Articles by Izzee Akers, senior editor 2017-18

Bridget Morgan, co-club founder, hands out forms to students during the interest meeting. Both underclassmen and upperclassmen attended the meeting excited to hear more about what Leos Club will bring to Leesville. (Photo used by permission of Emma Lewis)

Leesville welcomes the Leos Club

On Wednesday, September 6, The Leos Club held its first interest meeting  in Ms. Cade’s room. The Leos Club was founded by Bridget Morgan and…




Coach Thornhill receives his new lacrosse stick from the team. This is Coach Thornhill’s first lacrosse stick of his own.

Mr. Thornhill’s New ReLAXing Job

Robert Thornhill, a science teacher at Leesville, has recently accepted the position as assistant coach of the women’s lacrosse team for the 2016-2017 season. Although…


Morgan Bateman, Michael Gold, and Georgia Suddath stand together for a photograph at the protest holding their various signs. They participated in the protest held at RDU airport in Raleigh, NC. (Photo courtesy: Morgan Bateman)

Trump’s ban adds fuel to the fire

President Donald J. Trump has recently expanded his list of executive orders… again. He has called for a temporary ban imposing a 120-day suspension of…


The cover of 1984 by George Orwell. Donald Trump’s recent actions have drawn comparisons to the book. Photo Courtesy of Collider.com

Migos releases “Culture”

On January 27 Quavo, Offset, and Takeoff, known as ‘Migos’, released their album “Culture”. The album consists of 13 songs with features from Gucci Mane,…


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Women’s March Worldwide

On January 21, 2017 close to 5 million individuals around the world became unified. They joined together physically and mentally with one mission in mind–to…


Amrita Dey, AP English III student, gave her speech and presentation on Friday, December 16. She spoke to her classmates about her interpretation and research on religion.

Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking

As students begin to take harder classes throughout their high school career, they are faced with bigger expectations from teachers. This is includes having to…


Terrarium add a natural tone to any indoor setting. These beautiful creations seem complex, but are so simple in creation.

DIY Terrariums

DIY TERRARIUMS Ever wanted to create your own terrarium? Well the process is simpler than it may seem. Commonly seen on Tumblr, Instagram, home furnishing…


Vine still available for downloading on the app now. The exact date for when it will be removed has not been stated to the public.  (Photo courtesy of Izzee Akers)

#RIPvine

On October 30, 2016 Twitter announced their choice to discontinue the mobile phone application, Vine. Although they did not release the exact date of Vine’s…



Here at Leesville many students use GroupMe as a great way to keep in touch with their classmates. One class that uses GroupMe is newspaper for reminders, writing ideas, and more.

GroupMe App Review

Inspired by a project conceived at the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon, GroupMe is now a well known app used by thousands. In 2010, founders Jarad Hecht…




Bailey Mabe, sophomore, presented her project on Monday, December 14. She informed the class of the Peruvian landmark, Machu Picchu.

Spanish III Talks Culture

Señor Ross’s and Señora Sollie’s Spanish III classes are currently discussing Spanish traditions, cultures, history and geography. Each student was randomly assigned a topic to…



Eric Jones, in LRHS green, slams Heritage wrestler back to the ground to prevent an escape. Jones then repositions his body in order to prepare for an attempt at a pin.

Pride Wrestling Is Back

Leesville’s 2015-16 Wrestling season has begun. On Wednesday, December 2, the team took on its first conference match of the season. The Pride hosted Heritage…





Leesville students check Twitter in class. They catch up on what's happening in the Leesville community.

Twitter’s impact on LRHS

At Leesville, Twitter is utilized by both the students and the staff. Twitter plays a significant role in how information is communicated to the Leesville…