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My Great Grandma is one of the most inspirational people I know. Here is wonderful story about her life.

Story of an American Immigrant

Oma Oma- Great grandma in Dutch as well as other European languages. Opa Opa- Great grandpa in Dutch as well as other European languages. Antonietta…







Coach Eric Johns receives a pass during a game for Jacksonville State University. Leesville is proud to boast a number of former college athletes on the teaching staff.

Pride Teacher Athletes

When we think of athletes in school, we think of student-athletes. However, do we ever think about the teachers that used to be student athletes?…




Protesters gather at the intersection of Franklin St. and Columbia St. to call on Governor McCrory and the state legislature to repeal HB2. Last week, a portion of the bill was repealed but protests will continue until the bill is entirely scrapped. (Photo courtesy of the News and Observer)

Discrimination Feature

Age. Race. Parental status. Disability. Gender identity. Political affiliation. Sexual orientation. Physical features. Religious beliefs. These simple ideas have become grounds for unrelenting discrimination in…










Sworkit, the new innovative way to workout, is increasing in popularity. Made with the intentions to be easily accessible, the founders follow the motto,“No gym, no excuse.”

Sworkit, the new fitness platform

Sworkit, made from the combination of the saying Simply WORK IT, is a new fitness platform that guarantees a more personalized exercise experience. Working out…




Soett-Luz Torres, a senior, has competed in FCCLA STAR events for three years. On the left, Torres was competing her sophomore year and on the right Torres was competing her senior year.

FCCLA member goes to Nationals

Soett-Luz Torres, a senior at Leesville Road high school, is an active Family Career Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) member. Since her sophomore year, Torres…


Life is funny and, in my own opinion, should not be taken too seriously. Here is something that the reader may enjoy.

Why Boycott School?

Recently I read in a book about the concept of how one must break down the ego in order to move closer to the self….







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Presidential Candidates PiktoChart

The presidential nomination races for the Republican and Democratic party started last year with nearly thirty total candidates–far more than the two that Americans must…


Dolegowski poses for a picture in the city of Prague. She traveled to the Czech Republic for a ten day trip with the Campus Crusade for Christ.

Dolegowki’s trip to Prague

Most students spent their spring break lounging on the beach before heading back to school. Other students, such as Emily Dolegowski, a senior, focused her…


The Lion Gate at Mycenae stands for strength and unity. While the newspaper was named “the Mycenaean” by chance, there are many connections between the ancient city and Leesville.

What is Mycenae?

Mycenae First fact: Leesville has a student-run school newspaper. Second fact: It’s called the Mycenaean. Third fact: You have no idea what Mycenaean means, stands…



Leesville is home to three sets of teacher couples. Although there is a stigma around dating (or eventually marrying) a coworker, these teachers know how to make their relationships work.

Being married to a coworker

“It all began with hall duty in the fall of 1994…I was a second year teacher from the other side of the state…she was returning…









There are many people who believe in the learning power of failure. However, I believe it would be better to not fail in the first place than to fail and attempt to recover.

“On Failure” Response

http://themycenaean.org/2014/03/jesters-thoughts-on-failure/ I refuse to welcome failure. I abhor and fear and detest failure. I do believe that failure is wrong; I cannot embrace it, I…









The women’s soccer team moves a goal in order to set up for the next drill. They are finally able to get a tryout in on a grass field instead of a concrete one.

Spring Sports Are Underway

On Tuesday, February 16 tryouts for spring sports finally began. Tryouts were supposed to begin on Monday, but were postponed due to inclimate weather. February…