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Leesville’s outdoor track team started off their season February 23. With a whole season ahead, the teams are ready to work hard in order to meet their goals this season.

Outdoor Track Springs Into Season

With the men’s and women’s indoor track team closing off their strong season of racing, there is much excitement over the endless possibilities for the…


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Leesville Cheer Goes to Nationals

The Leesville Road High School cheer team hit a major milestone this February when they traveled to ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida…


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…



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Lana’s New Video: Love

On February 18, the queen herself dropped a new single, “Love,” for her highly anticipated new album (yet to be named). Lana Del Rey’s last…




Players get together after being selected to the 2017 Leesville girls soccer team. This season’s team consists of three freshmen, eight sophomores, seven juniors, and four seniors, most of whom have experience playing at the varsity level.  (Photo used by permission of Rachel Golden)

Girls Soccer: A Tradition of Dominance

The Leesville Road girls soccer program is known for their long-lasting tradition of dominance and excellence. Having won multiple state titles and conference championships, the…


Hard work is an essential aspect in a person’s personality. Recent studies have shown that hard work is more effective than being talented when it comes to school, work, sports, and other hobbies.

Hard Work: The Key to Success

In today’s society, the ‘best of the best’ succeed and everyone else falls beneath them in the order of who has the most talent. Inevitably…



Above is an advertisement for the popular AMC show, Breaking Bad. With television being so readily available to everyone it can have a wider impact that film

Storytelling Part 2 (TV)

As a common pastime in the U.S., television plays a monumental role in the lives of everyone. As a continuation of my first storytelling article…



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…


Grace Countie, junior, celebrates after winning the 50m free at the 2016 NCHSAA 4A Swimming Championship. Countie has won three individual state swimming titles and holds the state record in the 50m freestyle. (Photo used by permission of the News and Observer)

Conversation with a Champion

Leesville Road’s Grace Countie is one of the top elite swimmers in the state of North Carolina. She has won three individual NCHSAA 4A state…



Gwen Canada is helping a student fill out some forms for her internship. These are typical things Mrs. Canada does on a daily basis.

Q&A with Mrs. Canada

Gwen Canada, a teacher in the CTE Department, is the Leesville Road High School’s career development coordinator. She commonly answers student’s questions about college, careers,…


As the flu and winter colds come around, seniors are faced with an important decision: whether to stay home and recover and lose their exemptions, or come to school, keep their exemptions, and risk spreading their disease.

Are Senior Exemptions Worth Sickness

Every student has their school’s exam exemptions policy memorized. At Leesville, underclassmen watch seniors walk out the door without taking their end-of-year tests. Leesville’s policy…



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…







The origin of Valentine’s Day is in fact a dark one, consisting of brutality and death. However, over time people’s negative connotations for the day slowly disappeared, and their thoughts of darkness steadily altered to ones of light.

An International Valentine’s Day

Although Valentine’s Day is known for love, the story behind it is a lot more dreary. Valentine’s Day is named after Saint Valentine, a Roman…








Isabel Daumen turns in her AP Exam Registration form to Student Services in the morning before school started. The form can be found on the Leesville website.

Leesville Students Register for AP Exams

In May, students participating or have participated in an Advanced Placement class have the opportunity to take the AP exam correlating with their past or…


Betsy Devos, pictured with President Trump after her official nomination. DeVos was confirmed as Secretary of Education on February 7, 2017.

DeVos Nomination Causes Stir in Congress

On November 23, 2016, President-elect Donald Trump picked Betsy DeVos as his nominee for the Secretary of Education. DeVos, the head of the Michigan Republican…


Above is a clip from one of the world’s first films, Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat. This film set a precedent in the film industry that has grown to what it is today.

Storytelling Part 1 (Film)

Since the beginning of man, civilizations have told stories to entertain and inform of customs and traditions. Today, storytelling takes on many forms; one of…



At the end of the week, a cast of experienced and novice actors will but on the show, Almost, Maine. This will be the department’s first “holiday show” and will be showing February 15-17.

“Almost, Maine” Preview

  Those looking for plans this coming Valentine’s Day only need to look as far as the Leesville stage. For the first time ever, Leesville…







Fences stars Denzel Washington playing the role of Troy Maxson and Viola Davis as Troy’s wife Rose Maxson. The newly released movie was adapted from it’s original form-- a play by August Wilson. Photo credit to fencesmovie.com

Fences Review

Before you start reading this article, fair warning, there will be spoilers! If you plan on going to see Fences at some point, I don’t…




Nathan Bowyer, speed reader at Leesville has been reading since the age of three. Bowyer said that he eventually gained the ability to speed read. (Photo courtesy of Hannah Comeskey)

Speeding Through Reading

No doubt most students would love to be able to read textbook chapters or books assigned to us as homework in minutes. Among our busy…


Morgan Bateman, Michael Gold, and Georgia Suddath stand together for a photograph at the protest holding their various signs. They participated in the protest held at RDU airport in Raleigh, NC. (Photo courtesy: Morgan Bateman)

Trump’s ban adds fuel to the fire

President Donald J. Trump has recently expanded his list of executive orders… again. He has called for a temporary ban imposing a 120-day suspension of…



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…



The cover of 1984 by George Orwell. Donald Trump’s recent actions have drawn comparisons to the book. Photo Courtesy of Collider.com

Migos releases “Culture”

On January 27 Quavo, Offset, and Takeoff, known as ‘Migos’, released their album “Culture”. The album consists of 13 songs with features from Gucci Mane,…