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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 ...

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...

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...

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...

Are you APauled?

Are you APauled?

by Rebekah Hui, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


Filed under News, State/Nation/World

On December 13, Logan Paul, a widely followed Youtuber, posted a video of a dead body he found in Japan’s Aokigahara Forest. This video went viral, and strong responses on all forms of social media flooded the internet. 19 days after uploading the ‘suicide forest’ video, Paul published a written...

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....

Helping the next generation

Helping the next generation

by Amanda Nguyen, Staff Writer

January 24, 2018


Filed under News, School News

The Ready Set Teach program traveled to a local daycare called Bagdad Head Start, a U.S program that provides early childhood education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families. The class is offered at LHS to sophomores, juniors and seniors and is spon...

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...

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...

Trick or tumble

Trick or tumble

by Amanda Nguyen, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017


Filed under School News

The cheer team held their sixth annual fundraiser ‘Haunted Hallway’ at Trunk or Treat on Monday, October 30. The ‘Haunted Hallway’ is a $10 haunted walk through for kids and parents of all ages to enjoy together. Every year, the cheer team picks a different theme for Haunted Hallway. Thi...

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