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The final countdown

The final countdown

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

After a year of the long process of researching, writing and hours of staring at a computer screen, the IB seniors turned in their extended essay this past Monday. “Research is always important because it allows anybody to dig deeper into a topic or a theme and find out exactly what is happening wit...  Read More »

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Lions taken down by Raiders

Amanda Nguyen

Sophomore Landon Sission gets ready to shoot the ball. This is his second year playing basketball.

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by Amanda Nguyen, Staff Writer

 The Lions lost to the Rouse Raiders on November 15. The final score was 40-53 at Leander. During the second period, the Lions were challenged when the Raiders scored with 3:07 left in the period making the score 36-47. “The main thing we need to work on is defense,” junior Damion Hernandez said. “We also need to work on rebounding as well as being more wise.” The Lions received a lot of fouls due to pushing. “In our offens...  Read More »

Dec 12

Close meet ends with a Lion victory

Kyle Gehman

The Lions defeated Georgetown by three points in their first meet against the Eagles. Next they will compete in a tournament in San Antonio.

Close meet ends with a Lion victory

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

The Lion wrestlers defeated the Georgetown Eagles in their first dual meet by a score of 39-36. The Lions got the win after senior Dylan Watt pinned his opponent in the last few seconds to win his match. “All I have to say that it was crazy,” senior Malcolm Wright-Harris said. “We were fighting all the way through until the end when Dylan Wyatt got the last second pin to win the match. Everyone fought hard and gave it all they had.” ...  Read More »

Dec 11

Lions take first in tri-meet

Kyle Gehman

Senior Ricky Smith wrestles during the class period. He went 2-0 during the McNeil/Shoemaker tri-meet.

Lions take first in tri-meet

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

The varsity wrestlers won first in the McNeil/Shoemaker tri-meet by beating McNeil 42-15 and Shoemaker 45-22. “I honestly don't think I performed as well as I could have,” freshman Conrad Russell said. “Partially because I was drained from trying to make weight but I learned from it and now I know how to better prepare for next time.” Highlights were returning state wrestler, senior Zeke Garcia, getting his victory after coming back fro...  Read More »

Dec 7

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Cuckoo for the Cast List

Bri Branscomb

The cast of the school's production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. They will begin rehearsals in January.

Cuckoo for the Cast List

by Bri Branscomb, Staff Writer

  The cast and crew for this years’ one act play, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, was announced December 6. The play follows the story of a group of men in a psychiatric ward, and is set in the late 1950’s, a time period in which mental health treatment often did more harm than good to its...  Read More »

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Spreading Christmas cheer

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December 13, 2016

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Annual dance performance displays LISD talent

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Taking a stand

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by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

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Sit down, speak up

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To say or not to say the Pledge of Allegiance

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by Gigi Allen, Staff Writer

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The four basics

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September 21, 2016

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Leander High School's online student-run newspaper
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