Articles by Elisabeth Jones, Staff Writer


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Side street worth the drive

The Leesville community has many places to eat exceptional food and enjoy the company of others.There are the usual places we go to eat during…



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GOP passes budget

The North Carolina House of Representatives passed its controversial GOP budget proposal on Wednesday, May 4. The budget was passed with a 72-47 tally vote…


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Cinderella: a magical experience

Leesville’s production of Rodger & Hammerstein’s Cinderella: The Enchanted Edition was an absolute treat—a delicious dessert of sorts, really. In fact, if I were to…


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KC Clarke excited about life

KC Clark, senior, is thrilled about life. In fact, the notoriously bubbly senior has created an organization dedicated to positivity. Excited about Life (EAL) was…


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Senior exemption policy questioned

During Tuesday’s school board meeting, Wake County’s senior exam exemption policy took center stage. Many parents, students, and teachers questioned its fairness and effectiveness in…



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Prom proposals vary at Leesville

There’s a new kind of march madness circulating throughout Leesville, and I’m not talking about basketball.  Every year upperclassmen boys compete to see who can…


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Capital Pride to perform at General Assembly

Just when they thought their year couldn’t get any better, Leesville’s advanced vocal ensemble, Capital Pride, was offered yet another opportunity to perform. On Thursday,…





Carnegie Hall: A reflection

Although it has been just over a week since Capital Pride returned home, I don’t think the experience of performing at Carnegie Hall has really…


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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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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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Tasteless holidays

Tis’ the season to be tasteless. Some people say the holiday season is the time to celebrate tackiness, but I disagree. A lack of good…


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New Years’ resolutions

With the holiday break coming up, Leesville students are beginning to think about their New Years resolutions. Some people vow to do extraordinary things like…


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Republicans need a spanking

Recently, the Senate finally approved a plan regarding the Bush tax cut conundrum. Unfortunately, and to no surprise, Senate democrats meekly obeyed GOP demands to…


John the rapper

John Wolfe, junior, likes to shop at Hollister. He also enjoys hockey, sings in a choir, and cannot wait to get his braces off. He…



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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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Sugar ain’t so sweet

Emily Putnam, sophomore, is quite the athlete. She plays volleyball, basketball and holds the number one position on Leesville’s varsity girl’s cross-country team. Her competitive…



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Should have been Hillary

Just in time for Halloween, the crazies have come out—and I’m not just talking about Ms. O’Donnell and her witchcraft. I could have told you…


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LGBT Pride parade full of cliches

On September 25, I enjoyed a gorgeous day filled with music, rainbows, and beautiful men—beautiful gay men. I attended North Carolina’s statewide LGBT (Lesbian, Gay,…




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Why the Republican Party works

I have a few choice words to describe the Republican Party—many are not appropriate for this column. However, as much as I hate to admit…



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Capital Pride to perform at Carnegie Hall

Leesville’s advanced choral ensemble, Capital Pride, has been selected to perform at Carnegie Hall on February 13. Unlike many choral ensembles that pay to perform…


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Capital Pride goes to Charleston

On Sun., April 25, Leesville’s Capital Pride returned from a weekend in Charleston, SC, where they participated in an International Choral Festival. While in Charleston,…


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Last chorus concert of the year

Leesville’s vocal ensembles held their annual spring concert on Friday, May 14. Beginning, Intermediate, and Capital Pride ensembles performed a versatile set of music for…





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Menagerie Staff Stays Busy

With this year’s Menagerie completed, one would think that Leesville’s yearbook staff would be relaxed. Instead, I witnessed them typing away on computers in the…


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Vitamins Not Worth the Hype

Were we meant to swallow those horse-sized multi-vitamins for our health? Consider this: a recent article in Readers Digest, “Vitamin Truths & Lies” by Christie…


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Behind the curtains at LRHS

As the spring musical approaches, fine arts students buzz with excitement. At the center of all the high energy lies the technical theatre department or…


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Leesville Soccer Beats Sanderson

On Wed. March 17, Leesville’s Lady Pride soccer team defeated the Sanderson Spartans 4-0. For the usually confident players, a few described the game as…


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Lela Johnston, Dance Ensemble Collaborate

On March 10, Leesville’s Dance Ensemble joined Lela Johnston, senior, in the annual Pieces of Gold performance held in the Memorial Auditorium. For 30 years,…


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Booster Club Hosts Sixteenth Annual PA Café

On Friday, Feb. 26, the Leesville Choral Department Parent Arts Booster Club hosted its sixteenth annual Performing Arts Café. With what Diane Covington, choral director,…





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Fire Takes Homes

On Saturday, January 9, twelve people lost their homes to a fire. The blaze began in the kitchen of a rear unit on the second…


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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…



Washeck Devoted to Wrestling

Andrew Washeck, senior, is a Leesville varsity wrestler devoted to his sport. “Wrestling is great,” said Washeck. “It takes discipline, but I enjoy it.” As…