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New Airport Security Proposed

Mind reading machines seem like a far-fetched, futuristic idea that will never come true except in science fiction movies and books.  But according to recent…



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Winterfest Auditions

Winterfest assembly auditions were held at Leesville on Tuesday, Dec. 15 after school in the Black Box. Over 40 students auditioned to perform in the…


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New Cafeteria Laws

Leesville Road High School students began using their student identification numbers in the cafeteria on January 4, 2010 to access their lunch accounts. The use…


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Obama Lays Out Initiative

On Tuesday, Dec. 8, President Barack Obama laid out a new initiative that will improve the country’s unemployment rate. From the beginning of his term,…


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Camel Crisis in Australia’s Outback

Beginning on Monday, December 7, 2009, local central Australia government authorities embarked on a four day culling campaign of between 3,000 and 6,000 feral camels…


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Rescue comes to Haiti

The southern part of Haiti experienced a 7.0-level earthquake on Tuesday, Jan 12. President Barack Obama has already promised an “all-out rescue” to the victims…


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Earthquake devastates Haiti

On Tuesday, January 12, a 7.0 level earthquake occurred in Port au Prince, Haiti. It has been reported that schools, hospitals, and the presidential palace…



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MoMA Exhibits Tim Burton’s New Artwork

Most know Tim Burton as the creepy-but-enticing movie director. His movies are easily recognizable: dark, moody and original, involving weird characters and catchy but slightly…


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New North Carolina Laws

The state legislature has passed several new laws ranging from December 1 to January 1. The new laws range from serious, such as the new…


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Republicans to take majority in 2010

The 2010 midterm elections could cause losses for the Democrats in the House and the Senate, leading to a Republican majority in both houses. President…




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Juniors Victorious in Penny War

The Penny Wars of 2009 ended successfully on Friday, December 11.  The total amount of money raised was around $435.  All the money donated will…


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ITS Inductions

International Thespian Society inductions took place Thursday, Dec. 10. Students who have logged one hundred hours or more in at least two aspects of theater…


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2009 Food Drive Successful

Leesville Road High School students and faculty participated in another successful annual food drive.  The drive lasted from November 13 through December 1 to benefit…


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Break-In at Leesville

Sometime in the early morning hours of Sunday, Nov 29, several  individuals broke into the modular units at Leesville Road High School. “I woke up…


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Bunzey flies to Serbia

When most students think about the last few days before Winter Break, they sit with nervous anticipation, twiddling their fingers as the last days of…




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Leesville Students Compete in WRAL Brain Game

On Nov. 14, Andrew Christian, Nathan Miller and Woong-Soo Lee competed in WRAL’s brain game competition.  Leesville competed against Fayetteville Christian School and Tarheel Challenge…



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Dance ensemble flies south for the winter

Leesville’s Dance Ensemble made arrangements to perform at the 2010 Orange Bowl’s Halftime Show on January 5. The dancers were invited to perform in the…


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Siblings at Leesville

The common misconception is that younger siblings are annoying, and do nothing but harass and trouble older siblings. However, according to Simon Burke, freshmen, it…


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New teacher takes over class

Leesville gained a new staff member this week when Ms. Rebecca Jones, a first year teacher, took over Mrs. Breeden’s Honors U.S. History and Law…


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Leesville Students Attend Military Fair

Leesville Road High School conducted a military fair on November 3, 2009 for students interested in the armed forces.  West Point military, the United States…




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Seniors Win Homecoming Float Contest

On Friday, October 16, 2009, the Leesville Road High senior student council won Leesville’s annual Homecoming float contest. Beginning on the first day of school,…




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2009 the First Year for DST Change

Daylight Saving Time is the system of changing the official local time by one hour for the duration of the spring and summer months.  The…


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October Blood Drive: Record-Breaking Results

Leesville’s partnership blood drive with the American Red Cross was a resounding success, breaking last spring’s record collection by collecting 103 units of blood as…


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New School Board Members Oppose Busing

On Oct. 6, Chris Malone of District One, Deborah Pickett of District Seven and Debra Goldman of District Nine secured enough votes to be elected…


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Spirit Week in Review

The week of October 12 through the 16 is spirit week, the kickoff for the Homecoming game and dance.  Almost all of Leesville show their…


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Same-Sex High Schools

There are twenty-three co-ed high schools in the Wake County Public School System. Although most teenagers attend one of these twenty-three schools when they reach…


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Harmful Discoveries of Gardasil

In June of 2006, the world’s first cervical cancer vaccine, Gardasil, was released worldwide and called “a public health breakthrough” by the American Medical Association. …


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Mischief Night

Over the past few decades, hundreds of neighborhoods across Raleigh experienced vandalism in the dark of night on October 30, the night before Halloween night.  Also…


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Seatbelt Neglect Results in Tragedy

When Christopher Raynor woke up on September 12, he had completely different intentions in mind for his day. Raynor was on the way to eat…



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Homecoming Preview

Students all over Leesville are beginning to prepare for Homecoming festivities that are to take place the weekend of Oct. 16. “I’m very excited for…


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Leesville Green in More Ways than One

In 2004, Wake County Public School System teamed up with Child Nutrition Services and began the FEED THE BIN program. Leesville Road High School has…


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Senioritis: A High School Epidemic

It is the most common disease among high school students, more contagious than the H1N1 virus, a disease that drives teachers crazy, and is the…




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Juniors Prep for Puff

The powder puff season began just as it had in previous years: energetic, enthusiastic, and slightly murderous. The vast majority of the junior class’s females attended the information meeting October 1. Girls of all groups, cliques and backgrounds united to achieve one major goal: destroy the Class of X.

The coaches for the class of 2011, Bradley Millice, Alex Lawrence, Kyle Holtman, and Eric Michaud, are just as stoked as the girls.