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Lions compete in local Latin competition

Lions compete in local Latin competition

by Taylor Key, Staff Writer
April 3, 2017
Filed under News, School News

A couple weeks ago the Latin Club traveled to Westwood in order to participate in the regional JCL competition. The competition is a full day affair where students are able to participate in a variety of Latin and Roman themed events, including but not limited to: grammar, vocabulary, art events, and...

Over in seconds

Over in seconds

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief
March 30, 2017
Filed under Featured, School News

Ambulance sirens ring out while five students are pulled out of the wreckage of a fatal car crash. Three are dead, one is paralyzed and the other is alive, but being put in handcuffs. Four of them were intoxicated at the time. Luckily this is part of the school Shattered Dreams program that tries...

‘A Day Without a Woman’

‘A Day Without a Woman’

by Bri Branscomb, Assistant Editor
March 8, 2017
Filed under Featured, State/Nation/World

On International Women’s Day, strikes were held across over 50 countries and 400 cities as women made their voices heard. The march was organized by Women’s March on Washington, a protest organization that organized what may have been the largest gathering of marchers in United States history. “It’s important to see how problems women went through before are resurfacing,” sophomore Reilly...

Thousands march to voice pro-life support

Thousands march to voice pro-life support

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief
February 3, 2017
Filed under State/Nation/World

Outside of the capitol Saturday, thousands of students, parents, seminaries and activists marched toward the state capitol building to rally behind pro-life in the March For Life campaign. “We’re very passionate about life and those who can’t stand for it themselves seeing as unborn children...

Teach em how to say goodbye

Teach em how to say goodbye

by Bri Branscomb, Staff Writer
January 30, 2017
Filed under State/Nation/World

As Obama’s last term has come to a close, the nation finds that it must say goodbye to its 44th president. He has accomplished many things during his presidency, and created a change in American culture as a whole. In reflection of these achievements, the population can look back on the most impac...

Remembering MLK

Remembering MLK

by Amanda Nguyen, Staff Writer
January 16, 2017
Filed under State/Nation/World

49 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. Each year on the third Monday of every January, we celebrate the life and legacy of a man who brought hope to Americans. We honor King’s motivating words because his words gave encouragement to our nation and brought...

The final countdown

The final countdown

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief
January 13, 2017
Filed under School News

After a year of the long process of researching, writing and hours of staring at a computer screen, the IB seniors turned in their extended essay this past Monday. “Research is always important because it allows anybody to dig deeper into a topic or a theme and find out exactly what is happening wit...

“Texas Privacy Act” blocks transgender-rights law

“Texas Privacy Act” blocks transgender-rights law

by Bri Branscomb, Staff Writer
January 11, 2017
Filed under Featured, State/Nation/World

Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has proposed to pass Senate Bill 6, a piece of legislation that would effectively block the Obama administration’s policy which requires public schools to allow students and faculty to use the bathroom of the gender they identify with. Patrick announced this b...

Crutching for cash

Crutching for cash

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief
December 14, 2016
Filed under Featured, School News

One of the many requirements of IB is CAS, which stands for Creativity, Activity and Service. A project one of the students chose is the crutch fundraiser for Limbs International. A few of the seniors are raising money to be able to send to the organization and to help raise awareness for the struggles of ...

Reading for the cheese

Reading for the cheese

by Amanda Nguyen, Staff Writer
December 6, 2016
Filed under School News

In the recent months, Leander High School added ‘drop everything and read’ or DEAR time to Thursday pride times. According to English teacher, Dan Rucker, many students were controversial about the idea, but have now gotten used to it. However, a group of teachers have come up with an idea to make D...

Senior has bill passed in Youth and Government legislation

Senior has bill passed in Youth and Government legislation

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief
November 15, 2016
Filed under School News, Student Life

Exactly 55,902 abortions were recorded in Texas in 2014, and in all of those the final decision was put on the woman. In this new bill, in order to create equality for the man and woman, the man would be required to give his consent for the abortion to be carried out. “Abortion is a very sensitive topic which ...

Support for a cure

Support for a cure

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief
November 1, 2016
Filed under School News

1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Due to this life threatening illness, Breast Cancer Awareness Month was created to gain support and awareness for it. Here at school, there have been several ways students have tried to raise support and attention for breast cancer...

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