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The March for Music

The March for Music

by Logan Griffin

October 4, 2017


Filed under School News

    Leander band is gearing up for marching season  The Leander Band has recently participated in the Festival of Bands on September 25th, practicing consistently during their marching season the Band also participated in the Bands of America competition placing Second in prelimin...

Taking the knee: A powerful platform or unpatriotic?

Taking the knee: A powerful platform or unpatriotic?

by Bri Branscomb, Assistant Editor

September 29, 2017


Filed under Featured, State/Nation/World

President Donald Trump's remarks on Friday regarding NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem have sparked both outrage and support, as many more in the league have joined their colleagues in their form of peaceful protest. “Taking a knee during the national anthem is disrespectful to...

A’s to Be a Longhorn

A’s to Be a Longhorn

by Rebekah Hui, Staff Writer

September 26, 2017


Filed under News, State/Nation/World

Recently, The University of Texas at Austin announced that their policy for automatic admission is changing from 7% to 6% for the Class of 2019. As a world renowned public research university in the second fastest growing state in America, UT has had to lower their acceptance rate, to accommodate all...

PRIDE time changes for a third year

PRIDE time changes for a third year

by Amanda Nguyen, Staff Writer

September 20, 2017


Filed under News, School News

PRIDE time undergoes changes again this year for students. While last year PRIDE Time was situated in between second and third period, this year it will be following the end of first period. Students will still be assigned to go to a certain classroom each day. This year, students are allowed to move aro...

Get the facts straight: DACA

Get the facts straight: DACA

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

September 14, 2017


Filed under Featured, State/Nation/World

Last week, President Trump made a series of announcements threatening the immigration program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. Although the news of Hurricane Irma has allowed DACA news to fly more under the radar as of lately, here is what you need to know about DACA, and what it’s...

Now is their time

Now is their time

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

September 12, 2017


Filed under School News

The 2016/17 staff of The Lair was recognized last week as an NSPA All-American book. The book with the theme of ‘now is our time’ highlighted the year while capturing the life of students here. “I loved the idea of [the theme], how since we joined 6A it was our time to shine and show the other...

Lend a helping hand

Lend a helping hand

by Bri Branscomb and Logan Griffin

September 10, 2017


Filed under Featured, News, State/Nation/World

Hurricane Harvey was a devastating storm that hit the Texas coast on August 25. It hit residential areas situated near the coast and resulted in massive flooding in these areas that destroyed entire towns. This has led to thousands of displaced people who have lost their homes, belongings and businesse...

Hurricane Harvey slams Texas

Hurricane Harvey slams Texas

by Michelle Parker and Amanda Nguyen

September 8, 2017


Filed under Featured, News, State/Nation/World

Hurricane Harvey, a Category Four major hurricane, recently made landfall in southeastern Texas. Communities, like Houston and Corpus Christi, were flooded after Harvey dropped two feet of water. Thousands of people were rescued from their homes and tens of thousands more are currently displaced. “A family friend was in the path of impact and suffered damages to their home and many of their belongings,” junior Arica Hood said. “N...

Seniors say goodbye

Seniors say goodbye

by Bri Branscomb, Assistant Editor

June 2, 2017


Filed under Featured, News

High school can be an interesting time. It’s filled with ups and downs; of homework and stressful tests; old friends that can disappear and new ones that pop up; and of learning, and taking the first steps towards adulthood. By the time students finish their senior year, they’ve learned all this and ...

Finals fiasco

Finals fiasco

by Bri Branscomb, Assistant Editor

May 28, 2017


Filed under Featured, School News

As always, the finals exemption list has been rolled out, and students have been filled with either relief or dread as the check to see what end of year test they will have to take. However, this year, there is a slight catch. In order for students to be able to exempt their finals, they must actuall...

Rallying as Roadrunners

Rallying as Roadrunners

by Bri Branscomb, Assistant Editor

May 28, 2017


Filed under News, School News

The University of Texas at San Antonio, or more commonly referred to as UTSA, will have several students from the school joining the class of 2021. The now-Lions will be expectant Roadrunners as they look to start their future in the vibrant city of San Antonio. “I love the atmosphere,” senior Nicole G...

Capturing our campus

Capturing our campus

by Bri Branscomb, Assistant Editor

May 20, 2017


Filed under Featured, School News

This school years’ yearbook has finally arrived, as hundreds of expectant students have lined up in the atrium during lunch periods this week to retrieve their precious red-bound book. The theme for the publication, ‘This is our time’, aims to show how the students at the school have shone this s...

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