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Austin City Limits

Austin City Limits

by Austin Graham, Assistant Editor

May 5, 2017


Filed under Community

Ladies and gentlemen, ravers and festival enthusiasts, it is that time of year again. The Austin City Limits Musical Festival lineup has been released for 2017, and it’s raging. “What really drew me to ACL this year is that I really like the overall lineup,” senior Elza Taurins said. “I like...

The Syrian situation

The Syrian situation

by Taylor Key, Staff Writer

May 3, 2017


Filed under News, State/Nation/World

Since 2011, the Syrian people have been involved in a nation-wide civil war against their president and leader Bashar al-Assad, that started as a peaceful protest. The demonstrators marched on the capital city of Damascus, demanding democratic reform and the release of 15 teenagers who had spray pai...

Putting in the work

Putting in the work

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

May 1, 2017


Filed under School News

The Lions athletic and PE programs competed last week to win equipment used by NFL team, the Carolina Panthers. The equipment and workout was donated and run by SpeedTracs but was sponsored by the National Guard. The students were competing in a series of workouts that were timed and uploaded to the...

Opening a dialogue

Opening a dialogue

by Michelle Parker, Staff Writer

April 25, 2017


Filed under Community, News

LISD recently held a mental health presentation at Cedar Park High School with counselors from different organizations after the recent student suicides in the Leander/Cedar Park community. The session covered different issues such as stress, bullying, and suicide, as well as informed families about ass...

Youth and Government team honored at LISD board meeting

Youth and Government team honored at LISD board meeting

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

April 12, 2017


Filed under School News

The Youth and Government team were recognized at the LISD board meeting last Thursday for their success in placing five distinguished delegates at state, senior Jared Bouloy, senior Richard Philip, junior Kyle Gehman, sophomore Jesse-elijah Williams and sophomore Bri Branscomb. “It was really nice...

Pepsi Problems

Pepsi Problems

by Bri Branscomb, Assistant Editor

April 7, 2017


Filed under Featured, News

Pepsi has released a controversial commercial on Tuesday depicting a group of smiling and laughing protesters as they march. The ad featured model Kendall Jenner as she joined the movement, and later approached a police officer offering him a can of Pepsi. As outrage erupted, the Pepsi company issued a publ...

Nominating nobility

Nominating nobility

by Bri Branscomb, Assistant Editor

April 7, 2017


Filed under Featured, News

The prom court for this year was announced on March 30 at the pep rally. Those nominated were seniors Miranda Pizer and Patrick Wilbanks; Cynthia Nguyen and Paul Hefner; Keilany Solano and Daniel Lightsey; Ian Milne and Cierra Johnson; and Jake Tyll and Abby Cano. “I thought it was really sweet of people t...

The road so far

The road so far

by Taylor Key, Staff Writer

April 7, 2017


Filed under News, State/Nation/World

Having been sworn in in January, the 45th president didn’t take long before signing off on executive orders. Within the past few months, Trump has signed off on well over 35 executive memoranda, a type of executive action that is legally binding and has the backing of the full force of the law. "Regardless...

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...

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