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AP classes help students for the future

AP classes help students for the future

by Kyle Gehman, Assistant Editor
February 5, 2016
Filed under Careers & Academics, School News

After 8 months of preparing for a test that can give students college credit and the rigor of a college level class, students take their AP tests, and they’re right around the corner. “AP classes help students develop skills that will help them be successful in college classes,” AP World History tea...

Beyond the classroom, into the field

Beyond the classroom, into the field

by Natalie Ditsler, Staff Writer
February 3, 2016
Filed under Careers & Academics, School News

With the school year coming closer to an end some students must face their futures and decide on what they want to do. For seniors Logan Kronforst and Danielle Snow, the future holds promise for careers in the medical field. “I naturally love the learning process and application of biology and chemist...

Battle of the grades

Battle of the grades

by Gigi Allen, Staff Writer
February 3, 2016
Filed under Careers & Academics, School News

A new game has been brought to the campus by Principal Tiffany Spicer but you have to show up to play. In an effort to raise attendance in the school, Spicer thought of making a competition for the different grade levels. “Our goal for the end of the year is 97% attendance for the school as a ...

Unreasonable wifi blocks

Unreasonable wifi blocks

by Michelle Parker, Staff Writer
February 3, 2016
Filed under Editorials, Student Life

“Access to the requested site has been restricted due to its contents.” An all too familiar message for students trying to access webpages for research, videos, or fun. LeanderISD’s internet blocks can be overbearing and block pages necessary for a student’s work. While blocks help students...

DECA sweeps district

DECA sweeps district

by Michelle Parker, Staff Writer
February 3, 2016
Filed under Club Notes, School News

Select members of this year’s DECA chapter participated in the District Six competition. Each member received a Texas District Winner plaque in their respective categories. The DECA Chapter members compete every year in a number of different business events at competition. This year, DECA officer...

Taking out the trash

Taking out the trash

by Bri Branscomb, Staff Writer
January 28, 2016
Filed under Columns, Student Life

Chances are if you look around our school you’ll see a lot of trash just hanging around. Whether it’s old food wrappers, random pieces of paper, or a mysterious brown mush chilling on the wall, it’s there. We’re teenagers and while we are messy, it’s not really an excuse. The people who h...

Stay right and be polite

Stay right and be polite

by Michelle Parker, Staff Writer
January 20, 2016
Filed under Columns, Student Life

Every 80 minutes, floods of students rush to the halls, fighting each other tooth and nail to have a brief chat with their friends. Students can lack a common courtesy that allows others to reach their classrooms on time, unscathed. Stay by the walls when stopping in the walkway to let other stud...

Artists express themselves through variety of media

Artists express themselves through variety of media

by Lyn Cheely, Staff Writer
January 15, 2016
Filed under Careers & Academics, School News

Students among a number of art classes have created, or are in the process of creating, a diverse collection of artwork with the purposes of self-improvement and artistic expression. Recent and current projects include oil pastel self-portraits, contour line drawings, color wheels, charcoal drawings, acrylic pai...

Film club begins monthly movie showings

Film club begins monthly movie showings

by Matthew Grissom, Staff Writer
January 15, 2016
Filed under Club Notes, School News

The film club will have their first movie showing of 2016 this Friday. They will meet in room 2204 on Friday, January 15th at 6:00. They will be showing the classic 1967 movie The Graduate starring Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft and Katharine Ross.   “I am really excited for Friday night,” junior ...

FFA hogs the success

FFA hogs the success

by Kyle Gehman, Assistant Editor
January 13, 2016
Filed under Club Notes, School News

The FFA hosted their first show of the year for schools all around Central Texas at the Greater Leander Livestock and Project Show. They had seven champions in different groups and four first place winners. “I believe the Leander FFA students did very well at our show,” Agriculture teacher ...

It’s all about the jelly

It’s all about the jelly

by Austin Graham, Assistant Editor
December 18, 2015
Filed under Club Notes, School News

The student council has just begun their “Peanut Butter and Jelly Competition.” They are on the jelly side, competing against rivals Rouse High School to see who can raise the most of their item. All of the collected PB or J will be donated to a food pantry for the holiday season. “It’s a...

Class Spotlight: Photojournalism

Class Spotlight: Photojournalism

by Kyle Gehman, Staff Writer
December 16, 2015
Filed under Careers & Academics

Some people on campus couldn’t tell you what people would learn in the Journalism class much less the Photojournalism class. The class is filled with information on how to be a professional photographer in many different areas. “Photojournalism is different from a photography class because it places stu...

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