The Liberator

Seniors set sights across the globe

Megan Ramsey, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

Before senior Will Fisher applied to college, he was enticed by the University of Cambridge, thousands of miles away, where his dad had done work as a young adult. He did not limit himself to the borders of the United States. Now Fisher will walk paths his dad walked years ago and attend classes in buildings...

Ephriam’s popcorn influenced by childhood memories

Emma McBride, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

Two students are walking to lunch after class when suddenly they smell the fresh, buttery scent of popcorn around the corner. Excitedly, they cheer in unison as they hurry to the yellow hallway to receive popcorn from LASA’s security guard, Ray Ephriam. Ephriam has many duties around LASA as a security...

Lip Dub brings dubs

McKenzi Popper, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

Though the not-so-blue skies posed an issue for the advanced Audio Visual Production (AVP) team, students still smiled, laughed and literally tossed each other in the air for the 2019 Lip Dub. The production, set to the tune of “Mr. Blue Sky,” did not run as predicted due to the ironic weather and...

Signarture Course: Planet Earth

Hanif Amanullah, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

After taking a year of World Geography and Biology as freshmen, sophomores at LASA have the opportunity to take a signature course that, in a way, blends the two classes together. This course–called Planet Earth–works to help students think about their locations in geologic terms, as well as understand...

Signature Course: Great Ideas

Zoe Klein, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

LASA has been recognized by numerous sources, including the Austin Statesman and Niche.com, as a pioneer of new ways of educating. These great ideas include the signature courses, four unique classes required for all LASA students. The newest of the courses, Great Ideas, is a philosophy-based class...

Signature Course: Electronic Magazine

Catie Graves, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

Students sit at rows of computers, their faces lit by the screen. Some are quickly typing on a Google Doc filled with highlights and comments. Others face screens showing Adobe Programs with multiple tabs open. All are intently working to finish the creation of their electronic magazine. Electronic...

Signature Course: Science & Technology

Emma McBride, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

A whole semester of a student’s freshman year at LASA has almost come to an end, which, for SciTech students, means that the day of the infamous final project has finally come. Their hands are shaking as they pick up their device, place it on the playing field, and press the trigger ever so slowly....

iReporter takes home big wins on and off the field

iReporter takes home big wins on and off the field

Max Domel, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019

It is a Friday night in mid-October, and Ikey Kohler is standing on the sidelines of the football field, recording each play with his camera and calling into 1370 AM to give score updates. Towards the end of 2018, FanstandATX (Fanstand), a local news outlet covering high school athletics in the Austin...

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....

Lending a hand at the border

Lending a hand at the border

Malena Heineman, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019

With almost 397,000 people apprehended while crossing the southern border into the U.S. in 2018 according to the U.S Customs and Border Protection agency, many charities have been set up at the border to aid the released immigrants and help them land on their feet as they start new lives in the U.S. Over...

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