The Roar

Students advance to State at SkillsUSA

March 5, 2010

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By Ashley Bagwell Students came out in force to represent Leander at the Skills USA district competition held in Waco Feb. 18-20. The students involved in the electrical trades, drafting and cosmetology programs which competed did especially well; a number of them will be moving on to compete ...

Leander Wrestlers Advance to State

February 19, 2010

Filed under News, Sports, Wrestling

   The third round, the definitive pin, the roar of the crowd and the honor of competing. Two wrestlers have advanced to State, Jonathon Flores and Jadon Kempers will be representing Leander on Feb. 26-27 at the Delco Center.     Flores will make his 2nd appearance at State and Kempers is only th...

Yearbook orders online adds convenience

February 11, 2010

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   Yearbook can easily be ordered online by going to This is a website managed by Taylor Publishing, and they send updated information to the school of your purchase. They charge a fee of approximately $1.60.    The yearbook will be sold at school beginning April 1 through April 30....

Lion swimmers advance to regionals.

February 5, 2010

Filed under News, Swimming

By Cody Zivley    The Leander Lion swim team competed at UT's Jamail Swim Center last Friday Jan. 29 and Saturday Jan. 30 emerging from the tournament with high spirits and a place in the regionals.    Claire Toomey won her third district diving competition for the third year in a row and ...

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

Filed under News, Sports

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...

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