Articles by Alex Stephens, senior editor, 2014-15

Symphonic band seniors play last concert

This past Friday, May 8, Leesville’s symphonic band held their annual spring concert. This concert was the final school band performance for the seniors —…


Lilly for Target

Lilly Pulitzer is a long-standing preppy brand, known for its colorful prints and large price tags. Recently, their impending collaboration with Target has caused much…



Raleigh coffee shops compared

The Morning Times is a local coffee shop situated in the heart of downtown Raleigh. It is adjacent to the Raleigh Times, a newspaper turned…


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Tibbetts deals with cancer in family

Mrs. Tibbetts, a Leesville Road High School math teacher, remembers the struggle with cancer within her family. Her son, Andrew, was diagnosed with leukemia the…





U2 music videos: then and now

U2 has been a consistently relevant band in the music industry since the early ‘80s. While they are arguably better known for their older albums…



Chorus conducts concert

Leesville Road High School’s chorus concert was held on December 12 in the auditorium. Tonya Dickens, chorus director, along with Toney-Paite Phillips and Logan Rose,…


Orchestra performs winter concert

On Friday, December 9, the Leesville Road High School Orchestra performed their annual winter concert. Led by director Mark Stiles, both the string and chamber…


Anthology takes over life for seniors

All seniors must experience the dreaded anthology: a research project that serves as a culmination of English classes taken in high school. The senior anthology…


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Things we learn from music: Part II

Although older generations tend to frown upon the loss of meaning in our generation’s music, and they are arguably correct, there are still some songs…



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Phantom of the Opera at DPAC

The Phantom of the Opera is showing at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) from October 8 to October 19. This infamous musical was originally…


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Facebook’s letter to Twitter

Dear Twitter, You are entirely meaningless. Unlike me, you have taken all of the meaning out of social media. Your 140 character limit has demolished…


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Grease lightnin’s up the stage

On Thursday, April 10, through Saturday, April 12, Leesville Road High School’s theatre program put on a production of the ’70s musical film, Grease. Essentially,…


Executive council receives honor status

On the Friday, March 28, Leesville Road High School’s executive council headed up to Mount Airy, North Carolina for the Annual NCASC state convention. Seven…


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Conforming to the Model Student

School changes every one of its students. It changes some for the worse and some for the better. It changes their unique thought processes, the…



Orchestra concert was major-ly successful

On December 17, the Leesville High School orchestra held their annual winter concert. Overall, the concert was well-executed with beautiful music. The concert opened with…


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The Millennial Generation

Leesville students are Millennials, born between 1981 and 2000. Older people accuse millennials of being narcissistic, self-centered and lazy. You were born into a world…


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Millennial Infographics

Click the link below to see what The Mycenaean staff discovered about teens at Leesville. Millennial Infographic


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Winter Sports updates

View on the online compilation of our brief articles on each winter sport, as seen on page 16 of Monday’s paper, below:   Swimming The…


Fear Farm is frightening

If you’re one of those people who gets a thrill from being scared half to death, Fear Farm would be a great place for you…


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Cap-8 for Cross Country

On Tuesday, October 15, the Leesville cross country team wrapped up their junior varsity season. They competed in the the Cap-8 conference meet where they…



Younger education

In today’s society, the push to excel is becoming more and more prevalent. Teachers start abandoning creative activities for more rigorous learning at an earlier…


Leesville’s Arts Department makeover

This year, the Leesville arts department experienced major change. After losing the teachers for chorus, band and art, Leesville has gained three new fine arts…


Senior Assembly

On Friday, May 24, Leesville held its annual senior assembly. The senior assembly is an opportunity for seniors to relive their memories at Leesville and…


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Covington’s last concert

On May 3 Diane Covington led her last chorus concert at Leesville Road High School. This year’s spring concert served as a goodbye for not…


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Frat/Srat Life

Fraternities and Sororities are a way for college students to “do it all”. Frats and Srats are for college students that like to be well-rounded…


Get Ready to Debate

Next year, Leesville is starting an exciting new club — debate club. This club will include meetings and competitions in debate, speech, and interpretation. Speech…


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Do grades crush creativity?

Grades are something that all students currently have to live with. Like it or not, in every class you take, you will be graded on…


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Field trip for FBLA

FBLA, one of Leesville’s many clubs, took a field trip on April 17th-19th to Greensboro. They have gone to this state competition the past four…


Mens tennis team serves success

The Leesville men’s tennis team has had a pretty good season so far. They have practiced hard and played hard. Their current record is 1-5,…


Leesville golf excels

Leesville golf has a new coach, Andrew Wilkinson, who has led the team to success this year. The team had their first non-conference match, the…




Identity Thief steals the show

Imagine somebody stole your identity. You now both share a name, date of birth, social security number, and bank account. This is what happened to…


Winterfest’s talented sophomores

At last Friday’s winterfest assembly, the final act ended with a standing ovation. This standing ovation was for sophomores Ian Klug, Ford Nelson, and Max…


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Salute to a military family

As Americans, we owe our lives, freedom and thanks to any member of the military. They risk their lives to protect us and it is…


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Resolve to resolve…or not

New Years resolutions are a common tradition among Americans. The basic principle is that if people make a goal at the start of the new…


Full House vs Modern Family

Sitcoms, like those that were on tv a few years ago, are coming back with a vengeance. Comedies like Suburgatory, Modern Family and The Middle…



Chorus concert hits high notes

As usual, the Leesville High School chorus concert on Friday, December 7 was impressive and well put-together. Diane Covington, choral director, always executes her concerts…


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The Problem with Picking a Roommate

One of the most exciting and nerve-wracking experiences of college is picking or being matched with a roommate. Roommates can either be a positive or…


Cross country season comes to a close

On October 27, Leesville’s cross country team competed in the NCHSAA 4A Mideast Regionals, their final meet of the season. The cross country team’s goal…


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Winter track preview

For Leesville runners, cross country season ended just last week. Though cross country is finished until next year, many are anticipating the arrival of the…