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Pictured above are the four Editors in Chief: Jill Catalano, Emily Dolegowski, Lindsay Lehman, and Hallie Hnatek, all seniors. These students have been apart of the creation of three yearbooks and are currently in their sixth semester of the class. Photo Courtesy: Emily Dolegowski

The Menagerie broken down

Twenty-five students dedicate a full school year to the creation of the Menagerie, Leesville’s yearbook. With the help of Ms. Joni Amerson, English teacher, the…











The picture above shows the lunch menu for December and January in WCPSS. Overall, the lunch menu does not give helpful food choices for vegetarians, especially vegans.

My transition into veganism

On July 30, 2014, I decided to become a vegetarian. I made the choice overnight, and I honestly don’t have a specific reason as to…






As 2015 is ending, these public figures can reflect on the great amount of success they have had this year. They will hopefully have just as much success next year.

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…









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…









Mr. Glass is standing in front of Leesville students and faculty on November 11th, 2015. Sharing his story of surviving the Holocaust and why he is standing in front of them today. (Photo Courtesy Maddy Leen)

Mr. Glass’s Remarkable Lesson

  The day was November 11, 2015 when the respectable Morris Glass visited Leesville Road  High School, once again, to share his remarkable story. “No…



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…







Modern “metal” guitarist, Buckethead, shredding on stage.Buckethead has released over 200 albums and released one album per day in the month of October.

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…




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How YouTubers are paid

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Students who receive detention regularly don’t seem to be afraid of the punishment. If this is true, what, if anything, is a more effective policy? (Photo Courtesy Maddy Leen)

Let’s talk about detention

I have questioned the “theory” of detention at Leesville Road High School. I address school detention as a theory because I am not questioning its…




Pictured is the skyline of downtown Raleigh. Multiple sites list Raleigh as a great place to live due to its lively downtown ambiance and continuous job growth.

Life in Raleigh

According to Forbes, Raleigh, North Carolina is ranked the second best city for businesses and careers. Additionally, Apex, a small suburb of Raleigh, is ranked…


Contrary to the shift in relationships for the current generation, it still takes the same amount of time to get into a definite relationship. According to randomfacts.com, "Couples usually wait until six to eight dates before they are willing to enter into an exclusive relationship.” (Photo courtesy of Cayley Kennedy).

The new normal for teen dating

The years teens spend in high school are typically engulfed by drama over friends, enemies, boyfriends and girlfriends. Nowadays, the problems that emerge from relationships…


This political cartoon stresses that mass shootings have become too frequent in the United States in comparison to other countries. Many supporters of gun control believe that serious action needs to happen to stop these events from becoming a part of everyday life. (Photo Courtesy Adam Zyglis)

Controversy over gun rights

It’s an argument that has become commonplace in the United States: the controversy over gun rights and control. Over the last couple of years, citizens…