Articles by Sam Timmons, staff writer 2015-2016



Leesville Track Hosts Cap-8

On Saturday, April 30, the Leesville track team hosted the Cap-8 finals meet. The conditions were damp, but it didn’t stop many athletes from having…




Lady Pride stave off Huskies

On Wednesday night, the Lady Pride faced a formidable opponent. Coming in at 12-0-2, the Lady Pride were undefeated and sat atop the Cap-8 conference….


Underclassmen, Upper Echelon

It is extremely challenging to be on a varsity team in a competitive sport as a ninth grader. Furthermore, it is rare to start as…


NHS Application Released

On April 3, the application to join the National Honors Society was released. Students must meet four criteria: scholarship, leadership, service, and character. The National…



Race Earns a Silver Medal

When African-American track star Jesse Owens boarded the ferry to go to the 1936 Olympics, he didn’t know what to expect. “Race” tells the story…



Alex Hunter Named Co-Player of the Year

The conference awards were announced following the Cap-8 men’s basketball championship on Friday, February 19. Leesville’s own Alex Hunter, junior, was named co-CAP-8 Player of…


Lady Pride reach Cap-8 title

The Lady Pride are headed to the Cap-8 championship for the first time in a several years following their 54-44 win over Heritage. The Pride…


#OneCarolina

It has been a long time since a professional sports team in North Carolina was this good. Traditionally, local teams have underperformed. Yet, the Carolina…




Rocky a Mentor in the Seventh Round

Rate: ✭✭✭✭ On Wednesday, November 25, Creed came to theaters nationwide. The film is essentially a seventh film of the Rocky series, although it is…



History of Veterans Day

Surprisingly and unfortunately, a good portion of Americans do not know the difference between Veterans Day and Memorial Day. Veterans Day celebrates all soldiers, veterans,…


Photography club takes first snapshot

Photography club is yet another new club created this fall. The informational meeting was held on Thursday, October 29. Members in the club will share…


Creative Writing starts new chapter

Several students congregated in Ms. White’s classroom during SMART Lunch B on Thursday, October 22, for the inaugural meeting of the Creative Writing Club. Creative…


Life in Raleigh

According to Forbes, Raleigh, North Carolina is ranked the second best city for businesses and careers. Additionally, Apex, a small suburb of Raleigh, is ranked…



Pope Francis’s Visit Ends

On Monday, September 30, Pope Francis left the Philadelphia airport, culminating his first trip to the United States. In Washington, the Pope did something unprecedented:…


New Freshmen, New Friends

Nearly seven hundred freshmen, from a variety of middle schools, entered LRHS this school year, with the largest percentage (58%) coming from Leesville Middle School….


Spanish Club Begins for 2015-16 school year

Several students gathered in the breezeway on Thursday, September 10, during SMART Lunch for a Spanish Club interest meeting. The officers were pleasantly surprised by…


GPA Quality Points Morphs For Freshmen

State leaders have made a change that will alter the number of quality points awarded for honors and Advanced Placement classes, thus impacting Leesville freshmen….


New Teacher Profile: Señora Lindsay

Señora Lindsay is the newest member of the Spanish department. She teaches both Spanish I and Spanish II. Elizabeth Lindsay is originally from Asheville, NC,…