Articles by Jacob Phillips, staff writer 2015-2016


Gamble Commits to Run for Alabama

Nathan Gamble has been a part of the Leesville Men’s Cross Country and Track teams for the past four years. Now, following four fall Cross…



Wipperman Finds Bananas Appealing

  Timmy Wipperman can be seen sporting a banana costume at most Leesville events. Wipperman has become synonymous with the yellow fruit over the last…




Leesville Students Excel at NCSSM

In August of 2015, three Leesville students left the Loonies to join the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. These three juniors–Abbott Gaddy, Ellie…


Are Senior Exemptions Worth Sickness

Every student has their school’s exam exemptions policy memorized. At Leesville, underclassmen watch seniors walk out the door without taking their end-of-year tests. Leesville’s policy…



DeVos Nomination Causes Stir in Congress

On November 23, 2016, President-elect Donald Trump picked Betsy DeVos as his nominee for the Secretary of Education. DeVos, the head of the Michigan Republican…


Trump Immigration Ban Causes Controversy

On January 27, just seven days after Donald Trump took office, he issued Executive Order 17369, an executive order about immigration–you can read the full…


AP Latin students make art

Following the AP Latin exam, the class of six was faced with a conundrum: what to do with the empty last two weeks? AP Environmental…





Why are students scared of AP Exams?

AP Exams are a big part of every spring semester. Because of block scheduling, most AP teachers are scrambling to finish a year’s worth of…


Presidential Candidates PiktoChart

The presidential nomination races for the Republican and Democratic party started last year with nearly thirty total candidates–far more than the two that Americans must…


What is Mycenae?

Mycenae First fact: Leesville has a student-run school newspaper. Second fact: It’s called the Mycenaean. Third fact: You have no idea what Mycenaean means, stands…



“On Failure” Response

http://themycenaean.org/2014/03/jesters-thoughts-on-failure/ I refuse to welcome failure. I abhor and fear and detest failure. I do believe that failure is wrong; I cannot embrace it, I…


Leesville Students Prepare to Vote

Leesville students have many avenues for political action. Aside from various personnel actions, like emailing legislators and simply talking to the constituents, Leesville students have…



School or sNOw School?

Wake County Public School students spent Friday, January 22, and Monday, January 25, home from school due to snow. Winter Storm Jonas shed layers of…