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Opening a dialogue

Opening a dialogue

by Michelle Parker, Staff Writer

LISD recently held a mental health presentation at Cedar Park High School with counselors from different organizations after the recent student suicides in the Leander/Cedar Park community. The session covered different issues such as stress, bullying, and suicide, as well as informed families about ass...

April 25, 2017No Comments

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Youth and Government team honored at LISD board meeting

Youth and Government team honored at LISD board meeting

The Youth and Government team were recognized at the LISD board meeting last...

Pepsi Problems

Pepsi Problems

Pepsi has released a controversial commercial on Tuesday depicting a group of...

Nominating nobility

Nominating nobility

The prom court for this year was announced on March 30 at the pep rally. Thos...

The road so far

The road so far

Having been sworn in in January, the 45th president didn’t take long before...

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Going out on a fight

Going out on a fight

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

The varsity boys lost to the Lake Travis Cavaliers 0-3, Westlake Chaps 0-1 and Lehman Lobos 2-3. After failing to reach playoffs due to the first two losses, the team had their senior night against Lehman. “I think I'm most proud of how we kept our...

March 24, 2017

Fight to the finish

Fight to the finish

by Amanda Nguyen, Staff writer

The Lions tied with the Lehman Lobos at their away game on March 10. The final score was 2-2. “We finished strong this game,” sophomore Sydney Brinkmann said. “We communicated well and looked out for each other.” Sophomore Gigi Ceka scored...

March 20, 2017

Losses for the Lions

Losses for the Lions

March 9, 2017

The Lady Lions went up against Lake Travis March 3, losing 0-5. They were also defeated by Westlake last Tuesday and ended with a final score of 0-4. “This season has been a tough one for us,” sophomore Sydney...

Push for the playoffs

Push for the playoffs

March 7, 2017

With playoffs drawing near, the Lions varsity soccer tied Vista Ridge 0-0, won 1-0 against Vandegrift and won 4-3 against Hays. “I am hoping that the team can return to full strength by the time the...

Right off the bat

Right off the bat

March 3, 2017

The Leander Lions Baseball team kicked off the season on February 23 after weeks of scrimmaging with their first game against Belton, with a 7-6 win. The Lions then consecutively lost the next four games...

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Features

Living with Leukemia

Living with Leukemia

by Austin Graham, Assistant Editor

Three years old. There are strange people standing around the hospital bed that she is laying in. There beady eyes are all on her and the doctors say a...

April 5, 2017

Number one, IB and all

Number one, IB and all

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

Being number one in your class comes with high expectations from your peers, stress after getting a high A but not a 100, and constantly getting questions...

March 3, 2017

Seeing America

Seeing America

by Michelle Parker, Staff Writer

It’s the tiny details that catch you. Talking about Instagram instead of Weibu or introducing yourself as Lisa instead of Jinghuan. Sophomore Lisa Xu...

March 1, 2017

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Cuckoo’s call ceases

Bob Kennedy

Before competition, the One Act cast and crew prepared by going on their annual retreat, 'Cabin.' At this retreat, they ran extensive rehearsals to better the show.

Cuckoo’s call ceases

by Bri Branscomb, Assistant Editor

This years UIL One Act Play, ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’, performed at their district competition on March 22. The competed against six other schools, and came in fourth overall. They will be...

April 6, 2017 • Comments closed

‘Pippin’ proves its ‘Glory’

Jack Johnson

All leads from ‘Pippin’ were eligible for nomination. However, Senior Matthew Kennedy, who portrayed ‘Leading Player’, was the only actor nominated, for Best Actor in a leading role.

‘Pippin’ proves its ‘Glory’

by Bri Branscomb, Assistant Editor

The theatre department's production of ‘Pippin’ was nominated in five categories at this year's Greater Austin High School Musical Theater Awards, or GAHSMTA, nomination celebration. ‘Pippin’ is el...

March 9, 2017 • Comments closed

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 lat...

December 14, 2016 • Comments closed

Spreading Christmas cheer

Spreading Christmas cheer

The Blue Belles performed last weekend in their annual Christmas show for a full crowd. The show was ...

Ready, Set, Action

Ready, Set, Action

For students throughout the state of Texas who are part of the International Thespians Society, there is a ...

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Finding communion in nature

Finding communion in nature

by Michelle Parker, Staff Writer

Overlooking the bamboo forest in the distant fog sits the concrete jungle of downtown Austin. The worries of daily life seem to fade away under the shade of the wisteria. A quiet splash comes from the pond as the koi swim through lillies. Unbeknown to the wanderers of the botanical gardens, the pond pa...

April 13, 2017 • Comments closed

Party with the Peeps

Party with the Peeps

April 10, 2017

Top five things to do in April

Top five things to do in April

April 7, 2017

When chronic illness strikes

When chronic illness strikes

March 25, 2017

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Bring color to the classroom

Bring color to the classroom

by Bri Branscomb, Staff Writer

Chances are, when you think of February, you think of Valentine's Day. Heart shaped chocolate boxes and pink stuffed bears will pop into your mind. Cupid figurines and roses and cards confessing feelings are sold in abundance. It’s been cemented as the month of love. Something that is oftentimes fo...

February 21, 2017 • Comments closed

The lunchtime debate

The lunchtime debate

February 15, 2017

To the lament of some students, all of LISD’s campuses are closed, meaning students must be signed out by a guardian before leaving the campus prior...

To say or not to say the Pledge of Allegiance

To say or not to say the Pledge of Allegiance

October 5, 2016

In multiple supreme court cases, the first amendment has been used as a defender for students rights. One of those rights is not saying the pledge of all...

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Leander High School's online student-run newspaper
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