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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 ...

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...

Rallying as Roadrunners

Rallying as Roadrunners

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

The University of Texas at San Antonio, or more commonly referred to as UTSA, will have several students from the school joining the class of 2021. The now-Lions will be expectant Roadrunners as they look to start their future in the vibrant city of San Antonio. “I love the atmosphere,” senior Nicole G...

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...

Austin City Limits

Austin City Limits

by Austin Graham, Assistant Editor
May 5, 2017
Filed under Community

Ladies and gentlemen, ravers and festival enthusiasts, it is that time of year again. The Austin City Limits Musical Festival lineup has been released for 2017, and it’s raging. “What really drew me to ACL this year is that I really like the overall lineup,” senior Elza Taurins said. “I like...

The Syrian situation

The Syrian situation

by Taylor Key, Staff Writer
May 3, 2017
Filed under News, State/Nation/World

Since 2011, the Syrian people have been involved in a nation-wide civil war against their president and leader Bashar al-Assad, that started as a peaceful protest. The demonstrators marched on the capital city of Damascus, demanding democratic reform and the release of 15 teenagers who had spray pai...

Putting in the work

Putting in the work

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief
May 1, 2017
Filed under School News

The Lions athletic and PE programs competed last week to win equipment used by NFL team, the Carolina Panthers. The equipment and workout was donated and run by SpeedTracs but was sponsored by the National Guard. The students were competing in a series of workouts that were timed and uploaded to the...

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...

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