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The student news site of Willow Springs Middle School

LeopardLIFE

The student news site of Willow Springs Middle School

LeopardLIFE

Do Fidgets Affect our Learning?

Do Fidgets Affect our Learning?

Zahara Abedin and Blake Clancy October 13, 2021

Fidgets have been around for several years, and people have forgotten its purpose. Fidgets were originally created to help students pay attention in class, but do they really help students stay mentally...

Students Comment on First Tests of the Year

Students Comment on First Tests of the Year

Holland Hutchins October 5, 2021

As we creep into the second quarter of the year, all core classes have started giving quizzes and tests regularly. Test lengths vary widely, some can be about 6 questions, and some other tests are up to...

Pokémon GOs Lake Trio Event

Pokémon GO’s Lake Trio Event

Iris Lee October 4, 2021

If you play Pokémon GO, you probably know there’s a bunch of events going on at the moment, with the most popular one being The Lake Trio event. The Lake Trio event first happened in 2017, but since...

WSMS Electives Highlight: Orchestra Overview

WSMS Electives Highlight: Orchestra Overview

Lily Sanders October 4, 2021

Orchestra is a fine arts option at WSMS, and is a great place to learn not only music, but also harmony to make sure the music flows as a group. Students chose between the violin, a very small instrument...

Technology Knock Offs

Technology Knock Offs

Zahara Abedin October 4, 2021

Of many things, modern technology is something that evolves everyday, but is at a good idea to spend a ton of money on every new product released? You see iPhones, Google Homes, Alexas, and other portable...

Neon Social is a Hit for Students

Neon Social is a Hit for Students

Sarah Osornio and Emerson York October 4, 2021

The Neon social on 9/24 was a hit for the student body. “My favorite part was hanging out with my friends and eating snacks,” said Talia Orshalick. There was basketball, volleyball, football,...

What Halloween Costumes are WSMS Students Wearing?

What Halloween Costumes are WSMS Students Wearing?

Brooke Blair and Lily Sanders October 1, 2021

Halloween is coming up, and WSMS students are excited to dress up and have fun with their friends. Trick-or-treating is a classic Halloween tradition, but COVID-19 took its effect on this national holiday...

Colors of the Rainbow

Colors of the Rainbow

Zahara Abedin September 28, 2021

When the sun is shining and it happens to be raining at the same time, it creates a weather phenomenon of colors in the sky. This is better known as a rainbow, but most people don't even know the easiest...

Listening to Music While Studying: Pros & Cons

Listening to Music While Studying: Pros & Cons

Issy Mirfin September 27, 2021

As many studies have shown, lyric-less music has benefited kids learning and concentrating. I know that when I'm doing homework and work during school, I love listening to music. It cancels out all of...

How to Get Good Grades: Studying Tips

How to Get Good Grades: Studying Tips

Iris Lee September 24, 2021

Getting back to a regular school year can be stressful, but there are ways to help make it easier for everyone. With more class periods than last year, it’s a good time to round up study tips and figure...

WSMS Neon School Social

WSMS Neon School Social

Cora Craver, Morgan Ward, and Brooke Blair September 24, 2021

On Friday, September 24, WSMS is holding its first school social in almost two years, and it's neon-themed. The social will take place after school from 6pm-8pm and all students are able to go. Tickets...

Social Anxiety in Teens: Signs and Tips

Social Anxiety in Teens: Signs and Tips

Natalie Yarad September 23, 2021

Although most teenagers go through periods of normal anxiety related to the changes that go with growing up, teens with social anxiety disorder feel fear that is out of control when doing things in front...

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