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Out of this world

Out of this world

by CJ Everson, Guest Writer

February 20, 2018


Filed under Columns, Featured

Two weeks ago seniors from all around LISD were given the chance to do week long internships at jobs all around the state, country and world. This week is called COOL week and was implemented to allow seniors to learn about jobs they are possibly interested in for after college. This way they could ge...

Destination: Ecuador

Destination: Ecuador

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

February 15, 2018


Filed under Featured, School News

Last week seniors from all around LISD were given the chance to do week long internships at jobs all around the state, country and world. This week is called COOL week and was implemented to allow seniors to learn about jobs they are possibly interested in for after college. This way they could get a...

4,000 words later…

4,000 words later…

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

January 24, 2018


Filed under Featured, School News

After an entire year of researching, experimenting and writing the IB seniors finished their Extended Essays (EE) last week. “I am incredibly proud of this IB senior class,” IB coordinator Kate Hauenstein said. “Not only did everyone turn it in on time, but I have seen some amazing research....

Get the facts straight: Government Shutdown

Get the facts straight: Government Shutdown

by Bri Branscomb, Assistant Editor

January 24, 2018


Filed under Featured, News, State/Nation/World

The government effectively shutdown last Friday following a Senate blockade of extended federal funding. The blockade was due to conflict between Democrats and Republicans over protections for undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children, otherwise known as DREAMers. The shutdown was e...

A glance back on 2017

A glance back on 2017

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

January 21, 2018


Filed under Columns, Featured

Take a Knee Donald Trump made remarks in September regarding NFL players protesting the national anthem by kneeling and how they should be fired for their actions. This lead to entire teams taking a knee or not coming out of the locker room before their games for the national anthem. The nationa...

National Slavery and Human Trafficking Month

National Slavery and Human Trafficking Month

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

January 18, 2018


Filed under Featured, State/Nation/World

12 Nigerien men are marched out of a house into a courtyard in front of an audience. Soon the proceedings begin. Numbers start to ring out; 400, 500, 550. Finally, after not even a minute, ‘the merchandise’, as called by the men in charge, are sold. Human beings are being sold to other human being...

Lending a hand to the homeless

Lending a hand to the homeless

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

December 13, 2017


Filed under Featured, School News

Every IB student must conduct a service project to help the community or world in some way once during their time in the program. This is for CAS, the creative, active and service component of IB. For eleven of the current IB seniors this meant starting a supply drive to donate to the homeless in downtown...

Get the facts straight: Net Neutrality

Get the facts straight: Net Neutrality

by Bri Branscomb, Assistant Editor

November 28, 2017


Filed under Columns, Featured

Net neutrality. The term has been swirling around the internet lately, with many in what seems to be a frenzy as they claim their internet and privacy are being threatened. But what is net neutrality? Here’s what you need to know about the future of the internet as you know it, and how it will affect...

Homework > sleep

Homework > sleep

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

November 27, 2017


Filed under Columns, Featured

120 hours in a school week. 35 hours at least spent in school. 50 hours spent sleeping if you sleep 10 hours a day, a healthy amount. 5 hours total in the school week in the morning getting ready for school. If you do the math, that leaves approximately 30 hours of ‘free time’ from Monday to Friday...

Saving the best for last

Saving the best for last

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

November 17, 2017


Filed under Featured, Varsity Football

In the final game of the season, the Lions defeated the Lehman Lobos 52-14 gaining their first win of the year. “I think [the team has] been playing hard all year and I think they have been overmatched a bit in most of our games,” head coach Tim Smith said. “But that doesn’t matter to them...

Last away game ends in loss

Last away game ends in loss

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

November 9, 2017


Filed under Featured, Varsity Football

The Westlake Chaps won 20-59 against the Lions last Friday in the last away game of the year. “The highlight of the game was the kids competing for 4 quarters,” head coach Tim Smith said. “There were a lot of players that contributed and made an impact. The seniors competed hard and really showed...

State champs defeat Lions

State champs defeat Lions

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

November 3, 2017


Filed under Featured, Varsity Football

The Lake Travis Cavaliers beat the Lions last Friday night 0-44. This put the Lions record for the season at 0-8. “We never stopped playing hard and as a team,” senior Jake Egelsee said. “But on offense [we] need to execute, be smart and not make mistakes.” The Lions were only down by 10...

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