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Stealing the show

Devina Atmed

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

by Aimee Bozoudes, Staff Writer

“One more time!” However, each and every dancer in the room know’s that after the long hours spent in the kaleidoscope of lights that have been shone down upon them in a flurry of different outfit...  Read More »

April 28, 2016 • 0 comments

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

Ending on a high note

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

The editors of the newspaper (L-R): senior Jack Densmore, junior Austin Graham and sophomore Kyle Gehman.

Publications exceed expectations

Both the yearbook and newspaper received awards last weekend. Senior editor Jack Densmore and assistant...  Read More »

A study guide for both the ACT and SAT. Today the ACT was given during the school day.

Juniors and seniors prepare for ACT testing

The mandatory tests are slowly creeping up on juniors and seniors. One of those tests is the American...  Read More »

uil

Bands earns 1st Division at UIL Concert & Sightreading

The four bands returned from UIL held at Georgetown this past week. The Symphonic band and the Symphonic...  Read More »

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McCall catches the ball

McCall catches the ball

by Matthew Grissom, Staff Writer

The baseball season is almost over, and for the seniors these last few weeks are what motivate them to keep going for the last 6 weeks. The one who seems to feel that the...  Read More »

Apr 28

Lighting the Way

Lighting the Way

by Bri Branscomb, Staff Writer

The whir of saws and smell of paint fill the air as theater director Chuck Harris steps into what has become his second home. People are everywhere, and doing every type of...  Read More »

Apr 26

Learning as a teacher

Learning as a teacher

by Kyle Gehman, Assistant Editor

For some people, going back to school to learn can be a scary thought and the last thing they want to do, but after years of experience and a passion for teaching, one person...  Read More »

Apr 23

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Looking towards region

Kyle Gehman

Th track for Leander is outside the school at Bible stadium. There is one meet at Leander all year.

Looking towards region

by Kyle Gehman, Assistant Editor

The boys and girls varsity track teams both had members to qualify for the regional meet in San Antonio after competing at Area on April 21. “I’m used to having the element of surprise thanks to my age and looks,” sophomore Gavin Davis said. “As the team begins to slim down in numbers it gets easier to measure out a person and learn how to beat them in a race and being in Area this next group of runners are all work no play, so it’ll...  Read More »

April 28, 2016

Boys’ basketball players receive awards

Jack Densmore

Junior Chase Cotton shooting for two points against Vista Ridge. Cotton scored 16 points in the game.

Boys’ basketball players receive awards

by Jack Densmore, Editor-in-Chief

Junior Chase Cotton received the MVP award for the 2015-2016 year, and got 1st Team All-District, and Academic All-District. Juniors Kristian Murphy and Kobe Thompson received 2nd Team All-District awards. Junior JP Stevens received Honorable Mention for All-District. “[Winning the award] feels pretty good,” Cotton said. “I worked really hard all year and it looks like it paid off.” For team awards, Murphy received the Defensive Player...  Read More »

April 28, 2016

Baseball team takes on East View, Vista Ridge

Senior Izaiah Martinez running towards first base.

Baseball team takes on East View, Vista Ridge

by Matthew Grissom, Staff Writer

The Lions varsity baseball team took on East View on Tuesday night and Friday night. Both games were very close due to both teams showing great defencive skills, however, the Lions came out on top the entire week beating East View and continuing their winning streak to five games this season. The first game came down to the wire, but the Lions came out on top with the final score being 10-9. With a pitching performance by senior Cameron Castillo...  Read More »

April 26, 2016

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GAHSMTA award show information

Siandhara Bonnet

A photo of students in last year's select ensemble for GAHSMTA. This is a small taste of the award show.

GAHSMTA award show information

by Austin Graham, Assistant Editor

The time has come for the third annual Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards. It is basically the Tony Awards, but on a smaller scale. The award show is a collection of small performances from different schools casts, select members from different schools, and performers who were nominated for awards. The show will take place at The Long Center in Austin. It will be tomorrow night at 7:30. There are five students from our school who will be performing in the select ensemble and even...  Read More »

April 12, 2016 • Comments Off

Part of the one act cast posing with their bi-district award. The group will compete at regional on Saturday, April 22.

Picnic takes first in bi-district, area

April 11, 2016

OAP advances to area With the UIL competition for one act play, there are three judges watching the com...  Read More »

Senior Rachel Ellis practices for winter guard. They finished their last meet in second place.

A final statement

April 6, 2016

In their last competition of the year the varsity Winter Guard finished second in the State Championships...  Read More »

The cast right before their performance at the competition. The cast is made up of 8 juniors and 3 seniors.

Picnic takes first

March 28, 2016

The one act play, went up against seven other schools for the district competition last week. Picnic...  Read More »

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Vaping: Stop Doing It In School!

Vaping: Stop Doing It In School!

by Lyn Cheely, Staff Writer

The teacher stops the lesson for a 5 minute class break. Everyone jumps out of their seats and heads over to their friend’s desks, the water fountain, and the bathroom. The first individual to the bathroom pulls open the door and strides purposefully inside, only to find himself choking in a cloud...  Read More »

April 7, 2016 • Comments Off

How to make a better lipdub

How to make a better lipdub

by Garrett Gage, Staff Writer

The lipdub that our school held a few weeks ago was less than spectacular. That doesn’t mean there’s nothing good within the video, but it’s buried with questionable decisions. I hope the people who made this are reading, because I’m gonna share my thoughts on how to improve this video if they...  Read More »

April 6, 2016 • Comments Off

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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 »

April 26, 2016 • 0 comments

The best things on the planet

The best things on the planet

by Austin Graham, Assistant Editor

Dogs have been on man’s side for as long as man has existed. Dogs can be best friends, protectors, hunters, therapists and so much more. Around 78 million dogs were domesticated animals in the United States in 2012. According to helpguide.org, a non-profit guide to mental health and wellbeing, ...  Read More »

March 23, 2016 • Comments Off

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