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Actor prepares for senior year

David Stammen, senior, began his acting career in middle school, when he joined a travelling theatre for a performance of The Little Mermaid. His freshman…



FashionSPARK wows the crowds

FashionSPARK, a fashion show of designers in The Triangle, was held this year, Friday, September 17, at Raleigh City Plaza on Fayetteville Street. Seating started…




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Lunch violators degrade school

“Yeah I definitely know a lot people who go off without a [lunch] pass,“ stated Mark Conrad, senior. As shocking as it may sound, these…





Nantz joins Leesville team

Ms. Myriam Nantz has joined Leesville Road High School as a foreign language teacher. She will be teaching Spanish I and II for the 2010-11…


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A day in the life of a freshman

Andrew Goff wanders the halls every day invisible, virtually unknown. Many students wonder, is he a ghost? Perhaps a lost soul trying to find his…


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Grill Team leaders face challenges

Jason Holtman, Kyle Holtman and Andrea Gonzalez, seniors, are experiencing the challenges, changes and pride that leading the 2011 Grill Team brings. The three leaders,…




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LRHS Liaisons help new students

The Leesville Student Liaisons program is designed to help new students adjust to the routines and atmosphere of LRHS. Ms. Lyons, the current supervisor, began…



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Paulfest gains popularity

Channeling the bygone days of abrasive music and heat prostration—days which are dusted over with glinted glory in our culture’s eyes—Leesville sophomore Trevor Simpson came…


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Leesville Band holds banquet

As the 2009-2010 school year comes to a close—and high school comes to an end for senior students—many students spend these few remaining days as…


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Kirstie Alley’s Big Life

 Ever since Kirstie Alley gained lots of weight after quitting smoking and cleansing her palate of cocaine, we have seen, in gossip magazines and on…


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A Q&A with senior Bo Burns

Q: Throughout your four years at Leesville, what memory or experience sticks out in your mind as something you will never forget? A: Grill Team…



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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…


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Tips for rising college freshmen

As seniors move toward graduation and beginning the next chapter in their lives, many are starting college in the fall.  Although they have learned the…


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The life of an NCSSM student

After sophomore year, students are given the opportunity to apply to the North Carolina School of Science & Math, a statewide residential magnet school for…




An Educational Exchange

While sitting in front of a full classroom of students on Friday, April 10, 2010, French foreign exchange student Melissa Bellamy was a study in poise as she answered countless variety of questions about herself and her country.


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Tips for Applying to College

Rising seniors about to enter the dreaded college application process, please sit back and realize that the process only lasts a few months. Make sure…


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Chat Roulette Shocks Internet

Chat Roulette, a website that randomly connects users via webcam, embraces the ‘Completely Public’ trend already shown by sites like Facebook and Twitter. Andrey Ternovskiy,…


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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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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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Latin club holds drive for SPCA

From March 4 through March 11, the Latin club collected animal supplies in an effort to support the Wake County SPCA. The Society for the…


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Hoban publishes book

Ms. Hoban recently published a book titled National Dance Education Standards.  The book was published and distributed by Human Kinetics. The book is a collection…



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A Mycenaean flashback

As I paged through the 1994 and 1995 editions of the Mycenaean, I was shocked to find the Leesville has barely changed in 15 or…


The history of 420 revealed

There are many myths about the mysterious happenings of April 20. Better known as “four-twenty,” it is a day celebrating the cannabis plant and the…


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Digital Piracy

In 2009, digital music sales revenues increased by $4.2 billion.  However, total revenue fell by 12%.  The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry blames digital…


No pressure on Palpant

High School is different than any other type of grade because everything begins to matter. The grade made in freshman year gym will be seen…





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Students complete Graduation Project

Wednesday, March 24 marked the completion of the Graduation Project for fifteen students. Seniors have been hearing about the Graduation Project since they were freshmen…


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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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A cheap girl’s guide to prom prep

Prom evokes many emotions: excitement, nervousness, joy, etc. Your wallet does not feel the same way. Preparation for The Big Night takes time, effort, patience…



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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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Zumba provides fun way to get fit

Upbeat music pumped over the loudspeakers as women of all ages (and a few teenage boys) shimmied, sashayed, and pivoted along with the instructor in…