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Mistakes: a coming-of-age experience

There are very few things throughout life that we don’t grow out of. As we progress, virtually everything, such as tricycles, shoes and even living…


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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…



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Censorship at Leesville

Censorship, or a lack thereof, has always been a huge issue. Different societies, social classes and religions will always try to dictate what people can…




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…


The love download

In the land of fantastical beings, where dragons are slain and princesses sing to their furry (probably Rabies-ridden) animal friends, love at first sight exists….


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Rain jackets: scourge of the earth

Rain jackets are everything wrong with society in this modern age. Consider for a moment that citizens need a specially fibered jacket to outlast the…


Easy A easily earns an “A”

Any movie that persuades teens to read more of The Scarlet Letter than the title deserves kudos.   In Easy A, directed by Will Gluck,…


Ebonics be wack, yo

The News & Observer recently reported on a linguistic debate growing in the Drug Enforcement Administration. Officials are having more and more trouble incriminating drug…




Halo: Reach gets mixed reviews

Halo: Reach was released at midnight on September 14 and at that moment, the nation was hooked. Teenagers everywhere camped outside of stores and even…


Leesville’s cougars run wild

Attention underclassmen boys! An epidemic is sweeping Leesville Road High School.The symptoms include excitement, extreme confusion and severe emotional distress. If you notice any of…


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Dear NCAA, please calm that down

In the age of NCAA tyranny today, there is a surgical sterilization of college sports that takes away from the natural dirtiness of athletics. The…



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…


How 283 Great Colleges saved my life

Barnes & Noble’s SparkNotes, as everyone knows, is the official religion of American high schoolers. Aiding in the understanding of literature greats such as Shakespeare…


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Why the Republican Party works

I have a few choice words to describe the Republican Party—many are not appropriate for this column. However, as much as I hate to admit…


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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…


Are you aware?

Approximately once a week, I receive an email from the Komen NC Breast Cancer Awareness Society. The most recent email invited me to the Triangle’s…




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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…






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Wicked is wicked!

As I sat in the Durham Performing Arts Center on Saturday May 1, there was no where I wanted to be less. DPAC was in…



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Students paid for grades

Across the United States, pilot programs are in the works that will experiment with paying children to excel in school. This program has stirred up…


Bennett’s famous last words

As I sit here to record the last article of my junior year, I have a few regrets dwelling upon my stained psyche. The initial…


Sex and the City 2 disappointing

Sex and the City 2, starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristen Davis and Cynthia Nixon premiered to millions Thursday, May 27, promising glamour, couture,…