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The official The Accountant movie poster. The Accountant has had mixed reviews from viewers and critics but has been praised for its action and suspense.

The Accountant Review

Rate: ★★★★ The Accountant, premiering in October 2016, is a gripping film that never surrenders an action-packed moment. The movie, starring Ben Affleck and Anna…



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The Power of Practice and Sports

The Power of Practice “There is no glory in practice, but without practice, there is no glory.” Leesville athletic teams thrive on their determination to…


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Leesville Theatre in a nut-shell

Being a member of the theatre department – Will Hollerung If I could summarize Leesville’s theatre department in one word, I wouldn’t be able to….


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What does Peanuts mean to us?

2016 marked sixty-six years since the first Charles Shultz’s Peanuts strips ran in American newspapers, and sixteen years since new strips were inked. One of…


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Reviews and Editorials

Reviews What to look for: Movies: – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Starring Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, and more Release Date: December 15 –…


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The Secret Life of Leesville

The Secret Life of the Leesville Staff Mr. Luke McIntyre, English teacher and rapper – McKenna Daley When Luke McIntyre isn’t teaching sophomore English, he…


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The Family Circle

Looking around today, it is easy to see and point out the many different family types in the world and at Leesville. A student’s family…


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How Leesville aids the community

PEPI students making an impact on youth – Heidi Kreis   Physical Education Peer Instruction, more commonly referred to as PEPI, is a year-long class…


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After its opening in 1993…

When Leesvillle first opened in 1993, the school held only freshamn, sophomores and juniors. In its twenty-three years of existence, Leesville has graduated more than…


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Christmas is a special time of year that most Americans celebrate, whether they are religious or not. It is all about gathering with family members,…


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Outside: A Short Story

It was the weekend of October 30. Halloween was right around the corner, and my fourteen-year- old cousin, his dad, my dad, and I were…


Some of the volunteers help prepare and set out dinner for the families. There were 16 people in total that were in the program.

Help for the Homeless

Throughout each year, several churches in the Raleigh area host homeless families that are part of the Family Promise of Wake County program. The program…


Community HOPE is a YMCA program that provides a mentor for underprivileged youth. This program is recommending for all students who are willing to build a true relationship that will benefit a child’s life beyond a fun day at the YMCA. Photo used with permission of Emma Lewis.

Community HOPE

Community HOPE is a program created by the YMCA for compassionate teens willing to give attention, assistance, and guidance to an underprivileged child. Through this…


My grandparents, Ken and Sally Tysiac, keep the military awards earned by Bernard Tysiac, my great-grandfather, in a display case inside their home as recognition for his brave service. Tysiac was a World War II veteran and earned many accolades, including the Purple Heart. (Photo used by permission of Josie Krzywda.)

Veteran’s Day: A Personal Story

On November 11 each year, Americans across the United States spend time to pay respect to veterans who served our country. It is a day…


Some of the new books are displayed on the shelves in the front of the media center. Some of these books have been very much anticipated by Leesville students. (Photo courtesy of Sarah Stoflet)

New Books Arrive in the Media Center

New books sit ready for check out in the Leesville Library. These books include new reference books, new books from some of the series already…



Spanish club held a clothing drive to benefit families in need. All clothes donated will go to a clothing closet in Durham. (Photo courtesy of Hannah Comeskey)

Spanish Club Organizes Clothing Drive

To benefit the community during the Thanksgiving season, November 14 through the 21, Spanish club held a clothing drive for a clothing closet in Durham. Sponsored…






Some Leesville students say that the meaning of Thanksgiving is to spend time with family. Over the years, with the help of Black Friday and Media, Thanksgiving is not what it used to be. Photo courtesy of Sarah Stoflet via PiZap.

Thanksgiving Has a Purpose

Thanksgiving has been a tradition in America since the age of the pilgrims. It is a time for everyone to reflect on what they are…


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Gamble runs away with CAP-8 XC title

On October 18, Nathan Gamble, a senior at Leesville, ran away from the competition and placed first at the CAP-8 men’s cross country meet. It…


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New Teacher Comes to Leesville

On October 24, a new teacher was welcomed into the Math Department. Michael Taytro left his old job in Durham at Northern High to become…


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Got Chalk?

Gymnastics involves the use of physical strength, flexibility, balance, control, power and agility. In fact, it dates all the way back to 1896 when it…


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Alex Stewart makes LRHS Varsity Soccer

The Leesville Road High School men’s soccer team is a regular contender for the Cap-8 title and with strong and physical conference a freshman on…



Brennan Station is full of delicious restaurants many stop by to grab a quick bite. Although the area is enjoyed by all, it comes with a few risks. (photo courtesy: Regan Harsa)

The Dangers of Brennan Station

Brennan Station is a hotspot for Leesville students seeking a quick bite. Some of the restaurants included are Tropical Smoothie Cafe, Moe’s, Five Guys, and…


Terrarium add a natural tone to any indoor setting. These beautiful creations seem complex, but are so simple in creation.

DIY Terrariums

DIY TERRARIUMS Ever wanted to create your own terrarium? Well the process is simpler than it may seem. Commonly seen on Tumblr, Instagram, home furnishing…


Vine still available for downloading on the app now. The exact date for when it will be removed has not been stated to the public.  (Photo courtesy of Izzee Akers)

#RIPvine

On October 30, 2016 Twitter announced their choice to discontinue the mobile phone application, Vine. Although they did not release the exact date of Vine’s…


Pictured above is an English I class discussing their current book, Fahrenheit 451. English I is just one of the many courses required to take a North Carolina Final Exam this year. (Photo courtesy of Erin Darnell)

North Carolina Requires New Final Exams

  Starting this school year (2016-2017) North Carolina’s State Board of Education has decided to reinstate final exams for certain courses. Before, teachers collaborated on…


President Obama speaks to a crowd outside of Carmichael Arena at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. In his speech, the president urged people to vote in this election, saying that the fate of the country depended on it. (Photo Courtesy of Michael Beauregard)

President Obama Visits Chapel Hill

On November 2, President Barack Obama visited the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to drum up support for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton….



Early voters line up outside Lake Lynn Community center to cast their vote. (Photo used by permission of John Balla. )

Two Hour Delay on Election Day

All over the country, citizens 18 and older will flock to the polls on November 8. Due to the amount of voters in North Carolina,…


Jack Walton (seen in picture) during a home football game last year. For most, high contact sports injury is just a risk of the game, but for some serious head trauma can cause them to stop playing the sport they once loved. (Used by permission of Jack Walton)

Concussions Among Student Athletes

Most athletes’ dream is to continue to play the sport they love until they can’t play anymore. Whether it’s to continue in college or to…


The Jobs for Life program meets twice a week at a local church for unemployed men and women seeking jobs. Three volunteers are playing with children while the adults are attending the Jobs for Life class.

Jobs for Life Program

Every Monday and Thursday night through the months of September to November, a group of men, women, and children meet at Millbrook Baptist Church for…


Six Forks Cinema, a theatre where several students from LRHS work. Theatre and restaurant jobs are common places for students to get their first job.

The Job Disparity

For many students, obtaining a first job represents a big leap of one’s journey into adulthood. It is a shining symbol of independence, one that…


Republican nominee Donald Trump, in front of blinding lights, addresses a crowd of supporters in a field near Selma, North Carolina on November 3, 2016. Donald himself announced that the crowd was “over 15,000 people” strong. (Photo Courtesy of William Sease.)

The Air at a Trump Rally

I-95 northbound came to a complete stop Thursday night as cars one-by-one filed off the exit. The parking lot behind the Trump rally’s location was…


The interest meeting for the trip was supposed to take place Wednesday, October 28 at 7:00 pm but was cancelled due to Ross being out because of an illness. It has been rescheduled to 7:00 pm on Wednesday, November 2 at 7613 Tylerton Dr, 27613. Photo of Rome used with permission of Isabella Salazar.

Trip to Spain and Italy 2018

Although it may be the fall of 2016, it is never too soon to think about what you’re going to do the summer of 2018….



A group of high schoolers in costume pose for a picture last Halloween. With so many options, teenagers must decide what to do on Halloween. (Photo used by permission of Marina De Sousa)

High Schoolers Make Halloween Plans

As Halloween approaches, teenagers decide what they are going to do for the holiday. From trick-or-treating to just staying home, high schoolers have a range…




Students walk to and from classes on the campus of the NC State School of Engineering. The college offers several tours exploring different options for high school students at the beginning of the semester.

College Tours: The Ultimate Guide

According to a recent study done by The National Center for Educational Statistics, there are 4,726 public and private universities available for students to attend…


Alec Baldwin and Hillary Clinton impersonate Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on Saturday Night Live. Saturday Night Live is one of the many late night T.V. shows that have been spoofing the presidential election. Photo courtesy of ap.org

Comedy and Politics Go Hand in Hand

The 2016 presidential election may seem like something out of a Saturday Night Live skit, but it’s all too real. However, shows like Saturday Night…


Above is the coverfor Avenged Sevenfold’s new single, “The Stage”. “The Stage” covers the unfortunate end of man through war and political puppetry in a not-so-distant future.

Welcome to “The Stage”

Over the past week there has been speculation as to when Avenged Sevenfold would release their new single. On October 13, with very little warning,…



Luke Lisowe is driving the Jordan Driving School car for driver’s ed. Lisowe’s first time driving was during the behind-the-wheel portion of driver’s ed. (Photo courtesy of Hannah Comeskey)

Students Go Behind the Wheel

After taking the in-class portion of driver’s education, one of the most nerve-racking things for new student drivers is finally sitting behind the wheel for…