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

The Liberator

Storytellers and Reading Lovers Assemble!: 2021 Texas Book Festival Successful Online

Ella Lilly, Staff Writer December 17, 2021

Whether it was in-person, virtual, or a hybrid mix, the Texas Book Festival has brought together authors, book lovers, and Austinites alike to create meaningful conversations and connect over books since...

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...

Art Curriculum Finds Workarounds: How LASA’s Creative Department has Adapted to Online Working

LiLi Xiong, Staff Writer May 28, 2021

Walking into LASA's library, one might stumble upon a set of pointe shoes decorated with colorful flowers or a pair of running shoes encrusted with shiny metals. Despite the struggles distance learning...

Coffeehouse: The Unorthodox 2021 Show

Nevin Hall, Staff Writer May 28, 2021

Every May, LASA is electrified by talk of who is going to Coffeehouse, who will be performing and what people are most excited for. Without a doubt, Coffeehouse is amongst the treasured traditions of LASA...

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...

Teachers Turn to Online Platforms

Norah Hussaini, Staff Writer February 24, 2021

Flipgrid: Flipgrid is a video platform that helps students share their ideas out loud instead of writing them down and turning them in. Students can have discussions and respond to each other, voicing...

The Problem With Grades

Madeleine Van Slyke, Staff Writer February 24, 2021

Throughout their education, students are taught that school is the most important thing in their lives. High school students, especially, are constantly reminded that the grades they receive determine...

Local Cooks Transition to Virtual Culinary Classes

Katie Busby, Staff Writer February 24, 2021

Over time, Austin has garnered a reputation for being a city with a high-profile food scene, whether from famous restaurants, grocery stores or even smaller cooking companies. Now during the COVID-19 pandemic,...

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