Articles by Maddy Leen, special projects editor 2016-17

Lust for Life Review

On April 19, Lana Del Rey released a new track of her upcoming album. Del Rey released “Lust for Life” which features The Weeknd. This…


Lust for Life Preview

March 30, 2017, Lana Del Rey posted a three part video on her Instagram, and posted the link on her Twitter. The video is black…


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…




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…



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…


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,…


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…


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….


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 –…


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…


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…


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…


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…


December Issue Page 1-2

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,…


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…


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…



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 —…


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…



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….


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’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…


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…


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,…


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…


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,…


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….


#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…


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…


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…



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…



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…


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

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…



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…