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On the Green in Austin

Catie Graves, Club Contributor November 16, 2020

Many Austinites pride themselves on Austin’s greenspaces like Zilker Park and Barton Springs. These parks see millions of people every year, however, there is more to them than meets the eye.  Before...

How JK Rowling Failed the Harry Potter Fanbase

Ainsley Freeman, Web Editor September 1, 2020

The Harry Potter franchise was a staple of many a childhood. First published in 1997, it quickly became massively popular, making J.K. Rowling the first person to become a billionaire by writing alone....

Valentine’s Day: Consumerist Hoax or Romantic Holiday?

Alex Watson, Photo Editor February 14, 2020

Once February rolls around, teenagers can barely move without running into a chocolate display or a red plastic heart. Schools sell candy grams during lunch and blanket the halls with paper decorations...

Kwanzaa: A History

Diya D'souza, Staffer January 17, 2020

While many Americans spend the morning of December 25th sitting around a tree opening gifts, those who celebrate the holiday of Kwanzaa don’t celebrate until the next day. An estimated 18 million African...

A Merry Austinite Christmas

Alex Watson, Photo Editor December 25, 2019

Now that winter has officially begun, it’s time to lace up your skates and spread some holiday cheer! Although there likely won’t be much snow in Austin, you can do just about everything else to celebrate...

The Rise of Fall Foods

Grace Woodruff, Staffer November 6, 2019

The leaves are falling down, a crisp breeze is in the air, and every cafe, restaurant, and grocery store is offering pumpkin-flavored goodies. With many pumpkin-imbued treats offered by a variety of different...

Sticking for What’s Right

Ahnsa Campbell, Staffer November 6, 2019

Whether it be in the media, from your teachers, or during a conversation with your friends, the word “global warming” is thrown around quite often. Understanding what it means and the cause surrounding...

The Beginning of the End - Senior Traditions Around LASA

The Beginning of the End – Senior Traditions Around LASA

Ava DeLeon, Staff Writer October 11, 2019

For some seniors at LASA, their last year in high school is the last leg in a long race of numerous challenges. As a way to commemorate their education career, LASA seniors have lots of traditions that...

How the Liberator is Made

How the Liberator is Made

Ainsley Freeman, Web Editor October 11, 2019

Every six weeks, a new issue of the LASA Liberator is distributed throughout the school and, stacks of newspapers are placed on the desks in every classroom for the students to take their copy. But how...

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...

To the Halls and Beyond

To the Halls and Beyond

Ahnsa Campbell, Staff Writer October 11, 2019

LASA teachers have somewhat of a tradition involving hall passes. Teachers have crazy passes, from student-sized staffs to actual toilet seats, Teachers have complete creative freedom when it comes...

Life Outside of LASA - Work or Play?

Life Outside of LASA – Work or Play?

Jake Matz, Staff Writer October 11, 2019

LASA is a prestigious school nationwide, ranking #12 on Niche and #18 by U.S. News & World Report nationally. However, success in the school world can come at a sacrifice of personal time. The problem...

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