Articles by Lindsay Baker, senior editor 2015-16


Lemonade Review

After dropping the self-titled album Beyonce in December of 2013 without any warning, many imagined it would be difficult for Beyonce to surprise fans in…



Clubs at Leesville

One of the greatest things about attending Leesville Road High School is the wide variety of clubs students can join. Everyone has heard of Leesville’s…




New Gen Romance

Article after article written by fearmongers everywhere have thrown around many reasons as to why the youngest generation has completely changed–or ruined–romance and their consequent…














A new way to tour colleges

For some, college visits are exciting; they indicate the end of high school and the beginning of independence. For others, after thinking about the time…



It starts with two words

If you could give advice to a younger version of yourself, what would you say? A recent YouTube campaign explores this question, specifically targeting young…


My NACAC College Fair experience

On Tuesday, March 10, the National Association for College Admission Counseling held their annual Greater Raleigh National College Fair at the convention center downtown. I…


The pros and cons of student feedback

In understanding a student’s true potential, educators only scratch the surface through standardized testing. It’s somewhat understandable why students are graded in this fashion, but…



Be My Eyes gives sight to the blind

A new iPhone app aimed at assisting the blind through video chat proves that modern technology has no limits. It’s innovative, but how efficient is…


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Putting an end to domestic violence

The unfortunate subject of domestic abuse hardly ever receives the attention it deserves. Much of this is because domestic abuse (or any type of abuse,…



Sam Smith makes Christmas sad

Christmas-time and sorrowful feelings almost never go hand in hand. It’s supposed to be a joyful occasion, but Sam Smith’s rendition of “Have Yourself a…



A petition for change

After becoming upset with a new decision made by the North Carolina State Board of Education, Parker Renberg, a Leesville freshman, decided it was time…


Another child star resurfaces

2013 and 2014 have held a notable reputation for reintroducing Disney child stars to their former relevance. Last year, it was Miley Cyrus with “We…


Advice for student drivers

As a teenager, life is hard enough as it is — balancing grades, relationships and free time takes a lot of extra effort. In managing…




Things to do in fall

With fall right around the corner, people of all ages look forward to the season’s traditions. Here are a few local venues and activities to…


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The healthy side of fandoms

Whether it’s because they idolize a celebrity, band or book series, fandoms are slowly taking the world by storm. Yes, the dedicated individuals in said…






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The importance of working teens

With summer only a few weeks away, many high school students are starting to apply for summer jobs. Unfortunately, the number of applicants isn’t as…





The rise of introverted leaders

The social clash between introverts and extroverts has always been present in society. This is mainly because introverts tend to rely on solitude and silence,…


Rain: a Tribute to The Beatles

On Sunday, March 16, Rain, a Broadway-produced cover band for The Beatles, visited the Meymandi Concert Hall in downtown Raleigh. Rain is not your typical…



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Failure leads to success

Each day, people all around the world are faced with failure. When failure falls upon us, it tends to influence the way we think and…