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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,…




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Women’s March Worldwide

On January 21, 2017 close to 5 million individuals around the world became unified. They joined together physically and mentally with one mission in mind–to…



President Donald Trump announced Executive Order 17369 on January 27, which stopped the immigration of visa-holders and refugees from seven Middle Eastern countries. This has created controversy over the powers of the president compared to the courts.

Trump Immigration Ban Causes Controversy

On January 27, just seven days after Donald Trump took office, he issued Executive Order 17369, an executive order about immigration–you can read the full…


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,…



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…


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The xx “I See You” Review

The xx recently dropped their new album “I See You”, which is making a noise in mainstream music billboards. The UK trio is known for…



Elizabeth Gamble nails a Forward 1 ½ Pike en route to her podium finish. One of the more advanced dives, this trick requires perfect timing to avoid flopping. Used by permission of Lori Campoli Photography.

Gamble Wins CAP 8 Diving Meet

Pike variations and tuck flips captivated the audience in the stands at the Willis R. Casey Aquatics Center. And when the splashes finally settled, it…






Lou and I (Center-Right) pictured at the 2016 Envision Experience. Our Native American ancestry makes us eligible for college discounts and scholarships not available to others of different backgrounds.

Affirmative Action: Helping or Hurting?

  Generally speaking, Affirmative Action works to provide special benefits for those potentially or historically disadvantaged through differing racial, sexual, ethnic, gender, or religious backgrounds…


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Review: Split

Night Shyamalan’s latest work of horror, Split, has topped the box office on its opening weekend. Split follows the story of a man with Dissociative…


Leesville now has new laptops for students to use during classes. The new ThinkPad Ultrabook laptops are a significant upgrade to the classroom.

Leesville receives new laptops

On Tuesday January 3, Leesville received eighty-four laptop carts — one for each non-CTE class. After a much needed improvement to the technology in the…


Lou and I (Center-Right) pictured at the 2016 Envision Experience. Our Native American ancestry makes us eligible for college discounts and scholarships not available to others of different backgrounds.

Affirmative Action: Helping or Hurting?

Generally speaking, Affirmative Action works to provide special benefits for those potentially or historically disadvantaged through differing racial, sexual, ethnic, gender, or religious backgrounds and…





The student driver car that is used for the driving portion of driver’s education. Students must complete 30 hours of classroom learning and 6 hours of driving in order to take the test to receive a permit. (Photo courtesy of Erin Darnell.)

Delays in Driver’s Ed Set Back Students

Drivers Education, provided by Jordan Driving School through Wake County, is experiencing more delays after recovering from the shutdown. Wake County Drivers Education was shut…



Passengers is a highly anticipated movie that was released in theatres towards the end of December. The film was classified as a fantasy/science-fiction film. Photo Credit to Teaser-Trailer.com

Passengers Review

Looking for a new life, 5,000 passengers go on a 120 year journey to another planet very similar to Earth called Home Base 2. When…


The official movie poster depicts the women behind America’s quest to space. The movie has mixed reviews but is overall a great comedy-drama the family can watch.

Hidden Figures Review

“Hidden Figures”, adapted from Margot Lee Shetterly’s true story, is an inspiring, hopeful, and uplifting movie about three African American women who help America win…


Amrita Dey, AP English III student, gave her speech and presentation on Friday, December 16. She spoke to her classmates about her interpretation and research on religion.

Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking

As students begin to take harder classes throughout their high school career, they are faced with bigger expectations from teachers. This is includes having to…


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…