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[28 Apr 2017 | Comments Off on Lion’s United showcases their talent in an inaugural concert | ]

By Caroline Kirk
The Lions United group teamed up with the band to put on the inaugural “Lions United Band Concert” during fifth period on Thursday, April 27.
The entire auditorium was full, and Principal Billy Epting had to make an announcement for people to make room in the aisles.
Band Director Lee …

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[28 Apr 2017 | Comments Off on Epting cracks down on pep rally behavior | ]
Epting cracks down on pep rally behavior

By Gray Kinch
The Neon Leon pep rally in February ended on a sour note when a senior “mosh pit” got out of control, leading Principal Billy Epting to end it early and send everyone home.
During fourth period on April 27, Epting made an announcement describing the consequences for students if they …

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[25 Apr 2017 | Comments Off on Spirit week in full swing | ]

By Maya Levy, Alena Nash and Ava Jackson
This week, from Monday, April 24 until Friday, April 28, is spirit week. This is a school wide event that promotes unity within our school’s community. Students are encouraged to dress up according to each day’s theme.
Friday is the last pep rally of …

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[25 Apr 2017 | Comments Off on Student body president candidate speech causes uproar | ]
Student body president candidate speech causes uproar

By Caroline Sipple and Christna Hoffman
In the midst of student body elections, Landon Coles, candidate for student body president, has been accused of plagiarizing his speech.
Many students and teachers are under the impression that Coles has plagiarized the majority of his speech from notable sources, such as Michelle Obama and …

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[24 Apr 2017 | Comments Off on Senior balances two sports and school | ]

By MarySylvia Hinnant
Senior Michael Zhu is a natural leader both in the classroom and on the playing field.
Zhu has had a passion for sports since a young age. He began participating in track, soccer and football in middle school.
During his time at Leon, Zhu has been involved in track, football, …

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[9 Mar 2017 | Comments Off on Sophomore takes talents to Florida Senate | ]
Sophomore takes talents to Florida Senate

By Alena Nash
Sophomore Liam Fineout has spent the last week at the Florida Senate participating in the Page Program. The Page Program selects students from all over the state to become pagers for the Senators.
A friend of Fineout’s mentioned the program to him as something Fineout could use to add …

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[9 Mar 2017 | Comments Off on Flag football team starts season with a win | ]
Flag football team starts season with a win

By Alena Nash
Leon’s flag football team kicked off their season March 8 with a 19-0 victory over East Gadsden.
The win came as a slight surprise to some of the players because of all the new players on the team.
“The team just clicked like we had all been playing together for years,” …

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[20 Feb 2017 | Comments Off on Thanksgiving break extended for next school year | ]

By Christna Hoffman
This week, the Leon County School Board has officially released the calendar for the 2017-2018 school year. The most significant change is that of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Instead of getting only three days for Thanksgiving, students will now get the entire week off.
However, this doesn’t come without a …

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[16 Feb 2017 | Comments Off on Fashion and Design clothing drive returns | ]

By Nadaley Jones
Fashion and Design club is holding its annual “Care-To-Share” clothing drive, which they introduced during the 2014-2015 school year. The drive began Feb. 10, and instead of ending the Feb. 24 like the original plan, it will be continuing all year.
President of Fashion and Design club Caldwell Harris discussed the idea …

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[13 Feb 2017 | Comments Off on Softball loses two games, hoping to bounce back | ]

By Caroline Sipple
On Friday, Feb. 10, and Saturday, Feb. 11, the Lady Lions softball team suffered two defeats.
The first game was against Florida High, and the final score was 6-10. The second was against Sneads, with the final score being 2-10.
Fortunately for the Lions, these games were part of the …