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Opinion: ALTER EGO – Frappuccino gives a twist at Starbucks

Opinion: ALTER EGO – Frappuccino gives a twist at Starbucks

LeopardLife Emma Gapp, Staff Writer
May 2, 2017
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Sweet. Then sour. The taste then lingers, tickling taste buds... These are not your typical Starbucks drinks that one would purchase off the menu. Starbucks, a popular coffee shop chain, let their imagination run wild, as several new “dreamy” flavored beverages are being introduced to the...

“If music be the food of love, play on”

“If music be the food of love, play on”

LeopardLife Dinah Thadikonda, Kat Wise, and Parker Posst, Staff Writers
April 19, 2017
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Theatre puts on widely-anticipated Shakespeare production

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OAP’s Caucasian Chalk Circle prepares for UIL

OAP’s Caucasian Chalk Circle prepares for UIL

LeopardLife Jack Marsden and Katya Wise, Etcetera Editor and Staff Writer
February 22, 2017
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The final set pieces are arranged into their proper places. Students briskly stride to the side of the stage. The lights go out. The announcer calls out the name of the play, and it begins. The UIL One-Act Play contest is the largest school play production competition in the world, and over 14,000...

Cupid or NOT on campus- Valentine’s Day considered

Cupid or NOT on campus- Valentine’s Day considered

LeopardLife Chisom Okorafor and Lindsey Hughes, staff writers
February 14, 2017
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Every Feb. 14, individually-wrapped chocolate hearts and timeless candy messages are passed around like stocks on Wall Street. Random declarations of love can be found lining the streets as well as school hallways, and it is generally a time for random cuteness, some say. While some might visualize Valentine's...

New Years Resolutions: Made to be broken or kept?

New Years Resolutions: Made to be broken or kept?

LeopardLife Erika Jenkins, Staff Writer
January 18, 2017
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The new year is a time for fresh starts and new beginnings; many people across the world create resolutions or decide to achieve a goal during the year to start it off with a bang. However, studies show that less than 10% of people who make these resolutions actually end up fulfilling them. The...

Top Movies of 2016

Top Movies of 2016

LeopardLife Dinah Thadikonda and Lindsey Hughes, Staff Writers
January 13, 2017
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  From “Finding Dory” to “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”, 2016 brought multiple hit movies from the Hollywood film industry. While some students think that 2016 was a successful year for the movie industry, others, like eighth-grader, Myles Parker do not. “I think 2016...

It’s the most wonderful time of the year across the world

It’s the most wonderful time of the year across the world

December 15, 2016
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Tis’ the season for holiday decorations being placed accordingly, holly jolly music humming through speakers, and sparkling lights strung on the eaves of houses. Although, these are just traditions for Dec. 25. The many other winter holidays include Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Chinese New Year, Bodhi Day. ...

From toys to technology teens’ take on top holiday gifts

From toys to technology teens’ take on top holiday gifts

LeopardLife Arushi Gupta and Jack Marsden, staff writer and etcetera editor
December 14, 2016
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Lights that shine bright and boxes of ornaments are brought down from the attic to welcome the holiday season into homes. As the holidays grow near, families are starting to decorate their houses in the spirit of welcoming the winter holidays, along with shopping throughout the month searching for the per...

Area student artistic talents showcased in December

Area student artistic talents showcased in December

LeopardLife Dinah Thadikonda, Parker Post, and Elaina Johnson, staff writers
December 12, 2016
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Since the weather became a bit cooler, electives have been taking part in daily practice to prepare for the annual Lovejoy Fine Arts Festival celebrated Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2-3 from 12 to 6 p.m. at Lovejoy High School. Following that event, choir pop group members from WSMS performed at area mal...

Review: Legally Blonde performance was in the pink

Review: Legally Blonde performance was in the pink

LeopardLife Erika Jenkins, staff writer
November 18, 2016
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Even though the high-school auditorium is closed for renovations, the show must go on. This year’s Willow Springs Theatre production, Legally Blonde Jr., is being put on in the WSMS cafeteria. Seventh and eighth grade actors and actresses are hard at work to make their production the most spectacu...

Organization: key to success

Organization: key to success

LeopardLife Ailsa Kokoricha, Staff Writer
November 14, 2016
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Whether someone is a fan of folders or prefers color-coordination, people have different methods for staying organized. Authorities say that being organized is a key factor of success, whether in academics or athletics. Even though it is often overlooked as a factor in success, it may be the most imp...

Pumpkin Spice Pops into Popularity

Pumpkin Spice Pops into Popularity

LeopardLife Parker Post, Staff Writer
October 24, 2016
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With fall spinning into action, lots of people are extremely excited for their seasonal traditions. For some people, fall means walking past Bath and Body Works and smelling the new pumpkin and cinnamon scents. Others may get excited for the weather, but my reason is a little different. For me, fall ...

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