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

Gigi Allen

Gigi Allen, Staff Writer

My name is Gigi, and it’s not my real name, just a nickname. My family is a mix of peace loving hippies, non-strict carefree parenting, over-mommying and punk rock 90's grunge with guns and liberal values thrown in.

When I was little my favorite outfits were the dresses you wore to Sunday on special days with the frills and lace, Mary Jane's, and the white socks with the frills at the end. If not I would throw a tantrum and refuse to get dressed.

I am a messy person and the title of a book about me would be called A Peek in the Mind of a Spaz and a Serial Procrastinator.

When I am happiest is when I am in a small space alone with my laptop to write or read on. I have always wanted to be an author when I grow up and if I were to tell you all the titles of the books on my bedside right now… there would be too many.

My favorite quote is one by Cyril Connolly; "Better to write for yourself and have no public then write for the public and have no self."

I take that to heart when I write because I write something I can always be proud of no matter how small or trivial.

All content by Gigi Allen
Senior Jared Bouloy speaks at the Veterans Day ceremony.  Bouloy has applied to several military academies and hopes to serve his country one day.

Creating love

November 11, 2016
The girls ran at District and placed third. They advanced to region where they placed 20th and did not advance.

Running at regionals

November 9, 2016
A student on the spotlight section of the sight. All writing works are posted here for users to see and choose for critiquing.

Scribbling online

October 24, 2016
Senior Madeline Phillips knows the importance of a college visit. Taking one helped her decide that A&M was one of her top choices.

A new tradition

October 3, 2016
The college and career board outside of Melissa Woods office. Students can find the dates of the application help sessions on the calendar and sign up for them through the pride portal.

Applying for college

September 16, 2016
Dr. Spicer going through her blog at the previous web posts. She has a new blog post she hopes will be published this week.

Dr. Spicer’s new blog

September 7, 2016
A student showing how overwhelmed some get when they get back to school. But students should know they aren’t alone with their insecurities.


August 31, 2016
Chris Cecchini, Buddy McBroom, and Jeremy Redden prepare themselves before their presentation at state. A presentation that will win them second place and best show in precision engineering.

Skills in the USA

May 27, 2016
A student reading The Book theif by Markus Zusak. This will be the book discussed at the last meeting.

The final chapter

April 13, 2016
Ms. Rattans class carries soda bottles dressed as babies for their project.

Coca-Cola babies

March 11, 2016
Graduation is set for June 2. It will take place at the Cedar Park Center at 8:00 a.m.

Pack mentality

March 2, 2016
A piece of artwork done myself when my father had let me down for the last time. When disappointed with a parent and let down by them the world can seem to cave in.

Can’t be angry

February 19, 2016
The water fountain at our school in the art building.

Water’s natural taste

February 19, 2016
An image to show how when dress code is discussed, the enforcement strategy of telling girls that they are a distraction is not helpful. The way Dress code is enforced should be changed.

“This is not KFC”

February 6, 2016
The most recent scores for the grade level attendance battle. Posted weekly outside the AP office and the Attendance office.

Battle of the grades

February 3, 2016
Senior Claire Crone waits at the starting line while rain suddenly begins to pour around her. Crone placed 52nd at the meet.

Running through the mud

November 13, 2015
Junior Phillip Megie is using the schools new technology and lap tops to finish his homework. The laptops are set up through mLISD.

Library shakes it up

November 3, 2015
Two PSAT practice guides. The PSAT can help prepare juniors and everyone for the SATS so they can focus their studies on their weak testing areas.

Plan don’t panic

October 22, 2015
In the month of October, domestic abuse awareness is honored. But some abuse isnt from your husband or boyfriend. Some abuse doesnt leave a mess of bruises. Some abuse... only leaves a stain.

Napkin stains

October 20, 2015
Mrs. Bey and Mr. Bey on their river tour while visiting Jamaica. The person taking the photo was the tour guide that told them about the troubles in the social life of the Jamaican people.

Eat, teach, love

September 28, 2015
A student and his parent in front of the library at this years open house. Parents and their children often go to open house to look at clubs, organizations, and other information.

A look at Open House

September 4, 2015
The two girl cross country teams sitting and bonding after the relay at the lake.  Their next meet will be in Burnet, Texas.

The girls to catch

August 22, 2015
A scene in the play of Find me

Find Me

April 13, 2015
The iZombie Comic

Zombies go modern

April 9, 2015
Some drivers justify checking their phones while at red lights

Texting ban in Texas

March 25, 2015
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