Articles by Kyla Stone-Houze, staff writer 2017-18

Netflix has a variety of interesting shows that are fit into all sort of genre categories. Netflix has so many series that it’s almost never ending.

Top 8 Netflix Shows

Netflix is a widely known and used entertainment program. To put it bluntly, Netflix is quite popular and will probably remain that way for while….


Leesville’s annual blood drive is right around the corner. Leesville athletic gym will soon be packed with people eager to donate. (Photo courtesy Kyla Stone-Houze)

Blood Drive returns to Leesville

The annual blood drive, hosted by the American Red Cross, will be on Tuesday, October 17. The Leesville gym will soon go from being a…


The expectations for this coming season is set high by Russ Frazier, basketball coach. Men’s basketball athletes have been preparing themselves for tryouts and the upcoming basketball season. (Photo Courtesy of Kyla Stone-Houze)

Upcoming Men’s Basketball Tryouts

Basketball tryouts start in November. The school year has just started but that means nothing for our fall athletes. This includes the many sportsmen who…


Natural hair can be difficult to handle. However, over time taking care of it gets easier. (Briana Stone-Houze)

10 Tips to growing healthy natural hair

For many women, wearing and styling natural hair can sometimes be frustrating, difficult even. It’s hard to find products that are specifically designed for our…


Summer is a time for new experiences and amazing memories that’ll last forever. Two months isn’t a long time, so it’s important to have plenty of plans to spend those fleeting days wisely.  (Photo courtesy of Briana Stone-Houze)

10 Things You Can Do In The Summer

When school lets out and summer break begins, teens are left with no obligations (unless they of course have a job), so what happens as…


The television show, Shots Fired,  was released this year, March 22. It’s an explosive, yet chilling series, that is full of mind boggling events.

Shots Fired TV Review

Shots Fired is only ten episodes in, and I’m hooked! The show is a 10-hour event series, each episode depicts one of the 10 hour…


Acrylic nails have become a huge  trend among teens and young women. Like everything else, there is a good and bad side to acrylic nails. (Photo Courtesy Kyla Stone Houza)

Pros & Cons Of Having Acrylic Nails

    What are Acrylic Nails? A combination of liquid monomer and powder polymer is what forms the acrylic nail. Essentially it forms a hard…


Music plays a large part in the self-discovery of every person. Music is also used to help people relate or connect with others that tend to be like them in some ways.  (Photo courtesy of Kyla Stone-Houze)

Music & Identity Development

Does music play a part in the identity development of today’s youth? Or is music chosen based off personality? Music tends to have a large…


“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…