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The Leesville wrestling team after a conference win over Cardinal Gibbons at Leesville. The close match and hard fought victory are attributed to Leesville’s endurance and grit. (Photo used by permission of Tracey Polansky)

The Grind Never Sleeps

You are in overtime, in a wrestling match that could qualify you for the individual state tournament. Your entire high school athletics career has been…

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In wake of net neutrality’s repeal, internet service providers will be able to restrict access to certain websites. Internet users could get varying degrees of access and quality based on pay. (Photo courtesy of Jacob Polansky)

Net Neutrality

Take a moment to imagine an internet divided — our once free-roam domain carved up by varying net speed, arbitrary paywalls, and a slew of…


Many of the lantern displays feature classic Chinese symbols and colors. This year, the attraction introduced spinning parts and flashing lights, making the exhibition even more appealing and attention-grabbing. (Photo courtesy of Natalie Gore)

Raleigh’s Chinese Lantern Festival

Throughout the holiday season in Cary, North Carolina, the Koka Booth Amphitheatre hosts its annual Chinese Lantern Festival.The program, begins the day after Thanksgiving and…



The Leesville Chorus sings a song together near the end of the night performance on December 8. All parts of the program had an opportunity to shine during the concert. (Photo courtesy of Jennifer Bateman)

Leesville Holds Winter Choir Concert

The fall semester has been nothing but dedication for the students involved in the chorus program. Hours of hard work in class and after school…


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Movies to Watch Over Winter Break

10. Grease Savor it while you can, Grease will be taken off Netflix with the start of 2018. A classic movie-musical, Grease appeals to people…




“Dearly Departed” is one of the fall plays that the Leesville Theatre Department performed this year. Both the cast and the crew worked tirelessly in order to make sure the production was a success.

(Photo used by permission of Erin Darnell)

Dearly Departed Was A Hit!

  The Leesville Theatre Department’s production of “Dearly Departed” was performed November 14, 16, and 18 and was absolutely amazing. From the acting to the…




“Dearly Departed” is one of the fall plays that the Leesville Theatre Department performed this year. Both the cast and the crew worked tirelessly in order to make sure the production was a success. 
(Photo used by permission of Erin Darnell)

Dearly Departed Was a Hit!

The Leesville Theatre Department’s production of “Dearly Departed” was performed November 14, 16, and 18 and was absolutely amazing. From the acting to the set…




One common tradition around the holidays is hanging colorful lights on the outside of houses for decoration. Some neighborhoods hold competitions to see who has the best lighting displays. (Photo courtesy of Kaitlyn Stocum)

Holiday Traditions at Leesville

Holidays for high school students are a time to relax, pretend to study for exams, and spend time with friends and family. Of course traditions…


The LRHS Theatre performed two shows on Friday and Saturday, and also performed a preview show on Wednesday. (Photo courtesy of Erin Darnell)

The Red Velvet Cake War

The cast of “Red Velvet Cake War” performed their last show on Saturday, November 18, at 2 p.m. The show starred the Verdeen family, more…





Sidney Credle, second from right, poses with friends during an “America Out” themed football game against Garner. Credle hopes to follow in his brother’s footsteps and gain acceptance into the prestigious United States Naval Academy. (Photo used by permission of Emma Shepperd)

Credle aims for Naval Academy

When Sidney Credle was a ninth grader, he was enrolled in Mr. Kelly’s aerospace class, and his brother, Austin, was beginning the application process for…






As the sophomores and juniors prepare to take the Pre SAT, they have different goals that they want to achieve through the test. From practicing before the real SAT to potential scholarship money, everyone there has a different reason in participating. Photo courtesy of Izzy Parsons.

Sophomores and Juniors take the PSAT

On October 11, 2017 juniors, sophomores, and freshmen went to take the PSAT. It lasted from 7:25 am until 11:30 am all throughout the school…


Leesville students unite to come together in prayer. The circle brings a positivity to the start of the school day. Photo courtesy of Kyla Stone Houze.

Leesville Pray Circle

Leeville’s prayer circle is like one of many others occurring in Durham and Wake County schools. The group responsible for the wave of various prayer…





The Polansky and Macri families sit down to Thanksgiving dinner. The Macri’s made the twelve hour drive from Florida to North Carolina to share a meal and give thanks. (Photo used by permission of Domenick Macri)

Thanksgiving: Traditions and Changes

Turkey, football, and family — the traditional picture of an American Thanksgiving. However, Thanksgiving hasn’t always looked like this. Traditions and values have evolved throughout…


Francine Simbulan, a sophomore at Leesville Road High School, shows how tempting technology can be. Once someone's train of thought has been interrupted and they are distracted from the task at hand, it takes an average of 25 minutes to return to that task. (Photo courtesy of Sarah Jumma)

The Age of Digital Distractions

It’s the 21st century, and technology now plays a major role in our lives. From staying in touch with family to help with homework, the…





Cross Country is a fall sport that begins training mid-June. During the 2017-2018 season, the girls team qualified to run in states.  (Photo used by permission of  Jeff Sides)

Year-Round Athletes

School. Practice. Shower. Eat. Homework. Sleep. Repeat. This is what a typical day looks like for a year-round student athlete. Leesville is home to quite…




Robert B. Green, an outside linebacker coach, coaches his players the correct way to tackle. Green not only focuses on the safety of his players, but also the helps them build their leadership and administrative skills to take action when a teammate gets hurt. (Photo used by permission of The News and Observer)

Autopsy of High School Football

On September 26, 2014, Isaiah Langston, a student at Rolesville Road High School, collapsed on the football field, hours before his Friday night football game….


Jessica Emanuel, sophomore, Alana Huntwork, junior, and Katherine Eaton, junior,  each recently created art pieces  in intermediate art class, which are displayed in the Murphy building. Each student created their different pieces for very different purposes. (Photo courtesy of Jayla Corbett)

The meaning behind the artwork

Ms. Meeks’ intermediate art students create beautiful art pieces by using various shades of black, white, and grey. Recently, students were assigned with the task…




Like  majority of standardized tests, both the PSAT and the Pre-ACT tests are in multiple choice form, with the exception of certain math questions on the PSAT. (Photo used by permission of pixabay)

Leesville Sophomores Take The Pre-ACT

On Thursday, November 2, around five hundred sophomores from Leesville took the Pre-ACT, the Preliminary American College Testing.  The Pre-ACT is a multiple choice test…