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The Liberator

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

The Liberator

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...

November is Native American Heritage Month

Luci Garza, Editor-In-Chief December 19, 2022

As the Texan leaves make their attempts to turn various shades of brown and orange in the month of November, the chilly air also brings the remembrance and celebration of Native American history in the...

graphic by Benjamin Josephs

‘Mo Money, ‘Mo Problems in Housing Market

Lasya Sangana, Staffer December 19, 2022

Over the past year median rent prices in Austin have doubled, according to KVUE. Additionally, a report from Dwellsy ranked Austin fifth in a list of cities with the fastest-growing rent. Although Austin...

Graphic by Amelia Coleman.

Banned Books in Texas District

Jolie Grogan, Staffer October 27, 2022

All around the country book banning has become a topic of controversy, especially in Texas, according to American Progress. 713 books have been banned across the state and that the upsurge in book banning...

WALKING AROUND THE LAKE: Austinites have enjoyed walking around Lady Bird Lake for years, but recently there has been more algae in its water. Dogs are the most prone to illness and death from the cyanobacteria, and people are still not advised to swim. Photo by Zia Harvey

Lady Bird Lake Lacks Legitimate Liquid Levels

Aidan Gannon and Malvika Pradhan October 27, 2022

Since 2019, the water in Lady Bird Lake in Austin has been considered unsafe to swim in, especially for pets, according to the City of Austin. In recent years, dogs have passed away after swimming in the...

graphic by Amelia Coleman

LASA’s Bathroms are Fully Stocked. Period.

Alondra Aguirre, Staffer October 27, 2022

Austin Independent School District (AISD) has implemented new changes in schools, according to a district-wide announcement at the beginning of the year. One of said changes is free menstrual products...

STRIKING A POSE: Mayorial Candidate Kirk Watson poses outside of Austin City Hall downtown. Watson runs as a Democrat against Phil Brual. Photo courtesy Kirk Watson via Instagram.

Austinites Bid Adieu to Adler with New Candidates

Lily Wilkerson, Staffer October 27, 2022

Local elections in Austin have seen low voter turnout for decades, according to the Austin Community College Center for Public Study and Political Studies. One local election this year is the mayoral race,...

graphic by Amelia Coleman

AISD Educators Exit in a Mass Exodus

Wintyr Rice, Staffer October 17, 2022

According to the Texas Tribune, 8,600 Texas teachers quit their jobs in 2021, which is over the state average of 7,500. Because of this, many students came back from the COVID-19 pandemic to classrooms...

graphic by Kayla Le

New Years Means New Policies

Malvika Pradhan and Ava Spurgeon August 20, 2022

With the resignation of Dr. Stephanie Elizalde, the previous superintendent of the Austin Independent School District (AISD), and a new budget for the 2022-23 school year, LASA students and teachers could...

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...

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