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The Liberator

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

The Liberator

Russian Athletes Banned Across the World

Annabel Andre and Sanwi Sarode May 5, 2022

On Feb. 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin initiated the invasion of Ukraine. Russian troops had been hovering around Ukraine for two months before the invasion, but it still came as a surprise when...

Waging War on Weight Watching: The Mental and Physical Effects of Wrestling

Sanwi Sarode and Annabel Andre March 28, 2022

Wrestling can be a hard subject to discuss due to the constant monitoring of weight, something that can lead to unhealthy eating habits and sometimes even eating disorders. Bulking and cutting is a concept...

Realizing It’s Okay to Not Be Okay: Professional Athletes Reflect on Mental Health and its Acceptance in Sports

Sanwi Sarode, Sports Editor March 28, 2022

It’s not unusual for people to struggle with their mental health, and yet, many don’t take it as seriously as they should. Athletes in particular have received criticism about their decisions to withdraw...

Toto, I Have a Feeling We’re Not in High School Anymore: Inside the World of College Athletics from LASA Student-Athlete Alumni

Annabel Andre and Sanwi Sarode December 17, 2021

College application season is almost over, and it’s time to look to the future. Every year, LASA graduates attend colleges all over the world to pursue art, science, math, literature, athletics, and...

Baseball Strikes Out the Competition

Sanwi Sarode, Staff Writer May 28, 2021

UIL sports across AISD were canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, UIL sports such as baseball were able to start practicing and competing once again. Sophomore baseball player...

Editorial: Award Shows Lack Inclusivity, Raise Questions of Validity: Award Shows’ Long Term Biases Have Become Illuminated, Highlighting a Need for Restructuring

Sanwi Sarode, Staff Writer May 28, 2021

Injustices such as rigged voting and a lack of representation have existed within many award shows since their creation. Although they can be entertaining to watch, it's difficult to appreciate the celebration...

To Mask Or Not To Mask, That Is The Question

To Mask Or Not To Mask, That Is The Question

Sanwi Sarode, Staffer April 14, 2021

Over 70,000 U.S. stores and businesses closed when the COVID-19 pandemic first began, according to Forbes. COVID-19 vaccines were recently developed, and according to the Texas Tribune, as of March 13,...

Roles of Masculinity and Femininity in Athletics

Sanwi Sarode, Staff Writer April 14, 2021

Throughout the history of sports, discussions about how the common stereotypes and roles associated with masculinity and femininity impact athletes and their dynamics have been at the forefront of athletics.  Jack...

To Mask or Not to Mask, That Is the Question: Looking at the Mask Mandate Lift and its Effects

Sanwi Sarode, Staff Writer April 14, 2021

Over 70,000 U.S. stores and businesses closed when the COVID-19 pandemic first began, according to Forbes. COVID-19 vaccines were recently developed, and according to the Texas Tribune, as of March 13,...

Hoopin’ All Day

Sanwi Sarode, Sports Editor February 24, 2021

This year is the first year that LASA has had its own sports teams due to LASA and LBJ's UIL split. One such team was the girls basketball team, which started practicing last semester in preparation for...

The Fall of the SAT: How a Century-Old Test Has Passed its Prime

Sanwi Sarode, Staff Writer February 24, 2021

When COVID-19 began to spread across the United States, many students found it difficult to take the SAT and other standardized tests due to limited testing space and a decrease in testing opportunities....

Two, Four, Six, Eight, Who Do We Appreciate? LASA Cheerleaders!

Sanwi Sarode, Staff Writer January 21, 2021

This year, LASA has established its first ever cheerleading team in the wake of the recent UIL split from LBJ. The new team has had to learn a new fight song and create new dances to start laying a foundation...

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