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Applying for college

Applying for college

by Gigi Allen, Staff Writer

September 16, 2016


Filed under School News

New this year, application help sessions are being offered nine times in different pride times. These sessions offer one on one help for seniors for scholarships, essays and college applications. “This year we are providing something a little different, in that we are offering 9 Application Help Sess...

Students open up about opening their books

Students open up about opening their books

by Bri Branscomb, Staff Writer

September 16, 2016


Filed under School News

The DEAR time is an initiative campaigned by the staff of the school in efforts to raise the literacy rates of the students, as the highest rate achieved last year was 68%. Every Thursday, students will be locked into their home Pride Time of that day and be required to read any novel of their choosin...

The Glenn Effect

The Glenn Effect

by Dylan Hanna, Staff Writer

September 13, 2016


Filed under School News

Ask anyone: freshman year can be difficult. A new environment, new people and harder classes. For most students, high school can be faced with their middle school friends thanks to district feeder patterns. When district zoning plans are redrawn however, things can change fast, thus impacting the younge...

New shopping center to come in 2017

New shopping center to come in 2017

by Amanda Nguyen, Staff Writer

September 11, 2016


Filed under Community

Over the last year, the Leander/Cedar Park area has been booming with new shops and restaurants. Now, even more shopping centers are being introduced. Cedar Park is welcoming a 370,000 square foot shopping center along the 183-A toll road by New Hope Drive. New stores include Nordstrom Rack, 365 by...

Remembering 9/11

Remembering 9/11

by Amanda Nguyen, Staff Writer

September 11, 2016


Filed under State/Nation/World

15 years ago, on the early morning of September 11, 2001, almost 25,000 people departed flights in the United States. 19 men part of the Islamic extremist group al Qaeda, directed by Osama bin Laden, attempted to hijack four planes and use them to destroy American landmarks. “I was on my way to...

Dr. Spicer’s new blog

Dr. Spicer’s new blog

by Gigi Allen, Staff Writer

September 7, 2016


Filed under School News

New to school this year is Dr. Spicer’s new blog. The blog consists of messages from Dr. Spicer to the reader about announcements concerning the school. “Sometimes our parents and students don’t exactly read the insider,” Dr. Spicer said. “Or they’re like ‘It’s too hard to get to if...

Kaepernick protest sparks controversy

Kaepernick protest sparks controversy

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

September 6, 2016


Filed under State/Nation/World

NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been making the news lately, but not because of his football skills. In protest of the ‘oppression of black people and people of color’, he has refused to stand up during the playing of the national anthem. “I think it’s stupid to disrespect the country...

DECA begins the sale of class shirts

DECA begins the sale of class shirts

by Austin Graham, Assistant Editor

September 2, 2016


Filed under School News

The school store hosted by DECA has began selling their school famed cookies and class shirts. Each shirt is being sold for $15 and has sizes ranging from small to extra large. The shirts are being advertised at the entrance to the commons. “We wanted people to recognize the shirts,” senior Emilie...

Open carry law causes concern for seniors

Open carry law causes concern for seniors

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

September 2, 2016


Filed under State/Nation/World

Students across Texas colleges and universities have already started their first classes. They’ve packed their computer, textbooks, pens and also their handguns. Beginning on August 1st at four year colleges and universities, students aged above 21 with an open carry license can openly carry their...

Senior wins first at UIL state

Senior wins first at UIL state

by Kyle Gehman, Assistant Editor

June 1, 2016


Filed under School News

After competing against hundreds of students and hours of hard work, senior Carolyn Plein placed first place in state UIL for her essay in the Barbara Jordan Essay contest. The Barbara Jordan Essay contest is sponsored by UT and requires students to write an essay highlighting an African American i...

Foreign Club Olympics

Foreign Club Olympics

by Aimee Bozoudes, Staff Writer

June 1, 2016


Filed under School News

The Foreign Language Olympics competition took place on Wednesday, May 18th after school in the courtyard where the Latin, French, and Spanish clubs all came together to play a rally of games and to celebrate the end of the year with a bit of fun. “They went very well,” junior french club member Matthew Ken...

Skills in the USA

Skills in the USA

by Gigi Allen, Staff writer

May 27, 2016


Filed under School News, Uncategorized

Juniors Buddy McBroom, Chris Cecchini, and Jeremy Redden placed 2nd out of 12 in the state competition for skillsUSA. McBroom designed a re spin on an old idea of the long board. He and his team have advanced to state with a score of 936 out of 1000. The project was for skillsUSA, an organization designed to help those practice in the field of their future occup...

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