Articles by Maggie Pollard, senior editor 2016-17


Girlboss Review

Netflix’s new show Girlboss, an adaptation of the bestselling book #Girlboss, hit America’s screens on April 21. The show is a fictional retelling of Sophia…


Book Buddies tutor fifth graders

If you’re looking for a new way to volunteer your time with young children, Book Buddies may be the best place to go. Book Buddies…


S-Town does not disappoint

If you’re like me, a podcast may not be your ideal listening or entertainment material. But when I kept hearing great reviews of the podcast…


Students need a break

Everyone knows the feeling: second semester is dragging on and spring break seems like it can’t come soon enough. This year, though, that wait seems…


Senioritis hits Leesville

Every year, without fail, a certain disease plagues the graduating class of Leesville Road High School, an illness that spreads faster than that weird flu…


Representatives Need to Host Town Halls

This week marks the first full week Congress is in recess since Donald Trump’s inauguration and many Congressmen and women are using the opportunity to…


Leesville’s Model UN Attends DUMUNC

Leesville Road High School’s Model U.N. club attended the Duke Model United Nations Conference from February 16 to 19. This marked the fourth year in…




How to become politically involved

The past two weeks after President Trump’s inauguration have been met with an unprecedented amount of backlash. Many people who are involved in politics have…


How to become politically involved

The past two weeks after President Trump’s inauguration have been met with an unprecedented amount of backlash. Many people who are involved in politics have…



Don’t Ignore the News

Over the past few weeks, and even years, news and the media have become increasingly sensationalized and seemingly only concerned with the terrible events that…


Comedy and Politics Go Hand in Hand

The 2016 presidential election may seem like something out of a Saturday Night Live skit, but it’s all too real. However, shows like Saturday Night…



Leesville holds senior meeting

Leesville held its annual senior meeting on Thursday, September 8. The guidance counselors and a few teachers discussed graduation, transcripts and prom.   The meeting…








65 years of music

Music has been around for as nearly long as people have, and certainly as long as anyone can remember. However, many people do not think…







Model U.N. competes, wins at UNC

In the past two years, Leesville’s Model U.N. team has gone through a major reboot. Model U.N. isn’t a new club at Leesville, but its…




Study drugs inundate Leesville

With exam and college application season in full swing, students and teachers find the rise of a new problem: study drugs. “Study drugs” are drugs…




PEPI applications now available

Physical Education Pupil Instructor (PEPI) applications are now available for sophomores and juniors outside of room 52 for the 2015-2016 school year. PEPI is a…





Leesville re-introduces mock trial

Leesville Road High School will introduce a Mock Trial team this year. Leesville has had Mock Trial teams in the past, but this is the…



The reason for virality

If you’ve been on Twitter, Vine, Facebook, Instagram or even Snapchat in the past month, you’ve probably heard of Alex from Target. Alex was just…




Taylor Swift fights to please fans

Taylor Swift released her fifth album, 1989, on Monday October 27. This is Swift’s first all pop album. Swift’s past work has been mostly country…


Political Club opens up lively discussion

Political Club provides an open environment for students to discuss their views on current events. Meetings start with an introduction to the issue being discussed….





Lorde does not disappoint

Ella Yelich-O’Connor, better known as Lorde, came to the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh on September 18 for her Pure Heroine tour, and she did…