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Get the facts straight: DACA

Get the facts straight: DACA

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

September 14, 2017


Filed under Featured, State/Nation/World

Last week, President Trump made a series of announcements threatening the immigration program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. Although the news of Hurricane Irma has allowed DACA news to fly more under the radar as of lately, here is what you need to know about DACA, and what it’s...

Panthers hand Lions second loss of season

Panthers hand Lions second loss of season

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

September 12, 2017


Filed under Featured, Varsity Football

In the second game of the season, the Pflugerville Panthers defeated the Lions 13-30 in a back and forth game. “We all played as a team and never stopped playing hard,” senior Jake Egelsee said. “We just had some coverage bursts and some mental mistakes that we can’t afford to have.” The...

Lend a helping hand

Lend a helping hand

by Bri Branscomb and Logan Griffin

September 10, 2017


Filed under Featured, News, State/Nation/World

Hurricane Harvey was a devastating storm that hit the Texas coast on August 25. It hit residential areas situated near the coast and resulted in massive flooding in these areas that destroyed entire towns. This has led to thousands of displaced people who have lost their homes, belongings and businesse...

Movie review: The Dark Tower

Movie review: The Dark Tower

by Jesse Williams, Staff Writer

September 9, 2017


Filed under Featured, Reviews

Highly choreographed gunfights, state of the art special effects, and a cast featuring two highly acclaimed A-list actors aren’t enough to save The Dark Tower from dreadful dialogue, and long scenes with nothing happening. These flaws aren't helped by the absence of many plot points that leave the...

Hurricane Harvey slams Texas

Hurricane Harvey slams Texas

by Michelle Parker and Amanda Nguyen

September 8, 2017


Filed under Featured, News, State/Nation/World

Hurricane Harvey, a Category Four major hurricane, recently made landfall in southeastern Texas. Communities, like Houston and Corpus Christi, were flooded after Harvey dropped two feet of water. Thousands of people were rescued from their homes and tens of thousands more are currently displaced. “A family friend was in the path of impact and suffered damages to their home and many of their belongings,” junior Arica Hood said. “N...

Top five things to do in September

Top five things to do in September

by Michelle Parker, Staff Writer

September 7, 2017


Filed under Columns, Featured

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...

Lions fall short in season opener

Lions fall short in season opener

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

September 4, 2017


Filed under Featured, Varsity Football

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 a team so that was good to see that we are capable...

Around the world in 87 days

Around the world in 87 days

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

September 4, 2017


Filed under Featured, Features

Over the summer, Lions travelled near and far enjoying the break from school. Here are five of the most unique destinations visited. Austria and Slovakia Sophomore Trinity Vasquez visited Vienna, Austria and Prešov, Slovakia with her family to visit her stepfather’s family. While there, she...

Eyes on the prize

Eyes on the prize

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

August 25, 2017


Filed under Featured, Varsity Football

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 to start the season off of. “We’ve prepared...

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 ...

A letter of goodbyes

A letter of goodbyes

by Austin Graham, Assistant Editor

June 2, 2017


Filed under About Us, Featured

It has been a long 2 and a half years. Being a part of The Roar staff has shaped me into who I am. All of the relationships I made, the stories that were born, and the lessons that I learned mean a lot to me. More than I show. To Taylor, You're awesome. I like your flaming liberalism and your hair. You als...

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...

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