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Seniors say goodbye

Seniors say goodbye

by Bri Branscomb, Assistant Editor
June 2, 2017
Filed under Featured, News

High school can be an interesting time. It’s filled with ups and downs; of homework and stressful tests; old friends that can disappear and new ones that pop up; and of learning, and taking the first steps towards adulthood. By the time students finish their senior year, they’ve learned all this and ...

A letter of goodbyes

A letter of goodbyes

by Austin Graham, Assistant Editor
June 2, 2017
Filed under About Us, Featured

It has been a long 2 and a half years. Being a part of The Roar staff has shaped me into who I am. All of the relationships I made, the stories that were born, and the lessons that I learned mean a lot to me. More than I show. To Taylor, You're awesome. I like your flaming liberalism and your hair. You als...

Finals fiasco

Finals fiasco

by Bri Branscomb, Assistant Editor
May 28, 2017
Filed under Featured, School News

As always, the finals exemption list has been rolled out, and students have been filled with either relief or dread as the check to see what end of year test they will have to take. However, this year, there is a slight catch. In order for students to be able to exempt their finals, they must actuall...

Amans lingua Latina

Amans lingua Latina

by Taylor Key, Staff Writer
May 23, 2017
Filed under Featured, Features

Although it is considered a dead language and not spoken by any one country, Latin has managed to maintain the rich Roman history and culture that surrounds it, while giving glimpses into the past of a civilization has long since past. It is a tie to a world that is gone, but not forgotten.  It was th...

Capturing our campus

Capturing our campus

by Bri Branscomb, Assistant Editor
May 20, 2017
Filed under Featured, School News

This school years’ yearbook has finally arrived, as hundreds of expectant students have lined up in the atrium during lunch periods this week to retrieve their precious red-bound book. The theme for the publication, ‘This is our time’, aims to show how the students at the school have shone this s...

Long road ahead

Long road ahead

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief
May 19, 2017
Filed under Columns, Featured

Go in for the tackle but leg bends back with a loud pop Limp off the field waiting for this odd pain to stop Reassure your team that you’ll be back 2 weeks top But the pain doesn’t subside You realize you may have lied You have to go to take an MRI and your heart starts to drop You think...

Album Review: Welcome Home by Zac Brown Band

Album Review: Welcome Home by Zac Brown Band

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief
May 15, 2017
Filed under Featured, Reviews

Zac Brown Band released the final five songs of their ten song album, "Welcome Home", last Friday. This second half of the album gets 4 out of 5 stars. The aim of this album was for the band to go back to it’s traditional country melody and music that made them famous to start. The first five songs...

IB vs AP debate

IB vs AP debate

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief
May 15, 2017
Filed under Editorials, Featured

Leander is privileged to be able to offer students two different advanced programs, AP and IB. However, lately, there has been a kind of rivalry or debate over the two programs. While this is a pointless argument, it is also impossible to compare them because they are totally different in every aspect. First,...

Album Review: Welcome Home by Zac Brown Band

Album Review: Welcome Home by Zac Brown Band

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief
May 9, 2017
Filed under Featured, Reviews

Zac Brown Band has just pre-released five songs from their highly anticipated new album “Welcome Home”. These first five songs out of ten get 5 out of 5 stars. After two years from their last album release, “Jekyll and Hyde”, the country band have released half of their new album. One of the ...

Setting another Milestone

Setting another Milestone

by Amanda Nguyen, Staff writer
May 1, 2017
Filed under Featured, Fine Arts, Reviews

The Blue Belles performed on April 26, 27, 28 and 29 in their annual Spring Show. The show was three and a half hours long with an intermission and included a variety of different music, dancers and routines. The show deserves a 3.5 out of 5. The theme this year was “Milestones”, and the show was a mil...

Seniors seize the stage

Seniors seize the stage

by Bri Branscomb, Assistant Editor
May 1, 2017
Filed under Featured, Fine Arts

The time has come for the Advanced Production class’s end of year project, Senior Directed. Senior Directed is a chance for the seniors of the theater department to take the reigns of a show of their choosing. They are required to cut their chosen script down to 40 minutes, cast the show, and apply their ...

Not an anomaly

Not an anomaly

by Bri Branscomb, Assistant Editor
April 30, 2017
Filed under Columns, Featured

When I was younger, I didn’t know what it meant to be black To me, it felt like I was always under attack Like I was an ant And the world was holding a lens So that the more light poured in The deeper the hole got burned into my head   Because it didn’t matter what I did O...

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