Articles by Maggie Pollard, senior editor 2016-17

The WCPSS traditional calendar for the 2016-2017 school year. All of the breaks between February and March were taken away due to weather. Photo Courtesy of schoolcalendars.org

Students need a break

Everyone knows the feeling: second semester is dragging on and spring break seems like it can’t come soon enough. This year, though, that wait seems…


A senior rests after hours of what has likely been grueling work. Resting, also known as taking a break, is one of the tragic symptoms associated with Senioritis.

Senioritis hits Leesville

Every year, without fail, a certain disease plagues the graduating class of Leesville Road High School, an illness that spreads faster than that weird flu…


The North Carolina State capitol is the site of many protests against state and federal legislatures. The failure of Thom Tillis and Richard Burr to host town halls on their week off has sparked a large amount of backlash. Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Representatives Need to Host Town Halls

This week marks the first full week Congress is in recess since Donald Trump’s inauguration and many Congressmen and women are using the opportunity to…


Leesville’s Model U.N. club poses for a picture after the Duke Model U.N. Conference. Several students were recognized or given awards at the end of the conference.

Leesville’s Model UN Attends DUMUNC

Leesville Road High School’s Model U.N. club attended the Duke Model United Nations Conference from February 16 to 19. This marked the fourth year in…




Becoming involved in politics can seem like a daunting task to first timers. The Mycenaean put together some easy ways to make your voice heard in Congress and hopefully enact some change.

How to become politically involved

The past two weeks after President Trump’s inauguration have been met with an unprecedented amount of backlash. Many people who are involved in politics have…


Becoming involved in politics can seem like a daunting task to first timers. The Mycenaean put together some easy ways to make your voice heard in Congress and hopefully enact some change.

How to become politically involved

The past two weeks after President Trump’s inauguration have been met with an unprecedented amount of backlash. Many people who are involved in politics have…



Recently, many news organizations have been criticized for sensationalized stories and “biased” report. As a result, people have been threatening to cut off all forms of media. Photo Courtesy of www.dowellwebtools.com

Don’t Ignore the News

Over the past few weeks, and even years, news and the media have become increasingly sensationalized and seemingly only concerned with the terrible events that…


Alec Baldwin and Hillary Clinton impersonate Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on Saturday Night Live. Saturday Night Live is one of the many late night T.V. shows that have been spoofing the presidential election. Photo courtesy of ap.org

Comedy and Politics Go Hand in Hand

The 2016 presidential election may seem like something out of a Saturday Night Live skit, but it’s all too real. However, shows like Saturday Night…



Leesville’s guidance counselors hand out packets to the crowd of seniors. The senior meeting was held to answer general questions about senior year.

Leesville holds senior meeting

Leesville held its annual senior meeting on Thursday, September 8. The guidance counselors and a few teachers discussed graduation, transcripts and prom.   The meeting…








Billboard has been listing the top hits of every year since the 1940’s. I decided to review the number one song from specific years from 1950 all the way to the present. (Photo Courtesy of Wikipedia)

65 years of music

Music has been around for as nearly long as people have, and certainly as long as anyone can remember. However, many people do not think…







Leesville’s Model U.N. team at the Model U.N. Chapel Hill conference. Leesville has participated in four conferences during the 2014-2015 school year.

Model U.N. competes, wins at UNC

In the past two years, Leesville’s Model U.N. team has gone through a major reboot. Model U.N. isn’t a new club at Leesville, but its…




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Study drugs inundate Leesville

With exam and college application season in full swing, students and teachers find the rise of a new problem: study drugs. “Study drugs” are drugs…




Applications for PEPI are now available. PEPI is a program that pairs juniors and seniors in high school with elementary school classes.

PEPI applications now available

Physical Education Pupil Instructor (PEPI) applications are now available for sophomores and juniors outside of room 52 for the 2015-2016 school year. PEPI is a…





Students participating in a Mock Trial competition. This is the first time in many years that Leesville has had a Mock Trial team.

Leesville re-introduces mock trial

Leesville Road High School will introduce a Mock Trial team this year. Leesville has had Mock Trial teams in the past, but this is the…



Viral content is often shared on social media websites. The reason content goes viral is still relatively unknown.

The reason for virality

If you’ve been on Twitter, Vine, Facebook, Instagram or even Snapchat in the past month, you’ve probably heard of Alex from Target. Alex was just…




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Taylor Swift fights to please fans

Taylor Swift released her fifth album, 1989, on Monday October 27. This is Swift’s first all pop album. Swift’s past work has been mostly country…


Students debate current events in Political Club. Political Club meets on  the second and fourth Thursday of every month.

Political Club opens up lively discussion

Political Club provides an open environment for students to discuss their views on current events. Meetings start with an introduction to the issue being discussed….





Lorde came to Raleigh on September 18. Her unique show kept the crowd on its feet the whole time.

Lorde does not disappoint

Ella Yelich-O’Connor, better known as Lorde, came to the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh on September 18 for her Pure Heroine tour, and she did…




Emily Walker, freshman, works during SMART lunch. For the first  week of school, students had required tutorials.

The freshmen perspective on SMART lunch

This year Leesville switched over to SMART lunch, a 57-minute block after third period, from 11:51 to 12:48. Students can receive help from teachers and…