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Album Review: Welcome Home by Zac Brown Band

Album Review: Welcome Home by Zac Brown Band

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

May 15, 2017


Filed under Featured, Reviews

Zac Brown Band released the final five songs of their ten song album, "Welcome Home", last Friday. This second half of the album gets 4 out of 5 stars. The aim of this album was for the band to go back to it’s traditional country melody and music that made them famous to start. The first five songs...

IB vs AP debate

IB vs AP debate

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

May 15, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Featured

Leander is privileged to be able to offer students two different advanced programs, AP and IB. However, lately, there has been a kind of rivalry or debate over the two programs. While this is a pointless argument, it is also impossible to compare them because they are totally different in every aspect. First,...

Album Review: Welcome Home by Zac Brown Band

Album Review: Welcome Home by Zac Brown Band

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

May 9, 2017


Filed under Featured, Reviews

Zac Brown Band has just pre-released five songs from their highly anticipated new album “Welcome Home”. These first five songs out of ten get 5 out of 5 stars. After two years from their last album release, “Jekyll and Hyde”, the country band have released half of their new album. One of the ...

Beat

Beat

by Taylor Key, Staff Writer

May 3, 2017


Filed under Columns

It’s like a pounding drum, building up behind your eyes and bringing with it a brilliant burning. You press knuckles to temple but it continues to grow in strength. Soon it has moved to pound further back, consuming your entire head until your fingers clench and your eyes squeeze shut. It would be...

Setting another Milestone

Setting another Milestone

by Amanda Nguyen, Staff writer

May 1, 2017


Filed under Featured, Fine Arts, Reviews

The Blue Belles performed on April 26, 27, 28 and 29 in their annual Spring Show. The show was three and a half hours long with an intermission and included a variety of different music, dancers and routines. The show deserves a 3.5 out of 5. The theme this year was “Milestones”, and the show was a mil...

Not an anomaly

Not an anomaly

by Bri Branscomb, Assistant Editor

April 30, 2017


Filed under Columns, Featured

When I was younger, I didn’t know what it meant to be black To me, it felt like I was always under attack Like I was an ant And the world was holding a lens So that the more light poured in The deeper the hole got burned into my head   Because it didn’t matter what I did O...

A hateful heritage

A hateful heritage

by Bri Branscomb, Assistant Editor

April 30, 2017


Filed under Columns, Featured

The south is notorious for many things; beautiful countrysides, sweet iced tea, charming accents- and racism. Unfortunately, the bottom half of the US is known for it’s overwhelming prejudice towards people of color, historically seen from its insistence upon enforcing Jim Crow, to one of its states ...

Six months

Six months

by Amanda Nguyen, Staff Writer

April 30, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Poems

I screamed at my dad in tears and frustration, trying to get him to understand why. Six months and he still doesn’t understand. Six months and he still doesn’t understand how or why I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety at the age of fifteen. He doesn’t understand why I cry, why I ...

“13 Reasons Why” it’s problematic

“13 Reasons Why” it’s problematic

by Michelle Parker, Staff Writer

April 30, 2017


Filed under Columns, Featured

Netflix’s original series "13 Reasons Why", based on Jay Asher’s eponymous book, has come under fire from parents for their portrayal of mature subjects. The series focuses on the suicide of female high school student Hannah Baker and the multiple cassette tapes detailing why she decided to take her lif...

Podcast Review: Lore

Podcast Review: Lore

by Michelle Parker, Staff Writer

April 30, 2017


Filed under Featured, Reviews

From 19th century serial killer Belle Gunness to the doppelgänger of Emilie Sagee, Lore explores the non-fiction aspect of horror. In its presentation, the hit podcast allows the ambiguity of folklore to connect with facts for a whole retelling. Produced and narrated by author Aaron Mahnke, a career stor...

Top five shows on Netflix in April

Top five shows on Netflix in April

by Michelle Parker, Staff Writer

April 27, 2017


Filed under Columns, Featured, Opinions

April brings a deluge of shows and movies to popular streaming service Netflix, including exclusive originals. Embracing the April showers is easier with these top picks. 1. Kubo and the Two Strings Kubo and the Two Strings captured crowds in theatres with its breathtaking stop-animation. This...

Movie Review: Power Rangers

Movie Review: Power Rangers

by Taylor Key, Staff Writer

April 27, 2017


Filed under Featured, Reviews

Released on the 24th of March, the Power Rangers movie was oddly serious in its cinematic portrayal of the long running TV series. With Dacre Montgomery starring as former football player, and leader of the Rangers, Jason Scott, the story revolves around a group of ragtag teenagers that, brought together...

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