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Book fair benefits City House

Book fair benefits City House

LeopardLife Anthony Morgello, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


Filed under BRIEFLY, Real World/Community

- photo by India Ingham WSMS recently started a book fair, and it has stirred up a bit competition between the homeroom classes. The classes are competing to see who can donate the most money to charity and score the most points from a number of different activities. Students can participate in: a da...

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


Filed under Real World, Real World/Community

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


Filed under Real World, Real World/Community

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


Filed under Real World, Real World/Community

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,...

China celebrates Year of the Dog

China celebrates Year of the Dog

LeopardLife Ahmed Bouafif, Staff Writer

February 20, 2018


Filed under Real World/Community

On Friday, February 16, people from all around the world celebrated Chinese New Year in different ways, including apps taking on a festive theme or people celebrating at home. Many people are unaware of what the Chinese New Year is about. Some might think it is the normal new year which is celebrat...

‘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


Filed under Real World, Real World/Community

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


Filed under Real World, Real World/Community

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 ...

Top tips for avoiding the flu

Top tips for avoiding the flu

LeopardLife Ahmed Bouafif, Audrey McCaffity, and Elaina Johnson, Staff Writers

December 19, 2017


Filed under Real World/Community

With the constant chills, muscle aches, and fever, the flu season is in full swing. More than 7,000 cases have been confirmed in the U.S., and more and more students are going home each day with the flu. “My brother has the flu and it has been hard for him. My family has been giving him medicine a...

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 spot news

December 13, 2017


Filed under Real World/Community, WSMS Video Spot News

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...

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


Filed under Real World, Real World/Community

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


Filed under Real World, Real World/Community

  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


Filed under Real World, Real World/Community

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...

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