Leander High School's online student-run newspaper

The Roar

Leander High School's online student-run newspaper

The Roar

Leander High School's online student-run newspaper

The Roar

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Things You May Not Know About LHS

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New Years Resolutions

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January 30, 2023

Olivia Straus
Olivia Straus
Creative director
Payal Mugunda
Payal Mugunda
Co-editor in chief

Student Spotlight: Jonathan Rivera

Jonathan Rivera, junior, plays the saxophone in the band. His band director, Mr.Selaiden, is his favorite teacher. “He pushes me to my limit and he’s very passionate about what he does,” Rivera said.

One word that Jonathan would use to describe himself is “ambitious.” His schoolwork is important to him.

“This year has been easier because I’ve actually been doing my work,” Jonathan said. The only thing that he worries about is surviving Mr.Warner’s physics class.

Jonathan’s favorite thing about Leander is the diversity. If he ran the school, he would change the music that is played during passing periods.

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The first three songs on Jonathan’s iPod are “Spacebabe” by Twinsister, “Video Games” by Lana Del Ray, and “Oblivion” by Grimes.

“I’m kind of obsessed with  buying iPhone cases on Amazon,” Jonathan said. He is also not afraid to admit that he can twerk.

The cherry slushy is his favorite drink from Sonic. The last book that he read was Looking for Alaska by John Green.

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About the Contributor
Valerie Garner
Valerie Garner, Staff Writer
Valerie Garner, known to her peers as Val, is a senior staff member on The Roar. That’s not all she does. Val is also the editor of LHS’s yearbook, The Lair. She has been a Leander Lion for entire high school career. After high school Val hopes to find herself in the city of College Station at Texas A&M. She wants to study communications there. When Val is not focusing her time on school, she is devoted to serving at her church. She is involved in her youth group, mentoring middle school students, and singing as well. Val enjoys playing the ukulele in her free time. She likes to eat Yaki Soba, a Japanese dish consisting of fried noodles. Her favorite colors are pink and blue.