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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...

Being “Pretty”: Media’s Image of the Perfect Woman

Being “Pretty”: Media’s Image of the Perfect Woman

Hope Kahn
January 5
Filed under Features, In Depth, Showcase

We've all done it: based our worth on what other people think of us. Both guys and girls have standards, but for girls, those standards are projected heavily and are particularly harsh and unrealistic. Girls feel pressured to look the part of society's ideal image which can lead to feeling negative about...

Culture Shock: A Student’s Guide to Busan, South Korea

Culture Shock: A Student’s Guide to Busan, South Korea

Anjali DasSarma, Editor-in-Chief
December 22
Filed under Features, In Depth, Opinion, Showcase

During a nearly two week visit to Busan, South Korea (the second largest city on the southern coast of South Korea), I was able to take part in many of the activities of native youth. The culture shock I encountered was not only just in the time difference (14 hours) and the food (I tried sundae, which is t...

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