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

The Liberator

In-Person School Mentality: Students Transition Back to On-Campus Learning

In-Person School Mentality: Students Transition Back to On-Campus Learning

Ella Lilly, Staff Writer October 15, 2021

As students transition out of a year and a half of mostly online school, they are faced with a hefty adjustment. According to LASA wellness counselor Alicia Salinas, mental health and academics are affected...

Students in STEM Provide Fuel for the Future

Students in STEM Provide Fuel for the Future

Nayan Kondapalli, Staff Writer October 15, 2021

Students interested in science can take a range of electives, like computer science, and organic chemistry, throughout high school to learn about possible career opportunities in STEM fields. However,...

AISD Offers Free Lunch

AISD Offers Free Lunch

Sydney Jones, Staff Writer October 15, 2021

In previous years, students in the Austin Independent School District (AISD) had to bring their own meals, buy food from school, or register for free or reduced priced meals. But as a continuation of a...

Lip Dub Filming Persists Despite COVID-19

Edith Holmsten, Staff Writer May 28, 2021

Every other year, LASA films a Lip Dub video featuring students and staff lip syncing or dancing to music. Each video is about five minutes long and showcases LASA clubs, electives and school spirit.  “Dreams”...

Staying Cool For The Summer

Katie Busby, Staff Writer May 28, 2021

As the weather gets warmer and cars become uninhabitable again, students are starting to make their summer plans. While safety measures are still in place, and the pandemic is not over, people have more...

Students Balance 9-5 Jobs

Madeleine Van Slyke, Staff Writer May 28, 2021

High school students have many obligations. Homework, studying for tests, college applications and volunteering are all time intensive activities, but on top of all that, some students decide to take on...

The Raptors Give Back

Annabel Andre, Staff Writer May 28, 2021

Volunteering is something many high school students do to help better their communities, participate in school events or get volunteer hours. According to students, giving back to the community through...

IN-DEPTH: The Vaccine: Teachers and Students on COVID-19 Immunization and Hopes for Future

Sophie Chau and Ava De Leon April 14, 2021

Kariko + Weissman Paper Hungarian scientist Katalin Karikó began working on the foundations of mRNA vaccines in the 1970s. Even after repeated rejections of her requests for funding, being fired from...

University of Texas CAPlications

Edith Holmsten, Staff Writer April 14, 2021

Out of all the LASA seniors who apply to the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), only about 30% of them gain admission, according to college counselor Jamie Kocian. Some unaccepted students are...

Mr. Croston Wins Teacher of the Year

Annabel Andre, Staff Writer April 14, 2021

This school year, Jon Croston, one of the Physics and Calculus teachers and both the golf and cross country coach, won LASA’s 2020-2021 teacher of the year award. According to principal Stacia Crescenzi,...

The Absence of Senior Traditions

Madeleine Van Slyke, Staff Writer April 14, 2021

Once again, seniors are facing a year of uncertainty in the world of the COVID-19 pandemic. They don’t know if they will be able to go to their prom or attend graduation, and college next year holds...

LASA Language Lowdown

Ewan McInerney, Staff Writer April 14, 2021

With students learning virtually, languages other than English (LOTE) teachers have been forced to make changes to the structure and curriculum of their classes. Students also have had to find new ways...

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