Articles by Sarah Bush, senior editor

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Marine Ecology dissects its studies

No other class dives deeper into their school work than Marine Ecology. Literally. On Friday, April 12, Leesville’s second ever Marine Ecology class dissected a…


A change of paradigm

For Americans, anything a person could possibly want is more easily attainable than ever. Electronics are in an electronic store, thousands of food items are…



Deadly school bus accident worrisome

According to the Association for Psychological Science, getting hit by a car is the third leading cause of death for kids five to nine years…



Seniors prepare for graduation

On Tuesday, March 26, seniors who ordered graduation invitations and other “senior stuff,” as Josten’s called it, picked them up at a booth during school….


Jason’s Deli recognizes Leesville artists

Leesville’s art department has conquered their challenge. Jason’s Deli in Brier Creek asked Leesville art students to paint a mural to display their core value–…


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Teaching and coaching

Teaching has always been a difficult, strenuous job that requires countless hours of dedication from teachers to their students. Some teachers manage teaching three classes…



New Leesville club weaves together

Want to learn a neat, new hobby? Then Leesville’s new knitting club is just for you. Put together by a group of close friends, Rachel…


New Leesville club weaves together

Want to learn a neat, new hobby? Then Leesville’s new knitting club is just for you. Put together by a group of close friends, Rachel…


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Cheerleading is a sport

Ditzy. Air-headed. Stupid. Cheerleaders are generalized all the time. They are viewed as people who simply watch other people play sports and cheer them on….



Leesville helps to feed the hungry

Leesville donated more than 2,200 pounds of food and $15,301 in cash to the food bank last year. Even so, Leesville finished second place to…


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Symphonic Band earns their donations

On Monday, October 15, Leesville’s symphonic band organized an “out-to-eat night” at Noodles & Company in Brier Creek. The band performed outside of Noodles and…



Sinister is seriously scary

I am one of the last people to voluntarily see a scary movie; if I’m going to lose sleep over it, it better be worth…


Monogram madness

Everywhere I look, I see monograms. Monogrammed cars, wallets, backpacks, shirts, shoes, phone cases, everything. I have even seen jean pockets and toenails with a…



Volleyball wins to remain undefeated

On Tuesday, September 11, with a score of 3-1, the Lady Pride varsity volleyball team remained undefeated with their win against Wakefield. Wakefield has won…


Supply drive steered toward success

Leesville’s Social Studies department participated in its third annual school supplies drive from Aug. 27 to Sept. 7. Typically, fundraisers collect money that is sent…



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The roommate survival guide

Whether you live in a dorm, apartment, barrack or decide to take a year of “self-discovery”, the  task of peacefully living with someone else is…



Pride loss brings lacrosse to an end

With a 9-2 loss to Millbrook on April 30, Leesville’s first official lacrosse season came to a bittersweet end. The team, coached by Mr. Fullbright,…


Leesville strives to make a difference

Leesville has participated in several fundraisers in the past: food drives, treats for troops, prom dress drives, and countless more. One particular fundraiser caught surprised…


Anime Club hopes to draw more attention

According to dictionary.com, Anime is Japanese movie and television animation, often having a science fiction theme. Leesville’s Anime Club made its first impression on students…


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Tat-tat-tat it up

Walking into Exposed Temptations, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I was very nervous and excited at the same time; I…


Apology not accepted

I was six years old. My brother and I were sitting in the living room watching “The Wiggles” and eating Poptarts. My brother finished his…




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What makes an AP class “AP?”

Of the appoximately 2,200 students who attend Leesville Road High School, between 15-20% of upperclassmen are enrolled in AP classes. The maximum number of GPA…


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Underclassmen revamp dance

Due to the lack of ticket sales, this year’s Winterfest Dance was cancelled, but there will still be a Winterfest assembly–Feb. 24. “I’m disappointed because…


Generation Z: saving the best for last

Generation Z, today’s 9-21 year olds, is nicknamed the “Do-it-yourself generation.” According to the Institute for Emerging Issues at NCSU, “Generation Z has a casual,…


Wear red, get fed

On Valentine’s Day,  Leesville’s FCCLA club held a “Wear Red Get Fed” event after school. Any student at school wearing red could stop by Mrs….


Project Hallway

Students in Apparel I classes are participating in an organized competition by Mrs. Blackwelder: Project Hallway. The name is a spin of the Lifetime Network’s…



Political club: stepping it up

Leesville’s Political Club had its fifth meeting on Tuesday, November 29. They watched about half of the movie W and finished the film the next…


The media: setting the bar too high?

The media in the United States is full of provocative images and stereotypes. We, the television watchers, the radio listeners and the magazine readers, come…


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Thanksgiving unites families

On November 22, 2011 at 2:18 p.m., Leesville Road High School students’ Thanksgiving break begins. The first thing that comes to mind for most students…


Medical club gives back

On Tuesday, November 15, 2011 Leesville’s Medical Club members made inspirational holiday cards for sick children at Duke Children’s Hospital. All cards will be collected…


Twitter is not your diary

I check Twitter multiple times during the day, staying updated and reading people’s interesting tweets. Twitter is a great way to express yourself and come…



JV Football: getting up the hill

Leesville Road High School’s JV football team had one goal: getting up the hill. “The ‘hill’ represents the varsity team which practices near us but…


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America, lighten up

Why isn’t America happy? We are ranked 14th happiest of 155 countries in the world. Individual success has always been something people have focused on…


French Club: Better than ever

Leesville’s French Club held its second meeting on October 18, 2011. It was led by  Alex Schuler, Aly Moser, Majid Fakhoury and Thomas Theunissen. They…




The Lion King: round 2

On Friday, Sept. 16, seventeen years after its first release, The Lion King returned to theaters in 3D. The Lion King tells the story of…


Senior royalty grace the halls

On Friday, September 23, Leesville’s halls were filled with proud seniors wearing their senior crowns. Every student at Leesville views this as a privilege just…