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ART                           Mary Dunkelberger ATHLETICS        Bridget Swingle BUSINESS              Colbey Brafford CAREER/TECHNICAL     Samantha Rhody DRAMA/PER. ARTS          Colin Wulff ENGLISH                              Katherine Leland FOREIGN LANGUAGE              Lauren…

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Students protest local circus

Leon is home to many animal lovers. And four Leon sophomores recently turned that love into a protest against animal cruelty.
McClain Houston, Megan Milla, Willow Parsons and Lucas Dwinell joined forces to take a stand against the Barnum & Bailey Ringling Circus, which was held at the Leon County Civic Center in early January.
The sophomores dressed up in costumes, including fake chains, and stood outside the civic center during the circus. Their faces marked with fake cuts, they held up signs expressing their concerns.

The four sophomores had one goal: “To inform people about what goes on [at the circus],” McClain said

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Lions celebrate Inauguration

On Jan. 20, Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States,and some Lions were lucky enough to witness the event in person.

Surrounded by presidents past, Obama repeated the oath of office with his hand on the same bible used in President Abraham Lincoln’s 1861 inauguration.

During his speech, Obama acknowledged the challenges facing the country.

“Know this, America — they will be met,” Obama told the millions gathered.

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