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The Liberator

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

The Liberator

Losing a Major Competitor: District Realignment Makes Serious Changes

Sydney Jones, Staff Writer May 5, 2022

High school athletics in Texas are governed by the University Interscholastic League (UIL). High schools are placed into 1A through 6A divisions based on school size. 5A schools have student bodies ranging...

Austin’s Cool Sweet Treats: Spotlight on Amy’s Ice Cream, a City Original

Sydney Jones, Staff Writer May 5, 2022

Amy’s Ice Creams was established in 1984 by Amy Simmons with the first location on 3500 Guadalupe St., but since then they have expanded  16 locations all around Texas in Austin, San Antonio, and Houston. Many...

Welcome to the Club: Alternative Athletic Options at LASA

Sydney Jones, Staff Writer March 28, 2022

LASA has many athletic talents, one of whom includes senior Caroline Stone, who has the chance that high school athletes often strive for: to be recognized for their talent. She has been playing ultimate...

Austin Marathon Sprints to the 30-Year Finish Line

Sydney Jones, Staff Writer March 28, 2022

The Austin Marathon has been around since 1992, making this year's run in February the event’s 30th anniversary. As the 25th-largest marathon in the United States, the Austin marathon brings people from...

Throwback Thursday: Vintage Sale in Austin

Sydney Jones, Staff Writer March 23, 2022

As a longstanding Austin tradition, the Citywide Vintage Sale is a vintage shopper's paradise. The Citywide Vintage Sale is a community event held in the Palmer Event Center that brings vintage vendors...

Austin’s Alluring Area

Sydney Jones, Staff Writer January 5, 2022

In the past decade, Austin’s population has increased by 34%, according to the Austin Business Journal. This makes Austin one of the fastest growing major metropolitan areas in the U.S., with people...

Oh No! My Ankle! it’s Broken!: How LASA Athletes Respond to Injuries

Sydney Jones, Staff Writer December 17, 2021

Getting injured is a normal part of being an athlete in any sport. LASA offers 16 different sports over the course of the school year, and the chance for injuries in these sports is high. Injuries can...

Not Like Your Average Music Festival: Psychedelic, Shoegaze, and More Genres Shine at Levitation

Sydney Jones, Staff Writer December 17, 2021

Levitation, a smaller music festival held in Austin, was founded in 2008 under the name Austin Psych Fest. According to Levitation, the festival has been gaining popularity in recent years, and similar...

Service Hours Yield Storied Honor

Sydney Jones, Staff Writer October 15, 2021

LASA provides many chances for students to help their communities and the world, but one organization in particular teaches members many skills for the outside world, while also giving members service...

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...

Making Money Moves in New Budget

Making Money Moves in New Budget

Sydney Jones, Staff Writer October 15, 2021

The Austin budget for the 2021-2022 fiscal year was recently adopted and approved. This budget contained changes to different departments, which meant including more money for the Austin Public Library...

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