Articles by Mariana Herrera, staff writer 2016-17


An F can be detrimental to your GPA. Even on the weighted scale, an F will always count as a zero.  (Photo used with permission from flickr user amboo who?.)

How Much Does GPA Really Matter

Many students’ biggest worries can be traced back to one little thing, only three letters long, that holds the power over our future — our…


The theme song “Bill Nye Saves the World” was written and recorded by Tyler, the Creator, an award winning artist. It wasn’t nearly as catchy as the original theme from “Bill Nye the Science Guy” though. (Photo Courtesy of Netflix)

Bill Nye Attempts to Save the World

Everyone in the American public school system knows who Bill Nye is. Chants of “Bill! Bill! Bill! Bill!” can be heard in science classes across…






The 59th Annual Grammy Awards was hosted at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The show was broadcasted live by CBS.

Recap of the Grammys

The international music community eagerly tuned in to the 59th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, February 12. Music’s biggest night kicked off with a performance…



Wake County schools that follow the traditional calendar have two breaks other than summer vacation: winter break and spring break. The calendar is designed by the WCPSS Board of Education.

What’s up with Winter Break?

The school calendar is often a breeding ground for the high schoolers’ complaints, especially when it comes to winter break. According to Monika Johnson Hostler,…


The college student panel was organized the PTSA. Former Leesville students from University of South Carolina, UNC Wilmington, NC State, UNC Charlotte, and UNC Chapel Hill discussed topics such as summer classes in college.

College Student Panel

Some seniors at Leesville have already begun to prepare for their upcoming college experience as this school year flies past the halfway point. To help…




The delegates stand in front of the entrance to the Student Union, where the conference took place. The conference began with an Opening Ceremony at 6:00 and ended at 4:00 pm the next day.

Model UN Takes Appalachian State

Leesville’s Model United Nations club left school early on November 9 to attend the Model Security Council Conference in Boone. The conference took place on…



The interest meeting for the trip was supposed to take place Wednesday, October 28 at 7:00 pm but was cancelled due to Ross being out because of an illness. It has been rescheduled to 7:00 pm on Wednesday, November 2 at 7613 Tylerton Dr, 27613. Photo of Rome used with permission of Isabella Salazar.

Trip to Spain and Italy 2018

Although it may be the fall of 2016, it is never too soon to think about what you’re going to do the summer of 2018….





Bouchard asks her students a question in Spanish during her second period Spanish II class. According to her, the majority of her students are tenth and eleventh graders.

From student to teacher

Alexandra Bouchard was a former student at Leesville Road High School. She has returned to teach Spanish for the 2016-2017 school year after graduating from…