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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…

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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…







Amazon Locker is one of several new programs the company has launched in hopes of expansion. The ground-breaking progress that the Internet giant has made recently is a major benefactor for the future of the company. (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons)

Amazon HQ2 in Raleigh

The retailer giant Amazon released a statement in early September announcing the proposal of a new major project, enticing many cities around the United States…


As the baseball postseason comes to a close, the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers face off in the 2017 World Series. (Photo Courtesy of Michael Beauregard)

It’s World Series Time

After a long postseason, the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers face off in the 113 World Series. The Astros managed to beat out the…


Rianna Gillies, a freshman at Leesville, works on a worksheet in health class. Health and Physical Education is a class that all students must take to graduate, but freshmen are often the only ones enrolled. (Photo courtesy of Natalie Gore)

Freshmen Against the World

While everyone’s experience is different, high school will always have a major impact on every person. Freshman year is especially memorable. Not only is it…


A frightening yet satisfying to look at display of Halloween decorations of a front yard in Wood Valley. Halloween will continue to get spookier during the month of October. (Photo courtesy by permission of Gabby Thonglert)

Halloween spooks its way into Leesville

Candy, jack-o-lanterns, and spooky monsters are just a few of the things that immediately come to mind when one thinks about Halloween. The holiday is…


The Autonomic Nervous System runs throughout your body and controls many daily functions. When someone has dysautonomia, the nerves in their body are damaged and are unable to function properly. (Photo used by permission of iStock)

Dysautonomia Awareness Month

October is National Dysautonomia Awareness Month. Dysautonomia is an umbrella term that describes the breakdown of the Autonomic Nervous System  which controls many of the…


Emily Lockhart, New York Times bestselling author, presents her workshop titled ‘Techniques for Storytelling and Tapping into Your Creativity’. Specifically designed for students, her workshop provided tips for students when creating art. (Photo courtesy of Erin Darnell)

Creativity at Leesville

On Tuesday October 3, second period English classes gathered in the auditorium to listen to Emily Lockhart — better known as E. Lockhart — a…


Students in NTHS gather around for their first meeting in the 2017-2018 school year. Recognized for their achievements in their CTE classes, NTHS members receive both scholarship opportunities and cords at graduation time. (Photo courtesy of Ray Youman)

First NTHS Meeting for Leesville

Leesville hosted its first annual National Technical Honors Society (NTHS) meeting on Friday, October 27. NTHS aims to foster professional relationships and experience between high…


Leesville Road High sophomore Maximus Buico running in the cross country Cap 7 Championship. The Leesville cross country boys team placed third in the district wide competition. (Photo used by permission of Paul Buico)

Cross Country Impresses At Cap 7

On Tuesday, October 17, the Leesville Road High cross country team faced off against our district’s best at  the 2017-18 Cap 7 Championship. Leesville’s own…


Tying your right shoe before your left shoe is a common superstition among athletes in any sport. Superstitions are everywhere, and many people believe in them and their effects. 
(Photo courtesy by Chelsea Dinkenor)

Superstitions: mental or a must?

Whether it’s a certain song that has to be listened to before a game or a specific order in which your shoes have to be…





Jacob Phillips, a former Leesville swimmer, standing to take his hard earned third place medal at a meet. Leesville Swim team is known for the many first place finishes taken by the girls, and the boys’ relay race pushing the team to victory. (Photo used by permission of Jack Rodgers)

Leesville Swim Team Breakdown

Starting in the chilly month of November each year, while most high school students’ alarms have not yet rung, Leesville swimmers like Jack Irby (sophomore)…


Emma Holloway misses class time to restore the senior wall back to its original state. Seo Young (not pictured) also helped Holloway recreate the piece. (Photo Courtesy of Izzee Akers)

Senior Wall Vandalized

  On Thursday, October 19, students walked their normal routes to their first periods, just expecting another usual day at Leesville Road High School. But,…