Articles by Juliana Rube, senior editor, 2013-14

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Day of Silence

Last year, I wrote an article about my experience participating in the Day of Silence, which is a day of self-afflicted silence to raise awareness…


Advertising Madness

The NCAA tournament is well under way, and by now everyone’s bracket is pretty much busted, and with the help of Warren Buffett, Quicken Loans…



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A proposal for Starbucks

I, like many people of my generation, absolutely adore and worship the deliciousness that is coffee. When people think coffee, they think Starbucks. As an…



Sherlock is coming Holmes

After two years of hiatus, the season three premiere of Sherlock, titled “The Empty Hearse”, aired in the UK on January 1 and will premiere…


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The importance of Awards Day

As Awards Day for first semester comes and goes, I reflect on my three years and one semester as a Leesville student during this time….


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Millennial Infographic Analysis

Morals According to Tom Krattenmaker in USA Today, “…today’s young adults are a generation marked by impressive social commitment and dedication to using their lives…





CATS mystifies Memorial

From October 8-13, Memorial Auditorium hosted CATS for the kickoff of the 2013-2014 Broadway Series South season. My mother and I scored tickets for the…


Leesville heat wave makes students sweat

After the long Labor Day weekend, the cheerful students of Leesville Road High School returned to their weekly grind but were surprised when faced with…




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Throwing back to project-based learning

Recently, I toured Leesville Elementary for another article’s research. Mrs.Tucci, our tour guide and LES’s physical education teacher, steered us through the K-5 hallways, proudly…




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Day of Silence proves a challenge

Every year on April 19, a student-led community comes together to bring attention to anti-LGBT bullying on the Day of Silence. Students across the United…


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Respect raises questions for Rube

Since I’ve been little, my parents have stressed respect and manners. They have encouraged me to respect family, strangers and peers alike; they encourage me…





Mainstage is up for a challenge

After having to top last year’s magnificent show of When Shakespeare Slept and Shakespeare’s Ladies, the Mainstage class was forced to think out of the…



Inductees bear silly hats to join ITS

The International Thespian Society’s celebrated its new inductees and their excellence in theater and technical work. The inductees, their families and other ITS members gathered…


Tech teaches family

Family. That one word is the reason why I commit a big chunk of my time after school and on weekends to tech. Technical theater,…





The “Golden Era” of TV is gone

The Amanda Show, All That and Rugrats. Recess, Even Stevens, That’s So Raven, Phil of the Future. Full House, Sabrina the Teenage Witch and the…













Google announces new privacy policy

Lately, there has been a lot of buzz on the Internet about Google’s new privacy policies and, on March 1, Google’s new policies are going…


People wearing pajamas in public

From the runways to the hallways, pajamas are a growing fashion trend. Men and women are wearing lounge clothes to the grocery store, to the…




Drafting I students learn hands on

In groups of two or three students, Mr.Robinson’s Drafting One class worked on a project where they had to build their dream chair by using…


Teen pregnancy rates drop in NC

There are many racy and inappropriate topics that are all over the media, however something surprising has happened in North Carolina: The teen pregnancy rate…



Pride volleyball season successful

At this time last year, Pride Varsity Volleyball would’ve been done with their seasons for about two weeks. This year, though, the team made it…