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[9 Dec 2016 | Comments Off on Maya Levy: All Holidays Matter | ]

This month at Leon a Christmas tree has been placed in the middle of our lobby.
Many may argue that a Christmas tree is not a symbol for Christianity. The truth is there is not a definitive answer. On one hand it can be used as a symbol of eternal life. …

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[9 Dec 2016 | Comments Off on Mary Sylvia Hinnant: It’s just a tree | ]

Since my freshman year, there has been a Christmas tree in the Leon lobby. The Student Government Association puts up the tree, and having the tree in the lobby has been a tradition for many years.
Although the tree is labeled a “Christmas” tree, the purpose of having the tree in …

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[18 Dec 2015 | Comments Off on Five quotes to make 2016 a better year | ]
Five quotes to make 2016 a better year

By Eboni Newsome
Let’s be honest, not everyone has had the best year. Some of you may have fallen on tough times, but if you’re still standing, then you’ve managed to pick yourself back up. It’s time to put the past behind us and start 2016 off with inspirational, motivational and determination …

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[3 Dec 2015 | Comments Off on Annual Toys for Tots drive held | ]
Annual Toys for Tots drive held

By Nadaley Jones
Leon’s ROTC program is holding its annual Toys for Tots drive.
The drive was founded by Major Bill Hendricks of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve in 1947, but went nationwide in 1948, after toys were distributed to over 5,000 children across the country.
In recent years, 17 million have been distributed, impacting nearly …

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[25 Nov 2014 | Comments Off on Sella Kinch: A look into Thanksgiving | ]
Sella Kinch: A look into Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a famed holiday, known for selling out grocery stores and stuffing people so full of food they plan on doing nothing for the rest of the holiday.
After all, who could despise a holiday centered on a huge feast eaten with your loved ones?
Even though for most high schoolers, …

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[12 Nov 2014 | Comments Off on EmmaLea Reed: Mixed up schedule | ]
EmmaLea Reed: Mixed up schedule

This week’s schedule has me completely thrown off. Considering Veteran’s Day was on a Tuesday this year, my mind is having an extremely difficult time adjusting to the idea that today it is, in fact, Wednesday and not Monday.
Of course, I’m not complaining. Who wouldn’t want a school day off? …

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[10 Nov 2014 | Comments Off on Claire Houghton: The Purpose of Tuesday | ]

Sitting in class this Monday I’ve heard so many students upset with the fact that they have to be here at Leon for one day and not be there the next.
I agree, Monday seems superfluous. What’s the point of showing up at the beginning of the week and not the …

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[31 Oct 2014 | Comments Off on Paulette Jordan: Trick or treating should be a personal choice | ]

High school students are never too old to trick or treat but should not have to trick or treat either.
This year, due to getting older and lacking time, I’m sadly going to miss trick or treating with my younger sister.
However, when trick or treating with my best friends in the …

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[31 Oct 2014 | Comments Off on Traci Creel: Halloween Frenzy | ]

Halloween, for the past five or six years, has not been that big of a deal to me. I love seeing all the little kids or even teens and grown ups dressing up, but it’s not my forté.
For some odd reason I cannot get into the whole dressing up thing. …

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[21 Oct 2014 | Comments Off on Muireall Brown: In Defense of Columbus Day | ]

Lately a holiday, federally established in 1937 and vital to our cultural history, to the perpetuation of the American Way, has been repeatedly challenged by the unfortunate and increasing number of “progressive malcontents” plaguing our otherwise peaceful and fair society: this holiday, Columbus Day, is dedicated to the celebration of the …