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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…



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Je suis Charlie

Freedom of speech was never meant to protect the popular opinions. It’s not for vague or hazy points about weak subjects. It’s meant to protect…


Enter Shikari, British rock group, released their fourth studio album, The Mindsweep. The band with be touring North America in March -- coming to Greensboro March 31.

Enter Shikari

Enter Shikari has always been a band to cross genre lines. Although rooted in post-hardcore, the British group has utilized elements of electronica, and even…


Cecily Strong (left) and Kenan Thompson (right) discussing recent events in Ferguson  during the opening scenes of the “Morning News” skit. SNL has been known for some controversial skits including ones on the recent NFL scandals and ISIS.

SNL’s take on Ferguson protests

In early December of 2014, SNL filmed a dress rehearsal for a skit called “Morning News” which poked fun at the events occurring in Furgeson….




Wicked is a prequel to the well known childrens movie, The Wizard of Oz. Wicked, which premiered in 2003, is also one of the most popular Broadway musicals.

A very “popular” musical

The musical The New York Times called “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster” traveled to the Durham Performing Arts Center. Wicked, the story of the Wicked Witch of…



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Supernatural seasons 10 and 11

Supernatural is a fictional horror and drama show that has just been picked up again by the CW Network for an eleventh season. The show…


Besides always being wildly entertaining, cats can elevate an owner’s mood, just like dogs. If you’re looking for a pet that’s less noisy, smelly and big, an adorable kitten is certainly the way to go.

A case for cats

“A dog is a man’s best friend.” “A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.” We’ve all…



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Mainstage takes a dark turn

On January 8 and 9, Leesville’s honors theatre class, Mainstage, put on an enthralling production of Before Juliet, a sharp contrast to last year’s more…



The Colbert Report aired its finale episode on December 18, 2014. Colbert to host The Late Show in 2015.

The Colbert Report, a lasting legacy

On December 18, 2014, Stephen Colbert gave his last “word,” “Same to you, pal.” Stephen Colbert retired his persona and The Colbert Report to succeed…



Agent Carter’s silhouette can be seen in the center of the photo, with the SSR’s logo in the background. Marvel does well to make it know that the show isn’t about any mindless males, but just Peggy Carter.

Agent Carter kicks

Marvel’s Agent Carter is the newest show on ABC, which aired January 6 as a two hour special. The show portrays the life of undercover…


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Frozen on Ice was nICE

For the first time in forever, Frozen came to Raleigh, much to the delight of little kids and their parents. Disney on Ice Presents Frozen…


“Ridiculous enough to work,” James Franco and Seth Rogan star in the interview. The film has generated controversy related to the Sony hacking and North Korean threats.

The Review: The Interview reviewed

2003 — photos of Barbara Streisand’s Malibu home are published on the internet. Streisand, through a lawsuit, attempted to suppress the images; however, ironically this…