Articles by Camille Churchwell, editor in chief, 2013-14


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Camel couture: a fashion show

“OMG do you guys wanna go to a Trina Turk fashion show tomorrow night?????” was the text that changed my life on Saturday March 8….





Another year, more vandalism

Leesville students gawked at the familiar sight of vandalism while driving into school on Nov. 15. Vandals wrote “MHS,” “Whose house?” and other messages on…


Humble hero receives home

“Who wouldn’t give an ugly pair of feet to serve these amazing people?” said First Lieutenant Nathan Rimpf as he received the keys to his…


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Seniors apply early for college

October 15 is a fated day for many high school seniors; it is the day that most early decision and early action college applications are…



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Class of 2014 revamps Grill Team

After years of decline, Leesville’s Grill Team is undergoing numerous changes by the class of 2014. Under the new name “Pride Tailgate,” students will no…



Raleigh joins “No Shoes Nation”

After a year’s hiatus, Kenny Chesney returned to Raleigh on Thursday, May 23, for his “No Shoes Nation” tour. Having never seen him live before,…




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A modest proposal

We’ve all heard the tales of the high speed drives to and fro the beloved, yet so far away eating establishment named Cookout. Near death…




Reluctant to try Travinia twice

Upon walking through the rustic threshold of Travinia, the warm atmosphere was unmistakable. Combined accents of leather, wood and stone produced the feeling of a…


Gravy garners great review

  Triangle Restaurant Week is an annual event among eateries throughout the Raleigh area. This year, January 21-27 marked the time when Triangle restaurants offer…



Frazier starts new traditions

The basketball team is playing the Friday before exams; however,  the stadium is quiet. The score is 9 to 3 while one of Taylor University’s…


French club visits Matisse exhibit

Leesville’s French Club took their first outing of the school year by visiting Duke’s Nasher Museum of Art on Thursday Dec. 6. Nineteen French Club…


Matt Jenkins– falconer in training

For Matt Jenkins, his need of volunteer hours has transformed into a lifelong hobby. It started when Matt was in seventh grade when he saw…




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Bowling team strikes Leesville

Leesville’s new Bowling Club held their first meeting on October 2 at AMF Bowling Center. The club quickly evolved into a team that plans to…




Disc golf sweeps Leesville

Hobbies of high school students usually include, dance, soccer, or maybe even fishing. However, a new (and somewhat obscure) hobby is capturing the free time…


Labor Day: Surrender your white pants

For some, the three day weekend over Labor Day marks the beginning of fall and the end of summer. But for the fashion-conscious, does Labor…


Brad Paisley charms Churchwell

Being a regular attendee of country music concerts at Walnut Creek, I was thrilled when Brad Paisley returned to Raleigh. I expected a similar lineup…


Golden goes beyond discipline

When you hear the word “administrator” or “assistant principal,” thoughts of suspensions and detentions might come to mind. This was true for me until one…


Rushing 101

Greek life is either a huge part of your college experience or not. Rushing, which is the process of joining sororities and fraternities, is usually…




Ingrid Chen for the win!

Ingrid Chen, junior and current vice president of the student body, was elected to become executive council president for the upcoming school year. Although Chen…





The mysterious Mac lab

It is a room that many Leesville kids are unaware of. A room tucked so deep in the school, only a small group of students…


Prezi not exactly “eye candy”

My peers’ presentations blew my mind while in French class. It zoomed to various photos and headers, it was interactive and like no other presentation…


Wrestling for success

Pride wrestling finished a successful regular season, by placing second in the Cap 8 championships on Wednesday, Feb. 8. The team then moved ahead to…



New voters at Leesville

With turning eighteen comes many opportunities: lottery tickets, cigarettes and porn. However, eighteen year olds are also granted the right to vote, a far more…


Broughton outlasts Lady Pride

On December 13, Leesville Road’s women’s varsity basketball team hosted Broughton, only to fall short, 55-33. Although not reflected in their 0-5 record, players claim…


Younglife Christmas celebration

Leesville’s Younglife brought in the Christmas season with a colorful celebration Thursday, December 8. Each year the Christmas meeting is the last Younglife club of…




The rising cost of a priceless lunch

Due to a blazing inferno across the South this summer, there was a hideous peanut harvest this year. The powerful rays of the sun withered…


Lady Antebellum’s third album reviewed

Lady Antebellum, contemporary country trio, released their third album on September 13. In the past, their close-to-home lyrics and incredible harmonies touched people of all…