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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

ROWING TO SUCCESS Students Isabel Ueber and Marin Maycotte row in the Head of the Charles Regatta, a prestigious rowing event in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The regatta lasts from Oct. 20-22 and hosts over 400,000 spectators and 11,000 competitors. photos courtesy of Isabel Ueber and Marin Maycotte.

The Extr-oar-dinary Talent of LASA Rower

Charlotte Whalen, Staffer December 19, 2022

Two LASA juniors, Marin Macycotte and Isabel Ueber, headed to the prestigious rowing competition Head of the Charles Regatta in October, where they raced a 5000 meter course with over 400,000 spectators....

WATCH AND LEARN A representative from the Kuk Sool Won of Oak Hill Martial Arts demonstrates basic martial
arts to students. The demonstrations were held in the large gym every Monday and Thursday from Oct. 17-27
and were organized by members of the Chinese Club. photos by Kayla Le

New Martial Arts Demonstration is a Knockout

Avini Ganne, Club Contributor December 19, 2022

The Chinese Club hosted martial arts demonstrations in the Large Gym every Monday and Thursday from Oct. 17- 27. Representatives from the Kuk Sool Won of Oak Hill Martial Arts, many of which were LASA...

SCRIMAGE: Martinez joins The Vertikills for a day and plays a practice match while they run their plays for upcoming matches. There are four cuts that the team practices which are strike, the around, the cut-back, and the deep-cut. photo by JC Ramirez Delgadillo.

Raptor Rundown

Victor Martinez, Staffer December 19, 2022

In my experience, or lack thereof, with playing with frisbee, I have never actually taken the time to improve my throwing or catching technique in any meaningful way. From the time I was a toddler, barely...

Golf Program Swings Hard Despite Struggles

Lily Wilkerson, Staffer December 19, 2022

LASA's golf program has experienced many changes this year, with a new coach, a lack of transportation to courses, and a class size over twice the average for LASA golf. Both the coach and students have...

A HELPING HAND: Sports med students Sophomore Abby Aardema and Senior Adam Reisman practice their medical skills at a football game. They assist an injured player onto a stretcher while tending to their leg. photo by Isha Sheth

Sport Med on the Scene

Alondra Aguirre, Staffer December 19, 2022

The sports medicine (sports med) class at LASA consists of teaching skills focusing on the basic application of medicine in sports, like how to treat a wound or wrap an injury. LASA offers three different...

Graphic by Alexandra Valencia

Opening Eyes to Elitism

Griffin Beam, Staffer December 19, 2022

Elitism in athletics is something that has been around for as long as sports have been competitive, potentially impacting the atmosphere of tournaments at LASA. Elitism is the sense of superiority in a...

Graphic by Amelia Coleman

Editorial: Tennis, Welcome to the New Age

Sanwi Sarode, sport editors December 19, 2022

Tears have been shed in the tennis industry as top-notch players step down from their careers, leaving the mantle for the younger generation to carry. From Roger Federer to Serena Williams, both retiring...

Graphic by Annabel Andre and Amelia Coleman

A Guide to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar

Beatriz Marteleto-Lara, Staffer November 18, 2022

The 2022 Soccer World Cup has yet to start, but it’s already one of the most controversial Cups to date, according to BBC News. The World Cup will kick off on Nov. 20, 2022 with a match between Ecuador...

graphic by Amelia Coleman

Editorial: Female Athletes Try to Ditch Sexist Uniforms

Megan Gerold, Staffer November 18, 2022

Short shorts, stark white bottoms, tight tops. The articles of clothing that are forced upon women are not only present at school, or at an office job, but also broadcasted to the entire world through...

SERVE IT UP: Robby Cole learns how to serve with the rest of the volleyball team. The raptor Rundown allows a member of the Liberator to learn a new sport. photo by JC Ramirez Delgadillo

The Raptor Run Down

Robby Cole, Staffer November 18, 2022

I showed up to the Raptors volleyball practice with no experience in the sport outside of my fifth grade gym class. Although I had extremely limited knowledge of the rules in volleyball, I remembered how...

graphics by Annabel Andre and Amelia Coleman, Photo by Kayla Le.

WOLO Is No Longer Solo

Annabel Andre and Sanwi Sarode November 18, 2022

Water polo, also known as “wolo” by players, has long been a club sport, but this year it is making the transition to being an Austin Independent School District (AISD) funded varsity sport. As water...

MAKING GAINS: Members of the lifting club work on squats, bench press, and other workouts. According to member Ruby Sulter lifting is a great way to gain muscle without damaging your body like cardio can do. photo by JC Ramirez Delgadillo.

Welcome to the Club

Victor Martinez, Staffer November 18, 2022

With the creation of a new lifting club this year, students now have the opportunity to incorporate exercise into their after-school routines. Whether people join for muscular gains, fun, or to connect...

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