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Fortnite storm circle closes in on classrooms

Fortnite storm circle closes in on classrooms

LeopardLife Zach Dillard, Will Doig, Anthony Morgello, and Mathias Alling, Staff Writers

May 31, 2018


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“The storm’s right behind us!” -a common phrase heard in the school and around the campus. From playing a game between classes in the hallways or at the beginning of instruction to being a lunch-time favorite, Fortnite and PUBG (PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds) while popular, may become distra...

Memorial Day to honor those who ‘served for us and our country’

Memorial Day to honor those who ‘served for us and our country’

LeopardLife Nicole George, staff writer

May 28, 2018


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On May 28, those who have died fighting for their country will be honored for their service. This Memorial Day lands on the last Monday of May, and students will be able to admire the people who served for us and died. Memorial Day was first recognized as a holiday after the Civil War, but was ori...

Peace cranes sent from art program to Hiroshima

Peace cranes sent from art program to Hiroshima

LeopardLife Elaina Johnson, staff writer; India Ingham, Graphics Editor; and Molly Martin, WSMS TV News

May 4, 2018


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Some say peace begins with a person.  Here at Willow Springs, peace began with classrooms of art students who for more than two weeks created numerous, colorful paper cranes that draped and adorned the halls as a project led by art teacher Jenny Slaver. These cranes were later sent to Hiroshima...

Flags flew high at state with Color Guard win

Flags flew high at state with Color Guard win

LeopardLife Mac Van Benthuysen, Margo Friloux, Bethany McTee, staff writers

April 17, 2018


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With dazzling flags and twirling rifles, Color Guard wowed judges as the color guard scored first at the North Texas Color Guard Association Cadet Class on March 10 with their show titled “The River” with a score of 91.25. The show carried out a more serious tone compared to other cadet class sho...

‘Ensuring a safe, healthy and happy learning environment’

‘Ensuring a safe, healthy and happy learning environment’

LeopardLife Ally Harris, Bethany McTee, Staff Writers

March 27, 2018


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With buzzing phones, sour candy, and flavored ICE drinks and Starbucks more prevalent in the halls earlier this year, the school administration brought a more focused enforcement of policies regarding food and beverage and cell phone usage  to make for a happy, healthy and clean environment.     ...

Student safety is ‘number one goal’

Student safety is ‘number one goal’

LeopardLife Mathias Alling, staff writer

February 21, 2018


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A group goes up to present to the class and all of a sudden, is interrupted as the fire alarm sounds and the whole class drops everything and the group misses their presentation. With fires, inclement weather, and other concerns, routine drills are tasked to ensure student safety school officials said in...

Self-love and self-care are building blocks to relationships

Self-love and self-care are building blocks to relationships

LeopardLife Dinah Thadikonda, Section Editor

February 13, 2018


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  From learning to trust and love others from infancy, pre-k and later elementary and secondary school, how individuals treat themselves and others are building blocks that last a lifetime.  Self-love and self-confidence are primary to all relationship success counselor Kay Bordelon sa...

WSMS flu cases on the rise

WSMS flu cases on the rise

LeopardLife Parker Post, Managing Editor, with Kaylea Norman and Mathias Alling

January 17, 2018


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The flu sweeps over North Texas and so far claimed 26 lives with it. The flu may not last long, but the effect on the victims can be long-lasting due to secondary problems that can arise from the flu, such as pneumonia.  Locally, students continue to be impacted by the flu.  Nearby and local physic...

Taking care of the kids

Taking care of the kids

LeopardLife Claire Easley, Editor in Chief and Parker Post, Managing Editor

January 8, 2018


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A village of well-assembled gingerbread houses displayed in the corner, the glare of red and white blinking holiday lights in the window, or the glow of the Menorah candles, after a perfect arrangement of steaming festive foods, apple pie is pulled from the oven steaming, the aroma of the holidays perme...

The holidays continue minus one long-time Fairview elf

The holidays continue minus one long-time Fairview elf

LeopardLife Bethany McTee and Ally Harris, Staff Writers, with help from Margo Friloux

December 11, 2017


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This holiday season,  the holiday will continue minus one Fairview Santa’s helper who helped assure Christmas gifts were placed beneath spruce, fir and pine trees the past 18 years for area youth and children, Fairview town officials said. The longtime town of Fairview Santa’s helper, known ...

Veterans Day honors soldiers’ service

Veterans Day honors soldiers’ service

LeopardLife Will Doig, Staff writer

November 10, 2017


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Veterans Day is a day American citizens look back and appreciate those who served in war and fought for their country. Many, in all of the years and decades, have served in the American military. Out of all the individuals who have served many have died while many have survived, but all in all for mo...

Dangers potentially lurk in Halloween baskets

Dangers potentially lurk in Halloween baskets

LeopardLife Lindsey Hughes, Managing Editor

October 31, 2017


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While the sweets and sugar may fool some, various Halloween candy has been found to hold dangerous drugs or weapons. All over the country, many parents are concerned for their child's health regarding their choices of doing drugs, along with being fooled by hazardous candies and sweets. The issue of dr...

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