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Skills in the USA

Mr. Wasson

Chris Cecchini, Buddy McBroom, and Jeremy Redden prepare themselves before their presentation at state. A presentation that will win them second place and best show in precision engineering.

Skills in the USA

by Gigi Allen, Staff writer

Juniors Buddy McBroom, Chris Cecchini, and Jeremy Redden placed 2nd out of 12 in the state competition for skillsUSA. McBroom designed a re spin on an old idea of the long board. He and his team hav...  Read More »

May 27, 2016 • 0 comments

This is the Mongols conquer Russia.

Students finish history projects

A project in the AP World History and AP U.S History classes that has become more of a school tradition...  Read More »

Senior directors Annika Lowe and Mathilde Le Tacon. They are directing 10 Things I Hate About You together.

Five shows, two nights

The Advanced Productions class has been working on their senior directed plays for the past month. The...  Read More »

final exam schedule

Final exam schedule, graduation schedule

Starting next week, students will be taking final exams to close off the 2015-2016 school year. Wednesday,...  Read More »

A restroom sign depicting both genders. Currently, there is a debate over solving the issue of transgender people using the restroom of their choice- and whether or not gender neutral and all-gender bathrooms would solve it.

Students react to President’s directive on transgender bathroom decree

As of late, the issue of the use of bathrooms based upon gender assignment has become hotly debated....  Read More »

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Senior Feature: Taylor Cameron

Senior Feature: Taylor Cameron

by Gigi Allen, Staff Writer

Sitting in the room Taylor thought again and again about what her parents would think. Did her dad want her to go to college? She was scared, nervous. This choice was one th...  Read More »

May 16

A short, great experience

A short, great experience

by Brianna Sabrsula, Staff Writer

Sarah Mitchell moved across the country to finish her senior year here, leaving behind her former life and friends. This may have been a huge bummer for some, but Sarah made...  Read More »

May 12

Playing past fear

Playing past fear

by Jack Densmore, Editor-in-Chief

Pass back, kick, run, tackle, score. The game of rugby is a sport that requires aggression, and the ability to take a hit. Senior Adrienne Peterson plays youth rugby outside...  Read More »

May 6

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Football hosts movie night

Illustration via Coach Smith

The football team will be hosting the movie to raise goods for the Food Pantry. Entry is with a canned good or more.

Football hosts movie night

by Kyle Gehman, Assistant Editor

On May 13th at Bible Stadium, the football team will host a movie night to help raise goods to restock the local Food Pantry. “I’m looking forward to going because it is a great way to support a good cause as well as have fun with friends,” sophomore Jenna Abadie said. The gates will be opened at 7 p.m. with admission being a canned good and the movie will follow soon after. They will be showing the famous Remember the Titans football...  Read More »

May 13, 2016

Baseball ends season against Cedar Park

Jack Densmore

The Lions doing their ritual cheer before the game. Led by senior Ian Ousley and junior JJ Larson.

Baseball ends season against Cedar Park

by Matthew Grissom, Staff Writer

The Lions ended their baseball season 8-6 overall and playing the Cedar Park Timberwolves in the wild card playoff game. While the season didn't go as planned for the players and the coaches, they are still very proud on how they performed overall and shocked the district as a whole. “[That was] the best way to end the season to me,” senior Jacob Potter said. “Playing a great game with all my teammates one last time.” The Lions played...  Read More »

May 6, 2016

Track finishes season at regional

Dylan Hanna

A jumper competes during the Lion Relays. Senior Pardes Larks and sophomore Busisiwe Banda were the only jumpers who competed at regionals.

Track finishes season at regional

by Kyle Gehman, Assistant Editor

In San Antonio last Saturday and Friday the varsity track team ended their season before State despite placing six members. “I am most proud of the leadership that my seniors have shown through their work ethic and dedication,” Girls’ Head Coach Gigi Heermans said. “They have truly left huge shoes to fill for the future Lady Lions.” For the boys junior Charlie Ruiz placed 8th in the 110 meter hurdles and sophomore Gavin Davis p...  Read More »

May 4, 2016

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Contemporary goodbyes

Kyle Gehman

The last concert that choir had was Pre-UIL. This concert will be the last performance of the year.

Contemporary goodbyes

by Natalie Ditsler, Staff Writer

Every year, choir performs to popular tunes as a break from the strict music of UIL. The songs chosen are choreographed and may be anything from pop to rock to R&B. Along with the songs that director Mr. Wiley chooses, students are allowed to audition for solos. Students may sing by themselves or in groups and must submit a form telling what song they are singing, the lyrics, and whether they have an accompanist or a recording of the instrumental. “I feel like solos are a great opportunity...  Read More »

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The One Act Play, Picnic, has won first overall for the fourth time and will be advancing to state along with one other show. They will compete at Bass Concert Hall on May 24 in the first session, starting at 4pm.

One Act goes to state

May 2, 2016

This year’s one act play, ‘Picnic’, has advanced to the statewide UIL competition held at Bass Co...  Read More »

The Blue Belle leaders on stage for the beginning of the ‘Last Dance’ of Spring Show. This would be the Blue Belles 26th annual Spring Show with the first beginning in 1990.

Stealing the show

April 28, 2016

“One more time!” However, each and every dancer in the room know’s that after the long hours spent...  Read More »

Varsity Women's choir singing at Pre-UIL. They made all ones in sight reading.

Ending on a high note

April 21, 2016

Students screamed at the top of their lungs, jumping and hugging each other the moment they realized...  Read More »

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Alumni give out tips to graduating students

Alumni give out tips to graduating students

by Garrett Gage, Staff Writer

Since graduation is right around the corner, alumni from previous years gave out tips to help the seniors move from one stage of life to the next. 1. “You don't need anything more than food, water, and shelter everything else is just for you; so don't worry about how everyone else is living life.” -Brianna...  Read More »

May 27, 2016 • 0 comments

May celebrates salads and hamburgers

May celebrates salads and hamburgers

by Brianna Sabrsula and Aimee Bozoudes

While salads continue to be one of the healthier options on any menu and have ingredients such as nutritious greens that are great for your body, some people find them disgusting and boring. Burgers please meat-eaters, but they are not the best thing you could be eating all the time. In honor of the m...  Read More »

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Protect the oceans

Protect the oceans

by Jack Densmore, Editor-in-Chief

The ocean is filled with life, wonder and the unknown. It is a different world that has barely been explored, but it’s being damaged by trash, oil spills and other avoidable disasters. Trash continuously harms sea creatures, and humans constantly change the environments of many animals that either...  Read More »

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The judgement lasting millennials

The judgement lasting millennials

by Austin Graham, Assistant Editor

Every 20 or so years, a new generation is named when the former generation becomes parents. G.I Generation, Baby Boomers, Boomerang Generation, Millennials; these are all names of past and recent generations. The generation labeled as The Millennials is a special one. No generation before them has...  Read More »

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