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Things to do this Easter weekend

Jennifer Walker, Staff Reporter

April 10, 2017

Filed under Lifestyles

Happy Spring! Easter is this Sunday, and I thought I would find a few fun things to do around town during the long weekend. Enjoy! Jo’s 18th Annual Easter Pet Parade & Costume Contest Calling all pet lovers! Come o...

STAAR Tips

Jennifer Walker, Staff Reporter

March 27, 2017

Filed under Lifestyles

High schoolers are required to pass five STAAR EOC exams in order to graduate. Freshmen take the Biology, English 1, and Algebra exams, Sophomores are required to take the English 2 exam, and Juniors have to take the US History exa...

My “Common X Thread” experience

Sophia Alaniz, Web-Editor

February 20, 2017

Filed under Lifestyles

Last weekend I spent my Saturday at Westlake high school at the Tedx experience “Common X  Thread”. I never been to a TED talk, let alone a TED experience, but all I can say is I am so happy I went. Not only did I help f...

The top ten books I’ve read for school

Hadley Hudson, Staff Reporter

February 17, 2017

Filed under Lifestyles

10. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks   9. Romeo and Juliet This is the copy that we used, with a translation in modern language on one side of the page.   8. Animal Farm   7. Great ...

TSI Tips

Jennifer Walker, Staff Reporter

January 31, 2017

Filed under Lifestyles

Alright fellow students, it’s course selection season, and you may be thinking about taking ACC classes next year. But it isn’t as simple as signing up for a high school class. You might need to take the Texas Success Initi...

Survival tips for the SAT

Ashley Chase, Editor in Chief

January 19, 2017

Filed under Lifestyles

It’s that time of year again- the time when the sun is coming out, the birds are chirping and the flowers are blooming. It’s also the time when college bound juniors are closed off inside cold concrete buildings, hunched ove...

How the legend of Santa came to be

Sophia Alaniz, Web-Editor

December 25, 2016

Filed under Columns, Lifestyles

To this day, the legend of Santa Claus has helped us celebrate the joy of Christmas. But the modern day Santa has evolved through many centuries. The legend of Santa Claus can be traced back to a monk named St. Nicholas. St. Nicholas...

Tips for a healthier, happier holiday season

Caitlin McKeand, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2016

Filed under Lifestyles

The holiday season is all about food and having a merry time with family. Only, it’s incredibly easy to overindulge on holiday foods and to end up sitting in your room, in the dark, wearing a giant fluffy robe with a candle on y...

Veterans day and its importance

Sophia Alaniz, Web-Editor in Chief

November 11, 2016

Filed under Lifestyles, Opinions

Today, 11/11/2016 is Veterans day. Veterans day is always on Nov 11, no matter what day of the week it falls on. Originally the day was called Armistice day, which celebrated the first anniversary of World War II. Even though th...

Why self care matters

Caitlin McKeand, Staff Reporter

November 10, 2016

Filed under Lifestyles

In the Violence Intervention and Prevention Center, self-care is defined as any necessary human regulatory function which is under individual control, deliberate and self-initiated. In other words, doing whatever is necessary...

Students perspective on LEO

Sophia Alaniz, Web-Editor in Chief

November 2, 2016

Filed under Lifestyles

          LEO is becoming fuller, which means all the teachers are cracking down on some of the unnecessary rules. It also means that some of the students are becoming more audacious, especially with the communication rule, ...

5 pumpkin related things to satisfy your cravings

Madeline Smyser, Staff Reporter

October 21, 2016

Filed under Lifestyles

This fall, nothing is more popular than the pumpkin. Some of us, however, have not yet been filled of our pumpkin needs. So, here are five pumpkin things to help get you in the fall mood. 1. Pumpkin carving   Now that ...

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