Articles by Carson Saffold, staff writer

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Humor+Math=?…

Each year, those stalwart few who have weathered the storm of year-long AP Calculus end the year with a special project. A project quite unlike…


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One nation, under guns

With the pain of numerous mass shootings still fresh in the minds of many Americans, both President Obama and Vice President Biden have spent the…


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Ending on a good note

With their Orlando trip behind them, members of the Leesville Symphonic Band have turned their attention to the next big event of their calendar year:…


Voter suppression: the college edition

Republican legislators in the North Carolina General Assembly introduced a new bill (SB 667) into the NC Senate on Tuesday, April 2, 2013. The proposed…



So little time, so much to do

With their March 15 concert fast approaching, members of the LRHS Symphonic Band have entered into an intense period of preparation. With a difficult yet…


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Leap of faith

Two giants, locked in a deadly embrace, biting, clawing, fighting. Both covered in dried blood and dirt– both holding onto a torn scrap of red,…


Hark, jingle, jolly, joy

Each year, members of the LRHS Symphonic Band awake in the early hours of the morning, don their uniforms, and travel to downtown Raleigh to…


To the beat of a drum

Each week, a variety of factors contribute to the unique experience that is a Leesville football game. One of these factors is the Leesville drumline….


Symphonic Band to England

On Thursday, Oct 16, most students heard the bell signaling the start of fourth period and proceeded  with their normal routines. Not so for the…


The band plays on

Instruments up. Embouchures set. Backs straight. Feet together. The drum major’s hands rise, and a collective breath reverberates across the practice field. Her hands hit…


Jazzing Things Up

In his second year at Leesville, Christopher Serina, director of bands at LRHS, is jazzing things up. Serina recently announced that he will be holding…


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Musings of a “Liberal Elite”

As our generation grows ever closer to voter eligibility, we must fulfill our obligation as voters by educating ourselves on the issues, candidates and party…


Major responsibility

Within the world of marching band, the drum major holds the success of the band in her hands. The enormous responsibility of both leading and…