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Raking rocks!

It was approximately ten degrees outside on December 13, and I was precisely where I wanted to be – sipping hot chocolate under a wool…



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Republicans need a spanking

Recently, the Senate finally approved a plan regarding the Bush tax cut conundrum. Unfortunately, and to no surprise, Senate democrats meekly obeyed GOP demands to…




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Senioritis: month four

I was sitting in third period, Spanish, when it happened. I tried to hold it in; I fought it for as long as I could,…




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The masterpiece of music

Berthold Auerbach, Jewish author, said, “Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” Although many students may find themselves stuck in an…



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Sprinter daters run wild

Every year, at least one Leesville student, male or female, is notorious for dating many people in their class for short periods of time. These…


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3D TV is on the rise

When I go home everyday after school, I rarely think about doing homework. Instead, I lay down on my couch, turn on the TV and…



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Turkey-day tactics

For most people, the Thanksgiving holiday centers around “the big game.” This game is usually a football game. Because I am not a big sports…


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Sports in Canada: Not so different

The third round of this insightful column concerns Canadian sports. Now, I am perfectly aware that if there is one thing Americans know about Canada,…


Where heart attacks are born

It’s a well-known fact that half of our country is overweight and more than a quarter are considered obese.  Or to be a little more…



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Senioritis: month three

Upon completing the last of my college applications (which really don’t matter after getting the one acceptance letter I care about), not much has caught…




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Doing school: resume building

Resume building has become a necessary skill for high school students.  In order to appeal to colleges, students must remain competitive by participating in extracurricular…


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The good teacher conjecture

Studies show that high school students who get nine or more hours of sleep and a nutritious breakfast will do better in school. They even…




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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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Should have been Hillary

Just in time for Halloween, the crazies have come out—and I’m not just talking about Ms. O’Donnell and her witchcraft. I could have told you…



Sixteen Candles compares to Leesville

Like most 80s movies, Sixteen Candles employs nerdy freshmen, oblivious parents and hopeless crushes to portray the impossible puzzle that is high school. Samantha (Molly…


#2 on Bucket List: Grill Team

Walking into Grill Team is like taking a stroll through Emerald City.  Everywhere you look is green.  The smell of a smoky charcoal and music…


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Application process destroys students

During fall, seniors across the nation go through the scary process of applying to universities. According to a stratified random sample survey conducted by the…


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Choosing the better browser

The majority of students at LRHS use Internet browsers daily and for multiple hours at a time. Choosing the correct browser is crucial in order…


Coldstone PB&C a disappointment

With a low tolerance for vegetables and fruits, most of my adolescent decision-making moments have ended with me sneaking Cosmic Brownies before dinner or stopping…


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Senioritis: month two

Mrs. Kay Floyd did her first-period AP English 12 class a disservice on October 7, 2010 as she approached her stereo to play a recording…




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Two sides to everything

There are many unanswered questions in the known world. But for the students of Leesville, the greatest mystery of all is what the opposite sex…



Pinkney’s bucket list

Many students have seen or heard of the movie, The Bucket List.  And although the Leesville student body is not terminally ill, we need our…


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Masterpiece

For most students at Leesville Road High, art is not a noun, but a verb. Nastalgia Powe, Andrea Lopez, and Grace Satterfield, artists, agree that…


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The future of 4G

Everyday, students at LRHS use technology to make their lives easier and more efficient. Growing up in a household of tech-buffs, I feel that it…




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10 things to know about Canada

Commonly referred to as “America’s Hat,” “America, Jr.,” and my personal favorite, “The “north” part in North America,” Canada is often overlooked when considering powerful…


Spotlight on student artist Sarah Long

“I first started drawing random household items and doodling with crayons on the kitchen floor,”  said Sarah Long, a junior student-artist. She has won a…



Senioritis: month one

I have waited twelve miserable years to finally claim my fame to Seniordom. Feeling self-righteous, throwing freshmen in trashcans, parking in the senior lot, the…


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Are we expecting too much?

In the closing scenes of A Cinderella Story, the star quarterback, who’s only one touchdown away from victory and a college scholarship, leaves the game…