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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

Don’t Stand So Close To Me: Students and Faculty Return to Campus

Sophia Chau and Ava De Leon November 15, 2020

A worldwide pandemic, national unrest, and murder hornets sound like they belong in the description of a dystopian novel set in the 22nd century. Unfortunately, all those events and more have happened...

Doing Good Deeds: Students Find Ways to Serve Their Communities in Times of Need

Doing Good Deeds: Students Find Ways to Serve Their Communities in Times of Need

Ahnsa Campbell, Staff Writer May 13, 2020

One day students were sitting in class, and the next they were in quarantine. Even though people are confined to their homes due to the sudden circumstances of COVID-19, there are still students who are...

Being Your Own Boss: Entrepreneurial Students Balance School With Business

Being Your Own Boss: Entrepreneurial Students Balance School With Business

Grace Woodruff, Staff Writer May 6, 2020

Sophomore Chloe Lein stands by the oven waiting for the ding of the timer to let her know her cupcakes are done as their sweet smell fills the kitchen. She is one of many other students who juggle the...

How LASA Musicians Are Using Quarantine to Slow Down and Explore Their Passion

Wrenny Collamer, Staff Writer April 23, 2020

Austin's stay-at-home order has been in place for over a month, and while the isolation might feel like an eternity to some, for students like junior Emily Kahn, the extra time has provided the chance...

The Muse Behind the Music

The Muse Behind the Music

Zoe Klein, Finance Editor April 22, 2020

“Hi Ari, I’m Ari.” Senior Ari Wagen stood behind a microphone in his bedroom, his walls plastered with concert posters and records, a family member sitting behind him on the electric guitar. He counted...

Mascot Mania: LASA Mascot Unveiling and Reactions

Mascot Mania: LASA Mascot Unveiling and Reactions

Sophia Chau, Staffer April 21, 2020

A crowd of students slowly enters a gym filled with navy table cloths, balloons and shirts that have all been brought in by cardboard boxes so as to not reveal their secrets. Throughout the gym, a cheer...

Taking the Next Generation into Politics

Taking the Next Generation into Politics

Malena Heineman and Nia Orakwue April 15, 2020

As politicians worldwide focus their attention on COVID-19, young people such as seniors Ben Porter and Aaron Booe, a commentary editor on the Liberator, are not halting their interest and involvement...

Threadfair: Rocking the Runway

Wrenny Collamer, Staffer February 18, 2020

Threadfair is a student-run fashion show that has the goal of giving high-school students a unique community and creative outlet. This year, the show has made changes, like a larger venue, while also seeing...

There and Back Again

There and Back Again

Diego Prozzi, Staff Writer October 11, 2019

LASA has been a high school in Austin since 2007, and has seen many teachers and students come and go over the years. Aaron Pellowski, the Latin teacher, and Vyasar Ganesan, a college counselor, were...

Preparing Future Faces In Entertainment

Preparing Future Faces In Entertainment

Beck Williams, Staff Writer October 9, 2019

Students huddle behind the camera in silence as the actors take their positions. “And, Action!” a voice says and the actors begin to recite their lines. In Audio Visual Production (AVP), students learn...

Juniors Winn Philpott and Drue Gillentine dance together in sync to the music. Other students join practice in pairs. photo by Reha Kakkar

Looking for extracurriculars? Join the club

Reha Kakkar, Club Writer April 9, 2019

Map Club When: Mondays during lunch Where: Room 200 (Loewenstern) Four years ago, juniors Sean Hall and Tara Lassiter created the game that would later be the basis of Map Club. They drew inspiration...

Senior Megan Gilbert interviews senior Johnathan Anstead for a feature on instagram @humansoflasa. She is one of several LASA students running the page, which has amassed over 300 followers. photo by Helena Lara

Meet the humans of LASA

Alexandra Watson, Staff Writer October 30, 2018

At the beginning of this summer, Humans of LASA made its debut Instagram post: a headshot of a LASA student. For some students, the sight of his face will stir recognition, while others have never seen...

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