opinion


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…


Book Review: Goodbye Days

It’s the summer before his senior year, and Carver Briggs is attending the funerals of his three best friends–self-named the Sauce Crew. Thurgood ‘Mars’ Edwards,…




Migos release Culture II

Although Migos, a hip-hop trio from Georgia, formed nearly 10 years ago, they didn’t gain popularity until 2013. In 2013, Migos released their first hit…





Les Misérables: The experience

Les Misérables, by Victor Hugo, is a French historical novel originally published in 1862. The novel has been widely regarded as one of the greatest…


Persepolis Book Review

Persepolis, by Marjane (“Marji”) Satrapi, is an autobiography-graphic novel about a young girl growing up in Iran during the time of the Iranian Revolution. Marji…



Apps that help mental health

By the age of six, the brain is about 90-95% the size of an adult brain. When a child enters puberty, the brain completes its…



Black Panther Review

Overall, Black Panther has the fifth-highest gross for an opening weekend in history, and it beat out Deadpool for highest gross for a President’s Day…