Articles by Yazmin Battee, staff writer 2016-17

Rose Gold series 1 Apple Watch with a customized time preface. These watches are available for purchase in many stores with an electronics department. (Photo Courtesy of Yazmin Battee)

Apple Watch Review

Apple is constantly creating new products to make the lives of their customers more convenient and entertaining. Fortunately for the customers, that’s exactly what they…


Photo of fans during Lil Yachty’s concert on Thursday, October 27. Fans raise hands and phones as the “bubble gum trap” artists performs the final songs of the night (Photo Courtesy of Yazmin Battee)

Yachty sailed to the wrong venue

The Ritz is a very popular venue for artists performing in Raleigh — but, how popular is The Ritz amongst the concert attendees? Artists such…


Community HOPE is a YMCA program that provides a mentor for underprivileged youth. This program is recommending for all students who are willing to build a true relationship that will benefit a child’s life beyond a fun day at the YMCA. Photo used with permission of Emma Lewis.

Community HOPE

Community HOPE is a program created by the YMCA for compassionate teens willing to give attention, assistance, and guidance to an underprivileged child. Through this…



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…





Photo taken over Mt. Rainier by a Leesville student during summer vacation. This is just a small idea of how far Leesville students travel during breaks and vacations.

The Importance of Traveling

Throughout the year, the school provides many opportunities and breaks for students to travel. Summer vacation, winter break and spring break are perfect times to…


Photo taken at The Ritz on March 8 of the crowd during “Migos.” Anxiously, the crowd awaits for the group to come on stage as they jam to familiar jams with their DJ.

Migos takes on Raleigh

On Tuesday, March 8 at 8:00 p.m., Migos took on North Carolina at The Ritz in downtown Raleigh. Migos is a well known trio in…




Victoria Secret, a well known global brand for lingerie, womenswear and beauty products held its annual fashion show on December 8th, 2015.

VS Fashion Show: New York City Review

Victoria Secret has held this annual fashion show since 1995, and each year becomes more articulated and entertaining. It’s not all about who’s walking down…


Freshman year health class taught us that we must learn to balance our physical, mental and social health, also known as the health triangle.  However, the "health shape" more closely resembles a hexagon.

The stress of high school

Teens suffering from depression or anxiety experience a decrease in self esteem, a lack of interest in once-enjoyed activities, and a change in behavior. These…


In the middle of September, Snapchat came out with a new update. Students at Leesville had the following reactions. Stock Photo

Students outraged by Snapchat

On Monday, September 21, students discovered a popular social media app was blocked through all Wake County Public School wifi networks due to lack of…


“The Intern” starring Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro. In theaters October 2, 2015. And, coming to Redbox soon.

The Intern

‘The Intern’ is a comedy following a senior citizen, Ben Whitaker, who receives an internship at ‘About the Fit’ which is completely based on new…




Leesville Road High School held a food drive on Friday August 28 during the football game against Panther Creek. All donations went to Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina.

Friday Night Food Drive a Success

Last Friday, August 28, courtesy of the Football Families of Leesville Road High School, a food drive took place at the very first home game…