Articles by Jill Schuler, editor in chief 2015-16

Females should play more male roles

When the movie interpretation of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michelet Schönberg’s  Les Miserables musical came out in 2012, I immediately fell in love. For me, I…




PLEASE don’t use Google Translate

  Leesville is initiating a new series of summer trips beginning with 2016’s trip to England, France and Spain, chaperoned by Mrs. Scioli, Mr. Andy…



Downton Abbey is back

Sunday night on PBS featured the long awaited return of Masterpiece Classic’s “Downton Abbey.” Chalked full of emotional rollercoasters and witty, passive aggressive remarks, the…




What is wrong with the pledge

Francis Bellamy’s Pledge of Allegiance is a symbolic part of the United States’ patriotism and history. The pledge, originally introduced in a magazine called The…


Don’t be afraid to move abroad

According to the government census, few citizens claimed to have moved abroad in the past year. However, the percent of people who have moved has…








Will we find life on Mars?

After Thursday’s complications, the first Orion test flight was finally launched on Friday, December. Orion successfully orbited twice around the earth before landing four hours…


Who cares if Christmas comes early?

After October 31, malls and stores bring out the Christmas lights, songs and decorations. Then follows the constant grumbling that the holidays have been over…




Are Millennials really selfish?

Sitting around the dinner table, it’s common for my over fifty-years-old parents to make comments about how ‘my’ generation does not like hard labor, and…


Bright Future For Eddie Redmayne

Eddie Redmayne, at age 32, is considered a part of the new invasion of English actors, the list also including vampire heartthrob Robert Pattinson. Starting…


Scotland’s Great Decision

On September 18, 2014 Scotland voted no to declaring independence. The 84% turnout at Scottish polls was pretty evenly split, with 55% voting no to…


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Reasons to love Raleigh

…Because we have greasy spoons (Well, small, single-location eateries) America knows Raleigh as the big city with a small town feel, a reputation our city’s…



Why John Green is great

While the internet has the potential to be a source of creativity, more people tend to consume it. The internet has come with connotations of…



The problem with American schooling

When it comes to school and grades, I become easily overwhelmed and concerned. My mind is overcrowded with a mixture of stress and frustration. However,…


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French Club celebrates Mardi Gras

On Tuesday, March 11, the French Club held their annual Mardi Gras celebration. With a special Mardi Gras presentation, mask making, and tasting a Mardi…


Why museums are important

Older generations interact differently with culture than teens. We tend to associate age and time with slower, wiser people, making deliberate actions more suitable for…


Can you compete with technology?

As a human with limited ability, I was critical of technology and its increasing influence on our lives. I thought about how obsessed kids at…






Raleigh’s rink extends winter cheer

Every year Raleigh holds its Winterfest which includes an outdoor ice rink and other festivities. The ice rink is open through February, extending winter cheer…



Model UN attends their first conference

On Saturday, 16 November, Leesville’s Model UN team held their first conference at the UNC center for education in Chapel Hill. The organizers of the…


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Indoor Track gets a running start

On Monday, Nov. 11, the Leesville track team held their first practice for the opening of the Indoor Track season. The practice started with an…




Calvin and Hobbes keeps it classy

Walking into my great uncle’s living room and finding the full collection of Calvin and Hobbes made me very nostalgic. Immediately I sat on the…




Model UN becomes a competitive team

On Tuesday, September 3, Mrs. Mosley, the club’s advisor, led one of two meetings introducing the new Model UN at Leesville. She plans to turn…


Pride Launch Familiarizes Freshmen

For freshmen, the first week of school causes emotions ranging from anticipation to complete and utter terror. To describe his first impression of high school,…