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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

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Editorial: Guide to the Governor Election

Beck Williams and Norah Hussaini October 19, 2022

With the 2022 midterm elections less than a month away, Texas is now gripped by one of the most competitive gubernatorial races in the state’s recent history. With incumbent Republican Greg Abbott leading...

graphic by Alexandria Valencia

Green with Envy

Norah Hussaini, commentary editor August 20, 2022

When Starbucks made the choice to release a “strawless lid” in 2018, it certainly wasn’t anything groundbreaking. From a multi-billion dollar company, most expected much more– maybe a program to...

TO THE MOVIES The marquee in front of the Paramount Theatre in downtown Austin has
the title of the movie “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent.” The film premiered during
SXSW as part of the headliner lineup. photo by Susan Ballesteros

Liberator Picks: SXSW Feature Movies

Susan Ballesteros, Katie Busby, and Norah Hussaini May 2, 2022

Linoleum - Colin West Susan Ballesteros - Entertainment Editor “Linoleum” thrives on being confusing. It invites viewers to a hazy, zigzagging rocket ship ride that starts with a red car falling...

Austin’s Rites of Passage

Norah Hussaini, Web Editor September 1, 2021

Music festivals- Austin’s title as the live music capital of the world is something to take advantage of. Whether it be a bigger festival like Austin City Limits and SXSW, or a smaller, more closed...

Texas Senate Pushes for Anti-Trans Bill

Norah Hussaini, Staff Writer May 28, 2021

On April 16, 2021, Texas House Bill 1399 was advanced to the House, which is just one of over 115 similar bills being circulated throughout the nation. The bill, which targets trans youth, prohibits health...

LASA Ultimate Frisbee Season Cancelled

Norah Hussaini, Staff Writer April 14, 2021

Ultimate frisbee has been a popular sport at LASA for years now, bringing together new and experienced players in the up-and-coming sport. For the second year in a row, their season, which runs from March...

Trump’s Historic Second Impeachment

Norah Hussaini, Staff Writer April 14, 2021

As prescribed in Article 2 of the United States Constitution, a president may be impeached for treason, bribery and high crimes or misdemeanors. Former President Donald Trump was accused of committing...

Teachers Turn to Online Platforms

Norah Hussaini, Staff Writer February 24, 2021

Flipgrid: Flipgrid is a video platform that helps students share their ideas out loud instead of writing them down and turning them in. Students can have discussions and respond to each other, voicing...

President Joe Biden’s Cabinet Nominees

Norah Hussaini, Staff Writer February 24, 2021

Merrick Garland is most known for his failed Supreme Court nomination during the Obama administration. He was denied a hearing by Mitch McConnell, who wanted to reserve the seat for a justice nominated...

Studious Siblings Tutor Students Seeking Help

Norah Hussaini, Staff Writer January 21, 2021

In April, the Austin Independent School District (AISD) went virtual. No student in the district entered school buildings, from elementary to high school students. A national study from the American Psychological...

Should Democrats Pack the Supreme Court?: PRO

Norah Hussaini, Staff Writer January 8, 2021

Climate change, women’s rights and police brutality. These are three of the most pressing issues in society today. With the 6-3 conservative lead in the Supreme Court, major advancement on these issues...

Students Find New Ways to Socialize Amid COVID-19 Distancing Measures

Norah Hussaini, Staff Writer November 15, 2020

Due to COVID-19 safety regulations, opportunities for social interaction became more and more scarce. People started isolating themselves, and big events like award shows and concerts were canceled. Now,...

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