Articles by Isabel Daumen, staff writer 2017-18





Typically, Speech and Debate meetings consist of small-scale debates. However, at this meeting, candidates for leadership positions preformed speeches before the club voted for officers. (Photo courtesy of Isabel Daumen)

Speech and Debate Club Holds Elections

On Friday, Oct. 6, Speech and Debate Club held elections in order to prepare for upcoming club events, such as a tournament at Cumberland Polytechnic…




The PSAT is typically taken by juniors who want to qualify for scholarships or practice for the PSAT. Students can also create a college board account for more information about the PSAT. (Photo courtesy of Isabel Daumen)

PSAT Registration at Leesville

On September 5, students began registering to take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Students have until September 20 to register for the…


Sylvia Forteza lives in San Juan, Puerto Rico. On Wednesday, September 6, Category 5 Hurricane Irma devastated the US territory. Pictured here is some of the damage from the storm.(Photo used with permission from Sylvia Forteza)

How One Puerto Rican Prepared for Irma

As Category 5 Hurricane Irma traveled over the Caribbean, inhabitants of islands such as Puerto Rico prepared and responded to the hurricane in many different…





Students are required to keep a log with the name of their service opportunity, the date, time (or monetary donation), as well as the signature of a sponsor of the activity. Students may also receive hours by attending Key Club meetings.  (Photo Courtesy by Isabel Daumen)

Students turn in hours for Key Club

Key Club is “an international student-led organization which provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership.”  At Leesville, Key Club…






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Mainstage Presents a Musical Theatre Cafe

On Wednesday, March 15, Mainstage put on a musical theatre cafe for Leesville. “There’s one unit that Mainstage does every year that changes,” said Mickey…


Tech members stay backstage during the show. As a reward for all their hard work, they can watch the show from the wings of the theatre.

A Day in the Life of a Techie

This morning, I woke up at 5:30 to get ready to be at school at 6:00. When I arrived at school, various actors and techies…