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Beats, Beatles, and ‘Bino

Beats, Beatles, and ‘Bino

by Bri Branscomb, Assistant Editor

May 4, 2018


Filed under Community, Featured

The annual Austin City Limits Festival recently announced its lineup of performers for the 2018 season. Headliners include Paul McCartney, Childish Gambino, Travis Scott, and more. “I’m excited to see Metallica because I grew up listening to them with my dad,” senior Lauren Pohl said. “I hop...

A picture’s worth a thousand ‘Words’

A picture’s worth a thousand ‘Words’

by Bri Branscomb, Assistant Editor

May 4, 2018


Filed under Featured, School News

  The LHS Yearbook Staff The Lair has been hard at work on this years’ book ‘Words.’ This edition highlights the voices of the student body by focusing on a single word to encapsulate them and showcases some of the best memories of the year. “Having a yearbook is important because ...

T.V Review: On My Block

T.V Review: On My Block

by Bri Branscomb, Assistant Editor

April 26, 2018


Filed under Featured, Reviews

The latest Netflix show to take social media by storm is the teen comedy ‘On My Block.’ The show follows the lives of five students living in an inner-city neighborhood as they enter high school. ‘On My Block’ has been praised by critics for its diverse cast, intriguing plotlines, and realistic charac...

Get the facts straight: Gun Control

Get the facts straight: Gun Control

by Bri Branscomb, Assistant Editor

April 13, 2018


Filed under Columns, Featured

Mass shootings have shaken the nation since the Parkland massacre on Valentine Day. Many have responded by calling for more stringent gun control. Others have rebutted this by saying it infringes on their 2nd amendment rights. There have been several questioning how realistic gun control is with regards to ...

A Relay of Relays

A Relay of Relays

by Rebekah Hui, Staff Writer

March 8, 2018


Filed under Featured, Featured Sports, Freshman Track, JV Track, Track, Varsity Track

On February 16, Leander hosted the Lion Relays, which was the first meet of the season. varsity men scored 7th place and varsity women came in 4th. Our junior varsity men and women came in 3rd a nd 8th respectively. “I think our team has been doing really well, because most of our team gets along...

Saying goodbye to Pyeongchang

Saying goodbye to Pyeongchang

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

March 6, 2018


Filed under Featured, State/Nation/World

For 16 days, athletes from around the world gathered in Pyeongchang, South Korea to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics. Americans watched as seventeen year old Red Gerard pulled off an upset to win gold at Snowboarding Men’s Slopestyle and Shaun White had his redemption in winning the halfpipe. “My...

Movie Review: The Breadwinner

Movie Review: The Breadwinner

by Bri Branscomb, Assistant Editor

March 2, 2018


Filed under Featured, Reviews

The world of a young Afghan girl living under the reign of the Taliban is explored in director Nora Toomey’s latest animated debut, ‘The Breadwinner.’ The film is mesmerizing with a beautifully woven storyline earning it a 5/5. The films setting takes place in 2001 era Afghanistan. It follow...

T.V Review: Everything Sucks!

T.V Review: Everything Sucks!

by Bri Branscomb, Assistant Editor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Featured, Reviews

**SPOILER WARNING** Netflix has debuted its latest original T.V series on its streaming platform, Everything Sucks!. The series, which follows a rag-tag group of friends starting high school in the mid 90’s, succeeds at being both heartfelt and funny, earning it a 4 / 5. The ten episode series...

Making a movement

Making a movement

by Bri Branscomb, Assistant Editor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Featured, State/Nation/World

The Parkland shooting that occured last week resulted in the loss of 17 lives, marking it as one of the deadliest shootings in modern US history, and the deadliest high school shooting in American history. Outrage was sparked nationwide as news emerged that the shooter legally obtained the weapon us...

Golden opportunity

Golden opportunity

by Skyllar Duncan, Guest Writer

February 23, 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 get...

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...

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