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  • Upcoming Craze: Trivia Crack

    Upcoming Craze: Trivia Crack

    by Siandhara Bonnet, Editor-in-Chief

    December 19, 2014

    Trivia Crack, or battling friends to see who has the most trivia knowledge, is the new game that has been spotted on twitter. The game is much like Jeopardy, but a player only goes up against one person at a time. There are six categories (science, entertainment, art, geography, sports, and history) with a character for each category. The goal of the game is to win all six categories... READ MORE »»

    Characters in Trivia Crack

    Photo Credit Siandhara Bonnet

  • Iconic Austin Murals

    Iconic Austin Murals

    by Laynie Duplantis, Staff Writer

    December 15, 2014

    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, there are more iconic murals than just Jeremiah the Innocent. People from all over the world... READ MORE »»

    "Jeremiah the Innocent"

    Photo Credit Laynie Duplantis

  • Hoopin It Up

    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


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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Three Days of Basketball

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

Three Days of Basketball

by Siandhara Bonnet, Editor-in-Chief

The Lion Classic Basketball Tournament finished play on Saturday, December 13. Six teams, including Leander, Rouse, Elgin, Vista Ridge, McNeil and Lufkin played over the course of 3 days in both gyms. Saturday,...  Read More »

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Junior Adhithya Balaji preparing to strike the ball across the court.

Varsity Tennis Takes on McNeil Tournament

November 23, 2014

The varsity tennis team closed off their fall season for the 2014-2015 year when they went to the McNeil...  Read More »

Freshman Lauren Pohl after hitting the ball towards the other side of the court

JV Tennis Travels to Georgetown Tournament

November 14, 2014

Junior Varsity Tennis traveled to the Georgetown tournament this past week. Leander had a few players...  Read More »

Senior Caleb Gonzaba takes down the Drippings Springs runner

A Final Farewell on Senior Night

November 12, 2014

The Lions finished their season 0-10 against the Dripping Springs Tigers 28-14, saying farewell to the...  Read More »

Senior wide receiver Mikael Dawkins catches a pass from sophomore quarterback Parker McNeil for a first and goal

Tackling the Rangers

November 6, 2014

The Lions fell to the Vista Ridge Rangers, currently ranked 17th in the 5A division, 45-24. The kick...  Read More »

Arts & Entertainment

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

Newest Twitter Trend: “Starter Packs”

Newest Twitter Trend: “Starter Packs”

by Laynie Duplantis, Staff Writer

There's a new, humorous trend on Twitter known as "starter packs." A starter pack is a collection of pictures of a certain person or stereotype stating that whatever the images are, that's what you "need" to be that type of person/stereotype. There's an account on Twitter...  Read More »

December 9, 2014 • 0 comments

The original photo of Alex From Target that caused his internet fame

#AlexfromTarget: An Internet Sensation takes off

November 13, 2014

What started out as just a photo of a 16-year-old cashier at Target grew into a viral Twitter sensation....  Read More »

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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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