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How to deal with creative burnout

Natalie Brink, News Editor

September 20, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinions

On a mid-July night, I was sitting in front of my computer screen, anxiously typing, deleting and retyping a paragraph for my creative story that has stayed a work in progress for about a year now. I couldn’t manipulate the rig...

An open letter to Ms. Coker

Caitlin McKeand, Co Editor-in-chief

June 5, 2018

Filed under Opinions

Dear Ms. Coker, I have been in your class for three years and regretted not being in it for one. I am so glad to have been your student and I wanted to thank you for putting up with me for the time I was in your class. You...

Seniors on what they wish they knew coming into high school

Caitlin McKeand and Hadley Hudson

April 20, 2018

Filed under Opinions

Katherine Holsinger Work hard from the start or it’ll be really hard to keep your GPA high. Treat every year as if it’s junior year because if you slack you’ll regret it later. It’s ok if you’re not popular beca...

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...

Teachers speak about gun violence

Caitlin McKeand, Co Editor-in-chief

March 8, 2018

Filed under Opinions

In the wake of the Parkland Florida school shooting last month that left 17 students dead, the debate on gun laws and guns in school continues, and people have started wondering if teachers should take up arms in order to protec...

Finding your people

Lanie Malone, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinions

Lately, I’ve been obsessed with making a recovery from the funk I was sucked into a few months ago that altered the way I carried myself, the way I interacted with people and my once exceptional work ethic. Writing, specifical...

Mr. Simpson

Lanie Malone, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2018

Filed under Columns, Columns, Entertainment, Humans of Vandegrift, Lifestyles, Opinions, Teacher Spotlights

Being raised in a family of accountants, land-men and nurses, I never had actual dreams about writing professionally. When I was younger I wrote like some kids watched TV. I enjoyed it so much that I would scribe pages on pages o...

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