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Wait, what about the graduation caps?

Jennifer Walker, Web Editor

April 16, 2018

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

For years, the district has restricted the decorating of graduation caps. What is a creative right of passage for some high school seniors is not allowed here in Leander ISD. This year, when the annual letter with graduation i...

Advice for rising seniors

Ashley Chase and Sophia Alaniz

June 1, 2017

Filed under Editorials

Sophia Alaniz, senior I am a senior in a high school and will soon be a University of Texas at San Antonio roadrunner. In the four years of my high school career I have learned a lot. I am here to give you some of my advice o...

7 years of choir changed my life

Ashley Chase, Editor in Chief

June 1, 2017

Filed under Editorials

After being in choir for seven years and being in the high school spring show for four of those, I’ve finally finished with my choir experience. It’s a little strange, even though choir was never a consuming passion in my...

Value the pearl – not the oyster

Linnea Kennedy, Staff Reporter

May 5, 2017

Filed under Editorials

When did we start teaching young girls to suck in their stomachs and cheeks? When did we start teaching them to cry over the number on the scale and restrict themselves to starvation? When did we start teaching girls that thei...

School should change language program

Ashley Chase, Editor in Chief

April 17, 2017

Filed under Editorials

Currently, the language program for LISD has students begin learning a variety of languages starting freshman year, with the only language class provided outside of high school being a year of Spanish in eighth grade. However, there...

School should change grading system

Ashley Chase, Editor in Chief

April 16, 2017

Filed under Editorials

Currently, the school’s grading system is divided into six six week grading periods, with three each semester. Each six weeks, teachers are required to log at least two homework assignments, two quizzes, and two tests in the g...

School should release students in waves

Ashley Chase, Editor in Chief

April 16, 2017

Filed under Editorials

The school has had a traffic problem ever since it opened due to there only being one entrance and exit for both our school and Four Points Middle School. Since exits from the school are limited and there are several students ...

Social studies introduces new honor society

Alaina Malone, Staff Reporter

March 21, 2017

Filed under Campus, Editorials, News

Starting on March 1st, applications for the RHO Kappa Social Studies Honor Society will be accepted. Rather than performing community service for a certain number of hours, RHO wants to benefit the community by organizing an ...

Why LISD should invest in an orchestra program

Ashley Chase, Editor in Chief

February 20, 2017

Filed under Editorials

Even though LISD is prided on their focus on music and exceptional musical talent, no schools in the LISD area have an orchestra program. Band programs are the only instrumental option for musicians currently, and many require tha...

How to survive college applications

Ashley Chase, Editor in Chief

January 2, 2017

Filed under Editorials

Being a senior into my second semester of high school, I’ve made it through the college application process, so I can say from experience that it is a beast. Even after being given advice passed down from the seniors that came...

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