Articles by Sydney Tucker, senior editor 2018-2019

Who tells your story?

“What is a legacy?” wonders the character of Alexander Hamilton in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton: An American Musical. Known to the masses as Hamilton, the musical…


Cap-and-Gown Attire for Seniors

Watch the two videos below to learn about seniors’ cap-and-gown dress requirements. Seniors must wear their caps and gowns at the Senior Assembly, the optional…




Latin students attend NCJCL convention

On April 6, 12 National Latin Honor Society (NLHS) and Latin Club members from Leesville attended the North Carolina Junior Classical League (NCJCL) State Convention…





PETA: A hotbed of controversy

Meat-lovers shudder upon hearing the acronym “PETA.” This animal rights group, which supports veganism among other causes, has made its way into the spotlight through…






The “extrovert ideal” at Leesville

Picture the ideal Leesville student: He or she would not only be intelligent but also charismatic, holding many leadership positions in clubs and other organizations….



Ditch that keyboard for a pen

Technology holds an overwhelming presence in our lives today. The glowing screens of smartphones mesmerize us; we use them constantly, from surfing the Internet to…


The magic of Santa Claus

Starting when I was very young, my parents convinced me that Santa Claus visits our house every Christmas Eve. I, a young girl with an…




Do I practice what I preach?

I recently wrote an article about the lessons students can learn from the commencement speech that J.K. Rowling delivered to Harvard University’s Class of 2008….




Shortcuts through high school

Freshman year. Sophomore year. Junior year. Senior year—parking in the senior lot, making plans for the next year, Homecoming, Prom, the Senior Assembly, the Senior…








“Chocolate season” arrives at Leesville

With every fall comes “chocolate season” at Leesville, the time when students see their peers selling chocolate bars from blue-and-white cardboard boxes labelled “World’s Finest…




The benefits of travel

For thousands of years, humans have been on the move.  According to the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, the average American drove 13,476…



Leesville raises money for a good cause

From September 25–29, the Leesville Road High School Executive Council collected money from each first period class to donate to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation,…