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Wardrobe challenged?

LeopardLife Emma Gapp and Parker Post, Staff Writers
May 12, 2017
Filed under Campus Life

  With increased temps and summer slipping in, students rack their closet with the newest and trending fashions. From sailor stripes to denim on denim, and from bomber jackets to camouflage, both girls and boys prepare for summer with new clothing. However, some students said they find fittin...

Pop Show steals the stage

LeopardLife Lindsey Hughes, Staff Writer
May 5, 2017
Filed under Campus Life

Lights will flash and music will boom as the choir performers at WSMS sing and dance to songs from far back and to songs enjoyed today at the 2017 Pop Show, “Sing, Now and Then”. On Monday, May 15, the choir students will fill the stage at Lovejoy High school to start the show. The students will...

LeopardLife earns Star Award – wins in 34 events

LeopardLife earns Star Award – wins in 34 events

April 26, 2017
Filed under Campus Life

The WSMS student newspaper, LeopardLife, received another Bronze Star Award, recognizing the top 10 percent of publications across Texas at the state journalism ILPC (UIL) spring convention April 21-23 at the University of Texas at Austin. Additionally, students' work from publications at Willow ...

School strives to be compassionate

LeopardLife Chisom Okrafor, Ryan Wang, and Lindsey Hughes, Staff Writers
April 21, 2017
Filed under Campus Life

Empathy, pity, charity, and humanity are all associated with compassion as the ability to sympathize with another’s feelings and act upon it. “{Compassion is} having nice, kind, caring feelings towards one another,” said Blake Slaughter, 8th grade boy. “Everyone should express compassion to...

Dogs dominate NJHS poll to raise money for Operation Kindness

Dogs dominate NJHS poll to raise money for Operation Kindness

LeopardLife Jacob Parkinson and Josh Bittlestone, Section Editors
April 21, 2017
Filed under Campus Life

The animal-themed posters, the question marks, the secrecy of the competition around the hallway, what does it all mean? Many students prefer purrs to barks, but which is actually better? The NJHS students held a competition between which animal is favored, cats or dogs. Students got to choose which...

Books raise bucks: $5K raised to benefit library and those and need

Books raise bucks: $5K raised to benefit library and those and need

LeopardLife Lindsey Hughes, Emma Gapp, Chisom Okarafor, Staff Writers
April 18, 2017
Filed under Campus Life

Willow Springs Middle School participated in the Scholastic Book Fair, a four-day event where students could buy a multitude of bestseller books from this past year. The books offered varied over several genres and grade levels, so students could find books that appeal to them. “We do the book fair...

Do teens lose creativity?

Do teens lose creativity?

LeopardLife Ailsa Kokoricha, Staff Writer
March 30, 2017
Filed under Campus Life

Some believe there is potential for creativity in every individual. They say that everyone is born with some streak of creative thinking in them, but that it is being pressed out of them in schools. Now evidence is suggesting students are becoming less creative than they were before. “I believe...

Hands4Hope promotes Sweet Sleep 4 Shelters

Hands4Hope promotes Sweet Sleep 4 Shelters

LeopardLife Erika Jenkins and Emma Gapp, Writers
March 29, 2017
Filed under Campus Life

       Getting a good night’s rest and sleeping in a nice, warm bed every night is something many may take for granted. Hands4Hope, a club at WSMS, is raising funds to help provide bedding for area shelters for people who do not have a place to sleep or a bed of their own to promote...

Books instead of baskets

Books instead of baskets

LeopardLife Erika Jenkins and Chisom Okarafor, Staff Writers
March 27, 2017
Filed under Campus Life

Just like the basketball tournament, books have a March Madness tournament as well. March Madness: Tournament of Books is almost exactly like the basketball March Madness tournament, except instead of sixty-eight teams of tall men shooting balls into hoops, it’s sixteen books that students vote...

LHS Art Gallery on March 8

LHS Art Gallery on March 8

LeopardLife Ariel Feldman, Staff Writer
March 24, 2017
Filed under Campus Life

Art students, both advanced and regular art, gathered at Lovejoy High School for a night to showcase their talents in large majority self-portraits. The self-portraits were created in many different art forms. Some paintings, drawings, sketches, and sculptures. Other art pieces there were sketches of dif...

PSAT prepares students for the future

PSAT prepares students for the future

LeopardLife Erika Jenkins, Staff Writer
March 6, 2017
Filed under Campus Life

The PSAT, or Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test, is like many other exams taken throughout a student’s academic career; it’s long, most likely challenging, and it could be stressful. However, the PSAT taken in 8/9th grade prepares students for the 10th and 11th grade tests, which assist colleges in...

Suicide affects teens more than threat of cancer or heart disease; campus addresses concern

Suicide affects teens more than threat of cancer or heart disease; campus addresses concern

LeopardLife Taylor Crosby, Managing Editor
February 17, 2017
Filed under Campus Life

The third most common cause of death for teens, suicide is attempted by at least one million teens every year. Killing two times as many people than HIV/AIDS, suicide kills more teens yearly than cancer and heart disease. Yet some teens said they are not surprised by the figure, citing the pressures...

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