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Powering through

Powering through

by Lauren Dyer, Guest Writer

November 16, 2015


Filed under Guest Writers

*Name changed to protect privacy She was sitting in the circle not exactly knowing what was going on, but what she heard next made her die inside. Freshman Lisa Simmons was 11 years old when her father died and she didn't know what to do, but she powered through and is now leading a great life for...

Drum majors play major roles

Drum majors play major roles

by Garrett Gage, Staff Writer

November 16, 2015


Filed under Features

The marching band season has come to an end, and it was an exciting year year for the students, thanks to not only the directors but the drum majors as well, the five of them conducting and leading the band toward greatness. Senior Taylor Pirtle shares her story of why she wanted to pursue this...

Lost in a heartbeat

Lost in a heartbeat

by Mykaela Jackson, Guest Writer

November 4, 2015


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Yells from the kitchen, burning soup from the hot stove, her door shut trying to hold back what was coming towards her, 14 year old Kaylynn Bradford woke up and had no idea what was in store for her that day. About a year ago, Bradford heard the sound of her grandfather yelling “ please don't leave...

Thinking in Chinese

Thinking in Chinese

by Michelle Parker, Guest Writer

November 3, 2015


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As the sun rises over California’s golden hills, a young girl sits in a sedan, fidgeting with a little black box. Usually she looks out the window at the palm trees and fast food restaurants. Today is different. She perches in a wooden desk covered in pencil marks and scribblings. Another fourth...

In memory of Traci Oliver

In memory of Traci Oliver

by Jack Johnson, Guest Writer

October 26, 2015


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Freshman Jack Johnson is a guest writer for the site. He is in 1st period Journalism I with Mrs. Bell Laying on the couch with her pj’s, relaxing with her husband watching TV. Being five months pregnant, and practically jumping with joy, then getting a phone call from her brother, and being st...

The new teachers on campus

The new teachers on campus

by Matthew Grissom, Staff Writer

October 16, 2015


Filed under Spotlight

The school has had more than 30 new teachers join this year. All five of theses teachers have just started their careers at LHS, some of them have already starting teaching at other schools or it is their first time working at all.    

Turns, talent, teaching

Turns, talent, teaching

by Aimee Bozoudes, Staff Writer

October 1, 2015


Filed under Features, Fine Arts

‘Breathe. Just two minutes. You can do anything for two minutes,’ the 12 year old girl told herself. Her heart was pounding, her stomach in nerves. Was she about to throw up? Probably. Adrenaline coursed through her like a strong wind as she stepped onto the Vandegrift competition floor. Toe,...

Mane Force sets up

Mane Force sets up

by Matthew Grissom, Staff Writer

September 29, 2015


Filed under Features

On Friday nights, the football team runs through the tunnel with fans cheering them on as they get ready to play some football. The people who set up the tunnel on every Friday night is a group of students called Mane Force, led by Mrs. Deborah Germany. Mrs. Germany wanted to sponsor students who wanted...

Eat, teach, love

Eat, teach, love

by Gigi Allen, Staff Writer

September 28, 2015


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Steaming hot food. Breathtaking scenery. She has walked the mountains of an island in the Philippines. She has explored the rivers in Jamaica. Now, for her latest adventure, she has moved to Leander, Texas to teach history. Mrs. Bey has been a teacher for 10 years. Within those years she has vis...

In the trenches

In the trenches

by Matthew Grissom, Staff Writer

September 23, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports Features

When a football team scores a touchdown, fans go crazy for the quarterback for throwing the ball and the running back for running across the goal line. Some people don’t notice five members of the team who contributed to that score - the players known as the offensive line (or O-line). The varsity...

Forever Lions

Forever Lions

by Jack Densmore, Editor-in-Chief

June 23, 2015


Filed under Features

This feature is a tribute to 3 members of our Lion Family, all of whom left a remarkable legacy on the students, faculty and staff of LHS. It is rare for a school to experience so much loss in one month. We have tried to capture the spirits and personalities of these women in the words below.      Mrs. Beth Locklear taught Spani...

In Memory of our “Queen of the Roller Derby”

In Memory of our “Queen of the Roller Derby”

by Ryan Robinson, Staff Writer

June 20, 2015


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**It is with great sadness that we repost this story in memory of our former English teacher, Ms. Kimberly Hardy, who passed away on June 19 after battling cancer. Ms. Hardy was an inspirational teacher and she will be missed by her Leander High School family. We will post arrangement details as so...

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