Articles by Laura Della Badia, staff writer

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Altered Reality

Even though Sigmund Freud had been the first psychoanalyst to discuss the importance of dreams, dreams have been in our eyes long before he tried…







Zipporah Foster sets up Camera Left the day before the Winterfest assembly. As part of the Broadcasting Crew, Foster and others film the major Leesville assemblies.

Meet the broadcasting team

Twice a year, a group of select students converge together to broadcast the Leesville assemblies. In February, the Broadcasting Crew records Winterfest and Senior Assembly,…


In one of the softer Safe Haven scenes, the characters Katie, Alex, and his children Lexi and Josh spend time together on the docks, fishing. The movie truly builds upon relationships and being a family.

Safe Haven Sparks flames

The latest movie adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks book had been released in movie theaters on Valentine’s day. Safe Haven centers around families, relationships and…





Freshman college students, (left to right) Kayla Sincock, Kristi Brown, Elizabeth Perry, Larry Han, Nicole Niedrich and Shelbi Flanagan shared their first year experiences.

The surprises of college

After weeks of advertising, the Senior College Panel was held on January 3. At 6:30, Leesville seniors, juniors and parents met in the media center…





Unfortunately, the sight of finding a teenage driver asleep at the wheel has become more common as the years have progressed. Perhaps this teenager was lacking sleep from staying up late at night studying, participating in sports or even playing video games.

Sleeping and driving threatens lives

The driver who initiated the incident had not been intoxicated with alcohol and drugs or even distracted by unruly passengers. Instead, the driver lacked hours…


Leesville students have been eagerly buying several varieties of chocolate bars since the middle of October. Selling and buying chocolate bars has been one way Leesville students help raise money to support juvenile diabetes research.

Supporting juvenile diabetes research

At times it feels as if charities exists for any and every cause. There are some for cancer, heart transplants, orphans and obesity. One charitable…


Enthusiastic movie goers wait in anticipation at Raleighwood Cinema Grill. This local and family owned movie theater serves meals and screens movies that previously premiered in traditional styled movie theaters.

Movie, meal and madness

Is it too much to ask to watch a movie and eat a decent meal in peace? Apparently so. I have attended Raleighwood Grill Cinema,…



Duane Barksdale, senior, helps create the Executive Council Spirit Door after school. Creating Spirit Doors are one of many ways students show their school spirit during homecoming week.

Leesville Olympic Games

Homecoming week has always been a tradition among students and teachers here at Leesville. However, participation in the week has continually declined. This year, to…


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Pride TV: Behind the pride

For the past few weeks, students passed by flyers advertising “Leesville’s Got Talent” throughout the school. “Leesville’s Got Talent”  happens to be one of four…



Leesville students enjoy a sunny day by spending C lunch in the courtyard on Sept. 11. Some students, however, cannot eat outside for long due to outside toxins.

Allergy Season Peaks And Evolves

With the changing of seasons, allergies evolve and attack the senses of Leesville students. It is common to find students sneezing and coughing at campus…


Executive Council converges after school to discuss homecoming details. Their discussion focused on the changes to the homecoming dance on Oct. 12.

Homecoming hangout

Attendance at Leesville dances has declined from 900 to a low 300 in the past several years. Last year’s Winterfest dance was canceled due to…


LRHS students warm up in the auditorium. The theater department held a workshop, helping students prepare for the Jane Eyre auditions on Sept. 5 and 6, with callbacks on that Friday.

Creating actors

The time came once again for the LRHS theater department to hold its bi-annual audition workshop for this year’s fall play. The workshop took place…