner, will close in March of...

Rise of Antisemitism in the United States

Beatriz Marteleto-Lara, Staffer March 6, 2023

Since World War II, antisemitic attacks, rallies, and hate speech has been spreading in America have skyrocketed. The growing antisemitism is clear from the many attacks on synagogues that occurred this...

graphic by Alexandra Valencia

Confusion as Abortion Guidelines Change

Beatriz Marteleto-Lara, Staffer March 6, 2023

For the 49 years, from 1973 to 2022, the constitutional right to an abortion was indisputable due to the Roe v. Wade decision. However, on June 24, 2022, the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization...

Lucid Legislation

David Burns, Club Contributor March 6, 2023

Every two years, lawmakers and political officials gather in Austin in order to discuss and pass laws in the Texas Legislature– this is called session. In 2023, the 88th legislative session is already...

AISD Voters Elect New Board Trustees

Malvika Pradhan, News Editor December 19, 2022

This midterm election season, three new trustees were elected to Austin Independent School District’s (AISD) school board. The new school board-elected members include Candance Hunter for District 1,...

Graphic by Alexandria Valencia

Rise in Mental Health Issues Among Teens

Megan Gerold, Staffer December 19, 2022

Since the beginning of the pandemic, life has changed dramatically for many and issues like social isolation and financial pressure became prevalent, according to Mayo Clinic. With COVID-19 came the onset...

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