Articles by Brendan Marks, Editor in Chief, 2012-13

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Dance Ensemble takes NYC

For the ten seniors in Dance Ensemble, the school year is almost over, their high school dance careers nearly finished. Still, before they left Leesville…



Promposals dominate Leesville

With Spring Break officially over, AP exams fast approaching and graduation just around the corner, we, the some 500 graduating seniors of Leesville, are in…


Viewers dive into Splash

As my avid fans will attest, and as I will shamelessly admit, I have a slight obsession with reality television competitions. The Voice, The Sing-Off,…








Food drive finishes, feeds thousands

2,980 pounds of food. $8,662 in donations. Over 45,000 meals. After nearly a month of fundraising, Leesville Road’s food drive finally came to an end…



State Fair calorie challenge

The challenge: one day at the State Fair, 10,000 calories. Go. When I first heard of the infamous 10,000 Calorie Challenge on the news, I…




Fantasy football fun for fanatics

The 2012 NFL fantasy football season is officially underway– let the games begin. For the innocent few foreign to fantasy football, the system is simple….


AGT shows true talent on TV

Finally, a winner. As my devout readers (and closest friends) know, I have a strange love, some say addiction, to television singing competitions. From The…



Duets doesn’t quite do-it

After months of hype and anticipation, the time finally came. It was time. Time to do-it. When Thursday night rolled around, I found myself reclining…






Fans want to hear The Voice

Here we go again. This past fall, as many of my diehard fans already know, I wrote a scathing review of NBC’s The Sing Off,…



Draw Something paints Leesville

Angry Birds, Words With Friends, even Temple Run – all three had their moment of glory, their time in the limelight as “the game.” Now…



Leesville welcomes Dr. Dixon

The end of an era is oftentimes met with harsh criticism, disappointment and a reluctance to change. However, with every parting of ways comes the…



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Capital Pride hopefuls on pitch

Capital Pride held their annual auditions in order to select the students who will represent Leesville Road for the 2012-2013 school year. Mrs. Covington, chorus…





Tebow, woah

It’s called Tebowmania. Tim Tebow. College superstar. Heisman Trophy winner. National champion. First-round draft choice. Starting NFL quarterback. On Sunday, January 8, Tebow earned himself…


Secret Santa: Ho Ho Hoax

As a Jewish teenager at Leesville Road, Christmas confuses me. Plastic Christmas trees. Multicolored flashing lights. Tinsel and garland from Dollar General. The overwhelming commercialization…


Caroline Gentry named All-American

When Caroline Gentry woke up on Monday, December 5, she knew something had happened. “By the time I checked my phone before school that morning,…







Pride football wins Cap-8

Blistering cold, constant rain, even seemingly insurmountable injuries– nothing could stop the Pride. With Leesville Road’s 41-16 victory over Wake Forest-Rolesville on Friday, October 28,…



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“He said” on cheating

Dear Girls, Cheating is not okay. It is, without a doubt, the worst thing you can possibly do to your guy; it strips him of…




Golf wins States

On Tuesday, May 10, the Leesville Road men’s golf team defeated Myers Park High School by four strokes to win the NCHSAA 4-A State Championship…




Officer Manson: real life hero

Growing up, Officer John Manson always dreamed of becoming a policeman — catching bad guys and being the hero. Now, after almost nine years on…