Articles by Brittany Thurmbuchler, staff writer 2014-2015

Vaping is a habit

It’s no secret that many teenagers are exposed to and/or participate in dangerous activities: These may include drinking underage, taking illegal or prescription drugs, or…


VIP team visits Leesville seniors

Shuffling into the auditorium, the senior class anxiously waited to see what the VIP assembly was going to be all about. The VIP for a…


Cheerleading from a male’s perspective

The varsity cheerleading team first adopted male cheerleaders in the 2012-2013 winter season. Shelly Reathaford, the head of the cheerleading program and coach of the…


AdvancED coming to Leesville

Every year a new class of graduates from Leesville receive their diplomas in June, signifying the four years they spent in high school. However, students…



Perfect promposals

Prom has always been considered one of the biggest and most important events of high school. Students spend an excessive amount of money on dresses,…


Spreading the love through song

As students settle into their second semester schedules, Valentine’s Day is slowly but surely around the corner, and the students at Leesville know it’s that…


Dancing on the basketball court

Between their Homecoming performance and winter concert, the Leesville Dance Ensemble has spent the past few weeks working hard to prepare for their most recent…


Main Stage auditions: the final cut

Auditions for the honors theatre class at Leesville, more commonly known as Main Stage, took place January 23 and 26 for the 2015-2016 school year….


The battle for best in the county

This past Saturday, January 24, all of the cheerleading teams in the county went head-to-head to see which team is the best in their division…



Spanish spreading Christmas cheer

The Christmas spirit is spreading through the city of Raleigh while people prepare for the most joyful season of the year. Hanging up lights, decorating…



Dominating the state one routine at a time

This past Saturday, November 15, the Leesville Varsity Co-ed cheerleading team dominated the mat at the NCHSAA Cheerleading State Championship competition. The team, full of…


A quote to sum it up

A buzz of excitement fills the air every year on the day of the release of yearbooks. People flip through each page looking for themselves,…


Flipping into the winter season

As the fall sports season wraps up, the winter sports season is only just beginning: Among the various winter sports is gymnastics. The Leesville gymnastics…


Soarin’ and flyin’ with Robson

Courtney Robson, senior, has done what most teenagers never think of doing: she is in training to receive her private pilot license. Training for a…



An exciting spring sport for girls

High schools across Wake County plan to incorporate STUNT into their spring sports season. Wake County is the first in North Carolina to offer the…


Dancing their way through the year

With Homecoming  up on us, the school is in a hurry to prepare for spirit week, the pep rally and the homecoming football game. The…



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Spanish National Honors Society meets

The first meeting for members of the Spanish National Honors Society was held Monday, September 22. The first half of the meeting took place in…


¡Spanish club fiesta!

The first Spanish Club meeting of the new school year was held on Monday, September 15. Students from all grades gathered in the breezeway between…


New year for Key Club

The first Key Club meeting of the year was held on Tuesday, September 2. Students from every grade piled into the auditorium during SMART lunch…


An exciting year to cheer

The Leesville varsity co-ed cheerleading team officially began their season August 4 when teams were selected after the tryout process. The varsity co-ed team traveled…