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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...

Benefits of Healthy Snacks

Evelyn Tsai, Leopard Life Staff Writer

February 3, 2020

At WSMS, students share their opinions on their favorite healthy snacks to eat during their classes in the past school year. “I watched a video on Alzheimer’s, and now I’m eating handfuls of nuts - like almonds,” said Jocelyn Kim, 8. Most nuts, including almonds, are very healthy snacks. Almo...

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....

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