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Glass: Make or Break?

The American filmmaker and actor M. Night Shyamalan’s latest film, Glass, hit theaters last Thursday. The film is a combined sequel to two of his…




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…



Ditch that keyboard for a pen

Technology holds an overwhelming presence in our lives today. The glowing screens of smartphones mesmerize us; we use them constantly, from surfing the Internet to…





The magic of Santa Claus

Starting when I was very young, my parents convinced me that Santa Claus visits our house every Christmas Eve. I, a young girl with an…


Students Should Be Eating More Often

When you Google “healthier ways to eat,” millions of websites immediately bring up search results for all kinds of diets and exercises to lose weight….


My Adventure at Publix

On Wednesday, November 28, a new Publix Super Market opened at the intersection of Leesville and Strickland Road. Right across the way from an already…






Do I practice what I preach?

I recently wrote an article about the lessons students can learn from the commencement speech that J.K. Rowling delivered to Harvard University’s Class of 2008….


UNC Splash; The Experience

Getting into the college of their choice is one of the most important goals for upperclassman a Leesville Road High School. To achieve said goal,…


Opinion on Apathy

What is Apathy and Why Does It Matter? Apathy is one of the most salient issues in our society today, and almost everyone at one…



Mid90’s Movie Review

Skateboarding is typically butchered on film by cliches and stereotypes, Jonah Hill sought to fight the norm in his debut movie Mid90’s. Everything from this…


Why We Learn History

When looking through a typical high school student’s schedule, it is fairly easy to see the real world application for each class. Pre-Calculus is a…


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…


Bohemian Rhapsody Review

Bohemian Rhapsody is the biopic and blockbuster hit about the life of Freddie Mercury and the legendary rock band Queen. Emmy award-winner Rami Malek plays…




Young Life: Expectation vs. Reality

Young Life’s mission statement is “Introducing adolescents to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith;” but there is more to it than meets…



Are you more than just a number?

4.0. 1600. 36. 100. 5. To any high school student, these numbers are all too familiar. 4.0: the ideal GPA. 1600 and 36: perfect scores…




Tha Carter V Album Review

Lil Wayne released his highly anticipated 12th studio album this past month, Tha Carter V. It debuted No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 albums…



First Video tapes, now DVDs?

Home entertainment has skyrocketed within the development of technology over the 21st century. Transitions in platforms of how people watch shows and events to entertain…


Review: Bikini Body Guide

Although the gym is supposed to be good for you, I’ve always had rather strong suspicion about exercising amongst others. Not only is it unnerving,…


Students, pay attention.

Students — the education debacle that adults talk about should be a battle you are willing to wage.  Lack of quality educational opportunities have typically…


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…


Does Senioritis affect snacking?

Senioritis, a highly contagious (and fictitious) disease, is starting to spread among Leesville students. Most know the mainstream symptoms– a lack of motivation, lazy completion…


Finding Christ Through the Rise Up Effect

Many times, when the words ‘Jesus’ and ‘camp’ are associated together, there are often more negative than positive connotations attached to the words. Some people…






Shopping sucks!

Are you the type of person that loves shopping, but never wants to get dressed, or even deal with social interaction? Because, same. Thank God…


The Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is not only an accessory to wear but also serves as an extension to the iPhone. It’s for everyone and works especially…


Apple’s Prosperous Wireless Earbuds

In September 2016, Apple released their version of Bluetooth wireless headphones called “Airpods”. Since their initial launch, Airpods have gained vast popularity, especially amongst high…