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Leesville Pranksters are on the Prowl

    With ninja like stealth and lightning fast hand movements, many Leesville students are attempting a new fad: turtling. Turtling is a practical joke that is…


Microsoft: The death of the Zune

  The announcement to discontinue the Zune was first made on the Microsoft Phone Radio Podcast. Photo courtesy of best-tec.blogspot.com On October 3, it seemed…



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Science Olympiad at LRHS

The Leesville High Science Olympiad team is back for another year of competitive, critical thinking. The initial tournament takes place on February 4 at Wakefield…




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Wow! 7 billion Earthlings exist

On Monday, October 1, 2011, the seventh billion person was welcomed into the world. This significant occurrence for mankind is a blessing and a curse…


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Social Studies Dep’t gives soldiers treats

From Monday, October 17 through Friday, October 21, the Social Studies Department at Leesville organized and started the “Give Soldiers a Treat” fundraiser, which sent…


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Tech and sound crews prep for Hell Week

Yes, the time has come again: The time known to technical theatre workers and actors across Leesville Road High School as “Hell Week.” Hell Week…



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PSAT — an immeasurable experience

On Wednesday October 12, Leesville High School sophomores and some juniors participated in the PSAT. The PSAT offers a different test-taking experience than other standardized…


Honor cards save LRHS students money

In October, the PTSA handed out Honor Cards for those who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Over fifty local businesses sponsored the program…


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LRHS Twitter scandal

An anonymous account, called ‘LRHSUpdate’ showed up on Twitter early October. The account was supposed to keep students updated on the latest ‘drama’ at Leesville,…



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Lighting design brings Narnia to life

The lights crew at Leesville Road High School has magic in store for The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Destiny Mahony, junior and lights…



French Club: Better than ever

Leesville’s French Club held its second meeting on October 18, 2011. It was led by  Alex Schuler, Aly Moser, Majid Fakhoury and Thomas Theunissen. They…


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No ejections equal Sportsmanship Award

Leesville Road High School was one of four WCPSS schools honored with a Sportsmanship award on September 29. The other three schools were Apex, Heritage…


Page Farms ensures fall fun

During the summer months, Page Farms is noted for its ample strawberry patches, allowing families to fill buckets with locally grown berries. Page Farms is…



AP Art added to LRHS curriculum

Beginning in second semester of, Leesville will allow students who have taken Honors Art to enroll in a new, more challenging AP-level art class which…





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In Memoriam: Steve Jobs

On October 5, 2011, the world lost the visionary creator of Apple, Steve Jobs to pancreatic cancer. Jobs had been battling cancer for several years,…


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Sparks fly at Philosophy Club

On October 4, the Philosophy Club at Leesville Road High School had their second meeting. The discussion was led by Ms. Sciloi and the club…


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Students give blood, save lives

Students and faculty of Leesville made their way to the Auxiliary Gym to donate blood to the Red Cross on Oct. 6. For most people,…


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Gay marriage controversy in NC

The North Carolina General Assembly met on Monday, September 12 to vote on the banning of same-sex marriage. Within two days the amendment was passed…



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Countdown to lacrosse begins

On Wednesday, September 28, the men’s lacrosse team hosted their first official meeting in the health room after school. Athletes from every grade level joined…


Wise wows with pet squirrel

On Thursday, September 29 every Leesville student who drives to school wondered the same thing: Who is that kid with the squirrel, and why is…


State fair to grace Raleigh this October

With October comes much excitement for North Carolina — colorful leaves, crisp air, haunted houses and of course, the State Fair. The North Carolina State…



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Younglife students get down and dirty

In an annual tradition, hundreds of Leesville younglife students reported to the Lake Lynn park on September 13 for the annual “Muck Wars”: a ginormous…


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Precipitation postpones Powderpuff

  On Wednesday, September 21, students arrived at Hamilton Stadium prepared to play some Powderpuff football. Unfortunately, administrators postponed the event due to wet weather…



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Leesville hosts fall blood drive

Leesville (in a partnership with the American Red Cross) plans to hold its biannual blood drive in the auxillary gym on Thursday, October 6, 2011….




A plethora of candidates

Descending the main staircase, one cannot help but notice the sheer number of posters amassed on the wall opposite, and laying on the floor.  They…




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Dinkenor brings the team together

Paul Dinkenor has replaced Chip Stone as the men’s varsity soccer coach for the 2011-12 school year. When asked about the difference between coaches, the…



The class of 2015 has arrived

Thursday, August 25 was a big day for the 550 freshmen at Leesville Road High School. Some looked scared, others looked overwhelmed but not many…


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New school policy videos a success

On Friday, Aug. 26 and Monday, Aug. 29, Executive Council showed videos during Pride Period to inform faculty and students about all school policies. “Yes,…


School needs replacement mats

The track coaches left the pole vault mats under the main bleachers all summer, where they were exposed to the sun, rain and trash underneath…



Physics class getting physical

Charlie Stephenson, a physics teacher at Leesville, is taking a different approach to the conventional sit-in-desk teaching method. “What I am getting them to do…