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As the sophomores and juniors prepare to take the Pre SAT, they have different goals that they want to achieve through the test. From practicing before the real SAT to potential scholarship money, everyone there has a different reason in participating. Photo courtesy of Izzy Parsons.

Sophomores and Juniors take the PSAT

On October 11, 2017 juniors, sophomores, and freshmen went to take the PSAT. It lasted from 7:25 am until 11:30 am all throughout the school…


Leesville students unite to come together in prayer. The circle brings a positivity to the start of the school day. Photo courtesy of Kyla Stone Houze.

Leesville Pray Circle

Leeville’s prayer circle is like one of many others occurring in Durham and Wake County schools. The group responsible for the wave of various prayer…





The Polansky and Macri families sit down to Thanksgiving dinner. The Macri’s made the twelve hour drive from Florida to North Carolina to share a meal and give thanks. (Photo used by permission of Domenick Macri)

Thanksgiving: Traditions and Changes

Turkey, football, and family — the traditional picture of an American Thanksgiving. However, Thanksgiving hasn’t always looked like this. Traditions and values have evolved throughout…


Francine Simbulan, a sophomore at Leesville Road High School, shows how tempting technology can be. Once someone's train of thought has been interrupted and they are distracted from the task at hand, it takes an average of 25 minutes to return to that task. (Photo courtesy of Sarah Jumma)

The Age of Digital Distractions

It’s the 21st century, and technology now plays a major role in our lives. From staying in touch with family to help with homework, the…





Cross Country is a fall sport that begins training mid-June. During the 2017-2018 season, the girls team qualified to run in states.  (Photo used by permission of  Jeff Sides)

Year-Round Athletes

School. Practice. Shower. Eat. Homework. Sleep. Repeat. This is what a typical day looks like for a year-round student athlete. Leesville is home to quite…




Robert B. Green, an outside linebacker coach, coaches his players the correct way to tackle. Green not only focuses on the safety of his players, but also the helps them build their leadership and administrative skills to take action when a teammate gets hurt. (Photo used by permission of The News and Observer)

Autopsy of High School Football

On September 26, 2014, Isaiah Langston, a student at Rolesville Road High School, collapsed on the football field, hours before his Friday night football game….


Jessica Emanuel, sophomore, Alana Huntwork, junior, and Katherine Eaton, junior,  each recently created art pieces  in intermediate art class, which are displayed in the Murphy building. Each student created their different pieces for very different purposes. (Photo courtesy of Jayla Corbett)

The meaning behind the artwork

Ms. Meeks’ intermediate art students create beautiful art pieces by using various shades of black, white, and grey. Recently, students were assigned with the task…




Like  majority of standardized tests, both the PSAT and the Pre-ACT tests are in multiple choice form, with the exception of certain math questions on the PSAT. (Photo used by permission of pixabay)

Leesville Sophomores Take The Pre-ACT

On Thursday, November 2, around five hundred sophomores from Leesville took the Pre-ACT, the Preliminary American College Testing.  The Pre-ACT is a multiple choice test…





One of Leesville’s student section traditions is throwing baby powder at the end of the National Anthem. These traditions make the games more enjoyable for students. (Photo used by permission of Lori Campoli).

Leesville Football Student Section

During the Fall sports season, Leesville students spend their Friday nights in the football stands. Whether it is at Hamilton Stadium or another team’s field,…




Wake County officials break ground on June 29, 2017 at the construction site of Willow Spring High School. The school will house overflow students to meet House Bill 13 passed by the North Carolina Senate. (Photo used by permission of The News and Observer)

The Costly Wake County Scheme

On April 25, 2017, the North Carolina Senate passed House Bill 13, which aims to lower school class sizes, while also addressing concern of specials…



Geoffrey Travagline (center,green) posing with the Leesville Road High Cross Country team. Travagline assisted in leading both the men’s and women’s teams to the State Championships. (Photo used by permission of Geoffrey Travagline)

Staff Spotlight: Geoffrey Travagline

The Leesville community is full of fantastic teachers, administrators, and coaches–but it’s the Leesville staff members that take it upon themselves to go above and…



Every fall, Leesville students flock to their peers carrying the cardboard World’s Finest Chocolate boxes. The chocolate flavors include “Milk Chocolate,” “Dark Chocolate,” “Almond,” “W.F. Crisp,” and “Caramel”; Caramel is the most popular bar among students and typically sells out quickly.  (Photo courtesy of Sydney Tucker)

“Chocolate Season” Arrives at Leesville

With every fall comes “chocolate season” at Leesville, the time when students see their peers selling chocolate bars from blue-and-white cardboard boxes labelled “World’s Finest…


Pictured with her fellow teammates, Audrey Hemming, senior, has a big smile after running a successful race. The team takes on states this Saturday, November 4, and hope for a fifth place ranking. (Photo used by permission of Audrey Hemming)

Audrey Hemming and her road to states

This Saturday, November 4, the top seven boys and girls on Leesville’s cross country team travel to Kernersville, North Carolina to compete in states. For…




In the above image is the spectator entrance to the LRHS main gym. The doors are wrapped with a vinyl material that makes the Leesville Pride name pop (photo courtesy of Lucy Leen)

New Additions to the Gym

Before you enter the LRHS gym you can enjoy the impressive new renovations that have been made. Thanks to the ideas from Jack Rogers, athletic…



The Visual Arts class’ most recent project involved drawing personal photos in black and white using techniques like shading. Each student's’ art was specific to their own personal interests. (Photo courtesy of Kaitlyn Stocum)

Visual Arts at Leesville

The Arts Department is an integral part of who Leesville is. Overall arts classes include dance, band, chorus, and theatre. The most familiar though, is…