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Pictured here is the downtown Raleigh YMCA, the charity event took place here.

The Spirit of Volunteerism

Saturday, December 11, the downtown Raleigh YMCA (Young Male Christian Association) held an annual event to help families without resources buy Christmas presents for kids….


The Force Awakens has taken the world  by storm breaking box office record after box office record. Below is my own personal review/analysis of the seventh movie in the Star Wars saga.

The Force has clearly awakened

Disclaimer: This article contains spoilers. For those who plan on seeing the movie and don’t want to know anything about it before going in —…



Of the three reviewed albums, Adele's album, 25, was the only one to receive 5/5 stars. Photo courtesy: Thirtyseventh

What to stream and listen to over break

Breaking Bad Length: 5 seasons (13 episodes per season) Medium: Netflix Rating: TV-MA Description: Honestly, if you haven’t seen this television masterpiece by the amazing…


One of Raleigh’s local restaurants, Chow, is constantly growing in popularity. This sports bar has a little something everyone who is just looking to have a good time.

Chow down at Chow

One of Raleigh’s native restaurants, Chow, is becoming the place to be for anyone in the North Raleigh area looking to have a good time….



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Review: The 33

Five years after the accident in the Chilean mine of San Jose, a movie based on this extraordinary story came out on November 13. The…


Pravan Mistry demonstrates his SixthSense Device. Photo courtesy of wikipedia

Review: The SixthSense Device

Pranav Mistry brought fame to himself with his great feats in the computer science field and revolutionary inventions. He currently holds the title of Global…




The photo is the Drop Messages app. Screenshoted by Drew Walczyk.

You need the app: Drop Messages

Drop Message, a new social media app, could have the potential to become very popular. Essentially, it is Instagram, Twitter, and Yik Yak combined, yet…



Leesville sophomore Breanna Del Buono’s VSCO page. She uses her page to express herself and show off her photography skills. Photo courtesy from Breanna del Buono, http://bremd.vsco.co/grid/1.

VSCO, the new social platform

Following the fad of being “artsy” and “grunge,” a relatively new app, VSCO, has been created for photographers to share their pictures. VSCO’s four letters…



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The Martian Review

Based the bestseller book, The Martian is a sci-fi based story, with more science than fiction. The film was done by Ridley Scott and stars…


Students who receive detention regularly don’t seem to be afraid of the punishment. If this is true, what, if anything, is a more effective policy? (Photo Courtesy Maddy Leen)

Let’s talk about detention

I have questioned the “theory” of detention at Leesville Road High School. I address school detention as a theory because I am not questioning its…







“The Intern” starring Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro. In theaters October 2, 2015. And, coming to Redbox soon.

The Intern

‘The Intern’ is a comedy following a senior citizen, Ben Whitaker, who receives an internship at ‘About the Fit’ which is completely based on new…


Youth at Leesville’s Young Life during club. The students are packed and squeezed together watching skits, singing songs, and learning about their faith.

Inside Leesville Young Life

Every Thursday night starting at the oddly chosen time of 7:27 Leesville high school students join together cramped in someone’s house, backyard, or even garage…





Google’s new phones: the Nexus 5X and 6P. These phones are the renovation of the Nexus 5 and 6. Photo courtesy of www.droid-life.com

Google convention review

On September 29, Google held its annual press conference in San Francisco. Google announced their release of two new phones and new software features. The…




The heart eyes special effect (above) is one of the most popular amongst Snapchat users. Snapchat’s new update, with an array of new features, gives the user a more interactive experience. (Photo Courtesy of Jonathan Spear)

Snapchat unveils new update

Snapchat, the popular app used for instant photo messaging, unveiled an update that includes many new features. This update has taken social media by storm,…




“Mad Max: Fury Road” opened domestically to $44.4 million. Director George Miller said, “ because of the delays we went deeply into the backstory of everyone and we ended up with two other screenplays.”

Mad Max: Fury Road, still furious

It’s been over three decades since George Miller’s original release of “Mad Max” in 1979. A film series that is arguably responsible for launching both…



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Daylight Donuts

Daylight has been delivering fresh donuts to the triangle since 1990 and takes pride in carrying on a family tradition. Daylight Donuts is not the…


This past weekend, Seether headlined a concert at The Ritz. This is the first time in approximately six years that the South African hard rock band has played in the Triangle Area.

Seether rocks Raleigh

This past weekend at the Ritz, Seether, along with 10 Years and Within Reason, Seether’s opening bands, rocked Raleigh to its core. Being a huge…