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Summer days

Summer days

by Michelle Parker, Staff Writer
June 2, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinions

A constructive summer can set the foundation for a rewarding school year. Summer brings longer days, warmer temperatures, and more time for fun; utilizing time wisely can combine festivities with fruitfulness. Stave off boredom and idleness with these suggestions. 1. Learn something To some, summer sch...

Album Review: Humanz

Album Review: Humanz

by Taylor Key, Staff Writer
May 31, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Reviews

Gorillaz is virtual band created by the Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett in the late 1990’s following four fictional characters created by the duo: lead singer 2D, bass player Murdoc, drummer  Russell and guitarist Noodles. On April 28 of 2017, following close to an 8 year hiatus and talk of them never...

Reaching out

Reaching out

by Amanda Nguyen, Staff writer
May 24, 2017
Filed under Columns

Everyone’s experience with mental health is different. Going through a mental disorder can be an intense and devastating time. To most who struggle, having a support system from friends and family can be very important. If someone you know has a mental disorder, you may also be experiencing some dif...

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...

TV Review: Master of None

TV Review: Master of None

by Michelle Parker, Staff Writer
May 19, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Reviews

From sexual harassment to racist ceramics, Netflix’s series Master of None tackles many hard-hitting issues in its second season. The release follows the cliffhanger ending of season one, picking up with main character, Dev (Aziz Ansari), in Italy. We meet his new love interest, in black-and-white f...

TV Review: Handmaid’s Tale

TV Review: Handmaid’s Tale

by Taylor Key, Staff Writer
May 19, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Reviews

‘The Handmaid's Tale’, a new television show about a dystopian American society, was released on April 26, to the rave-reviews of critics. Based off the 1985 best-selling novel by Margaret Atwood, the show is a speculative fiction horror story that takes place in a not to far off fictional socie...

Thank you for your service

Thank you for your service

by Amanda Nguyen, Staff Writer
May 19, 2017
Filed under Opinions

May is a special month for those in and out of the military. For service members and veterans, it’s a chance to pay tribute to support families and spouses during Military Appreciation Month, and honor the memory of those who have sacrificed for this nation on Memorial day. The month of May provides...

There’s no time for Stalin

There’s no time for Stalin

by Amanda Nguyen, Staff Writer
May 19, 2017
Filed under Editorials, Opinions

AP World History is a challenging academic class that analyzes human culture and society over time. It’s an opportunity for students to take a special college level learning experience that may lead to possible university credit in the future. Advanced placement helps students to develop critical t...

Top five things to do in May

Top five things to do in May

by Michelle Parker, Staff Writer
May 15, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Spring has sprung with art, music, and more. The blossom of May flowers signifies the time to say goodbye to the cold breezes. This month, creators are celebrated across Texas. Enjoy the last few days of prime weather for outdoor entertainment before warmer temperatures. 1. West Austin Studio Tour Over 300 art...

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 ...

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