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Meet your next Mr. Lovejoy

Meet your next Mr. Lovejoy

Lulu Butler and Gaby Garcia

October 10, 2017


Filed under Around the School, Featured News, News, Top Stories

The annual Mr. Lovejoy pageant will commence this Thursday as a part of this week's homecoming activities. This prestigious competition seeks to crown one of Lovejoy’s finest males as THE Mr. Lovejoy of the Class of 2017. The pageant consists of four main events: aerobics, formal wear and Q&A, casual...

Student council sets unique incentive for food drive

Student council sets unique incentive for food drive

Shivani Radhakrishnan, Staff Writer

October 10, 2017


Filed under Around the School, Featured News, News

Every year, Student Council hosts its own canned food drive for Allen Community Outreach this week through Friday, but this year’s drive has a little twist in an effort to boost donations. “There is a pie in the face contest where teachers with the most cans in their box get a pie in the face,” said M...

New chapter in yearbook’s story

New chapter in yearbook’s story

Erika Jenkins, Staff Writer

October 4, 2017


Filed under Around the School, Featured News, News

"The Leopard" yearbook staff has another face to add to its spreads this year–that of new instructor Rebecca Pollard. Pollard, who has been teaching for 17 years and graduated from The University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor of Arts in communications, has previously worked in the Frisc...

Tee it up

Tee it up

Katie Felton, Staff Writer

October 2, 2017


Filed under Featured News, Local, News

When senior Savanna Roulette was first planning her charity golf tournament, Tee it up Fore MS, her original goal was to raise $77,000 for research for multiple sclerosis. After lots of work she was able to exceed her goal by almost $24,000, raising a grand total of $100,820.66. Roulette’s tournament took place last Thursday, Sept. 21, at Westridge Golf...

District begins SAT prep classes, more to come

District begins SAT prep classes, more to come

Nnenna Nchege, Staff Writer

October 2, 2017


Filed under Around the School, Featured News, News

As a way to raise money for the school and help students, the district began offering SAT prep classes this September. Sessions have guaranteed small class sizes with customized instruction by English and AP capstone teacher Cheryl Anderson, AP language and composition teacher Jason Eairheart, second...

Recycling reversal

Recycling reversal

Nicole Genrich, Section Editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under Featured News, Local, News

The city of Lucas has discontinued curbside recycling due to Barnes Waste Disposal, the recycling provider for the area, not having a cost-effective method to continue the service. “For the time being [the city of Lucas] has moved from curbside recycling to drop point recycling,” mayor of Luc...

Breaking News: Expanded drug testing begins today

Breaking News: Expanded drug testing begins today

Katie Felton, Staff Writer

September 27, 2017


Filed under Around the School, Featured News, News, Top Stories

The first school-mandated drug and alcohol test of the year began today after last year’s testing was ruled a success by Board of Trustees members. The program is expanding this year to include all fine art extracurriculars, such as choir, band, and Majestics, in addition to athletics. “We r...

Step up the spirit

Step up the spirit

Caleb Stein, Staff Writer

September 27, 2017


Filed under Around the School, Featured News, News

For many programs, changes are necessary to better fit the culture surrounding their team. This year, the cheer team is making some similar overhauls to increase spirit among the students, the community, and the cheerleaders themselves. “The main change we are focusing on is reaching out to the com...

National Honor Society undergoes changes for new year

National Honor Society undergoes changes for new year

Jack Marsden, Staff Writer

September 22, 2017


Filed under Around the School, Featured News, News

Scholarship, service, leadership, character. National Honor Society students rally behind these four pillars as symbols for academic excellence. The NHS chapter at Lovejoy High School has undergone changes from last year in their policies and have elected new student officers. “We are hoping th...

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