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Computer science gets upgrades

After working with floppy disks for nearly two decades, the computer science classes will begin using modern flash drives this school year. Computer science classes…


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PEPI gives back to young community

A year-long class only for upperclassmen, Physical Education Pupil Instructor, or PEPI, is a great opportunity to work with elementary school students and LRHS Special…


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Schachle raps with school spirit

Brendan Schachle, senior, recently posted a rap he wrote and recorded on his Facebook page, prompting many “Likes” and comments from Leesville students and graduates…


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National SAVE Day

October 20 was National Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) day. SAVE, a national organization to counter violence in schools, was founded in 1989 to honor…



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Band members take a seat

Starting in early October, the symphonic band began hosting their auditions for the 2010-2011 school year chair order. Band members will be competing throughout the…


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DECA hosts food drive

From Monday, Oct. 11 to Saturday, Oct. 16, the DECA club held a canned food drive.  This week of the canned food drive is also…




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Papanestor wins Homecoming Queen

On October 8, twenty minutes before the Pride Varsity football team took on Wakefield, Morgan Papanestor was crowned Homecoming Queen. “My first thought was ‘No…


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Vandals strike Leesville’s campus

Driving into school the morning of Friday, October 22, most students were shocked to find the letters “MHS” vanadalized on windows, school walls, the senior wall, speed bumps, stairs, the parking lot, and over the Marshall Hamilton Stadium sign.

“It brings tears to my eyes; it really does. They desecrated a memorial,” said Amy Wedge, English teacher, about the destruction to Leesville’s stadium, specifically the Marshall Hamilton sign dedicated in honor of the school’s first athletic director who died of cancer in 2008.

The night of Thursday, October 21, an undetermined number of people trespassed onto the Leesville campus, sometime between 12 and 4 o’clock in the morning.


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Homecoming pep rally wows crowd

Before the big Homecoming game on October 8, Leesville students celebrated with a parade and pep rally. The day’s schedule was rearranged so that all…



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Sports teams added to Homecoming parade

In addition to the plethora of floats, the 2010 Homecoming parade also included sports teams. In the past, sports teams walked across the football field…


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Leesville holds PSAT/NMSQT

On Wednesday, October 13, LRHS students took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, or PSAT/NMSQT. The PSAT is a standardized test designed to challenge…


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Leesville goes all out for Spirit Week

“Spirit Week” gives students at Leesville the opportunity to dress festively according to a variety of themes. Each day was assigned a specific theme; Monochromatic…


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We are all royal here

Thursday, September 30, 2010, spray-painted crowns were sold to seniors who itched to show off their superiority as Leesville’s top dogs. The crowns cost $1…


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Taking action against childhood obesity

According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately sixteen percent of adolescents were obese in the year 2000. In addition to that, about fifteen percent…


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New speed bumps infuriate student drivers

Over the summer, the Leesville administration installed two new speed bumps in the road leading to the student parking lot. Upon realizing that the original…



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NHS inducts new members

The new 2010 school year National Honors Society members were inducted Wednesday, September 22 in the school auditorium. The commemoration began with a procession of…


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Riding for the cure

Cyclists overtook New Bern, North Carolina for the MS bike ride, a three day event from September 10 – 13. Proceeds went to the Multiple…




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Class of ’14 elections

On September 15 and 16, the freshmen class voted for their student council officers. Elections were held during all three lunches after a week of…


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Pride Launch benefits incoming freshmen

On August 23, Leesville hosted the first annual “Pride Launch,” an open house specifically for freshmen and their parents.  Students were dropped off at 8:30…


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Changes to school lunch

The Wake County Public School System, or WCPSS, is currently finding ways to support nutrition in the cafeterias while battling the county’s debt. As a…




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Classroom reassignments

Leesville Road High School underwent extensive classroom reassignments for the first day of school, August 25. Gary Duvall, assistant principal, headed the reorganization of teacher…


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Calculating the impossible

BBC published an article about Carol Rothwell and Peter Cohen, two people who have done the impossible: they have found a way to put happiness…



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Changes to LRHS Powder Puff

Every fall, the junior and senior ladies of Leesville look forward to playing each other in Powder Puff football. The game is traditionally played during…



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Class of ’11 paints senior wall

From 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. every weekday morning between August 10 and August 21, volunteers from the class of 2011 painted the Senior Wall.  This…


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Capital Pride to perform at Carnegie Hall

Leesville’s advanced choral ensemble, Capital Pride, has been selected to perform at Carnegie Hall on February 13. Unlike many choral ensembles that pay to perform…




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LRHS library giving away books

Usually, the difference between a library and a book store is the way one lends book for free and the other tends to put a…


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LRHS hosts ninja fight

On Thursday, March 4, there was a ninja fight staged in the front lobby. Ms. Scioli’s fourth period Sociology class was recently assigned a project…



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New 2010-2011 schedule for LRHS

Leesville Road High School will be following a new schedule for the 2010-2011 school year. This year Leesville implemented early release Wednesdays and dismissal at…


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Senior gift to be installed this summer

Will Woodhouse, senior class president, recently announced the Class of 2010’s senior gift to the school. Woodhouse said that a new sidewalk and two wooden…


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Krispy Kreme reopens… finally

After being closed almost a month for renovations, the Krispy Kreme of downtown Raleigh re-opened on Tuesday, June 1, 2010.  Located on the corner of…




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LRHS holds ink cartridge drive

Leesville Road High School students ran a two week AP Environmental Science ink cartridge recycling drive for a project. Group leader Jason Nance, junior, said…


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Graduation honors

Graduation is fast approaching for seniors.  With less than nine days left of school, not including the senior assembly and exams, senioritis has taken hold…