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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…


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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…


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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…


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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…







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Senior Band Leadership

Most students at Leesville define a football game with spectacular passes, insane touchdowns, and impenetrable defense.  Many, however, fail to notice another amazing aspect of…




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Sleep Needs Differ Among Students

According to the National Sleep Foundation, the average teenager needs nine or more hours of sleep every night.  Unfortunately, this is not possible for most…


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Lessons in Abbreving, Part 2

One thing I’ve learned in high school is that everyone speaks diff.  Some kids talk in all slang, and some sound so formal you’d think…


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Lessons in Abbreving, Part 1

One thing I’ve learned in highschool, is that everyone speaks differently. Some kids talk in all slang, and some sound so formal you’d think they…


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Muck Wars: Good, Clean Fun

When most people think about Christianity, they think about long church services, mission trips, and hymns, but a Leesville Christian Organization, YoungLife, has different ideas…






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Band Camp: Somewhat Amazing

The Leesville Road High School Band Program held its fifteenth annual band camp at Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, North Carolina this past summer.  The…


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Some Wake Schools Start SMART Lunch

This year, Knightdale, Sanderson,  and Athens Drive Highs Schools have joined Panther Creek in instituting a  program called SMART lunch or Students Maximizing Achievement with…