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Pole Vaulter Kareem Press Reaches New Heights

Pole Vaulter Kareem Press Reaches New Heights

Hope Kahn
March 31, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports, Spotlight

Sprinting down the runway with speed, determination and focus, junior Kareem Press plants the pole firmly onto the ground, takes flight, and soars through the air clearing the bar at 10 feet. This was the moment Press won pole vault at Howard County regionals. Press’ clearance of 10 feet at region...

Ariti Dorsey Uses Poetry To Express Herself

Ariti Dorsey Uses Poetry To Express Herself

Takyla Brown
March 29, 2017
Filed under Arts, Features, Showcase

Five year old Ariti Dorsey sits in the cozy living room of her home with her mother, as the voice of Maya Angelou’s poetry fills the air from the CD player. Years later, Maya Angelou's words and strength still echo within Ariti, encouraging her to write her own poetry. Now, as a senior, Ariti ha...

Wilde Lake Wins Second in the Bright Minds Dance Competition

Wilde Lake Wins Second in the Bright Minds Dance Competition

Bryan Castillo, Writer
March 23, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

At the end of the school day, many teachers walk towards the dance room. As they make their way towards it, the music gets louder and louder. Past the band room and guitar room, to their right is the dance room. Opening the door, Ms. Estabrook is at the front of the dance room dancing to The Newsies soundt...

Ms. Franckowiak Selected to Compete on Jeopardy

Ms. Franckowiak Selected to Compete on Jeopardy

Anjali DasSarma, Editor-in-Chief
March 7, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Click. Click click. It’s Tuesday evening, and Biology teacher Ms. Franckowiak sits in front of her TV as Jeopardy questions flash up on the screen. She’s gripping a pen, poised to click right after host Alex Trebek finishes asking the question. “You think it’s just about speed,” she explains....

Seniors Give Advice on Grappling with College Rejections

Seniors Give Advice on Grappling with College Rejections

Julia Bohse, Writer
March 3, 2017
Filed under Features

“We regret to inform you…” A student’s worst nightmare. You see the letter in the mail with the label “Admissions” on the front and your heart starts to race. Excitedly, you pull open the seal and dig out the letter. Fumbling to unfold the paper, the word “regret” jumps out at you....

Sophomore Philip Taylor Designs Prosthetic Arm for Children

Sophomore Philip Taylor Designs Prosthetic Arm for Children

Rachel Eisenhauer, Arts and Sports Editor
March 1, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Most children spend their childhoods racing up and down plastic slides, toddling around parks and screeching after scraping a knee or an elbow. But for children who have disabilities, a simple crash can have more serious consequences. A typical prosthetic limb can range anywhere from $5,000-$50,000...

Sophomore Trea Keys Shoots to Top Ranked Scorer in Howard County

Sophomore Trea Keys Shoots to Top Ranked Scorer in Howard County

Hope Kahn
February 13, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

“He’s-A-Soph-More!” the crowd chants as Trea Keys, a 5’7” point guard, scores from the 3-point line again and again. Keys, the leading scorer in Howard County basketball, is an essential part of the varsity basketball team. Keys was pulled up to varsity as a freshman during the 2015-201...

Wilde Lake Implements New After School Academic Support Program

Wilde Lake Implements New After School Academic Support Program

Faith Joseph, Writer
February 9, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Replacing Wilde Lake’s previous program, Bridges, Beyond School Hours is a program designed to provide students with academic support in various content areas, from math to social studies.  Site coordinator Mrs. Buteau helps further the mission of Beyond School Hours, which is to offer all students...

An Early Finish: Sixteen Year Old Ariel Uy Graduates with the Class of 2017

An Early Finish: Sixteen Year Old Ariel Uy Graduates with the Class of 2017

Rachel Eisenhauer
February 9, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

When making the decision to graduate from high school a year early, junior Ariel Uy asked herself, “Consider how it will affect all parts of your life. What are you missing [and] what are you gaining from leaving a year early?” For Uy, the decision was a difficult one. A lot of opportunities and experiences ca...

What Wilde Lake Seniors Learned From the College Application Process

What Wilde Lake Seniors Learned From the College Application Process

Julia Bohse
January 30, 2017
Filed under Features

As college applications for the Class of 2017 are coming to a close and acceptances are rolling in, it’s time for the Class of 2018 to start thinking about applying to college. Even if you don’t know what you want to major in now or what you want to do after college, it’s important to find a college...

Exam Life at Wilde Lake High School

January 25, 2017
Filed under Features

Natalie Varela

Winners Announced for Wilde Lake’s Poetry Out Loud Contest

Winners Announced for Wilde Lake’s Poetry Out Loud Contest

Christian Richardson and Takyla Brown
January 5, 2017
Filed under Arts, Features

Wilde Lake has announced the top three winners of the school-wide round for the Poetry Out Loud competition: Alex Berland placed first, Kylie Bitner-Parish placed second, and Isaiah Allen placed third. Berland will go on to regionals in Baltimore in February. Berland is a member and current head of Wild...

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