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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…




Jared Padalecki, left, tweeted this picture of him and Jensen Ackles, right, wearing their new T-shirt that is for sale. All of the money raised from the campaign will go towards a cause which supports and brings awareness to people suffering from depression, addiction, and more.

Supernatural Keeps Fighting

Supernatural is known to be a dramatic and gruesome show that toys with the emotions of its viewers. However, it recently changed directions when it…




Recently, I had the opportunity to go back to where I lived in France. I spent time with old friends and went to my old school, pictured here.

Don’t be afraid to move abroad

According to the government census, few citizens claimed to have moved abroad in the past year. However, the percent of people who have moved has…




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Top 5 apps you need for college

Quad: Quad is a fresh, new app that high school seniors have been frequenting in order to connect to future classmates, find hotspots on their…


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Insurgent review

Love and war. These were the raging themes of the second book-to-film in the popular YA Divergent series by Veronica Roth. Like many superfans of…



Lilly has been on the radar of the fashion industry since the 60s. Now, their partnership with Target may diminish the value of a brand that took a long time to build.

Lilly for Target

Lilly Pulitzer is a long-standing preppy brand, known for its colorful prints and large price tags. Recently, their impending collaboration with Target has caused much…






“Unfriended,” a supernatural horror/thriller makes its premiere Friday, April 17. Six friends video chat one night when a dead classmate joins their chat, killing off one by one.

Unfriended: revenge comes online

Unfriended made a startling first impression with its first trailer. Now, only a week remains before the movie makes its theater premiere next Friday, April…



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Esteller on senioritis

Editor’s Note: The following is a column by Juan Esteller, a senior at Leesville, on the phenomenon known as senioritis. I vividly remember sitting in…


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Enforce the dress code

As spring and summer rapidly approach, Leesville students are preparing to face the restrictions of dress code once again. As the editorial board of The…


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On Mogwai

The rock scene, both in North Carolina and abroad, is constantly changing. Rock, being one of the larger genres of music, has constant innovation that…





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Bo Burnham’s Make Happy Tour

Bo Burnham is a famous comedian and singer-songwriter who recently performed at the Carolina Theater in Durham. His “Make Happy Tour” in 2015 is wrapping…



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Trendy hangout spots around Raleigh

Of the late, I have discovered some new and rather underground places for entertainment that would appeal to young adults. Having lived in Raleigh for…







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Miss Universe 2014

The 63rd Miss Universe pageant was held on January 25, 2015 in Doral, Florida.  Contestants from 88 countries and territories around the world competed to…


“Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World” by Michael Lewis tells the story of many involved in the global crash of 2008. The book is primarily a collection of disaster reports from Iceland to Greece.

Boomerang by Michael Lewis

“The more complicated the times, the more crucial are those who demystify. These are really complicated times. So let’s acknowledge the endearing, enduring genius of…





Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) takes his first shots as a sniper. Kyle is credited with about 160 confirmed kills, making him the deadliest sniper in U.S. military history.

American Sniper, both fact and fiction

American Sniper, the film depicting record-breaking U.S. sniper Chris Kyle, has been attracting both critics and viewers. On its opening day, January 16, the movie…