Articles by Will Hollerung, staff writer 2016-17

Seether Releases Solid Rock Album

This past week, Seether releases its seventh full-length studio album: Poison the Parish. The hard rock band from South Africa has been in the music…


Carolina Rebellion Rocks Charlotte

On May 5-7, the Carolina Rebellion concert festival rocked Charlotte Motor Speedway to its core. Marking seven years since its debut, the three-day event consisted…


ITS Inducts New Thespians

This past week, Troupe #5540 of the International Thespian Society (ITS) held its Spring Induction ceremony. With over 40 new members, the officers had their…


Koka Booth Benefits Leesville Theater

A generous contribution made by Koka Booth has brought much-needed equipment to the LRHS Auditorium. As Koka Booth Ampitheatre — a premier venue for concerts…



Drone Delivery

As we continue to revolutionize technology, we not only affect our lifestyles but our interactions with others. Recently, Amazon announced that have earned a patent…


Storytelling Part 2 (TV)

As a common pastime in the U.S., television plays a monumental role in the lives of everyone. As a continuation of my first storytelling article…


Storytelling Part 1 (Film)

Since the beginning of man, civilizations have told stories to entertain and inform of customs and traditions. Today, storytelling takes on many forms; one of…


“Almost, Maine” Preview

  Those looking for plans this coming Valentine’s Day only need to look as far as the Leesville stage. For the first time ever, Leesville…


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Review: Split

Night Shyamalan’s latest work of horror, Split, has topped the box office on its opening weekend. Split follows the story of a man with Dissociative…


Mainstage Takes On D.C.

Over the Christmas break, Mainstage, Leesville’s honor theatre class traveled to Washington D.C. Day 1 After arriving at the train station where we found out…


Rogue One Review

Disclaimer: Below is a review of the new Star Wars movie, Rogue One. This article may contain spoilers. The talented directors and producers at Disney…



Avenged Sevenfold Takes Center “Stage”

Without even a moment’s notice, Avenged Sevenfold released their new album during their live-streamed concert on October 27. I recently summarized and analyzed their highly…


Welcome to “The Stage”

Over the past week there has been speculation as to when Avenged Sevenfold would release their new single. On October 13, with very little warning,…


Why Bands Cover Songs

Bands are always releasing new and fresh material, but every now and then a current band will release their own twist on a classic. With…


Leesville Takes on Europe

This past summer, a group of Leesville students and teachers ventured out to Europe. In early August, Leesville representatives immersed themselves in the trip of…



‘Tis the season for fall auditions

The Theatre Department is kicking off the 2016-2017 by holding auditions for the fall play this week. Auditions for the fall play, Peter and Starcatcher,…


The Force has clearly awakened

Disclaimer: This article contains spoilers. For those who plan on seeing the movie and don’t want to know anything about it before going in —…


What to stream and listen to over break

Breaking Bad Length: 5 seasons (13 episodes per season) Medium: Netflix Rating: TV-MA Description: Honestly, if you haven’t seen this television masterpiece by the amazing…



Chow down at Chow

One of Raleigh’s native restaurants, Chow, is becoming the place to be for anyone in the North Raleigh area looking to have a good time….



The legacy of Buckethead

In the career of a professional musician, they may hope to release 10 albums, maybe even 15 or so if they’re a big name band…


Not just a “Pisa” Cake

As if the number of tests for students to take isn’t high enough, they now have the academic “opportunity” to take another one. The Programme…




Fresh start for Knitting Club

This past week, Leesville’s Knitting Club kicked off their monthly meeting for the 2015-2016 school year. With new officers and a new atmosphere, the Knitting…


Theatrical Season Kickoff

As students at Leesville restart their school routine, the Theatre Department is getting an early start for the fall play. The Theatre Department has chosen…



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Seniors follow military calling

According to synonym.com, over 100,000 high school graduates enter the military each year. Leesville is proud to present Pete Dzandu, Korin Montes, Michael Henderson, Mondra…


Seether rocks Raleigh

This past weekend at the Ritz, Seether, along with 10 Years and Within Reason, Seether’s opening bands, rocked Raleigh to its core. Being a huge…


Legally Blonde is illegally fun

“OMG you guys!” Leesville Pride Productions has completed yet another successful play; Legally Blonde! With tickets selling out in the first couple of days, it…


A historical tournament

This year’s NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament has been one of the most unique and unpredictable tournaments in NCAA history. According to fivethirtyeight.com, this year was…


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Girl’s Basketball continues to improve

Leesville’s Girls Basketball has defined improvement over the past several years. Three years ago, girls basketball was 2-22. It was clear that Leesville needed to…


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Leesville successful in YAG

Over Valentine’s Day weekend, Leesville was successful in the school’s very first Youth and Government (YAG) Conference. Every year, YMCA delegations and schools from Asheville…



Harper Lee’s second act

On Tuesday, Harper Lee announced to release a second book: the sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird. According to an interview with ABC News, the…


SNL’s take on Ferguson protests

In early December of 2014, SNL filmed a dress rehearsal for a skit called “Morning News” which poked fun at the events occurring in Furgeson….


Internet Machines

Today, people will scroll through their Facebook or Twitter accounts liking posts from friends, family, and various companies. These “likes” have become a form of…


Weightlifting Club

Leesville has gained yet another club: the Weightlifting Club. After the first preliminary meeting this past Tuesday, the club is ready to kick things off….


Personal Finance Club begins

The brand new Personal Finance club has kicked into gear here at Leesville. After several preliminary meetings and the elections of officers, the club has…


The Fast Lane

Basic Overview To upperclassmen, having a car can be a big deal. With your own car, you can have your own parking spot, go off…


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Students are not pies

High school and education isn’t about comparing yourself to others. The classes we take should help us excel in the fields of study that we…


Teachers staying active

Students may think that teachers don’t have a life outside of the classroom, but in reality, teachers are very connected with the outside world; and…


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How secure are bank accounts?

Recent innovations in credit card security and online transactions has made everyone’s bank account safer… or has it? “Chip-N-Pin” Credit Cards have begun to make…


More Than a Score (Part 2)

A few weeks ago, I emailed Dr. Wirt, the WCPSS Assistant Superintendent for Academics, to educate and inform me about the the recent PLAN test….


Modern Family Review

Every Wednesday, I was always excited to watch Modern Family to see what comical conundrum the family would get themselves into. This past week was…


More Than a Score (Part 1)

As a student, I have spent approximately 250 hours on standardized tests. Every year since first grade, we would sit at our desks and take…