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Apple Music or Spotify?

Streaming music is not a new concept and is easily accessible via smartphones, laptops and any other device. With the increasing number of options to…


Bohemian Rhapsody Review

Bohemian Rhapsody is the biopic and blockbuster hit about the life of Freddie Mercury and the legendary rock band Queen. Emmy award-winner Rami Malek plays…




Young Life: Expectation vs. Reality

Young Life’s mission statement is “Introducing adolescents to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith;” but there is more to it than meets…



Are you more than just a number?

4.0. 1600. 36. 100. 5. To any high school student, these numbers are all too familiar. 4.0: the ideal GPA. 1600 and 36: perfect scores…




Tha Carter V Album Review

Lil Wayne released his highly anticipated 12th studio album this past month, Tha Carter V. It debuted No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 albums…



First Video tapes, now DVDs?

Home entertainment has skyrocketed within the development of technology over the 21st century. Transitions in platforms of how people watch shows and events to entertain…


Review: Bikini Body Guide

Although the gym is supposed to be good for you, I’ve always had rather strong suspicion about exercising amongst others. Not only is it unnerving,…


Students, pay attention.

Students — the education debacle that adults talk about should be a battle you are willing to wage.  Lack of quality educational opportunities have typically…


Venom Movie Review

Venom is the origin story of the classic comic anti-hero of–you guessed it–Venom. Eddie Brock, played by Tom Hardy, is an investigative reporter and an…


Does Senioritis affect snacking?

Senioritis, a highly contagious (and fictitious) disease, is starting to spread among Leesville students. Most know the mainstream symptoms– a lack of motivation, lazy completion…


Finding Christ Through the Rise Up Effect

Many times, when the words ‘Jesus’ and ‘camp’ are associated together, there are often more negative than positive connotations attached to the words. Some people…






Shopping sucks!

Are you the type of person that loves shopping, but never wants to get dressed, or even deal with social interaction? Because, same. Thank God…


The Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is not only an accessory to wear but also serves as an extension to the iPhone. It’s for everyone and works especially…


Apple’s Prosperous Wireless Earbuds

In September 2016, Apple released their version of Bluetooth wireless headphones called “Airpods”. Since their initial launch, Airpods have gained vast popularity, especially amongst high…




Sushi in Raleigh

Being a native of San Diego, California, sushi runs in my blood. I ate my first salmon roll when I was two and I’ve been…


beerbongs & bentleys Review

On Friday, April 27, Austin “Post” Malone released his sophomore album, titled beerbongs & bentleys. Originally expected to drop in December 2017, the rapper has…



ATTENTION ALL SHOPOHOLICS

First things first, I am a shopoholic. I’ve been known to spend a crap ton of money on pointless items that I view as necessities–…


The Wedding Singer

On April 18-21, the LRHS Theatre Department performed the Wedding Singer, a 2006 musical based upon the 1998 movies written by Tim Herlihy. Katrina Tarson,…


P!ATD “Say Amen” Video Review

On March 21, 2018, the American rock band Panic! At The Disco released two new songs, “Say Amen (Saturday Night)” and “Silver Lining.” Both of…


Why cruises are the best vacation

After experiencing my first cruise, my opinion on vacationing will never be the same. You may be asking, what is so special about a cruise?…


Out of my Mind: A Book Review

Out of my Mind is a inspiring, raw and heart-warming book written by Sharon M. Drapor, New York Times best selling author. The highly rated…




Pela

Jeremy Lang and Matt Bertulli co-founded the company Pela. The company came to be after Lang was in Hawaii with his family and his son…


Leesville’s Newest Trend

New fads are constantly arising among teenagers. Whether it be fashion trends or technological devices, Leesville students are always keeping up with the next big…


Two Months Without Social Media

On January 21, I decided to delete my Instagram and Twitter account from my phone.I never thought this experience would impact me in such a…


The Hazards of Essential Oils

When finding ways to improve one’s life there are many possible paths to take. Recently, the trend of essential oils has sparked people’s interest. Essential…