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Mr. Crouch Fills Gap in Choir Department

Mr. Crouch Fills Gap in Choir Department

Anjali DasSarma
June 13, 2016
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Kevin Crouch’s musical journey began with his father, in the car. “[My father] would ask: ‘what is this note? What is this note?’ It was all to train my ear so that I would get better,” said Crouch, the new choir teacher at Wilde Lake. His father, a singer and songwriter who has wri...

Wilde Lake Teachers Share Uncommon Paths to Success

Wilde Lake Teachers Share Uncommon Paths to Success

Rachel Eisenhauer
June 13, 2016
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Sometimes it feels as though we are all stuck on the same  path. We go to school, apply for college, and go to work. But it is important that we remember there are other options, and we do not have to follow the traditional path. Not all Wilde Lake teachers did and they experienced many different thin...

How Much Will the ‘College Experience’ Cost You?

How Much Will the ‘College Experience’ Cost You?

Anjali DasSarma
February 2, 2016
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The American college experience brings to mind freedom from the parental shadow, gaining independence along with responsibility to study, and learning time management skills. But along with the college experience, 71 percent of bachelor degree graduates in 2015 left college with $30,000 of debt from...

Ms. Sweitzer Returns to Coaching Wrestling

Ms. Sweitzer Returns to Coaching Wrestling

Vladimir Stewart
February 2, 2016
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Mrs. Sweitzer, Spanish teacher and JV volleyball coach, has returned this year to coaching high school wrestling after a 10 year hiatus replacing Doug Schenk as the JV wrestling coach. Mrs. Sweitzer is no stranger to wrestling. While she was enrolled here, she was the first woman wrestler at Wilde...

Wilde Lake Teachers Share College Experiences

Wilde Lake Teachers Share College Experiences

Rachel Eisenhauer
February 2, 2016
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From glow-in-the dark ultimate frisbee at midnight to live bands playing on the quad, Wilde Lake teachers have experienced all college has to offer. The Paw Print has interviewed four teachers, each with a different college experience and advice for students. Ms. Shin, French and Spanish teacher...

Social Experiment

Social Experiment

Sara Fitch
February 2, 2016
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On Thursday, December 10, I downloaded the app Moment, an app that tracks how many hours you spend on your phone. After four weeks of tracking, I am shocked by my results. The first day, I used my phone for six hours and 28 minutes which is nothing compared to the 12 hours and 42 minutes I spen...

Dr. Fowlin Addresses Mental Health through Role Playing

Dr. Fowlin Addresses Mental Health through Role Playing

Sara Fitch
February 2, 2016
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On December 9, Dr. Michael Fowlin, a psychologist and public speaker, came to Wilde Lake and gave a presentation on a multitude of issues, including feminism, stereotypes, and mental health. Dr. Fowlin drew on his own past experiences with depression as well as issues concerning high school students...

German Class Reflects Diverse Learning Population

German Class Reflects Diverse Learning Population

Sara Fitch
November 12, 2015
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A mixed classroom generates a diversity of ideas. At first glance, Mrs. Rhoton’s German class seems like just another language class because of how well they handle this situation of being the most diverse in the school, with 27 students ranging from German 2 to 5AP. Due to the limited number...

Ms. Kipping Inspires Students to Love Science

Ms. Kipping Inspires Students to Love Science

Faith Leslie
November 12, 2015
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Ms Kipping, the new chemistry and physics teacher at Wilde Lake has already made an impression, helping students after school and inspiring them to love science through her energetic approach to teaching. Her passion for science was founded by her own high school chemistry teacher. “My c...

Ms. Broyles Transitions After 11 Years in Elementary Schools

Ms. Broyles Transitions After 11 Years in Elementary Schools

Misbah Farooqi
November 12, 2015
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After teaching physical education in elementary schools for 11 years, Ms. Broyles is making the transition to teaching at Wilde Lake. Before coming to Wilde Lake, Ms. Broyles earned her degrees in Physical Education and Administration and Supervision at Towson and Notre Dame and taught in Harford...

Junior-Senior Prom Scheduled for 2017

Gabby Christopher
November 12, 2015
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For the past few years, Wilde Lake has been known for being the only high school in Howard County to not have a junior-senior prom but in 2017, this will change. In early August of this year, class sponsors voted to have the junior-senior prom starting in 2017. Both juniors and seniors will be paying,...

Jumping For Joy

Jumping For Joy

Gabby Christopher
November 12, 2015
Filed under Features, Sports, Spotlight

“Jump roping is a relatively new sport that is still developing everyday.” says freshman, David Gordon. “But it’s not very complicated to get started.  All you need is a rope.” David Gordon and Michael Laper, devote 2-4 hours to competitive jump roping everyday. Gordon was first inspired...

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