A Dedicated Passion to Teaching

Ever since the 9th grade, LASA teacher Alison Earnhart, has been in love with the idea of teaching science. 10 years ago, Earnhart started her long-lasting dream of becoming a science teacher, and in 2008, she came to teach at LASA. In 2011, Earnhart won her first LASA Teacher of the Year award and ...

Wind tunnel Prom was a blast

Sploosh! There’s no better sound to describe LBJ/LASA Prom 2017 than human bones grinding against massive steel blades. The danger was palpable (and exhilarating!) as attendees clawed floors, walls, and each other in futile struggles to hold their ground. LASA Student Council president Quinn Simpson...

French students exchange culture, language at LASA

Like most students, 17-year-old Clara Denis had no idea what to expect when she entered the school building on her first day at LASA. New faces and unfamiliar classes all felt daunting. Unlike the hundreds of new freshmen who experience these feelings every August, however, Denis’s past educational ...

Students orchestrate music concert

Senior Noah Simon sits down in his attic armed with his laptop, pencil and paper. He writes down some notes, then scratches them out and starts over. After repeating this process several times to no avail, he pulls up a two-bar rhythm from a Bach fugue, and on a whim decides to create a different me...

LASA senior distinguished as a teen tycoon

Holding down various internship positions, working in an office setting, and being in charge of various media programs are all things that LASA senior Elena Barrera-Waters has experience with. These experiences were recognized when she was named one of Mogul’s Top 30 High School Moguls in the ...

Mix it Up Day

The LASA hallways are cluttered with groups of students. These students stand in clumps before school, at lunch and in between classes, divided up in almost every possible way. This clique problem has not been unnoticed by the LASA counselors, who were first alerted to this problem by the students t...

The brain matters to neuro club

Ten LASA students stand in a tidy, professional office, surrounded by cream colored walls and bookshelves. As they listen to explanations of case studies and outcomes of past patients, intricate brain scans flash on a computer monitor in front of them. When it comes to learning about the brain, the...

Journey to the bottom of the Earth

LASA teacher David Walker waddles forward on the slippery terrain, his face partially obscured by the beak protruding from his penguin suit. The beak’s sunny yellow hue contrasts with the bleakness of the icy landscape. A group of native penguins walks along the rocky coastline nearby, oblivious to ...

Students of Color Note LASA Lacks Diversity

How do students of color experience LASA? For sophomore Kinza Pasha, a Pakistani student, race played into her high school experience simply because of the lack of students of color at LASA. She said she felt alienated sometimes because of the predominance of white students. “Most of my middle scho...

This class is pretty [Wicked]

Many LASA students would name “too much homework”, “lack of sleep” and “college applications” as some prominent problems of their high school career. However, with a new addition to LASA’s course list this year, students can tackle some more widespread and “wicked” problems. This new class is calle...