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Paying for Grades a Bad Idea

If schools took donations for grades, various programs that require extra funds might thrive, but students’ motivation and quality of education would drastically decline. Leesville…






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Attitude to Blame for Poor Education

Recent studies prove that America’s economic and cultural domination will end within the century.  Whether today’s students like it or not, the U.S. is no…


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LRHS’s Dracula Exceeds Expectations

Leesville’s fall production of Dracula, performed November 5-7, exceeded every expectation its audience had. Usually ranked second in quality to the school’s spring musical each…


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Christmas Here Too Early

The moment I walked into Target on Halloween night, I knew something was wrong: Christmas was here, but it was only October!  Alongside the discounted…


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A Day for Veneration, Not Vacation

November 11, 2009 marked the 90th anniversary of Veteran’s Day in America’s history. In 1919, when Veteran’s Day was known as Armistice Day, Woodrow Wilson…



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Powder puff causes disunity at LRHS

The Powder Puff game and carnival is supposed to be just another outlet for the Loonies to release their surplus of school spirit. Students come…


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The Skinny on Fad Diets

Since reading The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan over summer break, I began to think about a question he asks in the beginning of the…


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The Curls Prevail

I am not a fan of what the flatiron has done to society. The tool that burns like the flames of Hell has not only…



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Dress Code Distractions

I understand that a dress code is necessary to provide an environment conducive to the students’ learning, but I believe that our school’s strict dress…



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Stop Complaining

President Barack Obama won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize, and since his surprising win, critics have not ceased complaining. Conservatives and liberals alike questioned the…



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Gym Etiquette

School sports are not for everyone. While some can score touch downs and make home-runs, others chose not to participate in team sports.  I am…