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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…


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

‘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…


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 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…




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, 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…


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…




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…




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…


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 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: 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…


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…