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    Hoopin It Up

    December 12, 2014

    When the girls basketball historic season ended last year in a loss to San Antonio Brennan at the regional championship, coach Jonathan Lamb knew his team would face high expectations this year. "Our program goal is to reach the playoffs every year, and in the district that we play in, that is not an easy task," Lamb said. "Last year was a great year and learning... READ MORE »»

    Sophomore Malak Mohamed rushes for a score

    Photo Credit Diana Guerrero

  • Top 12 Holiday Traditions

    Top 12 Holiday Traditions

    by Jack Densmore and Siandhara Bonnet

    December 11, 2014

    Holiday traditions are many of the great ways people celebrate the holidays. Here are the Top 12 Holiday traditions! 1. Thinking frost = snow Texans rarely get snow during the winter. So usually Texans think frost/sleet equals snow. 2. Visiting/Writing Letters to Santa Kids all over the world write letters to Santa telling him what they want for Christmas. 3. ... READ MORE »»

    Christmas lights are one of the many holiday decorations used around the house, the tree, and roadways

    Photo Credit MorgueFile

  • Semester Exam Schedule

    Semester Exam Schedule

    by Claire Kyllonen, Assistant Editor

    December 5, 2014

    1st Semester Exam Schedule 2014: Monday, December 15th: no exams Tuesday, December 16th: periods 3 and 4 Wednesday, December 17th: periods 7 and 8 Thursday, December 18th: periods 1 and 2 (go to 3rd and 4th period classes) Friday, December 19th: periods 5 and 6 (dismiss at 11:56 a.m.) Semester Exam Myths Revealed: 1. All students are required to take their fall semester exams.... READ MORE »»

    Students collect their homework in order to study for exams

    Photo Credit Siandhara Bonnet

News

Mockingjay Banned In Thailand

by Matthew Grissom, Staff Writer

The series known all around the world as The Hunger Games has grossed an incredible amount of 500 million dollars. When a person looks at this series, they probably think of a series with a lot of action and cool effects, but some people are actually using the film as an act of rebellion. In...  Read More »

December 17, 2014

Seniors Griffin Mavis and Joseph Sanchez chose to purchase a Beta fish outside of class for their EcoColumn project.

Under the Biome

After a few years of not participating, AP Environmental Science students are now taking part in building...  Read More »

Christian Boer, a Dutch graphic designer, developed the Dyslexie font for people with the learning disability, dyslexia.

Boer develops font for dyslexics

Christian Boer, 33, began to develop the Dyslexie font as a final thesis project when he attended the...  Read More »

Part of the abandoned Chernobyl site.

Chernobyl: 28 Years Later

Videographer Danny Cooke posted footage from a drone that filmed Chernobyl...  Read More »

Junior Zachary Markham uses the Lenovo Thinkpad in History of the Americas

Piloting New Technology

Students have been using new Lenovo Thinkpads since their arrival in early November. The Thinkpads...  Read More »

Inside the Lion’s Den

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Sports

Cross Country Outruns the Competition

Photo Credit Danielle Bell

Senior Kyle LaRoche and Coach Kevin Lawson at the State Tournament

Cross Country Outruns the Competition

by Matthew Grissom, Staff Writer

With all of these sports coming to a close, we congratulate our athletes for showing Lion Pride. We usually congratulate football or volleyball players, but we forgot about our cross country team. Not...  Read More »

December 18, 2014 • 0 comments

The Varsity Basketball Boys before their game against Liberty Hill

In Depth: Into the Locker Room

December 18, 2014

Tournament season is almost over and district is about to begin, but the boys basketball varsity team...  Read More »

Sonya prepares to shoot the ball

Locker Room In Depth: Sonya Reyes

December 18, 2014

"Dribble it! Pass it! We want a basket!" The squeaking of tennis shoes and the bouncing of a basketball...  Read More »

Freshman Brock Cantu dribbles past a Rouse freshman at a game.

Locker Room: Moving Forward

December 18, 2014

The basketball season for both Freshmen teams  has already started, but the season is still fresh. The...  Read More »

Senior Daniel Black makes a move against a Rouse defender on Friday.

Three Days of Basketball

December 12, 2014

The Lion Classic Basketball Tournament finished play on Saturday, December 13. Six teams, including Leander,...  Read More »

Arts & Entertainment

Iconic Austin Murals

Iconic Austin Murals

by Laynie Duplantis, Staff Writer

Daniel Johnston, the artist of "Jeremiah the Innocent," better known as "Hi, How Are You" unveiled a new downtown mural after 20+ years. It is the most popular and well-known mural in downtown Austin. However,...  Read More »

December 15, 2014 • 0 comments

Warner Bros., DC Release Cast List of Suicide Squad

Warner Bros., DC Release Cast List of Suicide Squad

by Siandhara Bonnet, Editor-in-Chief

At first glance, the trending #SuicideSquad is a little concerning, but once curious minds look into the tag, they'll discover that it's more than just an alarming name. For those who are not subdued in trends or DC Comics movie releases, Suicide...  Read More »

December 9, 2014 • 0 comments

The LHS Student starter pack

Newest Twitter Trend: “Starter Packs”

December 9, 2014

There's a new, humorous trend on Twitter known as "starter packs."...  Read More »

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Opinions

Technology vs. Tinsel

Technology vs. Tinsel

by Claire Kyllonen, Assistant Editor

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire. The twinkling of holiday lights. Smells of homemade cookies. Ring-ting-tingling of Twitter notifications---wait. Twitter? Thanks to the rise of the technology takeover, specifically the smartphone, social media may become a norm during the holidays. Technology in...  Read More »

December 9, 2014 • 0 comments

Bahama Buck’s: The Real Taste of Paradise

Bahama Buck’s: The Real Taste of Paradise

by Jack Densmore, Staff Writer

The highly anticipated Bahama Buck's is now open for business across the street from the school. Bahama Buck's is a shaved ice or "sno" restaurant that adds many different and creative flavors of shaved ice such as Blue Coconut, Ice Cream, and Hurricane along...  Read More »

December 9, 2014 • 0 comments

Alexa Urea puts socks in a box to donate for NHS

Buying Service Hours

December 1, 2014

For some students, the thought of going without food for a day or two is unthinkable. The thought of...  Read More »

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