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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...

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...

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