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New fads to look out for

I remember the first time I saw a Silly Band – a red rhino – and knew I immediately had to get one. Suddenly and…


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Applications are fun!

By this time of year, most seniors have found out or decided which university to attend.  These students have the luxury of finishing their high…


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Snow days

On Monday, January 10, weathermen across the Triangle preached endlessly that severe winter weather was fast approaching. Families stocked up on necessities while Wake County…


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Environmentally friendly cars

To protect nature and the atmosphere, many scientists believe exhaust should be reduced significantly. This is where hybrid cars come into play. Some students at…



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Pulling the plug

In my two years here at Leesville, I can’t even begin to count the number of times I’ve liked a guy. And, to my immense…


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Senior exemptions unfair

final exams After every semester, the debate resurfaces about senior exemptions.  Although the Wake County Public School System requires that high schools exempt seniors under…



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Student bands prepare for Winterfest

Every December, when the year and the semester are nearing a close, the best of Leesville’s talented musicians start to show their faces… to the…


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Fundraising plagues Leesville

On Monday, November 15, two conflicting, Leesville-hosted fundraisers began: the annual food drive and the candy bar sales. While both may be for worthy causes,…


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The Fruitcake

‘Tis the season to question a few holiday food traditions. Why eat ham on Christmas day and not reindeer? While we’re at it, why put…


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Raking rocks!

It was approximately ten degrees outside on December 13, and I was precisely where I wanted to be – sipping hot chocolate under a wool…




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Cataclysm

Blizzard Entertainment has produced some of the most addictive games the world has ever seen since it started in 1994. With the release of Cataclysm,…


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Republicans need a spanking

Recently, the Senate finally approved a plan regarding the Bush tax cut conundrum. Unfortunately, and to no surprise, Senate democrats meekly obeyed GOP demands to…




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Senioritis: month four

I was sitting in third period, Spanish, when it happened. I tried to hold it in; I fought it for as long as I could,…


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The battle of the flat-irons

My hair straightener is dead. The Remington Wet2Straight I received in eighth grade has survived through five years of daily use. By sophomore year, I…



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Merry Chri$tma$

‘Tis the season for spending, but who has the money or the time? As you deck the halls with boughs of holly, consider these money-saving…



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The masterpiece of music

Berthold Auerbach, Jewish author, said, “Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” Although many students may find themselves stuck in an…



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Sprinter daters run wild

Every year, at least one Leesville student, male or female, is notorious for dating many people in their class for short periods of time. These…


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3D TV is on the rise

When I go home everyday after school, I rarely think about doing homework. Instead, I lay down on my couch, turn on the TV and…



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Fro yo at Yo Mo

In mid-November, a new frozen yogurt location, Yogurt Mountain, opened in Raleigh on Creedmoor road next to Five Guys. I’m a huge fan of frozen…


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Turkey-day tactics

For most people, the Thanksgiving holiday centers around “the big game.” This game is usually a football game. Because I am not a big sports…


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Sports in Canada: Not so different

The third round of this insightful column concerns Canadian sports. Now, I am perfectly aware that if there is one thing Americans know about Canada,…


Where heart attacks are born

It’s a well-known fact that half of our country is overweight and more than a quarter are considered obese.  Or to be a little more…



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Senioritis: month three

Upon completing the last of my college applications (which really don’t matter after getting the one acceptance letter I care about), not much has caught…





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Shish Kabob: a new lunch destination

This October, students at Leesville gained a new lunch option, Shish Kabob, a Mediterranean food restaurant located in Pinecrest Point. This restaurant is the second…


Rocky Horror: Scandalous fun!

I recently wrote that Alex Stewart, senior, and I were Rocky Horror virgins, nervous and excited to go to our first ever showing of the…



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Blithe Spirit a hit

It is said that you do not marry someone you can live with, but rather, you marry the person who you cannot live without. But…


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Doing school: resume building

Resume building has become a necessary skill for high school students.  In order to appeal to colleges, students must remain competitive by participating in extracurricular…


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The good teacher conjecture

Studies show that high school students who get nine or more hours of sleep and a nutritious breakfast will do better in school. They even…




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Dance Ensemble concert impressive

The Leesville Road High School Dance Ensemble held their fall concert on Tuesday, October 6 in the Leesville Auditorium. The program consisted of a wide…



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Teachers rate their students

Most people have heard of the website, ratemyteacher.com, where students can post comments and numerically rate their teachers on their personalities and teaching styles. I…


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Dear Millbrook High School

Dear MHS, Congratulations on your shenanigans on the night of October 21, 2010.The nature of your actions reveals a maturity unrivaled by other schools. 17-year-old…