Articles by Katy Huis, Editor-in-Chief

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Students meet “A Matter of Pride”

On Wednesday, May 23, Leesville’s yearbook staff distributed the eleventh issue of The Menagerie: A matter of Pride. Students picked up their yearbooks from the…



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Leesville graduates achieve greatness

Upon graduating from Leesville, students pursue many different paths. Whether it be working, attending school, or joining the military, all students find a path suited…


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A preview of senior events

This is it. Seniors are embarking on the final stretch. Less than a month remains between us and our senior summer. Many senior related events…







Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum star in the chick flick "The Vow."

The Vow doesn’t wow

The Vow seemed to have all the components to make a successful chic flic: a hunky leading man Leo (Channing Tatum), a wide-eyed female Paige…


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JoeVan Loco’s is poppin’

Although Popsicles and coffee don’t seem to mesh, a new espresso bar/frozen pop cafe recently opened on Creedmoor road. The shop, dubbed “JoeVan Loco”, sells…


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Winterfest court prepares to shine

Every February, Leesville’s most presentable students are elected by their peers to appear on Winterfest Court. The Winterfest Court will dress formally and parade down…


FOr years, women have made about 80% of every dollar that a man makes. It is not until recent generations that women are starting to make some ground over men.

Women bring home the bacon

One day in my AP Government class, my teacher asked all of the girls to go to the back of the room, so she could…


Facebook timeline will help users display their information in a whole new way. Some consider the new layout to be very confusing, but many people are quickly warming up to it.  Photo Courtesy of zd.net.

Facebook introduces timeline feature

Facebook is infamous for constantly releasing changes that set the online world afire. Whether it be a new homepage format or a new way to…






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Has honesty gone too far?

In high school, I have come upon many brutally honest people. These are the people who consider no comment to be off limits, no matter…


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WFR @ LRHS Preview

On Friday, October 28, the regular high school football season will come to a close. The undefeated Leesville Pride is scheduled to play their rival,…


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Page Farms ensures fall fun

During the summer months, Page Farms is noted for its ample strawberry patches, allowing families to fill buckets with locally grown berries. Page Farms is…


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State fair to grace Raleigh this October

With October comes much excitement for North Carolina — colorful leaves, crisp air, haunted houses and of course, the State Fair. The North Carolina State…


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“She said” on cheating

Dear Boys, I think there is some confusion as to the meaning of the word cheating. By definition to cheat is to be unfaithful” to…



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Younglife students get down and dirty

In an annual tradition, hundreds of Leesville younglife students reported to the Lake Lynn park on September 13 for the annual “Muck Wars”: a ginormous…


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Leesville hosts fall blood drive

Leesville (in a partnership with the American Red Cross) plans to hold its biannual blood drive in the auxillary gym on Thursday, October 6, 2011….





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Child actors grace Leesville

Last Thursday, April 28, Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30, Leesville’s theatre department put on the much anticipated musical, Cinderella. The school’s technical department…





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Facebook now gay-friendly

On February 18, Facebook added two new relationship status options—“Civil union” and “in a domestic partnership,” to allow gay and lesbian Facebook users to correctly…


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Day at the museum

In my elementary school years, the Durham Museum of Life and Science was always one of my favorite places. Whether I was visiting with my…


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AP exam registration approaching

Starting February 21 and ending March 4, students who spent their school year suffering through AP classes will have the opportunity to sign-up for AP…


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Exam schedule changes to come

Exam week at Leesville has followed the same schedule for many years: One exam a day for four days. After the exam is completed, students…



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Griffin rises through the wrestling ranks

Among the many hardworking sports at Leesville, wrestling could be considered one of the most demanding. With practices and tournaments every day except Sunday, all…


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WAKE UP!

As the winter months droll on and students struggle to survive the end of the first semester, attending class is less than appealing. Classroom goals…




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Fro yo at Yo Mo

In mid-November, a new frozen yogurt location, Yogurt Mountain, opened in Raleigh on Creedmoor road next to Five Guys. I’m a huge fan of frozen…


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Leesville swimmers try out for team

Swim team tryouts took place the week of November 8. They started before school at 5:30 a.m. and concluded at 6:30 a.m. The swimmers started…



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Shish Kabob: a new lunch destination

This October, students at Leesville gained a new lunch option, Shish Kabob, a Mediterranean food restaurant located in Pinecrest Point. This restaurant is the second…


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Sixteen Candles compares to Leesville

Like most 80s movies, Sixteen Candles employs nerdy freshmen, oblivious parents and hopeless crushes to portray the impossible puzzle that is high school. Samantha (Molly…




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Leesville goes all out for Spirit Week

“Spirit Week” gives students at Leesville the opportunity to dress festively according to a variety of themes. Each day was assigned a specific theme; Monochromatic…