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A little change can lead to a lot of improvement

A little change can lead to a lot of improvement

LeopardLife Elaina Johnson and Ahmed Bouafif, Staff Writers

April 2, 2018


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Vegetables, sleep, exercise, these are a part of being healthy and dieting. There are many aspects to being healthy, including physical activity, watching what one eats, and taking care of our bodies. According to many researchers, dieting can be both good and bad for the human body. Dieting that is h...

‘Every day was a new adventure’

‘Every day was a new adventure’

LeopardLife Katya Wise, Real World Editor and Audrey McCaffity, Staff Writer

March 29, 2018


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From ski trips to coastal beach vacations, the variety of spring break family plans differed far and wide. or one student, the chance to visit Ireland and be present on St. Patrick's Day, also occurring during Spring Break, was an impactful experience that will be long-remembered. “I got to spend spring break in Ireland th...

The festival of colors paints Irving, Texas

The festival of colors paints Irving, Texas

LeopardLife Dinah Thadikonda, Etcetera Editor

March 7, 2018


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Colored powder bursts through the air at  the DFW Hindu Temple in Irving as Holi, The Festival of Colors is celebrated. Holi is celebrated all across India, the South Asian country in honor of Vishnu, a Hindu god. People who attend the festivals are doused in the colored powder and sing, dance,...

‘It’s not too late’ to get a flu shot

‘It’s not too late’ to get a flu shot

LeopardLife Audrey McCaffity and Mathias Alling, Staff Writers

February 14, 2018


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As it is is flu season, many have opted for a flu vaccine to fight the illness.  There are split opinions on flu vaccines and other immunizations.  With more than 25 vaccines available in the U.S., opportunities exist to prevent varying sicknesses and germs.  Various viewpoints are shared over the ...

Freezing temps and power outages impact Collin County residents, WSMS students and staff

Freezing temps and power outages impact Collin County residents, WSMS students and staff

LeopardLife Sam Walton, Business Manager, with Zach Dillard, Adam Mendelson, Anthony Morgello and Elaina Johnson, staff writers

January 18, 2018


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Although Texas doesn't usually get extremely cold weather, Winter temperatures hit below freezing for many people recently from Monday night, throughout Tuesday through Thursday and are expected to continue with an expected temp rise toward the end of the week. Collin County residents rarely see freezing ...

LeopardLife newspaper and Rosette yearbook earn national journalism recognition

LeopardLife newspaper and Rosette yearbook earn national journalism recognition

LeopardLife Will Doig, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017


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The 2017 WSMS newspaper was entered in Best of Show Nov. 16-19 in the Dallas National Student Press Conference/Journalism Educators Association convention at the Hyatt Regency. LeopardLife’s May issue received third place at the convention with more than 2,000 students in attendance.  Middle s...

How to NOT fall victim to the flu

How to NOT fall victim to the flu

LeopardLife Mathias Alling and Margo Friloux, Staff Writers

November 15, 2017


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  Lurking on surfaces, insidiously lingering to spread and infect innocent bystanders: the flu eagerly awaits to grab its next victim. Simply touching a keyboard, doorknob, or light switch, then rubbing one’s nose or eyes transmits thousands of bacteria viruses causing colds, the flu, and o...

East Stacy Road construction slows school commute

East Stacy Road construction slows school commute

LeopardLife Mac Van Benthuysen and Nicole George, Staff Writers

October 12, 2017


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From getting to school in the morning to grabbing a quick Sonic drink, construction along Stacy Road has impaired motor mobility for parents and teens. Throughout the day, traffic has created a huge impact on residents, parents and students during commutes. City planners said while the construction ma...

Suicide – A battle not to be fought alone

LeopardLife Ally Harris and Angelina Widmoser

October 10, 2017


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Suicide Prevention Month has been observed for many years by millions of different people. While September has already passed, this issue is remembered all year long. In recent years, people have made suicide and depression seem “cool” or "in-style”.Others believe it is not because every 30 seco...

“May the Fourth (Force) be with you”

“May the Fourth (Force) be with you”

LeopardLife Sam Walton, Staff Writer

May 4, 2017


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Star Wars has been in the world for decades and has brought in many fans. This famous film franchise has been a delight to many viewers. Star Wars is a fictional universe with a variety of species. The Jedi are the protectors of the universe and wield a weapon known as a lightsaber, a kyber crystal-powered...

WSMS celebrates children with autism

WSMS celebrates children with autism

LeopardLife Maddox Pederson and Sam Walton, Staff Writers

April 25, 2017


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Autism is a brain condition that causes a person to have difficulty communicating, forming relationships with other people, detecting sarcasm and social cues, and can have trouble comprehending the emotions of the people around them. Many kids look at this as a disadvantage, however, other people say...

Hand in Hand: are selfies and self-harm related?

Hand in Hand: are selfies and self-harm related?

LeopardLife Ailsa Kokoricha, Staff Writer

March 7, 2017


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“But first, let me take a selfie.” According to a multitude of magazines and articles, selfies raise self-confidence in teens. However, despite a number selfies the average teenager takes, their confidence might actually be dwindling.   According to https://www.psychologytoday.com/, discovering...

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