Articles by Heidi Kreis, editor in chief 2016-17










Leesville receives its performance results

The News & Observer recently released the results from the “state education leaders” analysis of public school performance. For the 2015-16 school year, Leesville Road…


Leesville’s “night among the stars”

Leesville students, adorned with formal tuxedos and elegant dresses, gathered at the Wake County Shrine Club on Saturday night, April 30. Attendees experienced a “Night…




Leesville’s ITS wins big at states

Leesville’s International Thespian Society (ITS) competed in a statewide competition the weekend of March 18. The troupe won a superior or excellent in all Independent…



Being married to a coworker

“It all began with hall duty in the fall of 1994…I was a second year teacher from the other side of the state…she was returning…


The Menagerie broken down

Twenty-five students dedicate a full school year to the creation of the Menagerie, Leesville’s yearbook. With the help of Ms. Joni Amerson, English teacher, the…



Students prepare for college

Leesville’s PTSA held its first College Planning Night and College Fair on Tuesday, January 26, evening in the auditorium. The event featured three guest speakers…








Giving the option to go digital

The Wake County School Board instituted a new policy to promote internet safety. The policy requires parents to provide written consent for their student to…



Introducing Snapchat to the Mycenaean

Snapchat is quickly becoming an innovative, popular platform for sharing news and events. Top news sources such as CNN and Cosmopolitan have started spreading news…



The “reality” of MTV

What attracts teens to reality TV?   Money. Cribs and My Super Sweet 16 became popular because they gave insight into the lifestyle of the…


Splash day at Chapel Hill

UNC-Chapel Hill hosted its own Splash on Saturday, April 11. Splash was created in 1957 by MIT students who hoped to teach children in their…


Barbie comes to life

Mattel has managed to make all of our creepy doll nightmares come to life with Hello Barbie, the doll with WiFi. The WiFi connection allows…



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Dr. Huber on study drugs

Leesville’s psychologist, Dr. Huber, weighs in on study drugs in high school: What are some steps that the school would take if someone was abusing…


A new ‘home sweet home’

Leesville has a little over two hundred new students every year. Nadara Albanese, school counselor, explained that a new student’s top priority when starting school…




Teen love

According to Stage of Life, 92% of teens hope to get married sometime throughout their lives. Although almost all teens want to spend their life…


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Six more weeks of winter!

February 2, 2015, at Gobblers Knob in Punxsutawney, PA, the most famous groundhog–Punxsutawney Phil– saw his shadow. The Inner Circle president, Bill Deeley, proceeded to…


Legally Blonde production begins

Leesville’s theatre department is in the process of casting for this years spring musical, Legally Blonde. The decision to perform Legally Blonde excited many, as…


A very “popular” musical

The musical The New York Times called “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster” traveled to the Durham Performing Arts Center. Wicked, the story of the Wicked Witch of…


An option for terminal patients

terminal [ter-muh-nl] adj. : causing, ending in, or approaching death; a point of part that forms the end Brittany Maynard was a 29-year-old woman suffering…


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CVS stops tobacco sales

CVS prides itself on the pharmaceutical and day-to-day care they offer.   CVS is the second largest drugstore in the country.  This announcement to stop the…


The importance of summer camp

Dear Parents, I am writing this open letter to parents to encourage you all to sign your children up for summer camp once they come…


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Foreign exchange students at Leesville

Imagine moving across the world for 10 months– no family, no friends, different culture? Foreign exchange students start their American experience without the things they…


Leesville’s Teacher of the Year

Leesville rewarded Robert Phillips, English teacher, with the 2014-15 Teacher of the Year award. The award is given to a teacher at Leesville who exemplifies…


The sweetest time at Leesville

“I am not sharing; instead I will personally eat all forty-five.” Students save their dollar bills and coins to be able to purchase a World’s…


Accidents can happen

Wake County has been suffering the past few weeks dealing with seven deaths, six of which were caused by car accidents. Aside from the six…


Self-made spirit days at Leesville

Parents might question why their child is asking for an $8.99 shirt from Walmart rather than clothes from a more expensive store.  “Why do you…


Celebrate My Drive at Leesville

Leesville is participating in Celebrate My Drive in hopes of creating a safer school and surrounding community.  Leesville also has the chance to win a…