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Class of X leaves their mark

Leesville’s bright young graduates left their mark on the school that will be remembered in embarrassment for years to come. Way to go out with…


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Obvious studies plague academia

Fellow Americans, have no fear: your tax dollars are being put to good use. Scientists nationwide are conducting insightful, eye-opening studies preparing us for the…




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“Perfect Match” very accurate

Perfect Match, by Jodi Picoult, tells the story of a mother who must choose between protecting her son and allowing the justice system to give…


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Blue Man Group

When they formed the Blue Man Group and started performing in small venues around Manhattan in 1987, Phil Stanton, Chris Wink, and Matt Goldman sought…



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Leesville Fashion Faux Pas

DISCLAIMER: This article is not meant to offend the fashion challenged, only to inform those in need of guidance. 1. Rainbows Year Round– I could…


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Stellar Kart article

Stellar Kart rocks the music world once again with their new album Everything is Different Now, released at the end of February. Stellar Kart has…


Prom 2010

Leesville held the 2010 ‘Night on the Orient’ Prom for juniors and seniors on Saturday, April 17 at the Sister’s Garden Catering Hall on East…







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H&M Comes to North Carolina

On Wednesday, March 18, H&M, a Swedish retail store, opened at Crabtree Valley Mall on the lower level below the Belk’s Men’s store. This is…


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No more Saturday mail?

Strolling to the mailbox on a Saturday afternoon soon may be a luxury only our generation remembers.  During the past two years, the U.S. Postal…


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Ending diversity causes problems

As the age old adage goes: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” As made clear by their recent actions, the Wake County school board…



Ted’s Montana Grill impresses

As I wandered into Ted’s Montana Grill, I had no idea what to expect. I’d discovered the location purely by chance, overhearing two strangers at…





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The hurried teen

According to an apocryphal story, Ponce de Leon trekked to Florida from Spain in the early 1500s with intentions of discovering the Fountain of Youth,…


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Surprise! Facebook lowers intelligence

Shocking news: spending all your time on the computer instead of focusing on studies directly correlates with receiving lower grades in school. According to Wired.com,…


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Girls debut album impressive

Christopher Owens, the crooning, brooding, and delightfully disheveled and drug-addled frontman of Girls—a band whose four members are all men, naturally and ironically (naturally ironic?)—is…




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Bachelor Finale Review

On this year’s Bachelor finale, bachelor/pilot Jake Pavelka made an unexpected choice by choosing this season’s villain, and my personal favorite, Vienna, as his bride….







New Versions of Monopoly Unnecessary

In celebration of Monopoly’s seventy-fifth anniversary, Hasbro and Parker Brothers decided to “redesign” the American classic by eliminating the signature aspects of the game.  In…


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Nine’s Director Didn’t Take Advantage

The highly anticipated musical-turned-movie, Nine, directed by the mastermind of Chicago Rob Marshall, premiered December 25. I was half expecting to fall head over heals…


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Pretty Colors Make Avatar Worthwhile

Avatar, a sci-fi action film by James Cameron, was released in theaters December 18, 2009. Making just over $1 billion in international sales, Avatar has…


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The Irregardless Cafe

I am a vegan, which makes eating out a daunting task in Raleigh, North Carolina. Even finding vegetarian-friendly restaurants is difficult, and when you finally…



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Final Fantasy XIII

Square Enix has delivered one of the most addictive system sellers ever created with the release of Final Fantasy XIII.  The video game has already…


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Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes hit the big screen on Christmas day.  The movie stays true to the classic Sherlock Holmes—mystery.  However, it also brings in a lot…


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Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors

These days it is extremely difficult to come across a band that has a distinct sound.  Artists like Daughtry and Nickelback blast continually on MTV…


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Top 10 Reasons to take Newspaper

Thinking about registering for Newspaper?  Consider these things first! 1)      You learn to never procrastinate.  Maybe you’ve gotten into that habit in other classes, but…






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GPAs are Calculated Inaccurately

A new policy adopted by the state board of education outlines the standards for a student’s electronic transcript.  This transcript, an official record of a…


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Tis’ the season to say…?

The winter season is a time of many holidays, and many students wish to communicate their well wishes to family, friends, and even strangers during…