Articles by Alex Stewart, Online Editor 2010-11







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ITS members compete in State Festival

Members of Leesville Road’s International Thespian Society recently attended the North Carolina Thespian Festival at UNC School of the Arts on March 25 and 26….



Senioritis: month seven

I’ve come to a startling realization, folks; an epiphany, if you will. A school year is nine months long. Nine months is also the duration…




A skeptic turns to yoga

Senior year is a stressful time. Full of deadlines, applications and apathy, seniors need an outlet to channel their anxieties and find their calm. So,…


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Senioritis: month six

Having contracted the Bubonic Plague (or possibly a cold; it’s too soon to tell), I have been quarantined in my house for quite some time…



Senioritis: month five

I am halfway through my fourth and final year of high school. Haaaaaaaaaaaaallelujah! Haaaaaaaaaaaaaallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Halleeeeeeeeeeeeeelujah! In celebration of this achievement, I’m going to…




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Senioritis: month four

I was sitting in third period, Spanish, when it happened. I tried to hold it in; I fought it for as long as I could,…




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Senioritis: month three

Upon completing the last of my college applications (which really don’t matter after getting the one acceptance letter I care about), not much has caught…




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Senioritis: month two

Mrs. Kay Floyd did her first-period AP English 12 class a disservice on October 7, 2010 as she approached her stereo to play a recording…


New speed bumps infuriate student drivers

Over the summer, the Leesville administration installed two new speed bumps in the road leading to the student parking lot. Upon realizing that the original…


Ebonics be wack, yo

The News & Observer recently reported on a linguistic debate growing in the Drug Enforcement Administration. Officials are having more and more trouble incriminating drug…


How 283 Great Colleges saved my life

Barnes & Noble’s SparkNotes, as everyone knows, is the official religion of American high schoolers. Aiding in the understanding of literature greats such as Shakespeare…


Senioritis: month one

I have waited twelve miserable years to finally claim my fame to Seniordom. Feeling self-righteous, throwing freshmen in trashcans, parking in the senior lot, the…




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Senior gift to be installed this summer

Will Woodhouse, senior class president, recently announced the Class of 2010’s senior gift to the school. Woodhouse said that a new sidewalk and two wooden…


Sex and the City 2 disappointing

Sex and the City 2, starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristen Davis and Cynthia Nixon premiered to millions Thursday, May 27, promising glamour, couture,…


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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…


The history of 420 revealed

There are many myths about the mysterious happenings of April 20. Better known as “four-twenty,” it is a day celebrating the cannabis plant and the…


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A cheap girl’s guide to prom prep

Prom evokes many emotions: excitement, nervousness, joy, etc. Your wallet does not feel the same way. Preparation for The Big Night takes time, effort, patience…


Synthetic marijuana’s popularity grows

Many teens have recently discovered a legal alternative to marijuana. Synthetic marijuana, also called K2, gives users a high similar to marijuana. Ironically, many researchers…


Grossi receives arts scholarship

On March 10, 2010, April Grossi was one of five WCPSS seniors to receive an Artists of Tomorrow scholarship, made available by the City of…



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New $100-bill to be released

April 21 will be the big reveal for the United States’ new $100-bill, featuring a different portrait of Benjamin Franklin on the front. Mr. Franklin’s…


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Wake County’s dropout rate decreasing

Wake County reported a 3.47 percent dropout rate for the 2008-2009 school year, down from 4.17 percent of high school dropouts the previous year. This…




Rescue comes to Haiti

The southern part of Haiti experienced a 7.0-level earthquake on Tuesday, Jan 12. President Barack Obama has already promised an “all-out rescue” to the victims…



Moss Plays in Shrine Bowl

Carson Moss, one of Leesville’s offensive linemen, received the honor of playing in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas on Saturday, Dec 19. He is…



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Dance ensemble flies south for the winter

Leesville’s Dance Ensemble made arrangements to perform at the 2010 Orange Bowl’s Halftime Show on January 5. The dancers were invited to perform in the…



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…