[16 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]
Leon boys soccer wins against Godby

By Julia Chodyla
On Dec. 15 the Leon boys varsity soccer team defeated Godby 8-0. With two goals from sophomore Greg Raymaker, three goals from senior Mason Solari, one goal from junior Mark Lescher, one goal from Phillip Dimacali and 1 goal from Jake Kile, the boys were able  to keep their position as second place in the …

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[16 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]

By Hannah Rodriguez
Since Monday, Dec. 15, students walking down the hallway have been able to see a Christmas tree in the lobby with stars hanging all over it. Each student has an opportunity to donate $11 to the Make-A-Wish foundation and hang their star on the tree in support of …

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[16 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]

Seeing as today is the start of exams, it is easy to tell that we will be having a grudgingly long week.
Today, seventh period is being held between 1:55 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., which is 45 minutes longer than class is usually held.
I have been cramming all day, and have …

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[16 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]
Leon substitute teacher begins book series

By Caroline Zapert
Candace Rayam, a familiar substitute teacher at Leon, is writing a series of self-help books that she is independently publishing.
The first book in the series, titled “Let’s talk about it!” is currently available on Amazon, and tells the story of Rayam’s struggle with her happiness following her father’s …

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[16 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]

Everyone says that as we get closer to the holidays, we are supposed to reflect on what matters most to us, what we already have, and how we can give to others that are not as fortunate as we are.
This has inspired me to do some thinking and something I …

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[15 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]
EmmaLea Reed: An impressive performance

On Dec. 12 and Dec. 13 at 7:00 p.m. in Leon’s auditorium the annual Performing Arts Winter Showcase occurred.
When I arrived at Leon around 6:30 p.m.,  there were almost no parking spots available. Keep in mind that this was 30 minutes before the show was even starting. Eventually, I ended up having to practically …

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[15 Dec 2014 | One Comment | ]

Exam week comes twice a year for high school students. Double the exams, double the stress, I always say. It is especially horrid for AP students because, at the end of the year they have the AP exams on top of the teachers’ exams. The time period leading up to …

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[15 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]
Caroline Zapert: Extra credit, anyone?

Don’t get me wrong. I’m all for a few extra points here and there, but when numerous students open their Pinpoint to see a 150 percent “A” in one of their classes, I can’t help but feel that something sketchy is going on.
There shouldn’t be an unwritten expectation that a …

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[12 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]

By Muireall Brown
Tonight, Dec. 12 and tomorrow night, Dec. 13, Leon’s 6th annual Performing Arts Winter Showcase will be held in Leon’s auditorium at 7 p.m.
General admission tickets, available both online and at the door, are $10. Rerserved seat VIP tickets cost $25.
PAWS is a joint performance in which a great …

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[12 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]
Winter exams schedule

By Maribeth McClenny
Students will be taking their mid-term exams next week, starting on Dec. 16 and ending on Dec. 19
The schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, Dec. 16
Seventh period exam 1:55-3:30
Wednesday, Dec. 17
First period exam 7:30-9:15
Break 9:15-9:25
Second period exam 9:30-11:15
Thursday, Dec. 18
Third period exam 7:30-9:15
Break 9:15-9:25
Fourth period exam 9:30-11:15
Friday, Dec. 19
Fifth period …

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[11 Dec 2014 | 4 Comments | ]

Even though it is cold outside, deodorant should still be worn.
Walking through the Leon hallways, an array of smells overwhelm me but usually body odor is not one of them.
You would think that with the temperature dropping, students wouldn’t sweat as much, and body odor wouldn’t be as much of …