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Vaping Awareness

Selene Thompson, Leopard Life Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

In the past few years, the rates of vaping have risen, leading to an epidemic across the nation due to its appeal on youth.   “It’s advertised widely and the dangers of vaping haven’t been revealed until now, so no one really knew the dangers of it before,” said Layne Doffing, 8.  A...

Construction on Texas Central high-speed train begins

Alissa Chang, Leopard Life Co Editor

October 31, 2019

Texas Central, a private railway company, is beginning construction on a 200 mph high-speed train that connects Dallas to Houston in 90 minutes. “...It would be easier to see family because my grandma or us has to drive three hours to visit each other, so that would make it a lot easier,” said...

WSMS hosts spelling bee competition

Luke Wright, Leopard Life Co Editor

October 31, 2019

Willow Springs spelling bee auditions held on October 21 recognizes students in our school that specialize in spelling and allow them to compete. “I thought it would be a challenge to tryout, and I ended up making the team,” said James Brunson, 8. The Spelling Bee competition will be held on...

Amazon Rainforest burns

Presley Zadorozny, Leopard Life Staff Writer

September 27, 2019

The Amazon Rainforest in Brazil has been burning for the past month. Many suggest that the cause of the fires may not be natural, but others blame it on the dry season. A variety of trees and many creatures have perished because of the tremendous fire. “Amazon Rainforest has lots of endangered ...

New teachers and staff at WSMS

New teachers and staff at WSMS

Christian Giordano and Zaina Waheed

September 27, 2019

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The day we will never forget

Campbell Lester, Leopard Life Staff Writer

September 27, 2019

American citizens will always remember the tragic events of 9/11 caused by extremist Islamic terrorists who used our planes to attack us. “Even though it was one of America’s darkest hours, we still banned together and got through it as one,” said Cole Faulkner, 8. The Sept. 11 attacks w...

New year, new policy

Selene Thompson, Leopard Life Staff Writer

September 25, 2019

As of this 2019-2020 school year at WSMS, a new rule was enforced for students and teachers: the cell phone policy. “Students are now able to focus better on their school work,” said Maggie Liu, 8. The parents were the ones who originally came up with the idea. They got the idea from other districts ...

8th graders inducted into National Junior Honor Society

8th graders inducted into National Junior Honor Society

Alissa Chang, Leopard Life Co-Editor

September 25, 2019

On Sept. 11, the National Junior Honor Society held an induction ceremony for its members in the WSMS cafeteria to mark the beginning of NJHS. According to the WSMS website, "The National Junior Honor Society at Willow Springs is comprised of 8th grade students. The purpose of this organization i...

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