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Opening a dialogue

Opening a dialogue

by Michelle Parker, Staff Writer
April 25, 2017
Filed under Community, News

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...

Youth and Government team honored at LISD board meeting

Youth and Government team honored at LISD board meeting

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief
April 12, 2017
Filed under School News

The Youth and Government team were recognized at the LISD board meeting last Thursday for their success in placing five distinguished delegates at state, senior Jared Bouloy, senior Richard Philip, junior Kyle Gehman, sophomore Jesse-elijah Williams and sophomore Bri Branscomb. “It was really nice...

Pepsi Problems

Pepsi Problems

by Bri Branscomb, Assistant Editor
April 7, 2017
Filed under Featured, News

Pepsi has released a controversial commercial on Tuesday depicting a group of smiling and laughing protesters as they march. The ad featured model Kendall Jenner as she joined the movement, and later approached a police officer offering him a can of Pepsi. As outrage erupted, the Pepsi company issued a publ...

Nominating nobility

Nominating nobility

by Bri Branscomb, Assistant Editor
April 7, 2017
Filed under Featured, News

The prom court for this year was announced on March 30 at the pep rally. Those nominated were seniors Miranda Pizer and Patrick Wilbanks; Cynthia Nguyen and Paul Hefner; Keilany Solano and Daniel Lightsey; Ian Milne and Cierra Johnson; and Jake Tyll and Abby Cano. “I thought it was really sweet of people t...

The road so far

The road so far

by Taylor Key, Staff Writer
April 7, 2017
Filed under News, State/Nation/World

Having been sworn in in January, the 45th president didn’t take long before signing off on executive orders. Within the past few months, Trump has signed off on well over 35 executive memoranda, a type of executive action that is legally binding and has the backing of the full force of the law. "Regardless...

Lions compete in local Latin competition

Lions compete in local Latin competition

by Taylor Key, Staff Writer
April 3, 2017
Filed under News, School News

A couple weeks ago the Latin Club traveled to Westwood in order to participate in the regional JCL competition. The competition is a full day affair where students are able to participate in a variety of Latin and Roman themed events, including but not limited to: grammar, vocabulary, art events, and...

Over in seconds

Over in seconds

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief
March 30, 2017
Filed under Featured, School News

Ambulance sirens ring out while five students are pulled out of the wreckage of a fatal car crash. Three are dead, one is paralyzed and the other is alive, but being put in handcuffs. Four of them were intoxicated at the time. Luckily this is part of the school Shattered Dreams program that tries...

‘A Day Without a Woman’

‘A Day Without a Woman’

by Bri Branscomb, Assistant Editor
March 8, 2017
Filed under Featured, State/Nation/World

On International Women’s Day, strikes were held across over 50 countries and 400 cities as women made their voices heard. The march was organized by Women’s March on Washington, a protest organization that organized what may have been the largest gathering of marchers in United States history. “It’s important to see how problems women went through before are resurfacing,” sophomore Reilly...

Thousands march to voice pro-life support

Thousands march to voice pro-life support

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief
February 3, 2017
Filed under State/Nation/World

Outside of the capitol Saturday, thousands of students, parents, seminaries and activists marched toward the state capitol building to rally behind pro-life in the March For Life campaign. “We’re very passionate about life and those who can’t stand for it themselves seeing as unborn children...

Teach em how to say goodbye

Teach em how to say goodbye

by Bri Branscomb, Staff Writer
January 30, 2017
Filed under State/Nation/World

As Obama’s last term has come to a close, the nation finds that it must say goodbye to its 44th president. He has accomplished many things during his presidency, and created a change in American culture as a whole. In reflection of these achievements, the population can look back on the most impac...

Remembering MLK

Remembering MLK

by Amanda Nguyen, Staff Writer
January 16, 2017
Filed under State/Nation/World

49 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. Each year on the third Monday of every January, we celebrate the life and legacy of a man who brought hope to Americans. We honor King’s motivating words because his words gave encouragement to our nation and brought...

The final countdown

The final countdown

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief
January 13, 2017
Filed under School News

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...

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