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



Black Panther Review

Overall, Black Panther has the fifth-highest gross for an opening weekend in history, and it beat out Deadpool for highest gross for a President’s Day…


Fresh Start as a Junior

Transferring into a new school in the middle of the school year would be hard for most students. The idea of new teachers, making strangers…


Top 10 Christmas Songs

Christmas is one of America’s most celebrated holidays. The endless amount of christmas movies, the mixture of cold weather and warm cocoa, the excitement of…


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….


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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 & 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…


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…




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…






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…


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…


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…





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…