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

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Football: 9/29 LASA vs. Crockett

Annabel Andre, Juan (JC) Ramirez Delgadillo, and Isha Sheth September 30, 2022

Game date: September 29, 2022. LASA vs. Crockett Final score: 0-63 photos by @ishashethphoto on Instagram

graphic by Amelia Coleman

Examining the Dangerous Behavior of Sports Fans

Annabel Andre and Sanwi Sarode August 20, 2022

Soccer, ice hockey, and motorcycle racing are known to bring in the most sports riots following an event, according to Science Direct. The New York Times found these riots have often wreaked havoc in streets,...

Waller Creek Jumps the Rails

Ella Lilly, Staff Writer May 5, 2022

Along Lady Bird Lake’s popular hike and bike trail, Austinites can take advantage of the many activities to partake in. At the Waller Creek Boathouse, lines of locals carry paddles and life jackets to...

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...

Ain’t Nothin’ Gonna Break My Stride: Looking Back on Track and Field’s Season

Fiona Kleeman, Staff Writer May 5, 2022

LASA track takes place during the spring season after a full season of cross country. It’s mainly an individual sport, although the team sometimes competes as a group in UIL competitions. With about...

Losing a Major Competitor: District Realignment Makes Serious Changes

Sydney Jones, Staff Writer May 5, 2022

High school athletics in Texas are governed by the University Interscholastic League (UIL). High schools are placed into 1A through 6A divisions based on school size. 5A schools have student bodies ranging...

The Raptor Rundown

Edith Holmsten, Student Life Editor May 5, 2022

When I walked into the dance room to write this article for the Raptor Run Down, I was honestly a little nervous. I have been dancing ballet since I was four, and I have danced in pointe shoes since I...

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...

The Raptor Rundown

Delia Rune, Finance Director March 28, 2022

When I arrived at the Morris Williams golf course on a chilly Tuesday afternoon, I wasn’t sure what to expect from golf. I didn’t know much about the sport apart from the fact that it was somewhat...

Training During the Offseason: The Importance of Conditioning for Sports

Nayan Kondapalli, Staff Writer March 28, 2022

When it comes to high-school sports, most students think about the somewhat short season of games that last for a few months, only to see them again the next year. But there is a lot more that goes on...

Staying on the Sidelines: Sports Manager’s Role in School Athletics

Ava Spurgeon, Staff Writer March 28, 2022

While athletic managers are behind the scenes, they still remain an integral part of a team. The majority of athletic teams at LASA have multiple managers who help the team run smoothly, work that is often...

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...

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