Articles by Ben Pope, senior editor 2014-2015

Valedictorian Jung pursues dream

In Korean, “freshwater” is 민물의. “Forest cycle” is 숲 주기. “Igneous rock” is 화성암. This is how Seeun Jung taught herself Honors Earth Science sophomore…












Leesville swimming concludes regular season

The Leesville swimming team will enter next week’s Cap-8 Conference championships with momentum after another strong showing in Wednesday’s meet. Facing teams from Cary, Holly…














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Q&A with new lacrosse coach

Last month, the Leesville men’s lacrosse team landed a new head coach: Franklin Zirkle, a former state champion coach at East Chapel Hill and an…






Leesville Football thrashed by Apex

The away sideline and visitors’ bleachers sat in hushed disbelief and concern as Khamari Alexander, senior running back, lay motionless and surrounded by paramedics. The…








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McGarry, Espinal continuing career journeys

Two popular Leesville teachers are now enjoying their transitions to administrator. Both Amy McGarry, former Leesville English teacher, and Jose Espinal, former art teacher, are…






Wake County paralyzed by snow

With most of Wake County hunkered down in anticipation of a 3-6 inch snowstorm Tuesday night, the official 1.4 inches of powdery snow which blanketed…



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Students need longer breaks

For months, Winter Break tantalizes the minds of Leesville students like a pie on a windowsill: the sole motivation to slog through the bitter, five-day…


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Winter Sports updates

View on the online compilation of our brief articles on each winter sport, as seen on page 16 of Monday’s paper, below:   Swimming The…


Basketball: behind the scenes

For the first full week of the regular season, we followed every move of the Leesville Men’s Varsity Basketball team. From the high-energy drills of…