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A senior rests after hours of what has likely been grueling work. Resting, also known as taking a break, is one of the tragic symptoms associated with Senioritis.

Senioritis hits Leesville

Every year, without fail, a certain disease plagues the graduating class of Leesville Road High School, an illness that spreads faster than that weird flu…



Physical Education here at Leesville usually does a Pacer test in the beginning of the year as well as the end of the year. Throughout the rest of the semester, students work to improve their endurance through other activities like running the mile and playing a variety of sports (Photo Courtesy of Isabella Parsons)

Was the Pacer Test banned?

In these past couple of weeks, there have been rumors that the Pacer Test was unhealthy and no longer an adequate way to measure endurance….


Peyton Winstead and Evan Provost use their phones to make plans for the day. In this day and age, talking to someone near you and simultaneously chatting with another far away through instant messaging is a normalcy. (Photo courtesy of Raymond Youman).

My Generation

We Leesville students live under a roof alongside those who are generations past. Our grandparents are baby boomers, our parents Gen X’ers, and our older…




Nigel Farage, Brexit Advocate, and Donald Trump pose at Trump Tower shortly after Election Night. Trump once referred to himself as “Mr. BREXIT!” to show his support for the Leave campaign. Photo Credit to Nigel Farage on Twitter.

Meet the “Trumpalikes”

The election of Donald Trump, much like the Brexit vote, rocked the world. Donald Trump’s candidacy, campaign and election were unprecedented in so many ways…


Zack Blakeman, freshman, shields the ball from a defender in a game against Wakefield on March 21. The team’s attack is led by three talented freshmen who have already made major contributions through goals and assists. (Photo used by permission of Lori Campoli)

Freshmen lead lacrosse attack

The Pride men’s lacrosse team had its most successful season in its five-year history last spring and reached new heights as a team and as…



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Mainstage Presents a Musical Theatre Cafe

On Wednesday, March 15, Mainstage put on a musical theatre cafe for Leesville. “There’s one unit that Mainstage does every year that changes,” said Mickey…



Above is a photo of Amazon’s new prototype drone. The flagship program, Amazon Prime Air, has recently earned a patent for drone delivery.

Drone Delivery

As we continue to revolutionize technology, we not only affect our lifestyles but our interactions with others. Recently, Amazon announced that have earned a patent…


The 3rd annual track Cheerwine mile was hosted at the Leesville track one month ago. The mile is a great way to challenge your running, and your stomach. (Photo used by permission of Jamal Mohamad.)

Cheerwine Mile

With every sports team comes quirky traditions, and the Leesville track team is no exception. Every season, the track team holds The Cheerwine mile: 4…


ACC Boulevard, the road that links the Courtney Estates, Oakwood apartments, and a nearby retirement community together. The disarray of both properties and shopping centers have caused confusion and a lack of appeal to both Brier Creek residents and the adjacent populous. Photo courtesy of Ray Youman.

The Brier Creek Dilemma

Brier Creek is a public town center located in North Raleigh. It provides for the shopping, dining, and living needs of thousands of North Raleigh…


The ACT determines your expertise on certain skills attained in high school, and plays a major role in colleges’ decisions on whether or not to admit you. So, you’ve taken the ACT. What do you do know? (Photo Courtesy of Michael Beauregard)

So You’ve Taken the ACT, Now What?

On February 28, juniors at Leesville and other high schools across North Carolina took the ACT. Along with SAT scores, GPA and extracurriculars, most colleges…


Matt Wagner lines up to bat in the bottom of the second inning. The Leeville baseball team fell short against conference rival, the Heritage Huskies, at home Friday, March 10, to kick off the Pride’s Cap-8 season. Photo courtesy of Drew Walczyk.

Pride Fall to Huskies in Cap-8 Opener

The Leesville baseball team took on the Heritage Huskies at home Friday, March 10, to kick off the Pride’s Cap-8 season. This game was highly…


Spanish National Honors Society, also known as SNHS, is a community of students that come together to celebrate their love of Spanish language and culture. SNHS meets at least once a month to discuss service opportunities and to eat a variety of Hispanic food. 
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The Value of Spanish National Honors Society

From volunteering to eating Spanish cuisine to attending cultural activities, Spanish National Honors Society is a center for students invested in a variety of activities….



Carlyle Ivey, student teacher, helps Jackson Webb, sophomore, with his performance task in English class in order to improve his skills. Ivey is a student teacher for Monica Wilkerson and is assisting her with her English II Honors and Academic classes this semester. (Photo courtesy of Erin Darnell)

Student Teachers at Leesville

When it’s time to pick classes, some students tend to register for some classes based on the teacher, and his/her reputation amongst students and the…



Coach Thornhill receives his new lacrosse stick from the team. This is Coach Thornhill’s first lacrosse stick of his own.

Mr. Thornhill’s New ReLAXing Job

Robert Thornhill, a science teacher at Leesville, has recently accepted the position as assistant coach of the women’s lacrosse team for the 2016-2017 season. Although…


While it still may be the beginning of March, Raleigh has received unusually high temperatures compared to past years. This warm weather may be an indication of the detriment done to the environment.

Is It S’Winter

As February comes to a close, people are shedding their winter coats and putting on their  flip-flops. With most days having temperatures in the sixties…


Tech members stay backstage during the show. As a reward for all their hard work, they can watch the show from the wings of the theatre.

A Day in the Life of a Techie

This morning, I woke up at 5:30 to get ready to be at school at 6:00. When I arrived at school, various actors and techies…




Students are registering for their classes. When choosing what classes to choose, it is important to include all of the different factors. (Photo Courtesy of Sarah Stoflet)

Finding The Right Classes

Time for registration is here, and Leesville students have a lot of pressure on what classes they should take in the coming year. Between taking…


There is a Taco Bell located 0.4 miles from Leesville Road High School, where high students will go to lunch. There are ten Taco Bell’s conveniently located in the Raleigh area.

Taco Bell: Live Más or Die Sooner?

In the United States, there are many fast food restaurants that offer a wide variety of food choices, however, some of these restaurants offer healthier…


Ellie Taylor works on a animal physiology lab at NC State wearing a Leesville Pride Athletics Club shirt. Taylor and two other Leesville students now study at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics.

Leesville Students Excel at NCSSM

In August of 2015, three Leesville students left the Loonies to join the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. These three juniors–Abbott Gaddy, Ellie…




Ben Groff, LRHS shot putter, practices while the shot put coach watches. Shot put is a fun and exciting sport to play, but also requires countless hours of hard work and practice. (Photo courtesy of McKenna Daley)

The Art of Shotput

Whether you want to meet new people or get in shape, shot put is an all around sport many Leesville students love. Shot put is…



Assistant directors, Will Hollerung and Ryan Schiman, take a bow after a well executed play. Hollerung and Schiman also played roles within the play on closing night. (Photo courtesy of Drew Walczyk.)

“Almost Maine” Review

Leesville’s theater department debuted their Valentine day production “Almost, Maine” February 15 in the Leesville Auditorium. The play consisted of nine short skits encompassing the…


Leesville’s outdoor track team started off their season February 23. With a whole season ahead, the teams are ready to work hard in order to meet their goals this season.

Outdoor Track Springs Into Season

With the men’s and women’s indoor track team closing off their strong season of racing, there is much excitement over the endless possibilities for the…


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Leesville Cheer Goes to Nationals

The Leesville Road High School cheer team hit a major milestone this February when they traveled to ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida…


The North Carolina State capitol is the site of many protests against state and federal legislatures. The failure of Thom Tillis and Richard Burr to host town halls on their week off has sparked a large amount of backlash. Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Representatives Need to Host Town Halls

This week marks the first full week Congress is in recess since Donald Trump’s inauguration and many Congressmen and women are using the opportunity to…



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Lana’s New Video: Love

On February 18, the queen herself dropped a new single, “Love,” for her highly anticipated new album (yet to be named). Lana Del Rey’s last…




Players get together after being selected to the 2017 Leesville girls soccer team. This season’s team consists of three freshmen, eight sophomores, seven juniors, and four seniors, most of whom have experience playing at the varsity level.  (Photo used by permission of Rachel Golden)

Girls Soccer: A Tradition of Dominance

The Leesville Road girls soccer program is known for their long-lasting tradition of dominance and excellence. Having won multiple state titles and conference championships, the…


Hard work is an essential aspect in a person’s personality. Recent studies have shown that hard work is more effective than being talented when it comes to school, work, sports, and other hobbies.

Hard Work: The Key to Success

In today’s society, the ‘best of the best’ succeed and everyone else falls beneath them in the order of who has the most talent. Inevitably…



Above is an advertisement for the popular AMC show, Breaking Bad. With television being so readily available to everyone it can have a wider impact that film

Storytelling Part 2 (TV)

As a common pastime in the U.S., television plays a monumental role in the lives of everyone. As a continuation of my first storytelling article…



The 59th Annual Grammy Awards was hosted at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The show was broadcasted live by CBS.

Recap of the Grammys

The international music community eagerly tuned in to the 59th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, February 12. Music’s biggest night kicked off with a performance…


Grace Countie, junior, celebrates after winning the 50m free at the 2016 NCHSAA 4A Swimming Championship. Countie has won three individual state swimming titles and holds the state record in the 50m freestyle. (Photo used by permission of the News and Observer)

Conversation with a Champion

Leesville Road’s Grace Countie is one of the top elite swimmers in the state of North Carolina. She has won three individual NCHSAA 4A state…