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Cataclysm

Blizzard Entertainment has produced some of the most addictive games the world has ever seen since it started in 1994. With the release of Cataclysm,…


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The battle of the flat-irons

My hair straightener is dead. The Remington Wet2Straight I received in eighth grade has survived through five years of daily use. By sophomore year, I…


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Fro yo at Yo Mo

In mid-November, a new frozen yogurt location, Yogurt Mountain, opened in Raleigh on Creedmoor road next to Five Guys. I’m a huge fan of frozen…


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Shish Kabob: a new lunch destination

This October, students at Leesville gained a new lunch option, Shish Kabob, a Mediterranean food restaurant located in Pinecrest Point. This restaurant is the second…


Rocky Horror: Scandalous fun!

I recently wrote that Alex Stewart, senior, and I were Rocky Horror virgins, nervous and excited to go to our first ever showing of the…


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Blithe Spirit a hit

It is said that you do not marry someone you can live with, but rather, you marry the person who you cannot live without. But…


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Dance Ensemble concert impressive

The Leesville Road High School Dance Ensemble held their fall concert on Tuesday, October 6 in the Leesville Auditorium. The program consisted of a wide…



Easy A easily earns an “A”

Any movie that persuades teens to read more of The Scarlet Letter than the title deserves kudos.   In Easy A, directed by Will Gluck,…



Halo: Reach gets mixed reviews

Halo: Reach was released at midnight on September 14 and at that moment, the nation was hooked. Teenagers everywhere camped outside of stores and even…


How 283 Great Colleges saved my life

Barnes & Noble’s SparkNotes, as everyone knows, is the official religion of American high schoolers. Aiding in the understanding of literature greats such as Shakespeare…



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Wicked is wicked!

As I sat in the Durham Performing Arts Center on Saturday May 1, there was no where I wanted to be less. DPAC was in…



Sex and the City 2 disappointing

Sex and the City 2, starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristen Davis and Cynthia Nixon premiered to millions Thursday, May 27, promising glamour, couture,…





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“Perfect Match” very accurate

Perfect Match, by Jodi Picoult, tells the story of a mother who must choose between protecting her son and allowing the justice system to give…


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Blue Man Group

When they formed the Blue Man Group and started performing in small venues around Manhattan in 1987, Phil Stanton, Chris Wink, and Matt Goldman sought…


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Stellar Kart article

Stellar Kart rocks the music world once again with their new album Everything is Different Now, released at the end of February. Stellar Kart has…


Prom 2010

Leesville held the 2010 ‘Night on the Orient’ Prom for juniors and seniors on Saturday, April 17 at the Sister’s Garden Catering Hall on East…





Ted’s Montana Grill impresses

As I wandered into Ted’s Montana Grill, I had no idea what to expect. I’d discovered the location purely by chance, overhearing two strangers at…


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Girls debut album impressive

Christopher Owens, the crooning, brooding, and delightfully disheveled and drug-addled frontman of Girls—a band whose four members are all men, naturally and ironically (naturally ironic?)—is…


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Bachelor Finale Review

On this year’s Bachelor finale, bachelor/pilot Jake Pavelka made an unexpected choice by choosing this season’s villain, and my personal favorite, Vienna, as his bride….





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Nine’s Director Didn’t Take Advantage

The highly anticipated musical-turned-movie, Nine, directed by the mastermind of Chicago Rob Marshall, premiered December 25. I was half expecting to fall head over heals…


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Pretty Colors Make Avatar Worthwhile

Avatar, a sci-fi action film by James Cameron, was released in theaters December 18, 2009. Making just over $1 billion in international sales, Avatar has…


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The Irregardless Cafe

I am a vegan, which makes eating out a daunting task in Raleigh, North Carolina. Even finding vegetarian-friendly restaurants is difficult, and when you finally…



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Final Fantasy XIII

Square Enix has delivered one of the most addictive system sellers ever created with the release of Final Fantasy XIII.  The video game has already…


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Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes hit the big screen on Christmas day.  The movie stays true to the classic Sherlock Holmes—mystery.  However, it also brings in a lot…


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Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors

These days it is extremely difficult to come across a band that has a distinct sound.  Artists like Daughtry and Nickelback blast continually on MTV…








LRHS’s Dracula Exceeds Expectations

Leesville’s fall production of Dracula, performed November 5-7, exceeded every expectation its audience had. Usually ranked second in quality to the school’s spring musical each…