Articles by Alex Schuler, Senior Editor


Scootering is as indispensable form of transportation in many places around the world. In the US however, scootering is more a source of fun.

Scooter Squad 919 sweeping Leesville

At Leesville Road High School, scootering has struck as an indispensable form of fun. Yes, a recent group of students, led by Connor Blevins and…


The Avengers, directed by Joss Whedon, is the long awaited conclusion to the Avengers series. The original comic books first came out in September 1963.

The Avengers save the day

After endless hours of updating myself on all things Marvel Comics related, the time finally came. At 12:01 on Friday, May 4, The Avengers finally…


Project X is the party of the year. Directed by Nima Nourizadeh, it is his third movie.

Project X marks the spot

Rarely can a movie tweak as many of my hormone induced adolescent funny bones than the new documentary-esque Project X, which hit theatres March 12,…





"This Means War" is the perfect date night movie. Directed by McG and starring Tom Hardy, Chris Pine and Reese Witherspoon, it is the perfect balance of action and romance.

This Means War hardly a bore

Date night is always a tricky issue as movies that appeal to girls generally don’t appeal to boys. Girls like chick flicks, boys like action….


The Cupcake Shoppe is located on Glenwood Avenue. It is closed on Sundays only.

The Cupcake Shoppe takes the cake

Last year, if you wanted to buy an overpriced, quaintly decorated cupcake, you had to drive downtown. Two cupcake stores, Gigi’s Capcakes and The Cupcake…


The team won three out of their four meets. All the seniors will greatly miss the team and the experiences they all shared together.

Leesville swim season ends with a splash

When Matt Hurley, senior, was asked to describe his senior year swimming experience, he only used one word: “super-duper”. Well, one contraction. As the regular…



Under the new feeder pattern system, students will follow a certain track all the way from elementary to high school. Children will still have the option to stray from their predesignated paths if they so choose.

Feeder patterns to become regular

The new school selection process kicked off its first application period on January 17 and will end on February 24. Each student will have their…


Jenan Fatfat played Cleopatra in While Shakespeare Slept. She also played Mrs. Beaver in the fall play The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

Mainstage play would wow the Bard himself

Leesville’s honors theatre class presented two interesting renditions of Shakespeare’s works on Friday January 6. While Shakespeare Slept, written by Tim Kelley and published in…


Beginning chorus practices for the concert. Chorus is a two semester class.

Chorus carols into the holiday season

Mrs. Diane Covington’s chorus classes sung us into the holiday season with their concert on Friday, December 2 in the Leesville Road High School Auditorium….


Each tree examplifies different values of a family during the holiday season. One values artificiality, the other accepting imperfections.

Adult trees ruin Christmas

As the Christmas spirit settles over Mr. Broer’s newspaper class, our faithful writers and editors are busy at work producing festive articles for the reader’s…


The advertisement for Immortals does not foreshadow the upcoming 3-D blood and guts.

Immortals: really super terrible

Immortals is just as disappointing as it was disgusting. I am a huge fan of Greek mythology. Zeus and all of his little children, Athena…


The cast of New Girl with the eccentric Deschanel lighting up the scene. Photo courtesy of fox.com

New Girl entertaining and fresh

Simply Adorkable is the tag line for the new Fox comedy The New Girl, featuring Zooey Deschanel. Created by Elizabeth Meriweather, the show puts an…



A few of the Maplelea Girls, or, "Canadian Girl Dolls" as they appear on their website.

Canadian Girl Dolls? O, Canada…

Now that malls are prematurely decorated and Walmart is playing festive music, the consumerist in me knows that Christmastime is here. In light of this,…



Cami Burns, senior, works hard at gymnastics practice.

Gymnastics team hits the beams

Wednesday, November 2 marked the first official practice of the year for the LRHS gymnastics team. The girls gathered at Gym Carolina, a gym conveniently…



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No ejections equal Sportsmanship Award

Leesville Road High School was one of four WCPSS schools honored with a Sportsmanship award on September 29. The other three schools were Apex, Heritage…



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Lincoln balances pool and school

Swimming is more than a sport for Hannah Lincoln, a senior at Leesville. It’s a lifestyle. She lives, eats and breathes swimming. “Swimming at the…



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Physics class getting physical

Charlie Stephenson, a physics teacher at Leesville, is taking a different approach to the conventional sit-in-desk teaching method. “What I am getting them to do…




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Senior Wall wows all

Gene Kim, Alec Swiniarski, Kristin Murphy, Josh Vigil and Nate Seaman, seniors, and Gabe Romero, junior, collaborated complete the senior wall for the 2012 graduating…


Soccer girls celebrate the win, photo courtesy wral.com

Leesville soccer wins state title

Leesville women’s soccer won their third state championship in four years on Friday, May 27 at WakeMed soccer park. The state championship game was against…



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Leesville hosts St. Jude’s rally

Leesville Road High School will host a St Jude’s Children’s Hospital fund raiser from Friday, May 13 to Thursday, May 19. Leesville Road High School’s…


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My life as a tree

When I heard that Leesville’s musical production was Cinderella this year, I knew I had to try out. Big flowing dresses, gorgeous ballrooms and a…




Dr. Gottlieb speaks at the career fair. Photo courtesy of Alex Schuler.

Leesville’s first career fair

On Tuesday, March 22, Leesville’s Business Alliance Commitee hosted an informative career fair. Julie Pennington, CTE teacher and a co-chair of the Business Alliance Commitee…


Bachelor Brad proposes to his soon-to-be wife, Emily

Reality TV: mostly garbage

Upon the finale of my favorite love story reality show The Bachelor, I began to ponder the candor of the actual show: how real is…



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Leesville’s very own Prince Charming

This year, Leesville’s theatre department is presenting the magical Cinderella— the well known tale of a beautiful girl harassed by her awful step family who,…


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Online class registration

An online method of class registration is being employed for LRHS students signing up for classes next year. The administration of Leesville Road High School…



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I am not an Inuit!

The inspiration for this next column came from a rather abnormal source: Ms. Angela Scioli’s Honors Sociology class. The class has been studying different cultures,…



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McGrath joins front office staff

Christine McGrath joined the front office staff at the beginning of the 2010-11 school year as the official front desk lady. “Mostly I just answer…


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Winterfest dresses: Cheaper is better?

Most underclassmen females go all out for Winterfest–this is their only chance to deck out in long, uber formal dresses and get their hair done….


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Soccer Coach Stone retires

Chip Stone, varsity men’s soccer coach from 2006, will retire from coaching starting next season. “I will be 65 before next soccer season and thought…


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The cooties question

I sampled a spoonful of pudding from my brother’s bowl one day, meriting a disgruntled response on his part. “Ew Alex. That’s gross.  We just…


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Sports in Canada: Not so different

The third round of this insightful column concerns Canadian sports. Now, I am perfectly aware that if there is one thing Americans know about Canada,…