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PRIDE time changes for a third year

PRIDE time changes for a third year

by Amanda Nguyen, Staff Writer

PRIDE time undergoes changes again this year for students. While last year PRIDE Time was situated in between second and third period, this year it will be following the end of first period. Students will still be assigned to go to a certain classroom each day. This year, students are allowed to move aro...

September 20, 2017No Comments

Recent News Stories

Now is their time

Now is their time

The 2016/17 staff of The Lair was recognized last week as an NSPA All-American...

Seniors say goodbye

Seniors say goodbye

High school can be an interesting time. It’s filled with ups and downs; of h...

Finals fiasco

Finals fiasco

As always, the finals exemption list has been rolled out, and students have b...

Rallying as Roadrunners

Rallying as Roadrunners

The University of Texas at San Antonio, or more commonly referred to as UTSA, w...

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Lions fall short in season opener

Lions fall short in season opener

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

The Lions came out of the game last night against the Ellison Eagles with a 14-32 loss. After failing to score in the first half, the Lions could not catch up with the Eagles in time. “After the first half we didn’t give up and we worked well as...

September 4, 2017

Eyes on the prize

Eyes on the prize

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

Since August 14, the Lion football program has been working on their preseason regiment to prepare for the upcoming season. After 11 days of working in the weight room, conditioning, and playing, the players are hoping that they’ve built a good base...

August 25, 2017

Run to live, live to run

Run to live, live to run

May 1, 2017

She is running to get to class on time, running to release stress, running to improve her time, running towards her future.  As she crosses the finish line, she knows she’s one step closer to breaking he...

Racing to Regionals

Racing to Regionals

April 30, 2017

The boys and girls track team competed in the Area track meet at D.W. Rutledge Stadium on April 19 and 20. “I am extremely proud of my girls,” Girls’ Head Coach Gigi Heermans said. “They did a ...

Lady Lions wrap up season

Lady Lions wrap up season

April 25, 2017

The Lady Lions varsity softball ended their season last Friday with a 5-7 loss against the Lehman Lobos. “This year has been full of ups and downs; but regardless of that, I am most proud that these...

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Features

Around the world in 87 days

Around the world in 87 days

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

Over the summer, Lions travelled near and far enjoying the break from school. Here are five of the most unique destinations visited. Austria and Slo...

September 4, 2017

Amans lingua Latina

Amans lingua Latina

by Taylor Key, Staff Writer

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 surro...

May 23, 2017

Run to live, live to run

Run to live, live to run

by Amanda Nguyen, Staff Writer

She is running to get to class on time, running to release stress, running to improve her time, running towards her future.  As she crosses the finish li...

May 1, 2017

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Setting another Milestone

Via Dana Curr Photography

The Blue Belles put on their annual spring show, 'Milestones', this past week. The dance showcased the Blue belles as well as Baby Belles, Sapphires, and dance classes.

Setting another Milestone

by Amanda Nguyen, Staff writer

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 ro...

May 1, 2017 • Comments closed

Seniors seize the stage

Bri Branscomb

The theatre programs end of year project, Senior Directed, gives upperclassmen the chance to direct. Seniors Emily Pritchett, Amanda Castillo, and Carter Wiseman are each directing their own productions.

Seniors seize the stage

by Bri Branscomb, Assistant Editor

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 c...

May 1, 2017 • Comments closed

Band releases new marching show

Kyle Gehman

The band performs their show The Fourth Dimension during a game against Lake Travis. They placed as the 6th best performance in the nation.

Band releases new marching show

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

Internal Landscapes was announced last week to be the new show performed by the band during marching season at the football games and during competition season. “I'm looking forward to the show because...

April 24, 2017 • Comments closed

‘Pippin’ makes magic

‘Pippin’ makes magic

This years musical, ‘Pippin’, performed at the 4th annual Greater Austin High School Musical Thea...

Cuckoo’s call ceases

Cuckoo’s call ceases

This years UIL One Act Play, ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’, performed at their district com...

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Top five things to do in September

Top five things to do in September

by Michelle Parker, Staff Writer

Another Texas summer is coming to a close. While it’s a goodbye to the blistering heat, the days are numbered before autumn- and colder temperatures- settle in. With a cool breeze, September brings time-honored culture and amusement to Austin. Sept. 16: Mexican Independence Fiesta In celebra...

September 7, 2017 • Comments closed

Summer days

Summer days

June 2, 2017

Reaching out

Reaching out

May 24, 2017

Long road ahead

Long road ahead

May 19, 2017

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There’s no time for Stalin

There’s no time for Stalin

by Amanda Nguyen, Staff Writer

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...

May 19, 2017 • Comments closed

IB vs AP debate

IB vs AP debate

May 15, 2017

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...

Bring color to the classroom

Bring color to the classroom

February 21, 2017

Chances are, when you think of February, you think of Valentine's Day. Heart shaped chocolate boxes and pink stuffed bears will pop into your mind. Cupid ...

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Movie review: IT

Movie review: IT

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

For weeks horror fans were on the edge of their seats awaiting the release of the movie IT. However, the expectations definitely outweighed the actual movie itself, which earns a 2 out of 5 rating. The original storyline comes from the book written by Stephen King that was then adapted into a miniseries...

September 23, 2017No Comments

Netflix show review: Narcos Season 3

Netflix show review: Narcos Season 3

September 8, 2017

Album Review: Humanz

Album Review: Humanz

May 31, 2017

TV Review: Master of None

TV Review: Master of None

May 19, 2017

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Leander High School's online student-run newspaper
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