Articles by McKenna Daley, staff writer 2016-17


These are just a few examples of what I ate during the day. Since all animal products are restricted, my diet included a LOT of fruits and vegetables.

Trying Veganism

Day 1 (Monday) Breakfast: Glass of Almond Milk, Rice Chex, strawberries Lunch: Spinach salad, sweet potato fries, ketchup, mixed nuts, apple Snack: Popcorn, handful dried…


The 3rd annual track Cheerwine mile was hosted at the Leesville track one month ago. The mile is a great way to challenge your running, and your stomach. (Photo used by permission of Jamal Mohamad.)

Cheerwine Mile

With every sports team comes quirky traditions, and the Leesville track team is no exception. Every season, the track team holds The Cheerwine mile: 4…



Ben Groff, LRHS shot putter, practices while the shot put coach watches. Shot put is a fun and exciting sport to play, but also requires countless hours of hard work and practice. (Photo courtesy of McKenna Daley)

The Art of Shotput

Whether you want to meet new people or get in shape, shot put is an all around sport many Leesville students love. Shot put is…



IHOP and Waffle House both have appealing qualities, but which restaurant is better? The two restaurants have both been in business for over 58 years and have over 3,750 locations combined. Stock Photo courtesy of WikiMedia.

Food Friday: IHOP vs. Waffle House

With no school on the weekends, many Leesville students go out to breakfast with their friends, but the question is where? In the first edition…


Leesville has a long list of student athletes who fill up team rosters, Cross Country is a fall sport that has a guys tem and a girls team. XC demands a lot from a student athlete's body, so it is recommended to follow the tips below. (Photo Courtesy of McKenna Daley)

Tips for a student athlete

With a full day including school, sports practice, and the stress of maintaining a healthy body, how does a student athlete do it? Here are…


Between the two establishments, there are over 297 locations nationwide. Steak-N-Shake has been around since 1934, while Cook-Out was founded in 1989. Stock Photos courtesy of WikiMedia.

Food Friday: Cook-Out or Steak-N-Shake?

In this edition of Food Friday, the question of Cook-out or Steak-N-Shake will be explored. Both restaurants are known for their milkshakes, but when put…



Teachers and Students already use technology in classrooms daily, but BYOD would make it easier for more students to utilize use of technology. Mary Petersen, and fellow peers use the computer lab to work on English assignments, but with BYOD they will be able to work in their classrooms without having to relocate. (Photo courtesy McKenna Daley)

BYOD comes to Leesville

The Bring Your Own Device initiative is coming to Leesville in the 2016-2017 school year. This program allows for students to bring their own smart…


The gas shortage had people flocking to stations to fill up their tanks before the gas ran out.The local gas station pictured above had a steady stream of people all day before the station ran out of gas. Photo Courtesy of Regan Harsa.

Gas crisis strikes NC

Last week, a leak in a major gas pipeline has caused a large shortage of gasoline for drivers in 5 different states. The cause of…


Hannah Woody, the club’s president, is passionate about giving back to the community as an athlete. Make sure to check the Twitter for the club to stay informed about new opportunities!

Leesville Debuts Club for Athletes

With the 2016-2017 Leesville school year fully underway, new clubs have started appearing–including Pride Players, a community service club specifically for LRHS athletes. When asked…


Latin Club is a great way to meet new people and learn about the Latin culture, history, and language. The club is sponsored by the two latin teachers at LRHS, Dr. Mark Mash and Mrs. Carrie Mash. Izzy Parsons, Isabel Daumen, and Erin Darnell are excited to be involved in the club this school year.

Salve, Latin Students!

With the new school year in full swing, that means clubs have started up again including the Latin club. The first meeting took place on…