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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

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Students Look Ahead to the New School Year

Juan (JC) Ramirez Delgadillo, Web Editor August 20, 2022

Over the past three years, students and teachers have been impacted by COVID-19. Three years ago, education went online in the middle of March 2020, and most students continued remote learning for at least...

Baking Brings Bounteous Boons

Adithi Ganesan, Club Contributor January 5, 2022

Recently, there have been numerous baking trends covering simple, quick, and delicious recipes dominating social media. Baking shows like “Master Chef” and “The Great British Bake Off” on streaming...

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...

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...

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