Ways to stay connected during social distancing

Campbell Lester, Staff Writer

May 12, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to separate the world, people are finding it harder to stay connected with the people they care about. “I’ve barely talked to some of my friends since quarantine started. It’s hard to stay in touch with each other,” said Bree Zorn, 7. Many people are finding new, crea...

Must-read novels during social isolation

Libby Johnson, Staff Writer

May 12, 2020

It’s easy to tire of day-to-day quarantine activities, but curling up with a good book is the perfect escape from boredom for many students. Although, it can be hard for some people to get into reading, here are a couple of must-read novels that will turn anyone into a bookworm.  “[‘Stargir...

Activities to do while in quarantine

Bethanie Wu, Staff Writer

May 12, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has many people across the world stuck in their homes creating activities to pass time and have fun. According to WFTV, “Brian Morris, who is a construction manager and in his spare time, an artist, broke out the sidewalk chalk and created a ‘Chalk Walk' filled with Disney...

Hand washing with soap

Zaina Waheed, Staff Writer

May 12, 2020

Recently, many peoples’ daily routines have changed in light of COVID-19. Hygiene has become a significant component in improving overall health and wellness in peoples’ lives. Hand washing plays an important role in personal hygiene. “As you touch people, surfaces and objects throughout the day,...

Coping With Loss

Presley Zadorozny, Leopard Life Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

Every day, people all over the world deal with the loss of a loved one and aren’t sure how to cope with it.   “I felt sad when I lost my grandpa because he was my best friend, and I looked up to him,” said Lauren Morris, 7. For many people, the loss of a loved one causes sadness, anger, ...

Eighth-graders Experience Bump-Up Day

Selene Thompson, Leopard Life Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

On Jan. 31, 2020, WSMS eighth-graders experienced a taste of high school life for the first time.  “It [Bump-Up Day] was pretty cool. The tour was pretty amazing. Although the school is like a maze, it’s pretty easy once you get used to it,” said Luke Clark, 8. Bump-Up Day was created when...

Spring Break Plans and Benefits

Selene Thompson, Leopard Life Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

Spring Break is coming up in March, and many students at WSMS look forward to making their plans for the break. “I’m going to be constructing a D&D campaign and making youtube videos,” said Lauren Rogers, 8.  Some plans for Spring Break include diverse things such as going out of the country...

Breaking down breakfast

Evelyn Tsai, Staff Writer

February 3, 2020

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day because of its daily benefits for your body, brain, and overall health. “I think the most important meal is breakfast. It’s what gets you up in the morning. Especially if you come to school without eating breakfast, you’re going to feel really...

Rising cost of college and how to prepare

Abby Rodriguez, Staff Writer

February 3, 2020

The price of college has been a big debate in modern day society. Over the last few decades, the cost of college in the United States has risen significantly. “I definitely want to start working when I turn 16 because I know college is really expensive nowadays,” said Edina Odza, 8. Colleg...

How does technology enhance children’s lives?

Mia Reaugh, Leopard Life Staff Writer

February 3, 2020

Technology can provide many opportunities for children to learn, socialize, build character and independence. Children of our generation are growing up with endless possibilities at their fingertips.  “Technology gives you the convenience to share, create, and find whatever you want,” said Jasm...

Social Media: a Hindrance or a Help?

Libby Johnson, Leopard Life Staff Writer

February 3, 2020

People all over the world have been using and enjoying social media for almost 40 years, but experts are saying that it has a negative impact on users- especially teens. “Even though I only use social media for business purposes, I think that social media could be good or bad, depending on what you ...

Vacation Bucket List

Bethanie Wu, Leopard Life Staff Writer

February 3, 2020

Throughout the school year, WSMS students create a travel wish list; places they want to visit, and people they want to see. “For vacation, I have always wanted to travel to Greece with my friends,” said Landry Shull, 8. Warm, beachy places are desired by many students because they offer a low-stress en...

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