Articles by Ben Zahavi, junior editor 2016-17









A student studies for the SAT on Khan Academy. The College Board and Khan Academy have teamed up, helping make study schedules for students. (Photo Courtesy of Ben Zahavi)

Juniors Prepare for the SAT

  As the second semester of junior year starts, students begin to worry about the SAT, a part of the general college application process. The…




A group of high schoolers in costume pose for a picture last Halloween. With so many options, teenagers must decide what to do on Halloween. (Photo used by permission of Marina De Sousa)

High Schoolers Make Halloween Plans

As Halloween approaches, teenagers decide what they are going to do for the holiday. From trick-or-treating to just staying home, high schoolers have a range…


The trailer is one of the many things vandalised. Buses and trailers were broken into and sprayed with fire extinguishers. (Photo Courtesy of Jonathan Spear)

Vandals Strike Leesville

On Thursday, October 13 and Friday, October 14, Leesville Road High School was vandalized, resulting in the relocation of classes, extensive cleaning and an ongoing…


A UNICEF Trick-or-Treat collection box used by kids around the world. Out of every dollar raised, 90 cents will go towards helping children.

Trick or Treat for UNICEF

On October 11, Key Club distributed UNICEF Trick-or-Treat boxes to its members. The boxes are used as a way to promote charity collection during the…












The Survivor season 32 logo. Season 32 is the second time Survivor has done a Brains vs Brawns vs Beauty season.

Survivor Season 32 Kicks Off

Survivor season 32, filmed in Cambodia on the island of Koh Rong, premiered Wednesday, February 17. Three tribes of 6 had been prefabricated based on…



USSF-certified referees and the captains of each team prepare to start the game with the coin toss. Certification courses teach aspired referees the rules and regulations of soccer games.

Job Opportunities for High Schoolers

As soccer continues to grow in the Triangle, more officials are needed to referee the games. The Capital Area Soccer League (CASL) year-round certification programs…






An ultrasound of Mrs. Cade’s baby taken on October 17 at 13 weeks pregnant. The baby looks healthy and will keep being monitored throughout Mrs. Cade’s pregnancy. (Photo Courtesy Sarah Cade)

Mrs. Cade is Expecting!

Mrs. Cade, social studies teacher, soccer coach, and wife of Mr. Nick Cain is expecting a new member to her family. Although she knows the…





Mr. McLemore teaching his second period world history class. The students are focused and learning “what they got to learn” said McLemore. (Photo courtesy of Ben Zahavi)

New Teacher and Coach to Leesville

Leesville welcomes a new social studies teacher, and football coach, to the 2015-2016 staff. His name is Mr. McLemore, and his goal for the school…


A group of freshmen experiencing their first week of SMART Lunch in the multipurpose room. The freshmen are taking a break from the hard work of high school during the 53 minute lunch. (Photo courtesy of Ben Zahavi)

Freshmen’s Reality Trumps Expectations

During the summer, the rising class of 2019 was anticipating the start of high school. On August 24, the freshmen class experienced their first reality…