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Looking for a holiday gift-DIY gifts are a good way to start

Looking for a holiday gift-DIY gifts are a good way to start

LeopardLife Ally Harris, Staff Writer

December 11, 2017


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With glue, glitter, and scraps, unique, handmade gifts are made throughout the country. Many create personal Christmas presents for their friends and family. Some individuals think it can be very wonderful to open a gift underneath the tree and receive a thoughtful creation. “I like getting handmade ...

America gives thanks for Thanksgiving

America gives thanks for Thanksgiving

LeopardLife Ally Harris and Angelina Widmoser, Staff Writers

November 14, 2017


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With the turkey, mashed potatoes, and gravy, Thanksgiving can be seen celebrated by many people across America. The first Thanksgiving celebration began in 1621, but not until 1863 did it actually become holiday celebrated across the nation. “The importance of Thanksgiving is to hang out with your famil...

Haunted history of Halloween continues to scare

Haunted history of Halloween continues to scare

LeopardLife Ally Harris and Bethany McTee, Staff writers

October 31, 2017


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With candy, costumes, and fright beginning to appear, many people are excited to go out and celebrate Halloween with their family and friends. To many children in the United States, October 31 is their favorite day of the year. However, what many people don’t know is how the holiday was started. ...

Anticipation rises as iPhone X release date nears

Anticipation rises as iPhone X release date nears

LeopardLife Elaina Johnson and Zach Dillard, Staff Writers

October 13, 2017


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From brand new facial recognition to custom emojis, the iPhone X is the new face of cutting-edge technology. Releasing in November, the gadget keeps people in suspense in the wonders of it’s new technology. The iPhone X is said to be the “iPhone of the century” and is held to high standards by...

Allergies alter health

Allergies alter health

LeopardLife Dinah Thadikonda, ETC Section Editor

September 20, 2017


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While temps are somewhat down and, fall barely arrived, many students and faculty already show symptoms of fall seasonal allergies. The culprit: high counts of ragweed and mold according to high area pollen accounts https://www.pollen.com/forecast/extended/pollen/75070 Sneezing, itching rashes, and a runny nose are jus...

Opinion: ALTER EGO – Frappuccino gives a twist at Starbucks

Opinion: ALTER EGO – Frappuccino gives a twist at Starbucks

LeopardLife Emma Gapp, Staff Writer

May 2, 2017


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Sweet. Then sour. The taste then lingers, tickling taste buds... These are not your typical Starbucks drinks that one would purchase off the menu. Starbucks, a popular coffee shop chain, let their imagination run wild, as several new “dreamy” flavored beverages are being introduced to the...

“If music be the food of love, play on”

“If music be the food of love, play on”

LeopardLife Dinah Thadikonda, Kat Wise, and Parker Posst, Staff Writers

April 19, 2017


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Theatre puts on widely-anticipated Shakespeare production

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OAP’s Caucasian Chalk Circle prepares for UIL

OAP’s Caucasian Chalk Circle prepares for UIL

LeopardLife Jack Marsden and Katya Wise, Etcetera Editor and Staff Writer

February 22, 2017


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The final set pieces are arranged into their proper places. Students briskly stride to the side of the stage. The lights go out. The announcer calls out the name of the play, and it begins. The UIL One-Act Play contest is the largest school play production competition in the world, and over 14,000...

Cupid or NOT on campus- Valentine’s Day considered

Cupid or NOT on campus- Valentine’s Day considered

LeopardLife Chisom Okorafor and Lindsey Hughes, staff writers

February 14, 2017


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Every Feb. 14, individually-wrapped chocolate hearts and timeless candy messages are passed around like stocks on Wall Street. Random declarations of love can be found lining the streets as well as school hallways, and it is generally a time for random cuteness, some say. While some might visualize Valentine's...

New Years Resolutions: Made to be broken or kept?

New Years Resolutions: Made to be broken or kept?

LeopardLife Erika Jenkins, Staff Writer

January 18, 2017


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The new year is a time for fresh starts and new beginnings; many people across the world create resolutions or decide to achieve a goal during the year to start it off with a bang. However, studies show that less than 10% of people who make these resolutions actually end up fulfilling them. The...

Top Movies of 2016

Top Movies of 2016

LeopardLife Dinah Thadikonda and Lindsey Hughes, Staff Writers

January 13, 2017


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  From “Finding Dory” to “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”, 2016 brought multiple hit movies from the Hollywood film industry. While some students think that 2016 was a successful year for the movie industry, others, like eighth-grader, Myles Parker do not. “I think 2016...

It’s the most wonderful time of the year across the world

It’s the most wonderful time of the year across the world

December 15, 2016


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Tis’ the season for holiday decorations being placed accordingly, holly jolly music humming through speakers, and sparkling lights strung on the eaves of houses. Although, these are just traditions for Dec. 25. The many other winter holidays include Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Chinese New Year, Bodhi Day. ...

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