Articles by Kyla Stone-Houze, staff writer 2016-17

“Their love is color-blind, but the world isn’t — and Chris is rightfully wary of how other people might react to seeing them together,” said Peter Debruge, Chief Film Critic of Variety Newspaper.  The iconic film Get Out, provides it viewers with a fierce political message hidden amongst it. (courtesy of Blumhouse Productions)

Review of Get Out

In the film Get Out, Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the “meet-the-parents” phase of their relationship. Taking that next…




The origin of Valentine’s Day is in fact a dark one, consisting of brutality and death. However, over time people’s negative connotations for the day slowly disappeared, and their thoughts of darkness steadily altered to ones of light.

An International Valentine’s Day

Although Valentine’s Day is known for love, the story behind it is a lot more dreary. Valentine’s Day is named after Saint Valentine, a Roman…






Me taking a photo with an old friend of my mine. I was at my first Leesville Road High football game.(Photo Courtesy of Kyla Stone-Houze)

My Transition from Durham to Raleigh

Durham, North Carolina is my home town, I lived there for fourteen years.  In Durham, I was completely content with my life. I wasn’t unhappy…


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New Teacher Comes to Leesville

On October 24, a new teacher was welcomed into the Math Department. Michael Taytro left his old job in Durham at Northern High to become…


Basketball players listen to Coach Daniels during tryouts.They wait for him to give the agenda for practice on first day of tryouts. (Photo courtesy of Kyla Stone-Houze)

Students Tryout for Basketball Teams

  Tryouts for men’s and women’s basketball started Monday, October 31.  At 2:30 p.m., tryouts for women’s basketball went first in the main and auxiliary…





Students on their way to their designated buses. The increase in students at Leesville has caused bus delays.

Leesville experiences bus delays

Since the first day of school, there have been constant delays in many students’ bus schedules. Due to these delays, students have been getting to…