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The 2017 NFL Season is underway, and players (from left to right) Julio Jones, Drew Brees and Le’Veon Bell are ready to compete. The 32 teams in the NFL will be fighting for 12 playoff spots over the 17 week long season. (Photo courtesy of Matt Wiener)

2017 NFL Season Begins

On September 7, 2017, the National Football League (NFL), had the first game of the newest 17 week season. The defending Super Bowl Champions, the…




Established as one of the first international clubs, Key Club provides a means for students to come together to serve their local community. Here, Leesville students are making dog toys out of donated shirts for the local pet shelter. (Photo used by permission of Tushar Varma).

Want to Serve? Join Key Club

Situated in an upper income area, Leesville is considered by many to be a school with a pretty privileged populous. Many students here want the…





Elise Hall, junior, with Mrs. Cade and Mr. Dinkenor before going off campus. Upperclassmen need to show George Hill, a security guard,  a pass before leaving school.
(Photo Courtesy of Chelsea Dinkenor)

New School Year, New Privileges

School has just begun, and the Leesville Road parking lot is overflowing with upperclassmen going off campus for lunch. Upperclassmen are permitted, with a pass,…



Jaedan Flagg, left, helps Kareem Zaarour. The tutors and freshmen students meet once a week and have a pizza party after completing their work to celebrate. (Photo courtesy of Natalie Gore)

No Calculators can Solve These Equations

Multiple honor society members have volunteered to translate and tutor students who do not speak English as their first language. In exchange for helping these…


Bridget Morgan, co-club founder, hands out forms to students during the interest meeting. Both underclassmen and upperclassmen attended the meeting excited to hear more about what Leos Club will bring to Leesville. (Photo used by permission of Emma Lewis)

Leesville welcomes the Leos Club

On Wednesday, September 6, The Leos Club held its first interest meeting  in Ms. Cade’s room. The Leos Club was founded by Bridget Morgan and…



Teachers are requesting school supplies like those pictured above, as well as antibacterial wipes, hand sanitizer, etc. Some teachers may request tennis balls, which will be used on the legs of chairs and desks to prevent scuffing of the floors. (Photo courtesy of Erin Darnell)

Teachers Request Supplies

As the school year begins, a request will echo through many classes at Leesville: “Please bring in school supplies from my wishlist.” The teachers at…










The senior wall features a design meant to capture a lion’s regality. The wall took over 44 hours to complete, but the hard work proved to pay off. (Photo Courtesy of Jonathan Spear)

25 Years of Incred18ble

This summer, the class of 2018 continued the 11 year tradition of the senior wall. The wall greets students and visitors alike to the Pride…




Wake County is home to a large presence of immigrants from all over the world. Because of this, the region is ripe with places to buy foods from different countries across the globe. Pictured above is the (going clockwise from the top left) the Grand Asia Market, the Tala Euro-Russian Mart, the Caspian International Food Mart, and the Carolina International Market. (Photos courtesy of Michael Beauregard and Ron W. of Yelp)

International Markets in Wake County

    With a population of roughly one million, Wake County would understandably have a sizable international presence. According to the US Census Bureau, 12.9%…



A few Leesville students view the display of Relay for Life posters in the main lobby. They consider participating in the relay this June. (Photo Courtesy Hannah Comesky)

Relay for life

  On Friday, June 9 members from and outside of the Leesville community will join together to participate in the Relay for Life, Leesville’s annual…


Above is the album cover for Seether’s latest album, “Poison the Parish”. This is the band’s seventh full-length studio album and was produced by the lead singer, Shaun Morgan.

Seether Releases Solid Rock Album

This past week, Seether releases its seventh full-length studio album: Poison the Parish. The hard rock band from South Africa has been in the music…


A band of fellows rocking their “RompHims”. The various styles and sizes offered by the startup give potential customers a thousand reasons to buy, according to the Kickstarter page. (photo courtesy of Travel and Leisure)

The RompHim: Trend or Bust

A new craze in men’s fashion has taken the internet by storm. Dubbed the “RompHim” by the creators ACED Design, the male alternative to the…



Natural hair can be difficult to handle. However, over time taking care of it gets easier. (Briana Stone-Houze)

10 Tips to growing healthy natural hair

For many women, wearing and styling natural hair can sometimes be frustrating, difficult even. It’s hard to find products that are specifically designed for our…


After weeks of rehearsing, the cast of “Bring It On!” performed on April 26, 27, 28, and 29. For the first time in Leesville history, the musical entered the Triangle Rising Stars Competition and was nominated for Best Ensemble. (Photo used with permission of Katrina Tarson)

“Bring It On!” Wins Best Ensemble

In the week of April 23, Leesville Road High School preformed “Bring It On!”. The musical was entered into Triangle Rising Stars, a competition dedicated…




Fan clap along with Volbeat’s rendition of Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire”. Volbeat accompanied big-name bands like Def Leppard, Soundgarden, The Offspring and Avenged Sevenfold throughout the weekend (photo courtesy Will Hollerung).

Carolina Rebellion Rocks Charlotte

On May 5-7, the Carolina Rebellion concert festival rocked Charlotte Motor Speedway to its core. Marking seven years since its debut, the three-day event consisted…



Summer is a time for new experiences and amazing memories that’ll last forever. Two months isn’t a long time, so it’s important to have plenty of plans to spend those fleeting days wisely.  (Photo courtesy of Briana Stone-Houze)

10 Things You Can Do In The Summer

When school lets out and summer break begins, teens are left with no obligations (unless they of course have a job), so what happens as…



Going on a tour of a college can expose prospective students to the campus atmosphere. On tours, people can view class buildings, such as Tillman Hall at Clemson University. (Photo courtesy of Ashley Tysiac)

The Benefits of College Visits

Before deciding on a college to attend, many high school students travel to different schools and take tours. College visits can be very beneficial to…


From May 4-June 30,  Future, Migos, ASAP Ferg, and more are expected to host 30 concerts around the nation. Raleigh was the seventh on their tour. (Photo Courtesy of Live Nation)

Future’s Nobody Safe Tour Review

On Saturday May 13, Future and other top rap artist performed at Walnut Creek in Raleigh. From the opening of the ticket sales, the concert…



Pictured above are the new Spring Inductees. With over 40 new thespians, ITS has a wide aray students with many different skill sets for theatre.

ITS Inducts New Thespians

This past week, Troupe #5540 of the International Thespian Society (ITS) held its Spring Induction ceremony. With over 40 new members, the officers had their…



The yearbook staff gather to take a picture in their matching tie-dye’s before the rush of students to pick up their books. Yearbook is a year-long, application based, class that is run by students with Joni Amerson as their staff advisor. (Photo used by permission of Joni Amerson)

Yearbook Distribution Day

Here’s to us, and here’s to the Menagerie staff for producing an amazing yearbook this school year. The 2016-17 yearbook, titled “Here’s to US,” was…


The television show, Shots Fired,  was released this year, March 22. It’s an explosive, yet chilling series, that is full of mind boggling events.

Shots Fired TV Review

Shots Fired is only ten episodes in, and I’m hooked! The show is a 10-hour event series, each episode depicts one of the 10 hour…



After years and years of waiting the North Hills time capsule is finally ready to open. After 49 years of waiting, everyone is welcome to watch and participate in the big event. (photo courtesy: North Hills website)

It’s about time

On June 8, North Hills is unearthing their time capsule that was buried 50 years ago. What a fun activity to kick off summer break!…