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Long road ahead

Long road ahead

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

May 19, 2017


Filed under Columns, Featured

Go in for the tackle but leg bends back with a loud pop Limp off the field waiting for this odd pain to stop Reassure your team that you’ll be back 2 weeks top But the pain doesn’t subside You realize you may have lied You have to go to take an MRI and your heart starts to drop You think...

TV Review: Master of None

TV Review: Master of None

by Michelle Parker, Staff Writer

May 19, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Reviews

From sexual harassment to racist ceramics, Netflix’s series Master of None tackles many hard-hitting issues in its second season. The release follows the cliffhanger ending of season one, picking up with main character, Dev (Aziz Ansari), in Italy. We meet his new love interest, in black-and-white f...

TV Review: Handmaid’s Tale

TV Review: Handmaid’s Tale

by Taylor Key, Staff Writer

May 19, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Reviews

‘The Handmaid's Tale’, a new television show about a dystopian American society, was released on April 26, to the rave-reviews of critics. Based off the 1985 best-selling novel by Margaret Atwood, the show is a speculative fiction horror story that takes place in a not to far off fictional socie...

Thank you for your service

Thank you for your service

by Amanda Nguyen, Staff Writer

May 19, 2017


Filed under Opinions

May is a special month for those in and out of the military. For service members and veterans, it’s a chance to pay tribute to support families and spouses during Military Appreciation Month, and honor the memory of those who have sacrificed for this nation on Memorial day. The month of May provides...

There’s no time for Stalin

There’s no time for Stalin

by Amanda Nguyen, Staff Writer

May 19, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

AP World History is a challenging academic class that analyzes human culture and society over time. It’s an opportunity for students to take a special college level learning experience that may lead to possible university credit in the future. Advanced placement helps students to develop critical t...

Top five things to do in May

Top five things to do in May

by Michelle Parker, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Spring has sprung with art, music, and more. The blossom of May flowers signifies the time to say goodbye to the cold breezes. This month, creators are celebrated across Texas. Enjoy the last few days of prime weather for outdoor entertainment before warmer temperatures. 1. West Austin Studio Tour Over 300 art...

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...

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