Articles by Kelly Williamson, Editor-in-Chief

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Preparing to go greek

Those of us who are about to become college freshmen in little more than three months are always faced with the same three questions: Where…


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Scotty brings home the win

The season 10 American Idol finale on May 25, 2010 wasn’t exactly packed with surprises: most people called a Scotty win, the performers were those…





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Breathalyzers at prom

As many Leesville students have already heard on the daily announcements, there will be breathalyzers at the door of Prom to prevent attendees from drinking…



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Senior council puts together slideshow

The senior slideshow is often one of Leesville seniors’ favorite parts of the senior assembly. Featuring photos of all 559 people in the senior class,…



Save APUSH at Leesville!

Leesville, save AP US History! I never, ever, thought I would write those words. Or even think them. AP US History was the bane of…





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New fads to look out for

I remember the first time I saw a Silly Band – a red rhino – and knew I immediately had to get one. Suddenly and…



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The battle of the flat-irons

My hair straightener is dead. The Remington Wet2Straight I received in eighth grade has survived through five years of daily use. By sophomore year, I…



Rocky Horror: Scandalous fun!

I recently wrote that Alex Stewart, senior, and I were Rocky Horror virgins, nervous and excited to go to our first ever showing of the…


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Schachle raps with school spirit

Brendan Schachle, senior, recently posted a rap he wrote and recorded on his Facebook page, prompting many “Likes” and comments from Leesville students and graduates…


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Teachers rate their students

Most people have heard of the website, ratemyteacher.com, where students can post comments and numerically rate their teachers on their personalities and teaching styles. I…






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Grill Team leaders face challenges

Jason Holtman, Kyle Holtman and Andrea Gonzalez, seniors, are experiencing the challenges, changes and pride that leading the 2011 Grill Team brings. The three leaders,…



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Tips for rising college freshmen

As seniors move toward graduation and beginning the next chapter in their lives, many are starting college in the fall.  Although they have learned the…


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Awards Day Reminder

Standing in front of the class, Dubay announced that he had an award for every person in the class. These were not the silly superlatives that many teachers hand out so that every student gets an award. Instead, Dubay offered valuable advice to his students, reminding each one that he or she will make a difference in the world – some by possibly curing cancer, and others by being a good friend or spouse.







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Zumba provides fun way to get fit

Upbeat music pumped over the loudspeakers as women of all ages (and a few teenage boys) shimmied, sashayed, and pivoted along with the instructor in…





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Republicans to take majority in 2010

The 2010 midterm elections could cause losses for the Democrats in the House and the Senate, leading to a Republican majority in both houses. President…


ITS Inductions

International Thespian Society inductions took place Thursday, Dec. 10. Students who have logged one hundred hours or more in at least two aspects of theater…




Powder puff causes disunity at LRHS

The Powder Puff game and carnival is supposed to be just another outlet for the Loonies to release their surplus of school spirit. Students come…