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Students react to President’s directive on transgender bathroom decree

Students react to President’s directive on transgender bathroom decree

by Lyn Cheely, Staff Writer

May 16, 2016


Filed under State/Nation/World

As of late, the issue of the use of bathrooms based upon gender assignment has become hotly debated. It has gained the attention of schools and lawmakers alike. As such, many have been inspired to take action. The controversy has resulted in civil disputes and general unrest for the public. North Carolina...

Football hosts movie night

Football hosts movie night

by Kyle Gehman, Assistant Editor

May 13, 2016


Filed under Football, School News

On May 13th at Bible Stadium, the football team will host a movie night to help raise goods to restock the local Food Pantry. “I’m looking forward to going because it is a great way to support a good cause as well as have fun with friends,” sophomore Jenna Abadie said. The gates will be opened...

Kissing the class of 2016 goodbye

Kissing the class of 2016 goodbye

by Austin Graham, Assistant Editor

May 12, 2016


Filed under School News

HOSA has started their fundraiser, “Kiss A Senior Goodbye.” Students can pay 50 cents to have a note and a Hershey’s kiss which the seniors will receive in their bag for graduation practice. They are being sold at both lunches. “It was a tradition at Mrs.Hall’s [HOSA adviser] old school...

A show of their own

A show of their own

by Natalie Ditsler, Staff Writer

May 10, 2016


Filed under School News

Seniors Hunter Jones and Brigham Dunford will be co-directing a show together as part of the advanced productions class’ end of the year project, Senior Directed. Seniors get the chance to fill the role of director by casting and producing a show. “It's awesome because we get to see what our directo...

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...

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