Articles by Madison Hoffmann, senior editor 2015-2016



Discrimination Feature

Age. Race. Parental status. Disability. Gender identity. Political affiliation. Sexual orientation. Physical features. Religious beliefs. These simple ideas have become grounds for unrelenting discrimination in…


Senior Night

As the Pride women’s soccer season is getting to the home stretch, the last home game is rapidly approaching. The final game played at Marshall…


Dolegowki’s trip to Prague

Most students spent their spring break lounging on the beach before heading back to school. Other students, such as Emily Dolegowski, a senior, focused her…





Berg’s Buttons

Emma Berg doesn’t consider herself a young entrepreneur, though she could. What started off as a personal hobby has recently transformed into a small side…


Rescheduled days released for snow days

The effects of winter snow resulted in shutting down most of Raleigh after Governor Pat McCrory declared North Carolina in a state of emergency. Wake…






College Board Makes Changes to the SAT

The most well-known test among high schoolers is morphing into something “highly relevant to your future success” according to collegeboard.org. The SAT is regarded as…









The life of Dr. Stone

Dr. Raymond “Chip” Stone is something like a legend in the halls of Leesville. Ask any student about Stone, and you will hear things that…



Update on Leesville’s FCCLA

FCCLA (Family Career and Community Leaders of America) is one of Leesville’s most popular clubs with an average count of 30 members in attendance per…



Men’s varsity lacrosse update

After all of the out-of-conference games were rained out, the Pride is off to a perfect start to the season in the CAP-8, holding a…



Red4ed

Every Wednesday, the normal blue and green of Leesville bleeds red. “Red4ed on Wed” is a way students and teachers peacefully protest the recent changes…



2015 Super Bowl Ads

This year the Super Bowl commercials took a new approach than that of the usual comical advertisements that so many viewers anticipate. Most of the…



There’s Only 1K

Mike Krzyzewski, Duke’s head coach, picked up a new nickname Sunday after he snagged his 1,000th career win. Now Coach K goes by the name…


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Breaking A Sweat into 2015

The start of a new year comes with the lacing up of old tennis shoes and the signing of gym membership forms. This fresh start…



College football adds playoffs

College football has gone through the biggest innovation the sport has seen in decades. 2014 is the first year college football will hold playoffs. The…


The science behind stage fright

Mind blank, palms sweating, heart pounding? No, you’re not having a heart attack–you’re experiencing the common symptoms of stage fright. Almost everyone has experienced the…



Saving the grade

With the end of first quarter officially finished, it brought on an excessive, unwanted amount of stress to pull up final grades to achieve something…



Ebola in the U.S.

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the largest outbreak ever recorded in history. It has reached five countries so far which include Guinea, Liberia,…


Mixing it up in Looneyville

Another Friday night lights is quickly approaching, and yes, I bet you can probably guess the theme: green-out. It is understandable that a green-out is…


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The NC State Fair: The October Classic

Every October, North Carolinians flood the NC State Fairgrounds to partake in rockin’ concerts, thrilling rides and greasy eats. This year, the NC State Fair…


Brady loves the Beatles

Even though The Beatles started five decades ago, Jordan Brady, a sophomore, is still their biggest fan. “My dad introduced them to me at a…



The icon of Leesville security

If you go to Leesville Road High School, you know officer George Hill. Chances are, he knows you, too. Hill has been keeping the Pride…


Men’s Soccer

After multiple games being rained out, the Pride is starting off the pre-season with a two and one record and is preparing for their CAP-8…