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Lana Del Rey released a cryptic video explaining her reasoning to her upcoming album: Lust for Life. The video is full of messages, hints and references to what could be in the new album. (Screenshot courtesy of Maddy Leen)

Lust for Life Review

On April 19, Lana Del Rey released a new track of her upcoming album. Del Rey released “Lust for Life” which features The Weeknd. This…

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Fences stars Denzel Washington playing the role of Troy Maxson and Viola Davis as Troy’s wife Rose Maxson. The newly released movie was adapted from it’s original form-- a play by August Wilson. Photo credit to fencesmovie.com

Fences Review

Before you start reading this article, fair warning, there will be spoilers! If you plan on going to see Fences at some point, I don’t…




The cover of 1984 by George Orwell. Donald Trump’s recent actions have drawn comparisons to the book. Photo Courtesy of Collider.com

Migos releases “Culture”

On January 27 Quavo, Offset, and Takeoff, known as ‘Migos’, released their album “Culture”. The album consists of 13 songs with features from Gucci Mane,…




Leesville has a long list of student athletes who fill up team rosters, Cross Country is a fall sport that has a guys tem and a girls team. XC demands a lot from a student athlete's body, so it is recommended to follow the tips below. (Photo Courtesy of McKenna Daley)

Tips for a student athlete

With a full day including school, sports practice, and the stress of maintaining a healthy body, how does a student athlete do it? Here are…


Above is the album cover for Avenged Sevenfold’s new album, “The Stage”. The release of this album has been one of the most unique methods, utilizing various forms of social media and technology. (Photo courtesy Will Hollerung)

Avenged Sevenfold Takes Center “Stage”

Without even a moment’s notice, Avenged Sevenfold released their new album during their live-streamed concert on October 27. I recently summarized and analyzed their highly…




This is the official playbook that was handed out during the play. It is a great source of information and thoroughly describes each member of the cast.  (Photo Courtesy of Drew Walczyk)

Leesville Play was more than fantastic

  The Leesville theater department performed their last performance of “Peter and the Starcatcher” this past Saturday, November 18, at 7 p.m. The play was…









The student choice awards are given out at the end of every semester. There is usually only one student choice award per class, though other individual awards are given out also.

Never the student choice

It’s that time of year again, those triangle pieces of felt are spotted all over the school with the the big fat letters reading “STUDENT…








Inspired by our love for Les Miserables, my friends and I competed in Original Dramatics at the Wake County French Festival playing a group of young boys at a sleepover. (Photo Courtesy Jill Schuler)

Females should play more male roles

When the movie interpretation of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michelet Schönberg’s  Les Miserables musical came out in 2012, I immediately fell in love. For me, I…


Animal testing continues to make a huge impact on people when buying cosmetics. Many people think that all brands continue to test on animals, although that isn’t true.

Top ten cruelty free makeup brands

Unfortunately, makeup brands today continue to test on animals. Makeup brands such as Maybelline, Revlon, Covergirl, and Mac still test their products on animals. In…



The album cover for Lemonade features a side shot of Beyonce with blonde cornrows, a now iconic shot. There are 12 songs in total.

Lemonade Review

After dropping the self-titled album Beyonce in December of 2013 without any warning, many imagined it would be difficult for Beyonce to surprise fans in…


Here at Leesville many students use GroupMe as a great way to keep in touch with their classmates. One class that uses GroupMe is newspaper for reminders, writing ideas, and more.

GroupMe App Review

Inspired by a project conceived at the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon, GroupMe is now a well known app used by thousands. In 2010, founders Jarad Hecht…


While the 1967 and 2016 versions of The Jungle Book may differ, they both share a sense of childlike wonder. Above are the posters for both of the films.

Jungle Book Review

When I was little, one of the first movies I ever watched was Disney’s The Jungle Book. It was one of my favorite movies to…


On Felly’s website, there is a Youtube video he had made that explains his tour. Also on the website there is a full list of tour dates and locations.

Hidden Artist Felly Review

North Carolinians are not as exposed to the popular artist Felly because of is favoring popularity only being in upper New England and California —…








Photo taken at The Ritz on March 8 of the crowd during “Migos.” Anxiously, the crowd awaits for the group to come on stage as they jam to familiar jams with their DJ.

Migos takes on Raleigh

On Tuesday, March 8 at 8:00 p.m., Migos took on North Carolina at The Ritz in downtown Raleigh. Migos is a well known trio in…


Fashion week is an industry wide event where designers release their new collections. The most noteworthy fashion weeks are in New York, Paris, London, and Milan.

Fashion Week Review

Fashion week: an industry event where fashion designers, brands, and houses release their latest collections in runway shows to the most prestigious and prominent buyers….