Articles by Maddy Leen, special projects editor 2016-17

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Lana’s New Video: Love

On February 18, the queen herself dropped a new single, “Love,” for her highly anticipated new album (yet to be named). Lana Del Rey’s last…




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The xx “I See You” Review

The xx recently dropped their new album “I See You”, which is making a noise in mainstream music billboards. The UK trio is known for…



Lou and I (Center-Right) pictured at the 2016 Envision Experience. Our Native American ancestry makes us eligible for college discounts and scholarships not available to others of different backgrounds.

Affirmative Action: Helping or Hurting?

  Generally speaking, Affirmative Action works to provide special benefits for those potentially or historically disadvantaged through differing racial, sexual, ethnic, gender, or religious backgrounds…


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Local art supply store, out of business

Sitting humbly on South Glenwood Avenue is an art store named Askew-Taylor Paints. The store, after generations of providing Raleigh with art supplies and inspiration,…


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The Power of Practice and Sports

The Power of Practice “There is no glory in practice, but without practice, there is no glory.” Leesville athletic teams thrive on their determination to…


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Leesville Theatre in a nut-shell

Being a member of the theatre department – Will Hollerung If I could summarize Leesville’s theatre department in one word, I wouldn’t be able to….


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Reviews and Editorials

Reviews What to look for: Movies: – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Starring Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, and more Release Date: December 15 –…


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The Secret Life of Leesville

The Secret Life of the Leesville Staff Mr. Luke McIntyre, English teacher and rapper – McKenna Daley When Luke McIntyre isn’t teaching sophomore English, he…


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The Family Circle

Looking around today, it is easy to see and point out the many different family types in the world and at Leesville. A student’s family…


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How Leesville aids the community

PEPI students making an impact on youth – Heidi Kreis   Physical Education Peer Instruction, more commonly referred to as PEPI, is a year-long class…


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After its opening in 1993…

When Leesvillle first opened in 1993, the school held only freshamn, sophomores and juniors. In its twenty-three years of existence, Leesville has graduated more than…


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Christmas is a special time of year that most Americans celebrate, whether they are religious or not. It is all about gathering with family members,…


Terrarium add a natural tone to any indoor setting. These beautiful creations seem complex, but are so simple in creation.

DIY Terrariums

DIY TERRARIUMS Ever wanted to create your own terrarium? Well the process is simpler than it may seem. Commonly seen on Tumblr, Instagram, home furnishing…


The student choice awards are given out at the end of every semester. There is usually only one student choice award per class, though other individual awards are given out also.

Never the student choice

It’s that time of year again, those triangle pieces of felt are spotted all over the school with the the big fat letters reading “STUDENT…



On Felly’s website, there is a Youtube video he had made that explains his tour. Also on the website there is a full list of tour dates and locations.

Hidden Artist Felly Review

North Carolinians are not as exposed to the popular artist Felly because of is favoring popularity only being in upper New England and California —…


Mrs. Newhouse is sad about leaving Leesville High Schoo, but excited to start a new career at Pine Hollow. Mrs. Newhouse will be going to Pine Hollow as their new assistant principal.

A sad goodbye to Mrs. Newhouse

Leesville High School has to say goodbye to our awesome assistant principal, Mrs. Newhouse. Newhouse is leaving Leesville to take advantage of a great opportunity…



The Wake Up and read campaign will last at Leesville till the end of February. All children’s book donations are appreciated, and can be dropped off at the Leesville Media Center.

LRHS Children’s Book Drive

Leesville Road High School is hosting a book drive encouraging students and staff to drop off their unused children’s books to the library at Leesville….


As many Leesville know, the Leesville cats keep their distance from students and staff during the school day. If you are interested in seeing the cats, the best time to see them is to go is early morning or late at night.

Update on the Leesville Cats

Leesville is home to more than just students and staff, it is also home to Leesville’s little lions. Leesville’s little lions are our native cats…





Mr. Glass is standing in front of Leesville students and faculty on November 11th, 2015. Sharing his story of surviving the Holocaust and why he is standing in front of them today. (Photo Courtesy Maddy Leen)

Mr. Glass’s Remarkable Lesson

  The day was November 11, 2015 when the respectable Morris Glass visited Leesville Road  High School, once again, to share his remarkable story. “No…


Students who receive detention regularly don’t seem to be afraid of the punishment. If this is true, what, if anything, is a more effective policy? (Photo Courtesy Maddy Leen)

Let’s talk about detention

I have questioned the “theory” of detention at Leesville Road High School. I address school detention as a theory because I am not questioning its…


Social Media has taken over all aspects of former journalism. Now, news reporting is fast and quick, but not filtered.

News Reporting Editorial

Twitter’s significance in the life of teenagers today is obvious. It has become the number one source for all reporting, whether it be reporting emotions,…


Above is a screenshot of what one slide of the Kylie app looks like. If users keep swiping left, more facts and pictures of Kylie will appear.

Kylie Jenner App Review

It is safe to say that Kylie Jenner is queen of all social media. With 36.6 million Instagram followers, 11.5 million Twitter followers, a reality…





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Daylight Donuts

Daylight has been delivering fresh donuts to the triangle since 1990 and takes pride in carrying on a family tradition. Daylight Donuts is not the…


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Social Media’s Toll on Teens

As high school students, it is our nature to go along with what is considered “cool.” This change in culture is, of course, normal. However,…


Roger, Civ and Dr. Muttillo all had buckets outside the office for the charity event. Who ever had the most money in their bucket at the end of the week won the competition--resulting in a very tight haircut.

Rogers goes bald for a cause

Coach Rogers, Dr. Muttillo and Coach Civitello were all participants of the head shaving competition at this years 2nd Annual Strikeout for Cancer Charity Games….


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#WhoWillYouHelp

Canada’s Province of Ontario has found a way to put out a special message to women and men everywhere. Their “#WhoWillYouHelp” video targeted the harsh…


ProStart crew gets busy preparing ingredients for their big event. All food made for the event was done in class.

Cooking for Rally in Raleigh

Leesville’s ProStart II class has been busy in the kitchen, cooking for our state representatives attending the Rally in Raleigh event. The Rally in Raleigh…


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Creating art at Leesville

Being in an art class in high school isn’t only for the extremely artistic. It’s for students who are willing to think outside the box…



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The GoPro

Many people know that the GoPro is more than just a camera. The GoPro, of course, is a small camera that can film virtually anything…



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Fighting for Education

In a world of news titles saying “More Than 131 Killed in Taliban Attack on School,” “How Pakistan Fails Its Children” and “Taliban Destroy Womens…


Jake Hudgins, president of Astronomy Club, presenting a video on Interstellar. The video sparked the discussion for the rest of the club.

Let’s Talk Astronomy

Have you ever looked up into the sky and wondered what was out there? The newly founded Astronomy Club gives Leesville students a great opportunity…


Shepherd’s Way Tree Farm at its Creedmoor/Norwood location. Photograph taken by Nate Browning.

Shepherd’s Way Tree Farm

In the month of December, people of Raleigh can find Christmas trees at every corner. It is easy for a family to pick out the…



The North Carolina Museum of art is located on Blue Ridge Road. The Small Treasures exhibit is found in the East building.

Small Treasures

The North Carolina Museum of Art is holding a unique and interesting exhibit, Small Treasures. The exhibit attracts many art enthusiasts from all over the…



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Women listen

Women have always faced problems because of gender. In today’s world, women have worked hard to become equal to men, but there is still a…


Leesville mens soccer team, coached by Paul Dinkenor and Sarah Cade, poses for team photo. The team won 7 out of 8 games in their conference for their 2014-15 season.

Reflections on Men’s Soccer season

The Leesville men’s soccer team, after a season of improvement, came to an end against Heritage in their first-round playoff game. The boys’ season was…