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Ben Zahavi, senior, reacts with a “rock-on” attitude as he plays the new album. Concrete and Gold feels composed, necessary, and should be a mainstay in any Foo Fighters fan’s collection. (Photo courtesy of Ray Youman)

Concrete and Gold Album Review

The Foo Fighters have remained a rock powerhouse since their formation in 1994, consistently releasing chart-toppers, Grammy-winning albums, and timeless hits that have solidified their…




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The Future and Covfefe

  Almost four Covfefe ago, the Covfefe class of 2017 arrived on this campus unmolded young men and women. Today, we leave with our hearts…


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…







“Their love is color-blind, but the world isn’t — and Chris is rightfully wary of how other people might react to seeing them together,” said Peter Debruge, Chief Film Critic of Variety Newspaper.  The iconic film Get Out, provides it viewers with a fierce political message hidden amongst it. (courtesy of Blumhouse Productions)

Review of Get Out

In the film Get Out, Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the “meet-the-parents” phase of their relationship. Taking that next…




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…