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

The Liberator

Ball is Officially in LASA’s Court

Sanwi Sarode and Annabel Andre September 1, 2021

As LASA moves to a new campus following its separation from LBJ Early College High School, LASA students begin to prepare for the changes the upcoming school year will hold. LASA and LBJ athletics were...

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...

New Technologies That Are Changing The Way We Play Sports

Abigail Jackson, Sports Editor April 14, 2021

INSTANT REPLAY While sporting events used to be broadcast by a single, stationary camera in black and white, they are now shown with a variety of camera angles, informative graphics and instant replay....

The Debate Over Tom Brady: Greatest of All Time or Overrated?

If you know anything about football, you know who Tom Brady is. He is one of the most accomplished football players of all time, with seven Super Bowl wins, 14 Pro Bowl appearances and the most completed...

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...

Spotlight On JV Athletics

Annabel Andre, Staff Writer April 14, 2021

Historically, junior varsity (JV) athletics have been seen as less significant than varsity programs. However, this outlook fails to recognize the highly valuable role of junior varsity athletics: to provide...

LASA Forms New Velocity Dance Team

Edith Holmsten, Staff Writer April 14, 2021

Since its foundation in 2007, LASA has had a combined dance team with LBJ called the First Ladies. With LASA moving campuses for the 2021-22 school year, LASA is forming a new dance team called the Velocity...

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...

Grand Slam Into Softball Season

Susan Ballesteros, Staff Writer February 24, 2021

For the Raptors softball team, 2021 has brought in new players, a new district and new COVID-19 regulations for both practices and games. As with all other sports, the softball team has recently had to...

Gender Inequality in Sports Coverage

Helena Lara, Sports Editor February 24, 2021

On Feb. 1, 2021, there were 30 headline articles on ESPN’s website. Four of these headlines were for women's sports, and 26 were for men's sports. On that same day, Fox Sports had 56 stories headlined...

The NFL Tackles COVID-19 Pandemic

Malvika Pradhan, Staff Writer February 24, 2021

While the 2020-2021 NFL season went on this year just like any other, the league implemented many changes in order to ensure the safety of both players and fans. Every NFL season concludes with the...

Austin FC Prepares to Kick Off the Inaugural Season

Abigail Jackson, Sports Editor February 24, 2021

In 2017, it was announced that the Major League Soccer (MLS) team the Columbus Crew would be moving their franchise to Austin to become Austin Football Club (FC). After years of preparation, Austin FC...

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