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ITS fall inductions

Twice a year, aspiring Thespians don silly hats and do whatever ridiculous things their theatrical predecessors demand in the hopes of becoming International Thespian Society…


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PA Cafe coming soon

On Feb. 25, The Leesville Choral Department will be hosting its fourteenth annual Performing Arts Cafe for the Leesville community in the cafeteria (time to…


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Tabernacle offers free lunch to students

Starting on Thursday, January 27, the Youth Ministry at Tabernacle Baptist Church, or TBC, will be hosting weekly off-campus lunch get-togethers for LRHS students. Some…



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Step team faces obstacles

Leesville’s Step Team will be performing at the Winterfest Assembly on Friday, Feb. 11. The Pride Step Team will be staging what Diyana Howel, senior,…


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Leesville wins Brain Game thriller

On Saturday, January 15, Leesville Road High School defeated Jordan and West Johnston in the WRAL Brain Game quarterfinals.  With the win, Leesville earned a…



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Seniors drop second semester classes

As college acceptance letters arrive in the mail and first semester recently came to a close, many seniors are dropping their “filler” classes in lieu…



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Latin Club holds coat drive

Through Dec. 17, the Latin Club held a coat drive.   The donations were not limited to coats, however.  Students and faculty were also allowed…



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Spanish classes adopt a family

Since the start of December, the Spanish classes at Leesville have been collecting gifts for their third annual ‘Adopt A Family’ service project. Students in…


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Winterfest: a Harry Potter Yule Ball

Senior Class Council and Executive Council are beginning to make preparations for the Winterfest Assembly and dance, scheduled to take place February 11-12, 2011. The…



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Leesville defeated at Brain Game

Leesville Road High School suffered a bitter defeat on Saturday, December 4 at the annual WRAL Brain Game meet. Leesville competed against Terry Sanford High…


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The rise of video game addiction

According to the University of Washington, video game sales grew twenty-three percent in 2008. Scientists are beginning to see the correlation between the increase of…


Title IX impacts Leesville

Before Title IX was passed in 1972, there was inequity between the funding of girls’ and boys’ education. It requires “gender equity for boys and…





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Phillips starts Film Club

On Friday, November 5, Leesville’s newly-formed film club had their first meeting, led by advisor Mr. Robert Phillips. Film Club is an extension of a…



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Golden joins administrative staff

On November 15, Sherri Golden joined the ranks of the other administrators to fill the gap left by Germaine Jackson, who is leaving in December….




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Restoring sanity and keeping fear alive

On Saturday, October 30, hundreds of thousands of sane and fearful Americans packed the Washington Mall for the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear, hosted…



Drivers’ Ed helps prevent accidents

The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry says that the best way for teenagers to learn to drive is through a Driver’s Education class….


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Computer science gets upgrades

After working with floppy disks for nearly two decades, the computer science classes will begin using modern flash drives this school year. Computer science classes…


PEPI gives back to young community

A year-long class only for upperclassmen, Physical Education Pupil Instructor, or PEPI, is a great opportunity to work with elementary school students and LRHS Special…


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Schachle raps with school spirit

Brendan Schachle, senior, recently posted a rap he wrote and recorded on his Facebook page, prompting many “Likes” and comments from Leesville students and graduates…


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National SAVE Day

October 20 was National Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) day. SAVE, a national organization to counter violence in schools, was founded in 1989 to honor…



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Band members take a seat

Starting in early October, the symphonic band began hosting their auditions for the 2010-2011 school year chair order. Band members will be competing throughout the…


DECA hosts food drive

From Monday, Oct. 11 to Saturday, Oct. 16, the DECA club held a canned food drive.  This week of the canned food drive is also…




Papanestor wins Homecoming Queen

On October 8, twenty minutes before the Pride Varsity football team took on Wakefield, Morgan Papanestor was crowned Homecoming Queen. “My first thought was ‘No…


Vandals strike Leesville’s campus

Driving into school the morning of Friday, October 22, most students were shocked to find the letters “MHS” vanadalized on windows, school walls, the senior wall, speed bumps, stairs, the parking lot, and over the Marshall Hamilton Stadium sign.

“It brings tears to my eyes; it really does. They desecrated a memorial,” said Amy Wedge, English teacher, about the destruction to Leesville’s stadium, specifically the Marshall Hamilton sign dedicated in honor of the school’s first athletic director who died of cancer in 2008.

The night of Thursday, October 21, an undetermined number of people trespassed onto the Leesville campus, sometime between 12 and 4 o’clock in the morning.


Homecoming pep rally wows crowd

Before the big Homecoming game on October 8, Leesville students celebrated with a parade and pep rally. The day’s schedule was rearranged so that all…



Sports teams added to Homecoming parade

In addition to the plethora of floats, the 2010 Homecoming parade also included sports teams. In the past, sports teams walked across the football field…


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Leesville holds PSAT/NMSQT

On Wednesday, October 13, LRHS students took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, or PSAT/NMSQT. The PSAT is a standardized test designed to challenge…


Leesville goes all out for Spirit Week

“Spirit Week” gives students at Leesville the opportunity to dress festively according to a variety of themes. Each day was assigned a specific theme; Monochromatic…


We are all royal here

Thursday, September 30, 2010, spray-painted crowns were sold to seniors who itched to show off their superiority as Leesville’s top dogs. The crowns cost $1…


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Taking action against childhood obesity

According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately sixteen percent of adolescents were obese in the year 2000. In addition to that, about fifteen percent…


New speed bumps infuriate student drivers

Over the summer, the Leesville administration installed two new speed bumps in the road leading to the student parking lot. Upon realizing that the original…



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NHS inducts new members

The new 2010 school year National Honors Society members were inducted Wednesday, September 22 in the school auditorium. The commemoration began with a procession of…


Riding for the cure

Cyclists overtook New Bern, North Carolina for the MS bike ride, a three day event from September 10 – 13. Proceeds went to the Multiple…