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Creekwood UMC hosts annual pumpkin patch

Creekwood UMC hosts annual pumpkin patch

LeopardLife Sam Walton, Business Manager

October 18, 2017


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Fall is in the air with festivities all around. Looking for a festive way to celebrate fall? How about a pumpkin? Creekwood United Methodist Church is throwing a pumpkin patch from October 2-31. The patch features a wide selection of various pumpkins and even sells corn, hay, and gourds. Each item so...

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...

Problems arise from teen cell phone addiction

Problems arise from teen cell phone addiction

LeopardLife Taylor Crosby, Managing Editor and Ailsa Kokoricha, Staff Writer

February 17, 2017


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Ever since the invention of cellular phones in 1973, a large number of people have been infatuated. At the time when phones became small enough to carry, “trendsetters” increased the phone’s popularity. Just a few years later, phones became more advanced, taking the world by storm. Mobile devi...

Inaugurations mark new beginnings

Inaugurations mark new beginnings

LeopardLife Arushi Gupta and Elaina Johnson, Staff Writers

January 27, 2017


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When Barack Obama began his first term as the 44th president, many middle school students were too young to remember or understand this historical event. This week, On January 20,  Donald J. Trump was inaugurated into office as he began his four-year term as the 45th President of the United Sta...

Plane crashes over Custer Rd. in McKinney

Plane crashes over Custer Rd. in McKinney

LeopardLife Ariel Feldman, Elaina Johnson, staff writers

January 18, 2017


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On Saturday, Dec. 31, two planes collided over McKinney, TX. Both of the planes took off from Aero County airport. Although the airport doesn’t have an air traffic control tower, all pilots are required to announce when they land or take off. ...

2017: The year of the rooster

2017: The year of the rooster

LeopardLife Lindsey Hughes, Staff Writer

January 18, 2017


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Many people observe Chinese New Year as a time to recognize hard work, take the time to rest, and enjoy time with family as individuals wish for good luck and prosperity in the upcoming year. Not only does the Chinese nationality celebrate Chinese New Year, others do also. “I'm not Chinese but ...

Fireworks: not the only thing to ignite the sky on New Year’s Eve

Fireworks: not the only thing to ignite the sky on New Year’s Eve

LeopardLife Elaina Johnson, Josh Bittlestone, and Ariel Feldman, Staff writers and Photographer

January 18, 2017


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On Saturday the 31, New Year's Eve, two planes collided over McKinney. Both of the planes took off from Aero County airport. Although the airport doesn’t have an air traffic control tower, all pilots are required to announce when they land or take off. Although the airport doesn’t have an air ...

Lovejoy youth featured in Live Nativity at Creekwood UMC

Lovejoy youth featured in Live Nativity at Creekwood UMC

December 5, 2016


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        A Live Nativity featuring carols, live animals and area Lovejoy youth as Mary, Joseph, angels and shepherds from the Biblical account of the birth of Jesus Christ will be put on Dec. 7 -8 beginning at 6 p.m. and every half hour in the red barn at Creekwood...

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