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Catching mice for Physics class

Posted on 03. Jun, 2017 by .

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By Hosea Ashcraft, LCA freshman – Levi Photenhauer and I spent almost all of our Easter Break working on the mouse trap. Officially, it’s called a Rube Goldberg mousetrap, named after the inventor. It consists of a series of golf balls rolling, domino tiles falling, spring action spinning all in succession to finally tap the more »

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When my cousin was gunned down, I died too

Posted on 12. May, 2017 by .

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By Jordan Sheppard, LCA sophomore – Santyone Moore was killed in an ambush shooting in 2015. When he died that day, I did too. Santyone was my cousin, but because of the age difference, he acted more like a father figure. Santyone was in his late 20s when I was in middle school. He would more »

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Escape from paramilitaries – How a Guatemalan wound up at Lighthouse

Posted on 29. Mar, 2017 by .

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By Michael Ashcraft – Ivan Arango never liked the party because, as he repeated, they always ended with fights, hatred and vows of revenge. But his close friend, Antonio, prevailed on him to go to his high school graduation’s celebration in Guatemala – in the cantina. Sure enough, a fight broke out over some stolen more »

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A hot telenovela for extra points in Spanish 2

Posted on 17. Feb, 2017 by .

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By Aden Craig Ralph, LCA sophomore – Trina Gratton always liked Spanish soap operas – called telenovelas – and watched them with her mother and grandmother. “They’re addicting – all the drama, the characters and their backgrounds,” Trina said. So when at the end of Spanish 2 at the teacher showed “Betty La Fea,” it more »

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The golden generation

Posted on 25. Sep, 2016 by .

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By Michael Ashcraft This was the class that reduced teachers to tears. But something happened in the intervening years to our current crop of freshmen. The former devil-may-care rascals stopped creating classroom chaos, stopped ditching homework assignments and stopped terrorizing teachers. They started speaking respectfully to adults, started improving their academics and started serving at more »

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