Articles by Natalie Gore, social media editor

The Truth About Prom

Prom comes once a year, but generally it’s a major event for lots of students at high school. At Leesville, teens prepare months in advance…



Taylor Swift is Back Again

On Friday, April 26 at midnight, Taylor Swift released her new single titled “ME!” featuring Brendon Urie. After keeping fans in the dark for months,…


The Night Before: Studying Habits

Let’s be honest: Procrastination is a key studying technique many high schoolers have acquired over the years at Leesville. While most of us don’t like…


Sexual Education in the U.S.

As teens transition through puberty into adulthood, their sexual health and lifestyle begin to develop. High school students are constantly exposed to erotic material, through…


Internet Games of Childhood

The student population at Leesville consists of Generation X kids, meaning people born in the late 1990s and early 2000s. As technology continued to revolutionize…


Cheez-Its v. Goldfish

If you walk around the Leesville cafeteria during lunch, it is extremely easy to identify Ziploc bags full of salty yellow crackers. More specifically, a…


Bird Box: Is it Worth the Hype?

  SPOILER ALERT   I picked up the remote and turned Netflix on. My phone had just sent me a notification that a recommended movie…


Students Should Be Eating More Often

When you Google “healthier ways to eat,” millions of websites immediately bring up search results for all kinds of diets and exercises to lose weight….


My Adventure at Publix

On Wednesday, November 28, a new Publix Super Market opened at the intersection of Leesville and Strickland Road. Right across the way from an already…


Why Are We So Into Satisfying Videos?

It seems that social media users just can’t get enough of the tingling that they are receiving from watching satisfying ASMR videos. ASMR formally stands…


Travel Tips During The Holidays

Excitement fills the air as you walk through the airport doors. Thanksgiving is in three days, and you are flying out to spend time with…


Christmas Songs All Year Long?

The days of October have faded, and the holiday season approaches quickly. This time of year dawns one of the greatest questions of all time:…


Country Music Is Actually Political

Fifteen years ago, the Dixie Chicks took the stage at a show in London and made a statement that forever altered the standards of politics…


Inexpensive but Fun Fall Ideas

Fall is approaching fast, and Raleigh has experienced its first “cool weather” streak. October invokes many thoughts of Halloween and autumn aesthetics. As a high…


Review: Bikini Body Guide

Although the gym is supposed to be good for you, I’ve always had rather strong suspicion about exercising amongst others. Not only is it unnerving,…


Real ID in North Carolina

Throughout the school year at Leesville, many students make the horrid trip to the Department of Motor Vehicles to test for their driver’s permit or…



North Carolina School Vouchers

On July 23, 2015, the Supreme Court of North Carolina approved the Opportunity Scholarship Act which allows residents of North Carolina to decide where their…


Apple’s Prosperous Wireless Earbuds

In September 2016, Apple released their version of Bluetooth wireless headphones called “Airpods”. Since their initial launch, Airpods have gained vast popularity, especially amongst high…


Sushi in Raleigh

Being a native of San Diego, California, sushi runs in my blood. I ate my first salmon roll when I was two and I’ve been…


beerbongs & bentleys Review

On Friday, April 27, Austin “Post” Malone released his sophomore album, titled beerbongs & bentleys. Originally expected to drop in December 2017, the rapper has…


Where did all the real pencils go?

In every school across the country, standard lead #2 pencils have been around for years. Recently, mechanical pencils have become a major trend — especially…


The sentiment of stuffies

Bears, tigers, unicorns. These wild, ferocious, and extraordinary creatures can be found inhabiting almost every single child’s room. How? They’re not real. The idea of…


Postponed Malone?

On December 9, 2016, Austin Post released his debut album, Stoney. Although his first single “White Iverson” debuted over a year earlier, the hit song…



Is AP Psych as easy as people say?

As upperclassmen prepare to apply and eventually attend colleges, AP classes are a major part of many students’ schedules. Earning college credits as well as…





The Importance of VSCO

VSCO, the photo editing app created by and named after Visual Supply Company, has recently exploded amongst the social media community of teenagers and young…


Raleigh’s Chinese Lantern Festival

Throughout the holiday season in Cary, North Carolina, the Koka Booth Amphitheatre hosts its annual Chinese Lantern Festival.The program, begins the day after Thanksgiving and…





Amazon HQ2 in Raleigh

The retailer giant Amazon released a statement in early September announcing the proposal of a new major project, enticing many cities around the United States…


Freshmen Against the World

While everyone’s experience is different, high school will always have a major impact on every person. Freshman year is especially memorable. Not only is it…






The Hard Workers of Our Country

Labor Day fell on the fourth of September this year, giving Leesville students and teachers a break from the school year that had started the…


No Calculators can Solve These Equations

Multiple honor society members have volunteered to translate and tutor students who do not speak English as their first language. In exchange for helping these…