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Firefighters and students respond to local fire Monday

Firefighters and students respond to local fire Monday

LeopardLife Sam Walton, Raegan Cox, McKinley Van Benthuysen with, Carson Parks, WSMS video news

December 13, 2017


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Carson Parks, WSMS video news Fire broke at an area Lucas barn on Dec. 11 in the Cimarron neighborhood in what took 60 responders to extinguish. No major injuries were reported, although some minor burns were received. “No firefighters (were) injured. A couple of residents received minor burns but refuse...

Willow Springs receives national journalism recognition

Willow Springs receives 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...

Ten years of Leopard tradition celebrated at Leopard Friday

Ten years of Leopard tradition celebrated at Leopard Friday

LeopardLife Dinah Thadikonda, Etcetera Editor and Bethany McTee, Audrey McCaffity, Angelina Widmoser, Staff Writers

September 29, 2017


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 Food, family, friends, and football all come together for one event every year since 2007 at Lovejoy: Leopard Friday. Red, black, and white decorations cover every surface while everyone in the Lovejoy district comes together to celebrate this event. Leopard Friday is an annual celebration that...

North Texas Giving Day benefits Lovejoy area

North Texas Giving Day benefits Lovejoy area

LeopardLife Michael Modine and Ahmed Bouafif, Staff Writers

September 25, 2017


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      North Texas Giving Day raised a total of $39,379,446 on Sept. 14, and most of the area participated for one main goal: to help build awareness and support as a nonprofit team. Lovejoy ISD also participated in North Texas Giving Day. When students arrived at school on Thursday...

WSMS teacher has ties to Mexico earthquake

WSMS teacher has ties to Mexico earthquake

LeopardLife Dinah Thadikonda, Etcetera editor, Lloyd Blaylock, Campus Life editor

September 22, 2017


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On September 19, at least 237 people died and 1,900 were injured in result of a 7.1 magnitude earthquake that hit Mexico City and caused a wave of mass destruction. While the event happened in Mexico, many Lovejoy staff and students were still affected by the impact it had on their families. The e...

Hurricane Harvey continues to impact Texans

Hurricane Harvey continues to impact Texans

LeopardLife Lloyd Blaylock, Campus Life editor, Dinah Thadikonda, Etcetera editor, Olivia Lauter, Asst. Photo editor, staff writer

September 7, 2017


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As Hurricane Harvey progressed in the direction of Northwest, the water level rose and threatened the safety of families along the coast. Death tolls have reached more than 40 people. Severe damage has been inflicted on Houston and other nearby cities, which are slowly attempting to recover from the ...

“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...

Seventh graders give service to the community

Seventh graders give service to the community

LeopardLife Adam Pool, Elaina Johnson, Claire Easley, Ailsa Kokoricha, Chisom Okorafor, Dinah Thadikonda, Maddox Pederson, Katya Wise, Parker Post, Lindsey Hughes, Sam Walton, Will Carder and Tyler Call, Staff Writers

March 27, 2017


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s Baybrook Village Care As students arrive at Baybrook Village Care, an assisted living facility there was a large variety of games and seemingly everyone enjoyed the time. Following the games, students went to the living room in the facility and listened to live music from a staff member....

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