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A diamond among the rocks

A diamond among the rocks

by Laynie Duplantis, Staff Writer

June 3, 2015


Filed under Features

*Name changed to protect privacy Growing up, freshman Thomas Smith* always knew he was "different." He says that he was always more feminine than the other boys he went to school with. In elementary school, Smith was constantly bullied. He was called names, threatened and was encouraged to commit...

White Eagle takes flight

White Eagle takes flight

by Siandhara Bonnet, Editor-in-Chief

June 2, 2015


Filed under Spotlight

After 20 years of teaching, Mr. Silvestre White Eagle is ready to retire. He spent time at IBM and as a teacher's administrative assistant, Mr. Silvestre White Eagle was ready to take on high school students. Teaching, however, was not his initial plan. "[Mr. Rouse] got me to get into teaching...

Stepping into the spotlight

Stepping into the spotlight

by Austin Graham, Staff Writer

June 1, 2015


Filed under Fine Arts, Spotlight

When the stage lights up, so does he. His home lies within the scripts he reads. He spends his time preparing his characters and memorizing his lines. Theatre is a big part of his life and he plans to make it even bigger. Sophomore Matthew Kennedy has played all kinds of characters. From a Scottish...

Editors of The Roar say goodbye

Editors of The Roar say goodbye

by Siandhara Bonnet, Caroline Cravens, and Claire Kyllonen

June 1, 2015


Filed under Spotlight

The final days are drawing near, college soon upon the class of 2015. It is time to say goodbye and leave behind what we have known for four years. No longer are we safe in a bubble of schedules and friends that some of us have grown up with since Kindergarten; we are now exposed to the responsibilities...

From a whisper to a commander’s call

From a whisper to a commander’s call

by Claire Kyllonen, Assistant Editor

May 31, 2015


Filed under Spotlight

When the AFJROTC students look to junior Ann Maynard, they see a future leader. An up-and-coming Corps Commander with a presence strong enough to run their program swiftly and efficiently. When Maynard presents to her cadets, no one would imagine that she once struggled with a fear of public speaking...

Off to Washington

Off to Washington

by Jack Densmore, Staff Writer

May 30, 2015


Filed under Features

Surprises can come in many shapes or forms, but for some it comes with earning a trip. A free trip to one of the most popular places in the country. A trip that only took the skills of a writer, a plan, and an idea. Junior Danielle Snow is one of four students on campus to win the PEC Essay Contest...

Head Company Leader becomes First Lieutenant

Head Company Leader becomes First Lieutenant

by Caroline Cravens, Assistant Editor

May 29, 2015


Filed under Features, Fine Arts

Underclassmen are forced to watch as the seniors leave, but there's also a new excitement as they get to fill their leadership positions. Junior Paige Hoelscher is filling the First Lieutenant spot for the 2015-2016 Blue Belles. This year Hoelscher served her team as Head Company Leader which helped...

Lights, camera, New York City, action

Lights, camera, New York City, action

by Matthew Grissom, Staff Writer

May 21, 2015


Filed under Fine Arts, Spotlight

Through the entire school year, Leander has given the spotlight to our Blue Belles, ball players, and even teachers. There are some students that deserve the spotlight that haven’t got it yet; one of those students is Zane Hudson. Hudson is a senior that has won multiple awards, nominations, and won...

Senior never misses a day of school

Senior never misses a day of school

by Caroline Cravens, Assistant Editor

May 15, 2015


Filed under Spotlight

While some seniors are at the point in the year when they owe tons of hours and have to go to Saturday School, senior Bryanna Edwards hasn't missed a day of school since Kindergarten. Her passion for learning and time management skills have allowed her to be present for every period, in every class,...

From Leander to Los Angeles

From Leander to Los Angeles

by Caroline Cravens, Assistant Editor

May 15, 2015


Filed under Features, Fine Arts

Besides going and seeing a movie there's really not a lot to do in little Leander; Los Angeles is a hustle and bustle city offering a bright future to those that are willing to venture out. To go from Leander to Los Angeles is, needless to say, a very big change. Senior Kourtnie Labay plans to take on...

Getting away to get closer

Getting away to get closer

by Siandhara Bonnet, Editor-in-Chief

May 14, 2015


Filed under Spotlight

Once a senior graduates from high school, they are faced with a world of challenges - no longer are they in a bubble with requirements of where to be and who to see. No longer are they under the rule of their parents because most of the graduates are 18; they’re free. Most try to get away to another...

Bruises in the mirror

Bruises in the mirror

by Gigi Allen, Staff Writer

May 12, 2015


Filed under Spotlight

Three years ago, sophomore Alec Brock was mugged when he was walking home from Walmart late at night. He was carrying two bags holding two cartons of milk. A big white van pulled up and three African-American men called out to him to give them his money. When he saw them he knew that he had to do...

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