Articles by Alison Jester, staff writer, 2013-14

This generation is not lazy

Members of previous generations tend to look down on us Millennials. We have been accused of being the laziest generation to ever walk the planet….






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Jester’s thoughts on failure

Embrace failure. Welcome failure. It’s a lot friendlier than people think. But why? Why embrace it, why welcome it? Throughout life we have been told…


Why to wait on college

The stress of college– Don’t even get me started. “Difficult” is too weak a word to describe the task set to high school seniors. In…


Is technology making us dumber?

Is this generation smarter than the last? It’s hard to imagine a life without computers. This generation is privy to vast amounts of information available…


Is Rachel really the Biggest Loser?

As the final episode of Biggest Loser’s fifteenth season came to a close, I was left feeling exceptionally disappointed in the winner Rachel Frederickson. She…


Five shocking future predictions

Five predictions for the next five years–what will the world transform to in the ever-approaching future? On December 17 2013, IBM produced five shocking predictions…


If you give a toddler a tablet…

What impact has technology had on children of this generation? These days, there’s no simplistic childish play consisting of little bodies tumbling around the yard…


The 7 Lies of College

Throughout high school, we have been told numerous lies about college. It seems that what we’ve been told is much different than how college really…



Holiday “spirit”

People rush around town, being sure to purchase each and every gift needed to please their children, friends, and other family members. Impatient, they glance…


Sports distracting students?

Leesville Road High School prides itself on the quality sports it brings to the Leesville community. Football, baseball, basketball, volleyball, whatever it is, we Loonies…






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Sounds of Leesville

The LRHS News Staff was intrigued by NPR’s “What it Sounds Like to be 22.” We decided to put a Loonie spin on the idea…


Failure finishes first

Embrace failure. Welcome failure. It’s a lot friendlier than people think. But why? Why embrace it, why welcome it? Throughout life we have been told…


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An Exchange to America

It is strange to think that America has a culture. Americans live in this culture every day; it is second nature. But the fact is,…