Articles by Cayley Kennedy, senior editor, 2016-17



Melanie Hupp documents the harsh weather about to hit on her snapchat story. The Pride had to persevere through the heavy rainfall in order to pull out a win.  (Photo Used Permission of Melanie Hupp)

Pride Women’s Soccer Bounces Back

Prior to spring break, the Pride women’s soccer team suffered two back-to-back losses causing them to drop to third in the conference. Both Wakefield and…


After completing the escape room, the staff gives you an opportunity to take some silly pictures with your group. Each group is given a maximum of one hour to escape the room. (Photo Courtesy of Cayley Kennedy)

Tic Toc Escapes Review

Tic Toc Escape, located in downtown Raleigh, brings a whole new meaning to a “little hole-in-the-wall” wonder. I had heard about how fun and exciting…







Some reality t.v. sways audiences to believe that the show is real through the name. The Real Housewives of Orange County is a popular reality t.v. show that focuses on the upper class and successful of Orange County rather than the middle to lower class and ordinary.

The “Real” in Reality TV

From news to a scripted show about cats, television over the years has widely expanded its realm. However, one of the most popular and intriguing…


Some of the volunteers help prepare and set out dinner for the families. There were 16 people in total that were in the program.

Help for the Homeless

Throughout each year, several churches in the Raleigh area host homeless families that are part of the Family Promise of Wake County program. The program…













Dr. Muttillo was among the 105 people that gave blood. He is excited to give back in any way he can. (Photo courtesy of Madison Hoffmann)

Giving back by giving blood

On Tuesday, March 15, Leesville held the spring blood drive. 105 students and staff signed up to donate between one and two pints of blood….


Kendall always shows immense motivation in everything he does. Even when he was on crutches, he still continued to compete in competitions. (Photo courtesy of Dodie York.)

A spotlight on Kendall York

Kendall York, a junior at Leesville Road High School, is just like any other boy. He goes to school, does his homework, hangs out with…


The women’s soccer team moves a goal in order to set up for the next drill. They are finally able to get a tryout in on a grass field instead of a concrete one.

Spring Sports Are Underway

On Tuesday, February 16 tryouts for spring sports finally began. Tryouts were supposed to begin on Monday, but were postponed due to inclimate weather. February…







The boys line up a couple minutes before each game and await the starting line up to be announced. The nerves before big games like Milbrook are extremely evident at this point. (Photo Courtesy of The Mycenaean.)

Men’s Soccer Wins CAP-8

The Leesville Road men’s varsity soccer team finished their season with a record of 13-4-3. The last game of the season against the MIllbrook Wildcats…


Contrary to the shift in relationships for the current generation, it still takes the same amount of time to get into a definite relationship. According to randomfacts.com, "Couples usually wait until six to eight dates before they are willing to enter into an exclusive relationship.” (Photo courtesy of Cayley Kennedy).

The new normal for teen dating

The years teens spend in high school are typically engulfed by drama over friends, enemies, boyfriends and girlfriends. Nowadays, the problems that emerge from relationships…





Sophomores exercise their authority by sitting on the packed stage. Within five minutes of the lunch bell, every stage seat is usually taken. (Photo courtesy of Cayley Kennedy.)

The underclassmen social hierarchy

At the beginning of every school year, how students think the year will go all depends on what grade they are in. Freshmen are nervous…


Students in AP Environmental Science, pictured above, always work to get their assignments done. With the new ten-point grading scale, making an “A” in difficult AP classes like this will be somewhat easier. (Photo courtesy of Cayley Kennedy.)

New year, new grading scale

Now that the 2015-2016 school year is underway, all North Carolina schools are officially using the new ten-point grading scale. According to an article in…