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The Threats of State Fairs

Raleigh residents are eager for the annual kickoff to fall, considering the gates to the NC state fair opened on Friday, October 12. Children, teenagers…



Cross Country Cap 7 And Beyond

On Wednesday, October 17, Leesville’s cross country team faced off against the best competition our conference has to offer in the 2018 Cap 7 Championships….


The Role School Plays in Mental Health

Over the years the number of teens with depression or anxiety disorders have increased. This is a huge problem because people with mental illnesses are…


The Effect of APES

AP Environmental Science (APES) opens the eyes of students to the environmental concerns in the modern world and encourage them to lead the movement towards…


Gender Imbalance in Books

Researchers have conducted extensive studies focusing on gender balance within literature in the past 20 years. Ultimately, most studies show an unexpected trend from children’s…



Fall, fun festivities

Fall is a season of colors, laughs and lots of pictures. With this spectacular season already three weeks in, there are tons of festivities and…


The UNC Splash Program

Splash UNC is an educational enrichment program which gives high school students the opportunity to explore the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and…


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…


Shortcuts through high school

Freshman year. Sophomore year. Junior year. Senior year—parking in the senior lot, making plans for the next year, Homecoming, Prom, the Senior Assembly, the Senior…


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…


Halloween Traditions for Teenagers

Trick-or-Treating is arguably one of the most important traditions on Halloween. However, as kids become teenagers, many teens lose interest in going out for candy…


In Pursuit of Information

Back in September, I started research for an article about department funding at Leesville Road High School, specifically in regards to the arts department. As…


The Story of a Naval Officer

 The Spanish American War started on April 21, 1898 — a fact you’ve probably learned in a history class. One fact you probably didn’t…





Schiano’s Outreach with Leesville

The Leesville orchestra has a standing fundraiser at Schiano’s Restaurant on Strickland Road. Every second Thursday of the month, customers can mention the Leesville Road…




Breaking Down Collaborative Work

It’s a common issue: Your partner for a project is unresponsive and unwilling to do their share of the work. You’ve tried to communicate with…







What Will Instagram Look Like in 10 Years?

Instagram is a popular social media platform, created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, sold to Facebook in 2012. Most recently,  instagram has added features…


A Crowded Murphy

Leesville Road High School’s campus contains two buildings. Each building holds several classes for students to attend. One of the two buildings is the Murphy…


Demographics of Leesville

It’s predicted that by the year 2045, the white population will make up only 49.7% of Americans, a phenomenon known as “the white minority.” The…


Venom Movie Review

Venom is the origin story of the classic comic anti-hero of–you guessed it–Venom. Eddie Brock, played by Tom Hardy, is an investigative reporter and an…




UNCW Students Launch We Wilm Rebuild

As Hurricane Florence fizzles out, devastation to cities throughout North Carolina continues to pile up, requiring many students enrolled in eastern North Carolina colleges to…




Relief After Florence Volunteer Day

Wednesday September 19 was a day off for all traditional Wake County schools. While others were peacefully sleeping in my family and I decided to…


Why you should join SNAC

Special Needs students make up around 1% of the school’s population, but they are often overlooked at Leesville. SNAC — Special Needs Awareness Club —…



The Importance of AP World History

LRHS offers a selection of classes with a variety of difficulty levels ranging from academic to honors to AP. Students choose classes that they feel…


2018 Spirit Week

Spirit Week is fast approaching for Leesville Road High School and is set to commence in the first week of October. Monday is designated as…