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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...

Ending on a high note

Ending on a high note

by Natalie Ditsler, Staff Writer

April 21, 2016


Filed under Fine Arts, School News

Students screamed at the top of their lungs, jumping and hugging each other the moment they realized they had won sweepstakes. A week of UIL ends with three choirs with plaques to add to the collection. Lionheart made sweepstakes, all ones, and Varsity Women’s choir made all ones in sight reading....

Publications exceed expectations

Publications exceed expectations

by Jack Densmore, Editor-in-Chief

April 21, 2016


Filed under Club Notes, Photos, School News

Both the yearbook and newspaper received awards last weekend. Senior editor Jack Densmore and assistant editors junior Austin Graham and sophomore Kyle Gehman all traveled to Los Angeles for the NSPA conference where they received a plaque for being Pacemaker finalists and 9th place in the Online Newspaper...

Juniors and seniors prepare for ACT testing

Juniors and seniors prepare for ACT testing

by Garrett Gage, Staff Writer

April 19, 2016


Filed under Careers & Academics, School News

The mandatory tests are slowly creeping up on juniors and seniors. One of those tests is the American College Test, or as it's known by the school’s populace, the ACT. It is a mandatory test to take if any student wishes to go to a university. Students must either study on their own or with the help...

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