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Austin Jazz Festival This Weekend

September 29, 2011


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By Alex Ceballos Bring a blanket and a picnic basket to Zilker Park this upcoming Saturday and enjoy a live jazz performance free of charge. Beginning at 5 pm and ending at 10 pm, the Austin Jazz Festival will include performances by The Texas Swing All-Stars, the Gabriel Santiago Orchestra, and many...

Leander Fire Suspects Still at Large

September 21, 2011


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By Alex Ceballos With eleven homes destroyed and nine damaged, police are searching for a group of teens that may be responsible for starting the Leander fire.  An investigation shows that the fire possibly started in a forested area. Many firefighters had to work through the night to put the fire...

Students Head to State

May 3, 2011


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By Emma Berkel    Students that participated in the 2011 UIL Regional Competition soared into success. On April 6, Advanced Productions students had their “Alice in Wonderland”-themed designs evaluated and were honored with advancement in costume design, marketing design, and overall group de...

Hail to the Chief

October 21, 2010


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   Priscilla Mendoza, representing Cedar Park Chick-fil-a, presented the Lion football seniors the winning trophy for Brad Mansfield’s incredible pre-game field goal. Football fans at Friday night’s home game vs. Round Rock witnessed the moment of triumph when Mansfield successfully kicked a field...

Austin City Limits 2010

October 8, 2010


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By Matt Klein If you have been bummed about missing out on this year’s Austin City Limits, don’t worry. Those sold out 3-day wristbands that everybody is dying to have are still available. Even without a wristband, Austin has much to offer for audiences of all ages and tastes in music. Austin City Lim...

New LISD Policy Raises Doubt

October 8, 2010


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By Emma Berkel This year a new policy has been introduced to LISD schools, and as a result, a five-day grace period is offered. The grace period, intended to help students, allows one to make up a failing grade. While this should theoretically keep students from failing a class, it’s questionable as to ho...

College Night

September 28, 2010


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By: Erin Andary LHS will be hosting the LISD College and Career Fair on Thursday, Sept. 30 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Booths will be set up in the Commons and Middle Gym, with 110 to 115 colleges and universities from all over the country, including one international college from Switzerland. This is...

Gunman Found Dead In UT Campus Library

September 28, 2010


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By Ben Fischer Early this morning (9/28), UT Campus police were informed of an armed suspect found dead on the 6th floor of the Perry Castaneda Library, due to a self-inflicted gun wound by an AK-47. The unidentified male was one of two suspects said to have entered the Campus at about 7:30 this ...

Cross Country off to the races

September 10, 2010


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By Ben Fischer    Cross country started their 2010 season off with a roar. “This weekend the cross country team traveled to Hutto and burned up the course,” Kevin Lawson, coach, said.    Bringing home two gold medals, as well as several other placing medals, at the Aug. 28 meet. The boys...

Earth Week Aims to Create Awareness

April 19, 2010


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By Ashley Bagwell            Photo By Matt Broussard    Every year a group of students devote a part of their lives to an increasingly important cause, diligently contributing their time and energy to making the environment just a bit better on behalf of the school. They take turns o...

IB Seniors Raise Funds for Kenyan High School

April 13, 2010


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By Ashley Bagwell    He has experienced more tribulations in his life than the vast majority of Leander students. He understands what it means to truly long for an education. He stands over six feet tall. He sits on a rock, not a chair. He writes on a board, not a desk. He walks to the classroo...

Mexico: A Vacation to Remember

March 11, 2010


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By Emma Berkel As spring break rolls around once again, students the state over are bubbling with anticipation. For some, the joy of spring break is logging in a few more hours of sleep, while for others it’s taking off on the trip to remember. Here in Texas, the quest for that dream trip oftentim...

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