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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

Indie’s Where It’s At in Austin

LiLi Xiong and Katie Busby May 5, 2022

For one week, SXSW takes over Austin’s music scene with an endless number of live concerts showcasing bands from around the world. Of course, there are many genres of music featured, but one genre they...

EDU Innovation Rocks SXSW

Sarah Garrett and Ella Lilly May 5, 2022

While the second week of SXSW is packed with live music, film, new technology, and business adventures, the first week of SXSW has its own lineup. Focused on the youth and how they’ll change the world,...

The Meow Wolf Experience

Delia Rune, Finance Director May 5, 2022

A display of fantastical “islands” with windows that allowed visitors to peer inside and see the magic-themed scenes displayed within. That was the exhibit that the organization Meow Wolf showcased...

There’s Music in the Water: SXSW Artists and Austin’s Gig Crown

Emma McBride, Managing Editor May 5, 2022

In the mid-80s, a member of a New York music industry convention suggested that the best way to measure how supportive a city is of its live music scene is by counting the number of different live music...

TO THE MOVIES The marquee in front of the Paramount Theatre in downtown Austin has
the title of the movie “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent.” The film premiered during
SXSW as part of the headliner lineup. photo by Susan Ballesteros

Liberator Picks: SXSW Feature Movies

Susan Ballesteros, Katie Busby, and Norah Hussaini May 2, 2022

Linoleum - Colin West Susan Ballesteros - Entertainment Editor “Linoleum” thrives on being confusing. It invites viewers to a hazy, zigzagging rocket ship ride that starts with a red car falling...

Gaming Gains Golden Opportunities: SXSW’s Online Expo Success in Virtual World

Sophie Chau, Student Life Editor April 14, 2021

According to the Entertainment Software Association, around 214 million Americans play video games for at least an hour a week. As video games become more and more popular, the landscape of the industry...

SXSW EDU Holds Separate Festival

Juan Ramirez (JC) Delgadillo, Staff Writer April 14, 2021

“20 Years from Idea to Impact” by The Teachers’ College at Western Governors U: At this year’s online South By Southwest, the presentation “20 Years from Idea to Impact” by  the Teachers’...

Inside Look at Online Concerts with Some of SXSW 2021’s Musicians

LiLi Xiong, Staff Writer April 14, 2021

On a normal year, South by Southwest (SXSW) is an iconic time for musicians and music lovers. This year, however, the festival's organizers were tasked with recreating the hype of live music in a virtual...

SXSW Hosts a Variety of Films From Students to Seasoned Filmmakers

Charles Taylor, Copy Editor April 14, 2021

When it was announced that the South By Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival would be going virtual in 2021 due to COVID-19 concerns, thousands of filmmakers and cinema enthusiasts from across the globe were...

SXSW Returns to Austin Virtually with Full Schedule

Charles Taylor, Copy Editor February 24, 2021

On March 3, 2020, Austin Mayor Steve Adler released an order effectively canceling South By Southwest (SXSW), citing public health concerns related to the emerging COVID-19 pandemic. In its March 6 statement,...

LASA freshman Lucy Sugawa moderates the What the F- is Wrong With My Teenager? panel at SXSW. Sugawas role is to be the teen advocate at the panel full of other adults. photo by Sarah Mines

WTF is up with my teen

Sarah Mines, Student Life Editor April 9, 2019

Parents for generations have been baffled by the teenage years. As their children transform from kids to teenagers, parents find it difficult to communicate with their child and understand why they do...

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