The Liberator

From restful stress to stressful rest

Ainsley Freeman, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

The final week of the school year is marked by panicked students frantically cramming for their next final. Stress is at a high as everyone prepares for exam week. But, this does not have to be everyone’s reality. There are a few ways for people to de-stress and relax before their test. These options...

Indepth: Putting stress to the test

Somaya Jimenez-Haham, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019

Algebra II Challenge Problem due on Monday, map quiz in World Geo on top of your English assignment readings and throw in your biology lab that your group members still have not done. Meanwhile, it is midnight, and you still have to prepare for the deluge of assignments waiting for you tomorrow morning....

Students and teachers speak up about SAT and ACT tests

Megan Ramsey, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018

More than one million students in Texas took the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) exams in the 2016-2017 academic school year. In junior year, students begin preparing for the SAT and American College Testing (ACT), and at LASA, all freshmen, sophomores and...

A paw to hold: relieving stress alongside furry friends

A paw to hold: relieving stress alongside furry friends

Catie Graves, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018

Sitting on the floor of the library, two students play with Belle, one of the furry friends who came to LASA to help students relieve stress. In the midst of PSAT week, when schedules are turned upside down and the library is filled with students cramming before tests, petting a dog provides a peaceful...

A look inside student minds

Gabrielle Jabour and Sarah Mines

February 20, 2018

LASA is known both for its academics and for the stress its students can experience. While at many schools students can be heard bragging about weekend plans and relaxing during lunch, LASA has a different kind of culture: one that encourages advancement. But it can take a toll on student’s mental...

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