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  • Senior never misses a day of school

    Senior never misses a day of school

    by Caroline Cravens, Assistant Editor

    While some seniors are at the point in the year when they owe tons of hours and have to go to Saturday School, senior Bryanna Edwards hasn't missed a day of school since Kindergarten. Her passion for learning and time management skills have allowed her to be present for every period, in every class, for all four years of high school. In elementary school, Edwards realized that she wanted to have... READ MORE »»

    Senior Bryanna Edwards holding up her University of Mary Hardin-Baylor flag

    Photo Credit Danielle Bell

  • Bruises in the mirror

    Bruises in the mirror

    by Gigi Allen, Staff Writer

    Three years ago, sophomore Alec Brock was mugged when he was walking home from Walmart late at night. He was carrying two bags holding two cartons of milk. A big white van pulled up and three African-American men called out to him to give them his money. When he saw them he knew that he had to do as they said. "Have it," he told them, and handed it over. Unconvinced that it was all the money... READ MORE »»

    Never again.

    Photo Credit Gigi Allen

  • Cool girls code

    Cool girls code

    by Claire Kyllonen, Assistant Editor

    Senior Briana Vargas sat quietly in her Computer Science class, fingers pecking at the keys as code flowed easily from her memory. “Bri, why don’t you ever have questions about coding?” Mr. Mitchell, her Comp Sci teacher, said. Then a junior, Vargas merely looked up, shrugged her shoulders. For her, this was an extra elective, a chance to get credit to graduate and boost her GPA. Little... READ MORE »»

    Vargas has taken Computer Science 1 and 2 her junior and senior year. She is interested in learning about a career in artificial intelligence technology.

    Photo Credit Claire Kyllonen


The Struggle of Owing Hours

by Laynie Duplantis, Staff Writer

At the end of each semester, long lists of papers with ID numbers and triple digit numbers next to it are taped to the wall outside the AP office. These lists are the dreaded "hours" lists. This is the time of year when everywhere you look, there's a senior begging a teacher for hours and waving a green...  Read More »

May 21, 2015

AP/IB Biology class posing with their teacher, Doctor Rasmussen

Barton Springs of biology

AP and IB Biology has made plans to take a fascinating trip to Barton Springs to study the life there...  Read More »

We interviewed several students for their reactions to the uprisings and rioting in Baltimore. These riots occurred in response to the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody.

Students react to Baltimore uprisings

The recent death of Freddie Gray has raised many questions and lots of violence. Gray was arrested in...  Read More »

PDQ's logo and company saying printed on their front door

People Dedicated to Quality, chicken and service

PDQ is a chain restaurant that...  Read More »

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Inside the Lion’s Den

Pitching the last few innings Ready at bat At first base Hitting a double National Anthem Senior night Throwing the pitch zellars-conducting xylophone practice-makes-perfect piano-ready malik2 look-to-the-right in-sync finishing-blow


Spring football practice kicks off

Photo Credit Jack Densmore

Junior Nick Patek catching a pass during the first spring football practice of the week. Head coach Smith mostly worked with the receivers during practice.

Spring football practice kicks off

by Jack Densmore, Staff Writer

The Lions spring football practice kicked off on May 11 with a series of different drills. “We try to improve every day, get better in different aspects of individual, group, or team offense or defense,"...  Read More »

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Junior Kellie Jeanes hitting a home run during the bottom of the third inning. The Lady Lions then finished off that inning leading 10-1.

Softball clobbers Seguin to become area champs

The Lady Lions softball game against Seguin was moved to Vista Ridge softball fields due to rain. After...  Read More »

Prior to the game, the team huddles for a prayer. The Lions are currently tied with Vista Ridge with a 7-5 record.

Lion baseball sets out on the road to the playoffs

With a very hard-played season this year, the Varsity baseball team only has two more regular season...  Read More »

Junior Shannon Dodd hitting the ball.

Softball wins in final district game

The Lady Lions softball team finishes off district play with another win against Dripping Springs. The...  Read More »

Senior Shelby Irlbeck striking the ball against Vista Ridge. Irlbeck is one of the four seniors on the team.

Softball clinches playoffs

The Lady Lions varsity softball team has clinched their playoff spot after a win 10-5 at Eastview. The...  Read More »

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#Iwishmyteacherknew sparks discussion, raises awareness

#Iwishmyteacherknew sparks discussion, raises awareness

by Claire Kyllonen, Assistant Editor

A few weeks ago, a third grade teacher from Colorado had her class write on note cards to tell her anything they wish she knew. She had them do it anonymously, which resulted in some students admitting...  Read More »

April 27, 2015 • Comments Off on #Iwishmyteacherknew sparks discussion, raises awareness

Benefits of chiropractors

Benefits of chiropractors

by Gigi Allen, Staff Writer

There has always been speculation on chiropractors; on their questionable methods and treatments to whether or not what they do even counts as a science. Doctors are against them, but chiropractors keep getting clients. The amazing results of going to the chiropractor will make any skeptic take another...  Read More »

April 2, 2015 • Comments Off on Benefits of chiropractors

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The power of motivation

The power of motivation

by Jack Densmore, Staff Writer

Motivation drives everyone. Every person that walks this Earth has a motivation to continue towards his/her goals. Many have motivation hidden within them. It may not be there right in front of them, but it's there. They just need the push to find it. Motivation can be found in a video, a movie, TV...  Read More »

May 14, 2015 • 0 comments

Top 10 plants for your garden

Top 10 plants for your garden

by Gigi Allen, Staff Writer

1.Alstroemeria (Peruvian lily): Loves to grow in hot sunny areas, perfect for a summer garden. Best to plant now in spring time or in winter when cool. They mean friendship and devotion. 2.Aster...  Read More »

May 6, 2015 • Comments Off on Top 10 plants for your garden

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