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Behind the curtains at LRHS

As the spring musical approaches, fine arts students buzz with excitement. At the center of all the high energy lies the technical theatre department or…


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Zumba provides fun way to get fit

Upbeat music pumped over the loudspeakers as women of all ages (and a few teenage boys) shimmied, sashayed, and pivoted along with the instructor in…


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Girl Scouts Work Toward Gold Award

The words “Girl Scouts” usually makes people think of cookies; however, most 11th and 12th grade Girl Scouts are actually working toward their Gold Award….



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India Evans: teen entrepreneur

While the vast majority of Generation Y spends its time anesthetized under an unyielding blanket of high-technology, a smaller portion of precocious teenagers are already…


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CASL vs. high school

The Leesville varsity women’s soccer team kicked off the season with a scrimmage against Fuquay-Varina. The Pride defeated Fuquay 8-1 in a lop-sided battle. One…


Future park ranger at Leesville

While many teenagers can be found indoors playing video games or using Facebook, Sam Freeze, sophomore, is busy in his backyard building a beehive. Since…


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Religion and teens

There are many religions at Leesville and several clubs where these students can fellowship with others who share their religious beliefs. Christians are one group…


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Obama’s first year

It has been about fifteen months since the first black president in American history was voted into office, and the time has come for Americans…



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Marrying for Money

With the remnants of Valentine’s Day still in the air, the topic of love resonates in the minds of many Leesville students. However, as many…



A Day in the Life of a Lunch Lady

Every weekday morning at 5:15, Jennifer Buck, cafeteria manager, wakes up and comes to Leesville in order to prepare pounds of food for the student…





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Singing Valentines

During the week of February 8, Leesville’s chorus will be selling “singing valentines.” During first and second period, eight singing chorus students deliver a red…


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3 Hawks, 1 Competition

Spencer, Grayson and Chandler Hawkins are three brothers who have grown up competing in a sibling rivalry. All three have attended Leesville Road High School;…



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New Schedule Change Policy

When Leesville student’s received their new schedule of classes on Tuesday, Jan. 26, some students descended into a spiral of depression. Take Ellen Roberson, freshman, for an example. …


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FBLA on the path to success

FBLA, Future Business Leaders of America, is one of the many active clubs at Leesville. FBLA is a national, non-profit, educational association that helps students…



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Bullying Leaves the Playground

Cyber bullying, the use of computers or other electronic devices to torment others, is becoming a consistent occurrence causing depression and suicide. Megan Meier, one…


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The Death Pill

Isotretinoin, more commonly known as “Accutane” is used to treat severe forms of acne for decades, and despite the extreme amount of serious side effects…




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Unemployed Seek to Continue Education

In today’s economy, unemployment rates have reached all time highs.  As many people continue to unsuccessfully find employment, others have begun to turn towards continuing…



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Jeanette Walls visits Raleigh

“Thank you, thank you, but I don’t deserve your applause. I’m just a woman with a story.” On Wednesday January 13, I was lucky enough…




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Senior Powder Puff Coaches

Every year for the powder puff game a few male students take time out of their busy schedules to try and coach their class to…


Pridgen wins Teacher of the Year

Coach Susan Pridgen won this year’s Leesville Road High School Teacher of the Year award. “It’s an honor to be named [Teacher of the year]”…





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Mainstage Highlights Student Acting

Mainstage is the honors theater program offered by Leesville High School. Every year, Mainstage prepares a short show of one or two scenes and competes…


ITS Inductions

International Thespian Society inductions took place Thursday, Dec. 10. Students who have logged one hundred hours or more in at least two aspects of theater…


New Cartoons a Waste of Time

On December 8, America celebrated the anniversary of E.C. Segar, the cartoonist who created Popeye the Sailor. That cartoon, along with other classics such as…


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Thrift Stores Become More Popular

This year, as the nation’s economy plummeted into a downward spiral, thrift stores’ popularity skyrocketed.  According to The National Association of Resale and Thrift Stores,…


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Opinions Differ on Student Teachers

For many students at Leesville, student teachers have become commonplace.  By the time most graduates have concluded high school, they will have had at least…



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Spotlight on an ESL Student

Imagine moving from India and submerging oneself into the culture, language, and schooling of America.  This is exactly what Rohit Khosla, junior, did when he…





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Farmville: The World’s Newest Farmers

Facebook application/Zynga application “Farmville”, digital farming experience, is capturing the hearts of students at Leesville. Planting soybeans and squash, harvesting the crops, and milking the…



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Leesville Thanksgiving Traditions

The word, “Thanksgiving” generates a variety of mental images: pilgrims, Squanto, turkey, maize…the list is different for everyone.   According to many Leesville students though, the…