Articles by Jacob Polansky, staff writer 2017-18


March Madness: Why the hype?

It’s the month of March, and here in North Carolina, everyone knows what that means: March Madness. This collegiate basketball sensation is one of the…



Les Misérables: The experience

Les Misérables, by Victor Hugo, is a French historical novel originally published in 1862. The novel has been widely regarded as one of the greatest…


Persepolis Book Review

Persepolis, by Marjane (“Marji”) Satrapi, is an autobiography-graphic novel about a young girl growing up in Iran during the time of the Iranian Revolution. Marji…


Leesville wrestling takes on regionals

The 4A East region wrestling championships took place on February 9-10, and Leesville showed up in force. Of the nineteen schools present, Leesville placed fourth…


Leesville Athletics Dominate Cap 7

The Leesville athletics program has always been known for its general success, but Cap 7 titles across four different sports is simply unprecedented. Leesville’s gymnastics,…


Styrofoam In Schools

Snuffing out our oceans, clogging our landfills, and feeding our children? The culprit of these heinous deeds is none other than insidious styrofoam. Styrofoam–scientifically known…


The Grind Never Sleeps

You are in overtime, in a wrestling match that could qualify you for the individual state tournament. Your entire high school athletics career has been…


The Last Jedi: Fans Get Hyped

Star Wars: A name synonymous with “nerd heaven” for the past forty years. With each passing film, TV show, and novel, the franchise’s prestige and…


Net Neutrality

Take a moment to imagine an internet divided — our once free-roam domain carved up by varying net speed, arbitrary paywalls, and a slew of…




Thanksgiving: Traditions and Changes

Turkey, football, and family — the traditional picture of an American Thanksgiving. However, Thanksgiving hasn’t always looked like this. Traditions and values have evolved throughout…




Staff Spotlight: Geoffrey Travagline

The Leesville community is full of fantastic teachers, administrators, and coaches–but it’s the Leesville staff members that take it upon themselves to go above and…


Cross Country Impresses At Cap 7

On Tuesday, October 17, the Leesville Road High cross country team faced off against our district’s best at  the 2017-18 Cap 7 Championship. Leesville’s own…



Educators Of The Future

Each year the staff of Leesville Road High School votes on the winner of the coveted “Teacher Of The Year” award. This award is given,…


Where Community Service Meets Athletics

Student athletes at Leesville are constantly working to maintain grades, sports, and social lives. With such busy schedules, many find it difficult to find time…