Articles by Erin Darnell, staff writer 2016-17


Carlyle Ivey, student teacher, helps Jackson Webb, sophomore, with his performance task in English class in order to improve his skills. Ivey is a student teacher for Monica Wilkerson and is assisting her with her English II Honors and Academic classes this semester. (Photo courtesy of Erin Darnell)

Student Teachers at Leesville

When it’s time to pick classes, some students tend to register for some classes based on the teacher, and his/her reputation amongst students and the…





Isabel Daumen turns in her AP Exam Registration form to Student Services in the morning before school started. The form can be found on the Leesville website.

Leesville Students Register for AP Exams

In May, students participating or have participated in an Advanced Placement class have the opportunity to take the AP exam correlating with their past or…


The student driver car that is used for the driving portion of driver’s education. Students must complete 30 hours of classroom learning and 6 hours of driving in order to take the test to receive a permit. (Photo courtesy of Erin Darnell.)

Delays in Driver’s Ed Set Back Students

Drivers Education, provided by Jordan Driving School through Wake County, is experiencing more delays after recovering from the shutdown. Wake County Drivers Education was shut…






Pictured above is an English I class discussing their current book, Fahrenheit 451. English I is just one of the many courses required to take a North Carolina Final Exam this year. (Photo courtesy of Erin Darnell)

North Carolina Requires New Final Exams

  Starting this school year (2016-2017) North Carolina’s State Board of Education has decided to reinstate final exams for certain courses. Before, teachers collaborated on…


Early voters line up outside Lake Lynn Community center to cast their vote. (Photo used by permission of John Balla. )

Two Hour Delay on Election Day

All over the country, citizens 18 and older will flock to the polls on November 8. Due to the amount of voters in North Carolina,…


Rhianna Thomas, an underclassman, poses with her sister, Ally Thomas, an upperclassman. Rhianna is a freshman this year and Ally is a junior.

Upperclassmen vs. Underclassmen

The universal fear that all freshmen going into high school seem to have: : ‘Will I be picked on?’  In the movies, the upperclassmen of…


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New App Combats Bullying in Schools

‘Sit With Us’, an anti-bullying app, has been gaining popularity at Leesville. The creator of the app is Natalie Hampton, a 16 year old from…


Leesville students challenge each other to a game of Kahoot. Kahoot is a popular learning tool in classrooms around the country.

Kahoot in Leesville Classrooms

Kahoot is a quiz-based learning tool used in classrooms around the country to inspire competition and interest in a particular subject. Students log in through…