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Patiently preparing for PALS

Patiently preparing for PALS

by Aimee Bozoudes, Staff Writer
May 10, 2016
Filed under Club Notes, School News

The PALS, Peer Assistant of Leadership Skills, classes have recently finished up their interviews for Pal hopefuls and possibles. After weeks of recommendations from teachers and PALS alike, a number of interviews have taken place throughout the PALS’ 1st, 5th and 6th periods. Now, as the inductees ...

Number of student aides to decrease

Number of student aides to decrease

by Gigi Allen, Staff Writer
May 10, 2016
Filed under Careers & Academics, School News

Students have seen them delivering passes and running the attendance check in, but office aides might be cut back on for next school year due to a lack of work for them to help aid with. “When we say cut backs, what we mean is trying to keep it to 2-3 students only per office aid period,” head ...

B lunch eliminated for remainder of year

B lunch eliminated for remainder of year

by Staff
May 10, 2016
Filed under School News, Student Life

Beginning Wednesday, May 11, students will only go to A or C lunch for the remainder of the school year. B lunch will be eliminated to "create a safer environment with increased supervision at lunches and to decrease classroom/instruction disruptions," Dean of Instruction Shandalyn Porter said in...

Uber, Lyft to use fingerprint checks for drivers

Uber, Lyft to use fingerprint checks for drivers

by Garrett Gage, Staff Writer
May 10, 2016
Filed under Community, Trending

The primary elections for positions in the city council was held on May 7th. The election was for Place 1, Place 3, and Place 5. Places 1 and 5 had two people going head to head while Place 3 was unopposed with only Shannan Shepard in the running. However, one of the biggest things that was voted on...

Superintendent Bret Champion resigns

Superintendent Bret Champion resigns

by Garrett Gage, Staff Writer
May 10, 2016
Filed under School News

Superintendent of LISD Bret Champion announced his resignation on April 28th after being announced as Klein ISD’s next superintendent for their district. He will start work as the superintendent there in July. “I applied for the job in Klein due to a number of factors,” Champion said. “ Personally,...

LHS talks Tubmoney

LHS talks Tubmoney

by Bri Branscomb and Aimee Bozoudes
May 9, 2016
Filed under State/Nation/World, Trending

The United States Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew announced that influential women in American history were to be featured on paper currency for the first time in over 150 years. Harriet Tubman is to be placed on the front of the 20 dollar bill while the treasury is seeking public input for specific...

End of the year; arrival of the yearbook

End of the year; arrival of the yearbook

by Austin Graham, Assistant Editor
May 5, 2016
Filed under Club Notes, School News

From the end of the previous year, to the end of the next, the yearbook group works on their book. We are Leander, this year’s book, has arrived for distribution and sale. The last date for pre-order was May 2. From now on, the extra books will be sold for $70 at lunches. “It takes more work than...

World Press Freedom Day

World Press Freedom Day

by Kyle Gehman, Assistant Editor
May 3, 2016
Filed under State/Nation/World

Every day people put their lives in danger, not for a religion, country or family but to keep the world informed and express their freedom of the press. While many countries don’t enjoy this right, the day of May 3rd gives some the chance to celebrate the freedoms they are granted. “All over the...

Construction or destruction?

Construction or destruction?

by Austin Graham, Assistant Editor
May 2, 2016
Filed under Community

Austin, Texas and its metropolitan area is one of the fastest growing large cities in the whole country. Cedar Park/Leander falls into this category of the metropolitan area. Nearly every corner a citizen turns, there is construction going on. Currently, there are construction sites off Lakeline, Bagdad,...

One Act goes to state

One Act goes to state

by Bri Branscomb, Staff Writer
May 2, 2016
Filed under Fine Arts, School News

This year’s one act play, ‘Picnic’, has advanced to the statewide UIL competition held at Bass Concert Hall in Austin. This is the fourth time our school has ever gone to State. Picnic was one of the two plays to advance past the region competition, and placed first overall for the fourth consecut...

Stealing the show

Stealing the show

by Aimee Bozoudes, Staff Writer
April 28, 2016
Filed under Fine Arts, School News

“One more time!” However, each and every dancer in the room know’s that after the long hours spent in the kaleidoscope of lights that have been shone down upon them in a flurry of different outfits and sore muscles hitting the hard, black floor which has been marked and primed with markers that, i...

Boys’ basketball players receive awards

Boys’ basketball players receive awards

by Jack Densmore, Editor-in-Chief
April 28, 2016
Filed under School News, Varsity Boys' Basketball

Junior Chase Cotton received the MVP award for the 2015-2016 year, and got 1st Team All-District, and Academic All-District. Juniors Kristian Murphy and Kobe Thompson received 2nd Team All-District awards. Junior JP Stevens received Honorable Mention for All-District. “[Winning the award] feels...

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