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Is going “viral” still possible?

Virality is now splintered across age groups and generations, with younger generations and millennials viewing videos that their parents have never heard of. Youtube is…


Is fast fashion worth the price?

All over social media, images of celebrities in the latest Gucci or Louis Vuitton are posted to millions of teenage fans. The fueled obsession with…


An outside look into Queen of Hearts

Queen of Hearts, otherwise known as QOH, is an annual dance held at Broughton High School. The dance dates back 78 years and will continue…


The Calm Before the Storm: March Madness

From November to February, the international College Basketball fan base mostly keep to themselves. Although trash talking is a near constant phenomena on social media,…



Can We Trust Horoscopes?

A popular app among many teenagers–Snapchat–recently released a new update incorporating astrological signs and horoscope information. The update allows you to read your friend’s horoscope…


The Value Of Success

Success. Why, may I ask, does just the sound that word elicit such emotion? Why does society–from presidents to parents, from bums to lawyers, and…




Parking Spots at Leesville

Driving to school and owning a car is a significant part of being a highschool student. It signifies the increase in responsibility and the impending…



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…



Behind the Scenes: Mamma Mia!

The Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh put on a production of Mamma Mia!-– a classic musical from the early 2000’s–from February…




Valentine’s Day Blues

Valentine’s Day is supposed to be a packed with love, and for many couples it was. With the thought of Valentine’s, automatically I think of…


How Do Stereotypes Affect Students?

The word stereotype is defined as a widely held and fixed image of a particular type of person or thing. Everyday, we meet people and…




Doodle Google Contest

Seniors across the nation are in tremendous competition to earn money for college. Whether the funding comes through an athletic, academic, or outside scholarship, every…



Vampire Weekend releases two new singles

Around five or ten years ago, the band “Vampire Weekend” rose in popularity, gaining a large following among the indie scene. However, for many, Vampire…


Anticipation of 18

What goes up but never goes down? Take a wild guess! If you guessed age, you are correct. Each year you age and get older…






Freshmen: One Semester Down

The transition from middle school to high school is never easy, but once the “newbies” of high school, freshmen grow accustomed to their new home,…


Moving Forward: The 91st Academy Awards

The Oscars announced their nominees on Tuesday, January 22. The 91st Academy Awards is full of history-making and first-time nominations in film. Netflix finally cracked…


A cheap alternative to airpods

Across the world, Airpods are popping up everywhere becoming a staple in listening to music. Unfortunately, the hefty price tag may make it impossible for…



UNCG Facebook Live Q&A Review

Colleges want students to feel as comfortable as possible when it comes to selection time. Students oftentimes bombard universities with questions to make sure they…



A greener Leesville

The new year means new changes in the Wake County School System. County officials have decided to implement greener options into Wake County schools in…


Leesville Wrestling Performs At Cap 7

On Saturday, January 26, Leesville Wrestling took on Cap 7’s best at the annual conference tournament. Though the event was held at Enloe, the Pride…


Floral Fever Coming to NCMA

One of the many previous installments that were on display during this annual event. These large, intricate, and organic structures are entirely unique and spectacular…


Writer’s Block Can Be Defeated

  “Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration; the rest of us get up and go to work” — Stephen King Running into walls never results…


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…


Finals are just around the corner at Leesville. Many seasoned students are entering a state of either denial or rushed studying. Freshmen, however, are entering…


Winter Break: “just a break”

As of December, 2017 about 90% of Americans celebrated Christmas (Pew Research Center). Many students at Leesville also celebrate Christmas, and associate winter break with…



Exam Week: The Finale

As first semester draws to a close, the pressure of oncoming exams becomes prevalent in every student’s daily routine. We spend days finishing work and…



Teens at NCMA

Art museums have a reputation of being bland and boring — an archive of paintings that aren’t that unique — and has become a place…


Aquaman: Saving The DCEU

DC Comics was founded in 1934 and has seen incredible success throughout its 85 years in existence so far. Spawning some of the world’s most…


Innovation at Leesville

Over the course of the past two years, a group of sharp Leesville students have worked continuously towards the completion of our school’s first solar…


Are Finals Fair?

High school students prepare for finals in many different ways. Some create flash cards, highlight important information and review their notes. Others might choose to…