Articles by Jacob Polansky, junior editor


Toxic Masculinity

  Masculinity definition: “qualities or attributes regarded as characteristic of men.” Stoicism Strength (physical, emotional, mental) Pride Aggression Courage Independence Assertiveness Take a moment and…



Shazam! Is a missed opportunity

Releasing in the U.S. on April 5, Shazam! was projected to steal the show as DC’s next breakout star—and it did just that. Boasting a…



The Value Of Success

Success. Why, may I ask, does just the sound that word elicit such emotion? Why does society–from presidents to parents, from bums to lawyers, and…




Leesville Wrestling Performs At Cap 7

On Saturday, January 26, Leesville Wrestling took on Cap 7’s best at the annual conference tournament. Though the event was held at Enloe, the Pride…


Aquaman: Saving The DCEU

DC Comics was founded in 1934 and has seen incredible success throughout its 85 years in existence so far. Spawning some of the world’s most…


Race Reversal Character Roles

In the ever-expanding realm of film making, nothing is ever certain, and as time passes, films themselves evolve. Be it the shift from black and…


Winter Track Preps For Season

As the air gets colder and the snow begins to fall, most high school sports head inside for the season to train–but not winter track….



Why We Learn History

When looking through a typical high school student’s schedule, it is fairly easy to see the real world application for each class. Pre-Calculus is a…


The Death Of A Legend: Stan Lee

On November 12, 2018, the world lost a real life hero; the world lost Stan Lee, an innovator, an artist, an absolute legend, whose work…


Cross Country Cap 7 And Beyond

On Wednesday, October 17, Leesville’s cross country team faced off against the best competition our conference has to offer in the 2018 Cap 7 Championships….


Venom Movie Review

Venom is the origin story of the classic comic anti-hero of–you guessed it–Venom. Eddie Brock, played by Tom Hardy, is an investigative reporter and an…


AP Summer Work: Why It Is Necessary

The bane of many student’s vacations, summer work is a staple for nearly half of all advanced placement (AP) courses at Leesville Road High. While…




Avengers Infinity War Review

The following review contains potential spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War. Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War is the climactic culmination that encompasses 19 feature length films, ten…



March Madness: Why the hype?

It’s the month of March, and here in North Carolina, everyone knows what that means: March Madness. This collegiate basketball sensation is one of the…



Les Misérables: The experience

Les Misérables, by Victor Hugo, is a French historical novel originally published in 1862. The novel has been widely regarded as one of the greatest…


Persepolis Book Review

Persepolis, by Marjane (“Marji”) Satrapi, is an autobiography-graphic novel about a young girl growing up in Iran during the time of the Iranian Revolution. Marji…


Leesville wrestling takes on regionals

The 4A East region wrestling championships took place on February 9-10, and Leesville showed up in force. Of the nineteen schools present, Leesville placed fourth…


Leesville Athletics Dominate Cap 7

The Leesville athletics program has always been known for its general success, but Cap 7 titles across four different sports is simply unprecedented. Leesville’s gymnastics,…


Styrofoam In Schools

Snuffing out our oceans, clogging our landfills, and feeding our children? The culprit of these heinous deeds is none other than insidious styrofoam. Styrofoam–scientifically known…


The Grind Never Sleeps

You are in overtime, in a wrestling match that could qualify you for the individual state tournament. Your entire high school athletics career has been…


The Last Jedi: Fans Get Hyped

Star Wars: A name synonymous with “nerd heaven” for the past forty years. With each passing film, TV show, and novel, the franchise’s prestige and…


Net Neutrality

Take a moment to imagine an internet divided — our once free-roam domain carved up by varying net speed, arbitrary paywalls, and a slew of…




Thanksgiving: Traditions and Changes

Turkey, football, and family — the traditional picture of an American Thanksgiving. However, Thanksgiving hasn’t always looked like this. Traditions and values have evolved throughout…




Staff Spotlight: Geoffrey Travagline

The Leesville community is full of fantastic teachers, administrators, and coaches–but it’s the Leesville staff members that take it upon themselves to go above and…


Cross Country Impresses At Cap 7

On Tuesday, October 17, the Leesville Road High cross country team faced off against our district’s best at  the 2017-18 Cap 7 Championship. Leesville’s own…



Educators Of The Future

Each year the staff of Leesville Road High School votes on the winner of the coveted “Teacher Of The Year” award. This award is given,…


Where Community Service Meets Athletics

Student athletes at Leesville are constantly working to maintain grades, sports, and social lives. With such busy schedules, many find it difficult to find time…