The Roar

First place district Lions face CP Friday

January 21, 2010

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  The first 300 people at tomorrow night's game get free basketball t-shirts. Looking for a win over Cedar Park, the Lions are looking to create a white-out at home. Playing really strong at this point in the season, the Lions now have first place outright....

Gravel Bar-B-Gone!

January 21, 2010

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By Emma Berkel    With spring fed waters, a natural rock bottom, and rolling green hills, Barton Springs Pool has for decades been a source of pride and joy for the Austin community. Due to its consistent temperature and the warm climate of the Austin area, swimmers frequent the 900 foot long poo...

Disaster Strikes Brazilian City

January 8, 2010

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by Caio Jahara   Angra dos Reis, a city at the south part of Rio de Janeiro’s State, is going through a surge of homelessness due to the destruction caused by several recent storms.  These storms have caused massive landslides, resulting in the destruction of numerous houses and deaths.    From the...

Climategate: The Threat to Modern Science

January 6, 2010

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By Emma Berkel    It’s undeniable. Technology is at our fingertips and countless articles are made available to us every single day. With all that, whether it’s pertaining to a celebrity’s personal life or science, it’s hard to think beyond those so-called “facts”. We all know that tab...

Students win big at academic tournament

November 12, 2009

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The UIL academic team kicked off its competitive season on Saturday, Nov. 7 at Pflugerville High School. The invitational tournament hosted 33 schools from the Central Texas area in preparation for the academic district tournament to be held in April, 2010.    Journalism team members Ashley Bagwell,...

NaNoWriMo, The Fastest Book You’ll Ever Write.

November 12, 2009

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   National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a competition, website (, and month used to bring a new approach to novel writing. Instead of quality, time, or craft the idea of the ‘program’ is quantity, “It’s basically brain-vomit everywhere!”  Victoria Baker, senior, likes to...

2016 Olympics to be held in Brazil

October 27, 2009

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By Caio Jahara    After three attempts, Brazil has finally been chosen to host the Summer Olympics games.    The Brazilian government expects to spend about $14.38 billion US dollars of its own money on the games. Brazil is the 10th largest economy in the world, and is expected to be the f...

Frazier v. Smith Dropped by Supreme Court

October 23, 2009

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By Emma Berkel    On Monday, October 5th, the US Supreme Court denied review for the case of Frazier v. Smith. Beginning with an incident which occurred in December of 2005, the case dealt with whether or not students in public schools had the first amendment right to deny standing and repeating...

Seniors Expand Cultural Horizons

October 15, 2009

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By Ashley Bagwell    On Friday Oct. 9, senior International Baccalaureate students expanded their cultural horizons by taking fifth period to talk with 17 journalists from various African countries.    These countries included Sierra Leon, Angola, Ruanda, Ethiopia, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, South Af...

Biotech chosen for photo shoot

May 12, 2009

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v  By Claire Toomey    BioRad, a biotechnology equipment company, has recently selected Marjorie Palmer’s Biotech class as models for their next catalog due out in March of 2010.    This catalog is themed to show the interrelationship between various levels of education to produce the next generation of ...

UIL Play Armitage advances to State!

April 28, 2009

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  v By Evia Zack    Congratulations to the cast and crew of Armitage, who have become the third Leander play to ever advance to State competition!    On Friday, April 24th, they competed at Baylor University at the Regional Level. They advanced, along with Creekview High School’s play Rabbit Ho...

Blue Belles perfect Spring Show 2009

April 24, 2009

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-By Adam Soeur (contributing writer)      In Leander, Texas, the Blue Belles are working hard to perfect their routines so that they can show off their talent at Spring Show 2009 on April 23 through  April 25.     The Blue Belles have been working hard all year on their 16 diverse routin...

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