Articles by Erin Darnell, staff writer 2017-18


Book Review: Goodbye Days

It’s the summer before his senior year, and Carver Briggs is attending the funerals of his three best friends–self-named the Sauce Crew. Thurgood ‘Mars’ Edwards,…



Scott Reintgen Visits Leesville

“If I offered you millions of dollars to go to space, would you?” asked Scott Reintgen, author, during his visit to Leesville on Tuesday morning,…


Letter to Parents

Dear parents: I am a high school student, and I attend Leesville as a junior. On Tuesday, January 30, I attended the parent seminar sponsored…


Movies to Watch Over Winter Break

10. Grease Savor it while you can, Grease will be taken off Netflix with the start of 2018. A classic movie-musical, Grease appeals to people…



Creativity at Leesville

On Tuesday October 3, second period English classes gathered in the auditorium to listen to Emily Lockhart — better known as E. Lockhart — a…


Alumni Spotlight: Geoffrey Graybeal

Geoffrey Graybeal was a student at Leesville from 1993-97 and wrote for the Mycenaean as a staff writer and Co-Editor in Chief. Below is a…




Teachers Request Supplies

As the school year begins, a request will echo through many classes at Leesville: “Please bring in school supplies from my wishlist.” The teachers at…



Yearbook Distribution Day

Here’s to us, and here’s to the Menagerie staff for producing an amazing yearbook this school year. The 2016-17 yearbook, titled “Here’s to US,” was…



Cameras to be Installed on Wake Buses

Recently, Wake County school system officials decided that every school bus used for morning and evening transportation will have a system of cameras installed to…




An open letter to future freshmen

Dear Future Freshmen, The end of eighth grade is fast approaching. Soon, you’ll be taking your final EOGs or EOCs and nervously asking each other…




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…





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…


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…






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…


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,…


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…


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…


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…