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Picnic takes first in bi-district, area

Picnic takes first in bi-district, area

by Austin Graham, Assistant Editor
April 11, 2016
Filed under Fine Arts, School News

OAP advances to area With the UIL competition for one act play, there are three judges watching the competing shows. After viewing all six or eight shows depending on the competition, they are ranked from one-six/eight. At the bi-district competition, Picnic received all ones from the judges, winn...

FDA changes abortion pill regulations

FDA changes abortion pill regulations

by Brianna Sabrsula, Staff Writer
April 11, 2016
Filed under State/Nation/World

The Food and Drug Administration has changed the guidelines for the abortion pill in the last month. This will allow women in Texas to take the pill further into the pregnancy and have fewer doctors visits. The change reduces the dosage of the drug, mifepristone, by 400 milligrams, increasing the wi...

We Are Leander

We Are Leander

by Kyle Gehman, Assistant Editor
April 8, 2016
Filed under Club Notes, School News

After five work nights where they stayed up at the school until around 11 p.m., hundreds of hours, thousands of pictures and plenty of frustrating moments, the yearbook has been finished and sent off to publisher company, Balfour. They currently cost $65 but will go up to $70 on May 2nd if any books...

Mental health crisis center goes under construction

Mental health crisis center goes under construction

by Garrett Gage, Staff Writer
April 7, 2016
Filed under Community

Austin Travis County Integral Care began construction of the Judge Guy Herman Center for Mental Health Crisis Care a few days ago. It has been created to help with the lack of emergency psychiatric care in Travis County. It is expected to be finished in early 2017 and the center is named after Guy Herman,...

April: The month of sexual assault awareness

April: The month of sexual assault awareness

by Austin Graham, Assistant Editor
April 7, 2016
Filed under State/Nation/World

April is the month of sexual assault awareness. Sexual assault is defined as “any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the explicit consent of the recipient.” Victims of this act can suffer from psychological, emotional and even physical effects. These are difficult things to deal...

A final statement

A final statement

by Kyle Gehman, Assistant Editor
April 6, 2016
Filed under Fine Arts, School News

In their last competition of the year the varsity Winter Guard finished second in the State Championships in College Station. “I was pretty excited,” junior Emma Vestal said. “Considering we got fourth the year before, moving up two places was great. It’s a great way for our season to end...

Now we’re stressed out

Now we’re stressed out

by Kyle Gehman, Assistant Editor
April 5, 2016
Filed under State/Nation/World

It’s constantly on students minds when they’re up at 2AM finishing their homework, five minutes before the big test and attempting to balance a busy schedule. Stress affects millions of people worldwide, according to APA, in a variety of ways which is why April is marked as National Stress Awaren...

UT creates blueprint to help victims of sexual assault

UT creates blueprint to help victims of sexual assault

by Garrett Gage, Staff Writer
April 1, 2016
Filed under State/Nation/World

The University of Texas Police Department will be responding to sexual assault cases on a victim-centered approach with a blueprint created by the university’s Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. The blueprint asks to keep looking for corroborating evidence by looking through social...

Lights, camera, prom

Lights, camera, prom

by Jack Densmore, Editor-in-Chief
March 30, 2016
Filed under School News

Prom will take place on April 9th at the University of Texas at Austin Club. The annual prom this year will have contracts that students have to sign in order to purchase prom tickets. Prom tickets are $30 starting next week, and the price will increase as prom gets closer. “I believe that the...

Children’s Advocacy Center helps with child abuse

Children’s Advocacy Center helps with child abuse

by Aimee Bozoudes, Staff Writer
March 30, 2016
Filed under Community

Stationed in a 1300 sq.ft converted house, the Williamson County Children's Advocacy Center was founded in 1997 and created for the service of victims of child abuse from birth to the age of 17. With as many as 55 or more cases per month, the center provides a child friendly and secure place to discuss and...

Gay-Straight Alliance opens

Gay-Straight Alliance opens

by Michelle Parker, Staff Writer
March 29, 2016
Filed under Club Notes, School News

The Gay-Straight Alliance club (GSA) was created by freshman Roy Butler last month. The club meets every B day during Pride Time in room 2115. Currently the group has an average of about 18-20 students attending. In the club, members talk about issues in the LGBT community, at school, and personal pr...

Picnic takes first

Picnic takes first

by Austin Graham, Assistant Editor
March 28, 2016
Filed under Fine Arts, School News

The one act play, went up against seven other schools for the district competition last week. Picnic won first place at district with many of the students winning awards. Juniors Cullan Payne and Evan Hays received the Honorable Mention award. Juniors Sarah Hayes, Ana Arthur and senior Olivia Baker received...

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