Students wear trendy costumes for Halloween

Mia Reaugh, Leopard Life Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

Halloween is right around the corner and kids at WSMS are coming up with the most original, fun, and unique costumes. “During Halloween, you can be creative by wearing cool costumes that are special to you,” said Samantha Du Bouis, 7. Everyone can express themselves through fun costumes.  ...

What to look forward to after High School

Selene Thompson, Leopard Life Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

Around the world, it’s difficult for a student to choose what they want to do after high school— here are some professional tips and advice.  “I think it's important to know what your options are after high school, as most students will be 18, and their adult lives have begun. It will be time...

New local business brought to WSMS

Christian Giordano, Leopard Life Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

Jacob Petrin, Ethan Smith, and Thomas Clancy developed local, craft beverage business called J.E.T. Homemade Rootbeer since August 2019 to make an enjoyable profit. “We started the business because Governor Greg Abbot signed a law saying kids could sell non-alcoholic beverages without paying ta...

Fast Food or Fat Food?

Zaina Waheed, Leopard Life Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

You see them at every major intersection. We see them all around us. They’ve taken over a large portion of the restaurant business. That’s right — I’m talking about fast food. The burgers and french fries are delicious, but have you ever actually wondered what you’re eating and what effect...

To sleep or not to sleep?

Evelyn Tsai, Leopard Life Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

In WSMS, students have been losing sleep due to the mounting stress and pressure from academic and extracurricular activities. “Well, if I don’t get enough sleep each day, then I don’t feel as good, I won’t do as well in school and I won’t pay attention as much,” said Noah Marsden, 8. ...

Strategies to prevent cyberbullying

Angelina Wang, Leopard Life Staff Writer

September 25, 2019

Teens have been being cyberbullied on social media these past few years through hate comments and harmful threats. “Don't share personal data because that's how people steal your identity,” says Caroline Swanson, 7. Make sure to never post your private information or tell someone your password, bec...

Test anxiety and how to battle it

Libby Johnson, Leopard Life Staff Writer

September 25, 2019

In classrooms across North America test anxiety, a mental illness, is becoming increasingly frequent among students because of the pressure to succeed and do well on tests. “I would say that test anxiety is common among high achievers, kids who are concerned about scoring well on standardized t...

Students stress over school tryouts

Mia Reaugh, Leopard Life Staff Writer

September 25, 2019

Recently, there have been many tryouts taking place at WSMS which can give kids anxiety about making a team. Sometimes kids don’t know how to deal with the stress.  “Sports have surely started up quick,” said Garin Ruppert, 7. So far at WSMS, football, volleyball, tennis, swimming, golf, cr...

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