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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...

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...

The importance of voting

Sophia Alaniz, Web-Editor in Chief

November 8, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinions

America has a very important choice to make today. Today, we are electing the new president of the United States. In the 2016 election, you can choose between four candidates, Hillary Clinton, Donald J. Trump, Gary Johnson and Jill...

Thanksgiving needs its time to shine

Ashley Chase, Editor in Chief

November 7, 2016

Filed under Opinions

With fall in full swing and winter quickly approaching, everyone is looking for the nearest holiday to distract us from the cold and onslaught of schoolwork coming our way. But with Halloween only been a few days past, stores an...

5 things to do this month in Austin

Jennifer Walker, Staff Reporter

November 4, 2016

Filed under Opinions

It's finally November, and that means that there will be a lot of events happening around the city. Here are 5 things to do this month in Austin. Christmas at the Caswell House Held by Austin Junior Forum, Christmas at ...

Making my college decision was less stressful than expected

Carson Field, Sports Editor

October 27, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinions

As a senior in high school, I am often asked questions, such as where are you going to college? For a long time, I did not have an answer to this difficult question. However, with experiences, research and prayer, I found the answer....

A whole new slant on LEO teachers

Sophia Alaniz, Web-Editor in Chief

October 26, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinions

I have been at LEO for 10 days now and the thing that would make me the happiest is never going back. I have never craved dysfunction junction, the bad smell that emits from some of the bathrooms or the dancing teachers in betw...

My first day of LEO

Sophia Alaniz, Web-Editor in Chief

October 18, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinions

Due to recent choices I have made, I have found myself at Leander Educational Opportunity center, or LEO as most students call it, for the next 23 days. Personally, I think a more fitting name is Leander Educational Prison. I d...

Five things to do this fall in Austin

Jennifer Walker, Staff Reporter

September 23, 2016

Filed under Opinions

Fall has begun, and I’m very excited about it! It was hard to choose certain things to do, but I’ve put together five things that I think are really fun to do this fall in Austin. Austin City Limits Music Festival When thinkin...

Grad party column

Kate Murphy, Staff Writer

June 2, 2016

Filed under Columns

I just recently had my graduation party and felt that I should share my fellow tips to the children that are planning their grad party! So here is my “how to throw a grad party”: I had my grad party pretty late, like I was on...

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