Articles by Griffin Morehead, staff writer

Should school start later?

*SLAM* The impact of a textbook on my desk jolts me from a blissful and relaxing nap, one I sorely needed. My reasons? I’d had…


The ways we measure intelligence

How do we, as humans, measure intelligence? The memory and ability to spout off facts? Common sense? Both indicators of intelligence, but is there a…


Curiosity in the modern world

What does it mean to be curious? Curiosity is defined by dictionary.com as “the desire to learn or know about anything; inquisitiveness.”  Children commonly express…


Do breaks break students?

With summer vacation coming up, it’s only natural that students should question what effect breaks really have on our education. Students argue that breaks give…



Gentlemen and the death of chivalry

It’s not just a catchy tune.  Psy’s new song, “Gentleman” seems like a simple song about tricks and jokes, but actually comments on today’s society…


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Community or 4-year college?

While in high school, students face one of the biggest decisions of their life: what college?  Before this, however, students must choose a type of…


Going AWOL with AWOLNATION

Listening to the radio is all well and good, but some bands are meant to be seen in concert– AWOLNATION is one of those bands….


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MOOCs– The Future of Education?

Hailed as the future of education by colleges, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are slowly coming into prominence around the world. Many colleges, including Yale,…



Leesville holds free ACT

The Wake County Public School System is now offering the American College Test (ACT) free of charge to all juniors. The ACT is an alternative…


Do playgrounds harm creativity?

Which is more important: the safety of children or their creativity? The answer to this question could alter the face of childhood for years to…


What if LRHS had corporal punishments?

Corporal punishment is defined simply as a physical punishment that involves causing pain in order to deter bad behavior.  Physical punishment is not explicitly prohibited…


Ready for AP testing?

AP tests are a big deal.  A single day, a single exam, determines whether the course counts for college credit or not. The tests are…


French valentines for the venerable

French Club spent the afternoon of February 5 making valentines for the patrons of Sunnybrook Nursing Home in Raleigh. This is one of the service…



Swimming suffers stiff loss

They boarded the bus at 5 o’clock, ready to swim.  The Leesville swimming team faced off against Panther Creek, Cary and Athens Drive on December…


Deep-fried deliciousness

Following the tantalizing scent of fried dough and other delicacies at the North Carolina State Fair, I wind up at the end of a never-ending…





AP Classes: Why take them?

The warning bell reverberates through the halls as the typical AP student enters the building.  Cursing his bad luck, “Joe Bob” sprints for the main…


French Club Kicks Off The Year

French Club had their first meeting of the year on Sept. 11, 2012.  The meeting began with the officers introducing themselves to the attendees. Some…


Key Club kicks off

The LRHS chapter of Key Club had their first meeting of the year on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012.  Key Club is a student-led service organization…



Creators vs. consumers of technology

Computer programming is a process by which someone, called a programmer, writes code that computers use to run and operate.  In my spare time, I…


Leesville honors its top students

Leesville held an Awards Day on May 10, 2012, to celebrate the achievements of students both this and past years.  Most of the awards were…




Common Core – what is it?

Over the course of thirteen years, from kindergarten through senior year, students are expected to learn a monstrous amount of information.  This information is divided…


Coming Soon: eTextbooks at LRHS

With technology evolving all around us, it is only a matter of time before Leesville High upgrades to eTextbooks.  As stated in my earlier article,…



eHow provides know How

In the search for information, a student will use just about any source that they can call “reliable” and that contains what they need.  More…



New Apple e-books: e-nnovative

Recently, Apple updated their application iBooks to include textbooks and announced a new application called iBooks Author, allowing students and teachers alike to build their…


Aerospace club soaring to new heights

The Aerospace Club had a meeting this past Thursday, January 26.  However, only three members showed up to the meeting, causing the planned activity, a…



Eurodam: simple yet elegant

When I learned of the plans to celebrate my grandmother’s birthday by going on a cruise I was ecstatic.  It wasn’t simply the fact that…


Winter dance concert a success

The LRHS Dance Department had their Winter Concert this past Thursday and Friday, December 15 and 16, in the LRHS Auditorium.  This concert featured all…


Dance showcase wrap up

The Leesville Dance classes performed a showcase on November 21 at 7 p.m. in the Black Box.  This was a free event; people who attended…


Fall Club Fair at Leesville

Leesville had a Club Fair November 4 in the Multi-Purpose Room–East Building.  The Fair is an annual event that enables students to choose a club…




SAT: Important for Colleges?

Many believe that a good score on the SAT will help you be accepted into colleges.  This is true. However, the SAT is not actually…


Class ring divide

On Sept. 13 and 14, the main lobby was full of students looking to buy class rings.  The tradition of buying and wearing class rings…


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Spirit Week repetitive for a reason

Because of possible racial and/or cultural offenses, our executive council had a difficult time coming up with any new ideas for Spirit Week themes and…


A plethora of candidates

Descending the main staircase, one cannot help but notice the sheer number of posters amassed on the wall opposite, and laying on the floor.  They…


School needs replacement mats

The track coaches left the pole vault mats under the main bleachers all summer, where they were exposed to the sun, rain and trash underneath…