Articles by Katy Huis, Editor-in-Chief

Are you aware?

Approximately once a week, I receive an email from the Komen NC Breast Cancer Awareness Society. The most recent email invited me to the Triangle’s…




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Changes to LRHS Powder Puff

Every fall, the junior and senior ladies of Leesville look forward to playing each other in Powder Puff football. The game is traditionally played during…




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What summer job best fits you?

This summer many students will have the opportunity to work different jobs in order to earn money for summer expenses. There are employers looking to…


New Sign In Procedures for Visitors to LRHS

Leesville administrators recently implemented the Lobby Guard, a new sign-in procedure to provide more security for students and staff. “The old sign-in log was inefficient….



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Tips Every Babysitter Should Know

In high school, where money is crucial, many teenagers’ lifestyles force them to take desperate measures in order fill their bank accounts. When jobs are…



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Formspring Encourages Anonymous Gossip

A new website is becoming popular, and this website is dangerous. Formspring.me: it’s addictive, fun, scary, and often hurtful. The site was created earlier this…


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Obama Proposes Longer, More School Days

American children are not spending enough time in school, therefore, putting them at a disadvantage compared to students in other countries. Because of this, the…


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H&M Comes to North Carolina

On Wednesday, March 18, H&M, a Swedish retail store, opened at Crabtree Valley Mall on the lower level below the Belk’s Men’s store. This is…



A Day in the Life of a Lunch Lady

Every weekday morning at 5:15, Jennifer Buck, cafeteria manager, wakes up and comes to Leesville in order to prepare pounds of food for the student…


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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….


Winterfest Assembly

The Wizard of Oz themed Winterfest assembly was held on Feb. 12 in the Leesville Gymnasium during second period. Throughout the Wizard of Oz themed…


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Singing Valentines

During the week of February 8, Leesville’s chorus will be selling “singing valentines.” During first and second period, eight singing chorus students deliver a red…


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FBLA on the path to success

FBLA, Future Business Leaders of America, is one of the many active clubs at Leesville. FBLA is a national, non-profit, educational association that helps students…



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Bullying Leaves the Playground

Cyber bullying, the use of computers or other electronic devices to torment others, is becoming a consistent occurrence causing depression and suicide. Megan Meier, one…


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The Death Pill

Isotretinoin, more commonly known as “Accutane” is used to treat severe forms of acne for decades, and despite the extreme amount of serious side effects…



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Winterfest Auditions

Winterfest assembly auditions were held at Leesville on Tuesday, Dec. 15 after school in the Black Box. Over 40 students auditioned to perform in the…


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Farmville: The World’s Newest Farmers

Facebook application/Zynga application “Farmville”, digital farming experience, is capturing the hearts of students at Leesville. Planting soybeans and squash, harvesting the crops, and milking the…



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Cheerleaders Win First Place

On Nov. 7, Leesville’s Varsity cheerleaders won first place in their division at the NCHSAA State Cheerleading Invitational at the Raleigh Convention Center. The competition was…



Dress Code Distractions

I understand that a dress code is necessary to provide an environment conducive to the students’ learning, but I believe that our school’s strict dress…


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Same-Sex High Schools

There are twenty-three co-ed high schools in the Wake County Public School System. Although most teenagers attend one of these twenty-three schools when they reach…


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Lessons in Abbreving, Part 2

One thing I’ve learned in high school is that everyone speaks diff.  Some kids talk in all slang, and some sound so formal you’d think…


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Lessons in Abbreving, Part 1

One thing I’ve learned in highschool, is that everyone speaks differently. Some kids talk in all slang, and some sound so formal you’d think they…


Muck Wars: Good, Clean Fun

When most people think about Christianity, they think about long church services, mission trips, and hymns, but a Leesville Christian Organization, YoungLife, has different ideas…


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Homecoming Preview

Students all over Leesville are beginning to prepare for Homecoming festivities that are to take place the weekend of Oct. 16. “I’m very excited for…