Articles by David Nyamu,staff writer

Hip-Hop is undergoing a resurgence

It has been seven years since hip-hop legend Nas declared it: Hip-Hop Is Dead. Rap’s nonsensical subject matter and elementary lyrics had finally caught up…








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Lady Pride blowout Heritage, 62-26

Editor’s Note: Before the snow hit and cancelled school for the remainder of the week, Leesville Women’s Varsity Basketball faced off against Heritage on Monday…









Could SMART Lunch benefit Leesville?

Students Maximizing Achievement Relationships and Time. That’s the acronym for SMART Lunch, an extended lunch period developed by Rodney C. Nelson, Panther Creek principal. Schools…



Rap Stats shows rap fads

Using rap word frequency charts offered by website RapGenius.com, Mycenaean staff writer Dave Nyamu analyzes several intriguing trends in modern hip-hop. Blackberry vs. iPhone The…



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App of the Month: Vine

Unfortunately, the App of the Month is a social networking app: Vine. Another social networking app. At this point it’s getting hard to keep up…


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Why cigarettes should be illegal

North Carolina is one of America’s most profitable states. Is it because we have the greatest collegiate system in the world? Is it because we…


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Review of 42

42 tells the true tale of ex-Major League Baseball (MLB) player Jackie Robinson, the first African American in the MLB. Jackie Robinson, a pioneer for…


The history of video gaming

With the Playstation 4 and XBox 720 coming out soon, video gaming will once again push its limits and show how far the gaming industry…


The legacy of Jimmy V.

“I urge all of you to enjoy your life, the precious moments you have. Spend each day with laughter, and some thought. To get your…


It’s bracket time in Leesville!

The time of the year has rolled around again, primetime for those in the Triangle. It is March Madness; the NCAA tournament is in full…


App of the Month: Temple Run 2

Temple Run has returned, with a new rendition of perhaps the most popular mobile game of all time. Imangi Studios, the creators of the game…


App of the month: Fun Run

I will be starting a column evaluating the most entertaining smartphone app. Every month the best apps that are available on both Androids and iPhones…



The truth of the lottery

With all this lottery talk, one cannot abstain from thinking what they would do with all that money. Maybe you would buy a new car…



NC State hires new football coach

About a week after firing six year head coach Tom O’Brien, NC State has hired former Northern Illinois coach Dave Doeren. NC State has been…





Wake County superintendent fired

Tony Tata has been fired after almost 20 months as the superintendent of Wake County. The controversial superintendent has had six to eight months of…


Obama rebounds in town hall debate

The second presidential debate of the 2012 had no shortages of fireworks. After the debate between President Obama and challenger Mitt Romney, ABC News Contributor…


NC State upsets No. 3 Florida State

NC State beat Florida State 17-16 in the perhaps the biggest upset this college football season. Many thought the Florida State Seminoles would blow NC…




NC State falls in its season opener

Another season, another disappointing start for NC State football. NC State lost 21-35 to the Tennessee Volunteers. The game was played in Atlanta on Friday,…


Small freshmen, big freshmen class

During the upcoming school year, there are expected to be about 2,400 students in Leesville Road High School. A third of those students are freshman….