Articles by Dan Pollard, staff writer

Chess for all levels

Chess club held its first interest meeting on Thursday, April 18. Students interested and passionate about chess gathered to play and share information about chess….


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Saving an endangered…class?

At Leesville Road High School, the Honors Psychology course is in danger of extinction. With both AP and Academic courses being offered in the subject,…


Hairspray earns 5 out of 5 stars

Wow. Just wow. That was my first response upon seeing the Leesville High production of Hairspray. The musical has something for everyone; singing, dancing, comedic…





The curse of cursive

Try and remember the last time you used cursive. For most of the population, it was only to sign a document or check. This brings…



Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Chinese Americans and people who love Chinese culture gathered at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds Jan. 26 to celebrate the Chinese New Year, the Year…


The Fuelband fuels fitness

At the beginning of a new year, many people are embracing an age old resolution: to become more physically fit. Many companies, such as Nike…


The next contagion

The national media has been abuzz with stories about the severity of this year’s flu season and local media reports that North Carolina has not…


#Godhatesyou

Up until the last 90 years or so, religion and how it is expressed has remained fairly the same. Preachers and news of religious events…




An Eyre of excitement

Long before girls swooned over Jacob and Edward in Twilight, they dreamed about Charlotte Bronte’s hero Mr. Rochester. The brooding and misunderstood Rochester was brought…



Powder Puffs play hard

When people think of epic football rivalries, they usually think of the LRHS vs. Wakefield. Now they can add a new rivalry: Pride girls vs….



Babel: Actually not a new language

Babel, Mumford & Sons sophomore album, will please the band’s existing fans, but may not broaden its base audience beyond that of alternative folk radio….



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Remembering 9/11

On Sept. 11, it occurred to me that the junior class will be the last class to remember the frenzy on Sept. 11, 2001. We…



Wrestling for the championship

Football might get more of the glory, but the thousand-year-old sport of wrestling is alive and well at Leesville. “[Wrestling] teaches you discipline, gets you…