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Flu Season: Causes, tips, and how to avoid

Roice Jacob, Leopard Life Staff Writer

December 16, 2019

The cold and flu strikes again in America, making it one of the worst seasons with over 1,300 deaths this year. “The number one way to prevent the flu is to get the vaccine,” said Mrs Young, School Nurse. More advice to avoid the flu is to try to avoid sick people and don't touch areas were the sick people ...

Caffeine Addiction

Angelina Wang and Zaina Waheed

December 16, 2019

  Since the 17th century, people all over the world are addicted to caffeine, a compound found in tea  and coffee-related substances because it provides energy. “I think caffeine is something that makes you hyper and stay up all night,” said Hudson Empey, 7. Caffeine is the world’...

Giving back during the Christmas season

Campbell Lester, Leopard Life Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

With Christmas right around the corner, we may find our focus primarily on what we receive, when it should be more focused on what we give.  "It's very important to give back, especially during this season, because there are many kids who don't have essentials for Christmas," said Erin Verschage, 8....

Less is more

Libby Johnson, Leopard Life Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

  Every day, more people all over the world are embracing a lifestyle called minimalism because it shows them how to have more with less.  According to the founders of “The Minimalists”, John Feilds Milburn and Ryan Nicodemus, minimalism is "a lifestyle that helps people question what ...

What young men can learn from attending Boy Scouts

William Carlson, Leopard Life Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

Since the creation of scouting, young men across the world are attending Boy Scouts to learn and master many useful skills/abilities. “Boy Scouts is very fun and educational,” said Boy Scout Devin Muaina, 7. Boys Scouts was first created in 1910 and has then expanded to become one of the la...

AMC Math Competition

William Carlson, Leopard Life Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

Students at WSMS are taking part in a nationwide mathematics competition, called the AMC Math Competition, to determine if they are smart enough to advance to the next level of the competition. According to the writers at www.maa.org, “The Mathematical Association of America American Mathematics Compet...

Thanksgiving Break

Bethanie Wu, Leopard Life Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

Thanksgiving break was the perfect time for WSMS students to travel and take a break from their everyday school life. “I went on a cruise and traveled to multiple locations around the world for a week,” said Kaylee Christiansen, 8. While some students traveled around the world, other students tr...

Lovejoy Fine Arts Festival showcases WSMS students

Alissa Chang and Evelyn Tsai

December 13, 2019

On Friday, Dec. 6 and 7, Lovejoy ISD hosted its 10th Fine Arts Festival, showcasing performances, galleries, and concerts from Lovejoy students. “The Fine Arts Festival is a way for students to show their artwork and creativity,” Chakrearsey Prom, 8. The orchestra programs performed in the audito...

Preventing Procrastination

Evelyn Tsai, Leopard Life Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

WSMS students procrastinate — this isn’t new. However, students have started procrastinating more and more because of the increasing amount of work. “I wait ‘til the last minute to finish things,” said Camille Crews, 8. Procrastination is the act of avoiding work or activities. Usual...

Students get to Experience PSAT’s for the First Time

Selene Thompson, Leopard Life Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

  On Oct. 24, 2019, WSMS eighth graders took their first ever PSAT test to prepare for for high school tests.     “PSAT 8/9 is the first college readiness test in the College Board's suite of college readiness assessments,” said Kay Bordelon, WSMS counselor.     Some students...

Peer Pressure

Zaina Waheed and Michael Malka

December 13, 2019

Have you ever been pressured to do something you didn’t want to do? Did you do it, and if you did, do you regret it, or do you think it made part of who you are today? Almost everybody has been pressured to do something more than once, it’s not something you can completely avoid, but you should know how ...

Lovejoy Hockey team is off to a great start

Christian Giordano, Leopard Life Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

The Lovejoy Hockey team, despite being a high school team, has many WSMS students on the team, that have a positive impact on the team. “We have been on a great win streak because of our awesome goaltending, our defense, and our goal-scorers. Overall, I think we have a pretty stacked team this ...

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