Articles by Anne Cushman, senior editor, 2012-13

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ProStart class gets head start

Leesville has introduced a new repertoire in their culinary classes this year, Prostart, which focuses on restaurant management and culinary arts. In just its first…


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My soccer journey

Coming into high school, I had one goal, pun intended — to make the varsity soccer team. As tryouts in spring approached, my nerves grew…



Dance showcase wows

On Tuesday, April 23, Leesville Road High School and Middle School dance classes combined to put on a showcase for family and friends. The showcase…


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Tragedy entertains

It’s like a train-wreck. You don’t want to watch, but you just can’t turn away. Why? Why do we find ourselves fascinated by accidents, sadness,…



Viewers follow The Following

Kevin Bacon, most famous as the resident bad boy dancer in Footloose, is starring in his first TV show, The Following. The show centers on…



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Senior break breaks boredom

Exam week is a great week to be a senior. With Leesville’s senior exemption policy, the oldest kids, who stayed on top of their work,…


Based on a true story…

“The whole country is watching you, they just don’t know it.”  -Jack O’Donnell, Argo Unfortunately, that is often the case when it comes to those…



Boy Bands

Throughout time, herds of girls have been screaming, fantasizing, chasing, fainting, and crying over one basic concept: boy bands. Each generation comes with their own…


Olympics float into Leesville

A major aspect of Homecoming week is the procession of student-made floats that represent different clubs and grades at Leesville Road High School. Hours of…




Men’s soccer smashing season

The Leesville men’s varsity soccer team is starting the first half of the season strong with a 8-4 (4-2 in conference) record. Paul Dinkenor, coach,…



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Class of 2013 intersection frightfully good

The first week in August, a group of determined seniors took to the Leesville/O’neal intersection to officially mark their territory. Every year, seniors paint the…





Crocs making a comeback

Despite many prejudices, Crocs have infinite potential. Some believe the versatile and conventional shoe has gone “out of style,” but certain Leesville students are attempting…


Freshman girl makes the cut

Ashley Kendrot: just a freshman girl wishing to enter into the intense high school women’s soccer realm. Her journey began on Tuesday, February 14. Kendrot…


Environmental club improves our atmosphere

Tuesday, April 10, the environmental club held an after school campus clean up. Leesville’s campus receives these sorts of spruce ups periodically throughout the year…


It’s okay to be obsessed

Obsession: something every teen goes through, whether they admit it or not. That one celebrity that you would marry in a second; no questions asked….


Bookstore now “Nook-store”

What happened to the days when you would feel crisp pages of a book underneath your fingers and hear the rustling of the page turning…




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Prom Dress Drive

Because of movies and television, almost every girl dreams that one night when she can dress up, look beautiful, and stand side by side her…


Hilburn undergoes hefty changes

Hilburn Academy, formerly known as Hilburn Drive Elementary, is transforming into a school containing grades K-8. In addition, the school will receive a major technological…


AP classes: important or impossible?

Advanced Placement classes. A major stress factor for many high school students. For the student wishing to receive those six points for their GPA, they…


Recruiting: rigorous yet rewarding

A question many high school athletes struggle with is whether or not to play sports on the next level, at college. Despite common beliefs, recruiting…


Men’s tennis is set

Leesville’s men’s tennis team is working hard to break into the tops of the Cap-8 ranks this year. After a week of tryouts, February 13-17,…


AP classes: Important or impossible?

Advanced Placement classes. A major stress factor for many high school students. For the student wishing to receive those six points for their GPA, they…


Leesville library: a hidden gem

“What a school thinks about libraries is a measure of what it thinks about education.” That poster hangs on the door of one of the…


Universal parks exploit fanatics

Being a huge Harry Potter fan, I decided to venture into The Wizarding World of Harry Potter while in Florida for winter break. I knew…


Puns sweep the school

Did you hear about the guy who got hit in the head with a soda can? Luckily it was only a soft drink. Puns, or…


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Principal’s chat informs parents

Parents came to Leesville on November 26 to attend the Principal’s Chat. It is a meeting wherein parents get the chance to have a personal…



The grapple disappoints

After a lengthy, exhausting day of high school, the only thing I wanted to do was sleep. Fate had a different plan. There was a…


Footloose re-vamped and reviewed

The recreation of the beloved 80’s musical, Footloose, was released on Friday, October 14. I had rather low expectations because remakes rarely live up to…



Boys basketball builds expectations

The Leesville men’s varsity basketball team has high hopes for the 2011-12 season. Kris Sherrod, junior, said, “I’m really looking forward to the season. We…




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Women’s golf keeps par

The Leesville Road High School women’s golf team has been working hard since first stepping onto the course this summer. In their first match, and…




Lions pounce on golden hawks

On Sept. 1, the Leesville varsity men’s soccer team racked up another win to bring them to a 4-1 record. The team pulled out a…


Seniors chalk up class spirit

On Thursday Aug. 25, the first day of school, confusion awaited students driving into the parking lot. Seniors had decided to cover all the parking…