Articles by Taylor Penezic, staff writer 2016-17


Explorer Post Programs

“Exploring” is an interactive career based program of Learning for Life, a subsidiary of the Boy Scouts of America. The programs are designed for youth…





Jobs for Life Program

Every Monday and Thursday night through the months of September to November, a group of men, women, and children meet at Millbrook Baptist Church for…



Buying Locally Made Clothing

Many people purchase local food at farmers markets and are willing to spend a few extra dollars to support their community farmers. The Raleigh Farmer’s…


Colleges visit Leesville

Throughout the spring and fall, colleges around the country host events at Leesville sponsored by the Career Center. The Career Development Coordinator, Ms. Canada, works…




Students protest on Moral Monday

Moral Mondays are protests that started three years ago in North Carolina as a response to actions by the government. In 2012, NC elected Republican…




FCCLA member goes to Nationals

Soett-Luz Torres, a senior at Leesville Road high school, is an active Family Career Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) member. Since her sophomore year, Torres…


Fashion Week Review

Fashion week: an industry event where fashion designers, brands, and houses release their latest collections in runway shows to the most prestigious and prominent buyers….



Students start registering for classes

Previously, students received a class registration packet to begin thinking about what classes they want to take for the 2016-2017 school year. In the packet…


Traveling in Ireland

Dublin is a fairly small city that has lots of tourist attractions within walking distance of downtown. For the sites that are too far to…



2015’s most Fascinating People

2015 has been a big year for many people in different industries like sports, fashion, music, religious, political, and more. The following people have encountered…


Saving Grace Walk Against Animal Abuse

Saving Grace’s third animal Walk Against Animal Abuse was Saturday, November 14 at Lake Lynn. Saving Grace is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping homeless…


Trending stores for teenagers

Every student here at Leesville has a unique sense of style and purchases their clothes at different stores. Some students shop at different places because…



The Haunted House at Panic Point

During October, Haunted Forest at Panic Point is open for guests seeking a thrilling experience. Haunted Forest at Panic Point, commonly referred to as Panic…





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Candy Chang’s confessions

Almost everyone has hopes, insecurities, anxieties, or regrets that we keep a secret. Candy Chang, an artist, created an opportunity to anonymously confess these secrets…


Candy Chang’s confessions

Almost everyone has hopes, insecurities, anxieties, or regrets that we keep a secret. Candy Chang, an artist, created an opportunity to anonymously confess these secrets…


Social media for FCCLA

Social media affects Leesville as a community. In a survey conducted from a classroom, 100% of students said they have seen a harmful post and…


Jessica Kane’s blog goes viral

Jessica Kane is a body confidence advocate, feminist, plus-size woman, and fashion blogger. Her blog, The Life and Style of Jessica, has gained popularity after…


Women empowerment through marketing

Advertisements and marketing campaigns that empower women make a positive difference in two ways. They improve how women feel about themselves and how the company…


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Shelley Jackson’s skin project

In 2003, Shelley Jackson, an artist and writer, launched the Skin Project, a novella that is published solely in the form of tattoos on volunteers…



Effectiveness of anti-drug campaigns

The anti-drug campaign called Drug Abuse Resistance Education, otherwise known as DARE, was established in 1983.  Starting with students in fourth or fifth grade, DARE…


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Miss Universe 2014

The 63rd Miss Universe pageant was held on January 25, 2015 in Doral, Florida.  Contestants from 88 countries and territories around the world competed to…


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DECA Club competes in Districts

Leesville’s DECA Club traveled to the Raleigh Convention Center to compete in the District Competition on December 8, 2014. Leesville falls into District 3 and…


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Voter apathy

Only forty-four percent of the registered North Carolina voters filled out a ballot for the midterm election.The United States fought long and hard for democracy,…



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Driver’s Ed raises tempers

Teenagers are known to be reckless drivers. In hopes of avoiding accidents, Jordan Driving School requires thirty hours of drivers education, also referred to as…


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Walking to end animal abuse

On Saturday, November 15, the Leesville DECA club partnered with Saving Grace, a nonprofit organization who rescues dogs. DECA club members and Saving Grace volunteers…


Hairstyling for the Play

Most students know about Set Crew for the play, but not everyone knows about Hair Crew. Hair Crew is in charge of the hairstyles that…


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Sexism in Modern Day

Whether we want to admit it or not, sexism is still alive today. If it is the lyrics to popular songs that degrade women or…


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The American Heart Association

Justin Penezic, my brother, was diagnosed with congential heart disease at only two weeks old. Congential heart disease is a problem with the structure of…



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Moving from South Korea

Yesle Hahn and Seyung Jung lived across the world for most of their life before they moved to Raleigh, NC. Although the moved 7,114 miles…


French Club has first meeting

The first French Club meeting was on September 8 and had many returning students, as well as new students. While participating in French Club, students…