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The Anonymous Collective

Anonymous [uh-non-uh-muhs] n.: of unknown name; whose name is withheld: an anonymous author. Everyone knows what it means to be anonymous. But what does that…




Microsoft: The New Windows 8

The new Microsoft operating system, codename Windows 8, is rumored to be the next big thing to hit the world of electronics. This new build,…


“It actually IS rocket science!”

Ever heard the saying: “It’s not rocket science?” In Mr. Kelley’s Aerospace class, it actually is. Michael Kelley is a part-time pilot and is happy…



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Soo’s tips for college preparation

The most daunting challenges of college comes in the first few weeks.  This is the period when freshmen discover their new surrounding environment, join clubs…





Minecraft: the simpler, the better

Many video game designers favor incorporating complex story lines and detailed graphics into their creations. One designer, however, has taken the video game industry down…




Senioritis: month seven

I’ve come to a startling realization, folks; an epiphany, if you will. A school year is nine months long. Nine months is also the duration…





Students recommend forensics

Forensics is the science used to solve crimes. Students can enroll in the LRHS forensics class to learn to wield the tools used to solve…


Photography: Film vs. digital

Since Joseph Nicephore Niepce took the world’s first photograph in 1814, photography has continued to progress and evolve, just as every type of art has….


Vinyl converters bring back oldies

Students throughout Leesville either turn to virtual libraries or CDs to hold their favorite music. The age of vinyl records may have diminished since the…


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I am not an Inuit!

The inspiration for this next column came from a rather abnormal source: Ms. Angela Scioli’s Honors Sociology class. The class has been studying different cultures,…





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Senioritis: month six

Having contracted the Bubonic Plague (or possibly a cold; it’s too soon to tell), I have been quarantined in my house for quite some time…


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Tablets: the new laptops

I have watched computers shrink in size dramatically in my life time. After Apple released its thinnest laptop ever made, I finally believed designers would…



Metamorphic art of paper

There are two typical types of art: additive and subtractive. The process of painting or sculpting involves adding material to the original medium – additive…


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Super Bowl snacks

On February 6, sports fans alike will gather to watch the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers face off in Super Bowl XLV. Whether…


Senioritis: month five

I am halfway through my fourth and final year of high school. Haaaaaaaaaaaaallelujah! Haaaaaaaaaaaaaallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Halleeeeeeeeeeeeeelujah! In celebration of this achievement, I’m going to…




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State of the Union: Education

In the 2011 State of the Union Address, President Obama spoke about education in America and what Americans must do to improve it. Obama convinced…


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Tougher admissions… maybe not

When asked if becoming accepted to college is harder these days, the answer will undoubtedly be a resounding yes.  Especially in selective universities, the number…


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Applications are fun!

By this time of year, most seniors have found out or decided which university to attend.  These students have the luxury of finishing their high…


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Environmentally friendly cars

To protect nature and the atmosphere, many scientists believe exhaust should be reduced significantly. This is where hybrid cars come into play. Some students at…



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Pulling the plug

In my two years here at Leesville, I can’t even begin to count the number of times I’ve liked a guy. And, to my immense…



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Student bands prepare for Winterfest

Every December, when the year and the semester are nearing a close, the best of Leesville’s talented musicians start to show their faces… to the…


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The Fruitcake

‘Tis the season to question a few holiday food traditions. Why eat ham on Christmas day and not reindeer? While we’re at it, why put…