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Erika Youman Takes On Search and Rescue

The International Search and Rescue Advisory Group is a collection of adults across the world trained in finding and saving people in distress or imminent…


Fall 2018 Math 3 EOC

This year’s first semester Math 3 students (honors and academic) will be the first to take the Math 3 end of course EOC. All guardians…


The Death Of A Legend: Stan Lee

On November 12, 2018, the world lost a real life hero; the world lost Stan Lee, an innovator, an artist, an absolute legend, whose work…



Lime and Bird: The New Kids on the Block

If you’ve recently been to downtown Raleigh, Charlotte, or any other major city, you’ve probably noticed the sudden plethora of bicycles and electric scooters. Two…


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…


Yo Vikings!: A Play for All Ages

After working tirelessly for months, Leesville Road High School proudly presented, “Yo Vikings!” on November 15 through the 17, with a small preview on the…



Apple Music or Spotify?

Streaming music is not a new concept and is easily accessible via smartphones, laptops and any other device. With the increasing number of options to…



RTP Involved in Scouts

In RTP (Research Triangle Park), you’ll find many technology companies. Businesses there aren’t only focused on innovation, though. Many have extensive outreach programs in place…





Spanish Club Prepares for the New Year

Spanish Club held their interest meeting for the 2018-2019 school year on Friday, October 26. After much delay due to the hurricanes, around 60 new…


Volunteer Artists

At Leesville Road Middle School, a large classroom sits facing the inner courtyard within the campus. As light streams in from the large windows, a…


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:…



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…


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…