[21 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
Thespian student talent show

By Traci Creel
The annual Thespian talent show will take place on Jan. 30 around 6:30 p.m.
This event acts as a fundraiser for Thespians to help towards the total cost for everyone that is attending States in Tampa.
In order to perform each group or person solo performing is required to pay …

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[23 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

By Hadley Ritcher
This year Leon’s thespian troupe 1429 will be competing in a statewide competition in Tampa, FL.
The group of roughly 50 members will leave on March 25.
The members will be competing with four different performances.One of the large group musicals “Gold” will be performed during the opening ceremonies of …

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[23 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

By Lauren Henderson
On Tuesday, Jan. 27, Guitar 2 will have its first concert of the year. Roughly 60 students will perform as part of their guitar class grade. They will be performing 10 songs.
“We play anything from classical to rock,” sophomore Doronathan Do said.
The concert is in the auditorium at …

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[22 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

By Sella Kinch
Last weekend, a handful of Leon’s finest singers clambered together on a bus and traveled to Tampa, where they participated in the All-State competition.
The All-State Competition is a prestigious contest that only a few singers are talented enough to go to.
For the competition, you must pass several auditions. …

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[21 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

By Hannah Rodriguez
This Tuesday, Jan. 27, students can look forward to a movie on the hill hosted by the SGA class. The function will begin at 6:30 p.m., and the movie being played is The Lion King.
While admission is free for all students, there will still be concessions such as chili, popcorn and …

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[16 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
Positive post-it notes change social media

By Caroline Zapert
Students of Leon were greeted this morning (Jan. 16) by an overwhelming amount of sticky notes posted on the walls of each hallway.
Each sticky note had a positive phrase or quote on it, some of which reading, “WTF (why the frown)”, “keep smiling”, “I dig your positivity”, “Positive …

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[16 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

There are pros and cons to history fair. For students that have a passion for history, it is an opportunity to research anyone or anything they want to know more about, or show their knowledge of.
There are five categories students can choose from: documentary, exhibit, paper, performance, or web site. …

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[15 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
Positively Post It

By Maribeth Mcclenny
Tomorrow, Jan. 16, begins Caroline Kirk and Elyse Thompson’s Positively Post It campaign. Post it notes with positive messages on them have been posted around the school and students will be able to write their own messages as well.
From the Positively Post It Press Release: “Positively Post It …

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[15 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

Technology can be a great thing, but sometimes it takes a turn for the worst.
Yesterday in the early hours of the morning in Washington D.C., smoke in the upper level of the L’Enfant Plaza metro station killed one woman and left dozens hospitalized with three victims in critical condition due …

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[15 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

Not that I would ever advocate for the horrendous, amoral, reprehensible, uncouth, ridiculous, disgusting act of daring to write about the human experience on the walls of public bathrooms.
Ahem.
But, if we’re being perfectly honest, I’ve been an avid reader of bathroom graffiti for as long as I can remember. Though human …

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[14 Jan 2015 | One Comment | ]

As a senior there are a few days that I am really looking forward to this year.
One of those days is May 19,  which is not only senior awards day, but it is also the last day for seniors. This day, when it comes, will surely be very surreal but as …