reviews



The Year of Living Biblically

The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible by A.J. Jacobs may be the best book I…



Mainstage play would wow the Bard himself

Leesville’s honors theatre class presented two interesting renditions of Shakespeare’s works on Friday January 6. While Shakespeare Slept, written by Tim Kelley and published in…




Eurodam: simple yet elegant

When I learned of the plans to celebrate my grandmother’s birthday by going on a cruise I was ecstatic.  It wasn’t simply the fact that…


Christmas spirit surrounds LRHS

As the much anticipated break grows nearer, many students at Leesville are breaking out Christmas decorations and reviving yearly traditions. For many students, Christmas decorations…


Winter dance concert a success

The LRHS Dance Department had their Winter Concert this past Thursday and Friday, December 15 and 16, in the LRHS Auditorium.  This concert featured all…


Chorus carols into the holiday season

Mrs. Diane Covington’s chorus classes sung us into the holiday season with their concert on Friday, December 2 in the Leesville Road High School Auditorium….


Felt: A change of pace

It seems these days that so-called “gangster rap” has taken over hip-hop culture. This type of music can be heard blasting from the windows of…


Immortals: really super terrible

Immortals is just as disappointing as it was disgusting. I am a huge fan of Greek mythology. Zeus and all of his little children, Athena…



New Girl entertaining and fresh

Simply Adorkable is the tag line for the new Fox comedy The New Girl, featuring Zooey Deschanel. Created by Elizabeth Meriweather, the show puts an…



The Inheritance Cycle continues

The week from Sunday, November 6 through Friday, November 11 included two of the most anticipated video game releases of all time: Call of Duty…


Footloose re-vamped and reviewed

The recreation of the beloved 80’s musical, Footloose, was released on Friday, October 14. I had rather low expectations because remakes rarely live up to…





Lady Antebellum’s third album reviewed

Lady Antebellum, contemporary country trio, released their third album on September 13. In the past, their close-to-home lyrics and incredible harmonies touched people of all…


NBA 2K12 a slam dunk

Whether it’s crossing up Pippen, dunking over Shaq, or trying to guard Larry Bird, NBA 2K12, the latest  installment of the NBA 2K series is…



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The return of House

Everyone’s favorite drug addict doctor returned to Fox for a seventh season on Monday, October 3.  Gregory House is now in jail, a year after…


The Lion King: round 2

On Friday, Sept. 16, seventeen years after its first release, The Lion King returned to theaters in 3D. The Lion King tells the story of…


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Pan Am can’t lift off

The 1960s was was a time of change and transformation. The United States was at  the height of a Cold War with Russia and Cuba,…



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Scotty brings home the win

The season 10 American Idol finale on May 25, 2010 wasn’t exactly packed with surprises: most people called a Scotty win, the performers were those…


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Hangover II amazes Soo

We all loved The Hangover, a low-budget film with relatively unknown actors.  The movie was surprisingly funny; a trio of delusional friends with no memory…


Bennett reflects…again

On Tuesday, May 24 I finally attended my first Leesville women’s soccer game. It was with a solemn feeling that it occurred to me I…


Orchestra astounds audience

The Leesville String, Chamber and Symphony orchestras performed a truly stunning concert on Tuesday, May 18, at 7:00, complete with an incredible solo by Galen…



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Spring chorus concert

On May 13, Leesville’s Choral Department presented the 2011 Spring Concert.  The Beginning Chorus, Intermediate Chorus and Capital Pride all performed a variety of songs….




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Cinderella: a magical experience

Leesville’s production of Rodger & Hammerstein’s Cinderella: The Enchanted Edition was an absolute treat—a delicious dessert of sorts, really. In fact, if I were to…








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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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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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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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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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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…