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Social Experiment

Social Experiment

Sara Fitch
February 2, 2016
Filed under Features

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
Filed under Features

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
Filed under Features

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...

Wildecat Time Changes Implemented

Gabby Christopher
November 12, 2015
Filed under Features, News

Wildecat time was implemented last year when the administrators and students decided they wanted some sort of free time where students and teachers could meet for extra help, club meetings or just a short break from class. Many students like sophomore, Imasha Kuruppuarachchi, used Wildecat time last...

Ms. Tarr Returns to Wilde Lake to Give Back

Ms. Tarr Returns to Wilde Lake to Give Back

Gabby Christopher
November 12, 2015
Filed under Features

Though Ms. Tarr is a new addition to our math department, she is no stranger to Wilde Lake. After graduating from Wilde Lake and attending Towson and College Park, she has returned to give back to the school community that helped her understand the value of a good education. When she started high...

CRD Program Helps Students Discover Alternative Paths

CRD Program Helps Students Discover Alternative Paths

Keshav Suri
November 12, 2015
Filed under Features, News

“It’s all about knowing you,” says Mrs. Bullock, who teaches Career, Research, and Development, or CRD, which is, according to Mrs. Bullock, “about teaching skills students will use as they become young adults.” In general, CRD serves those who are not necessarily on the four-year college...

Mr. Crouch Fills Gap in Choir Department

Mr. Crouch Fills Gap in Choir Department

Anjali DasSarma
November 6, 2015
Filed under Features

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 written a...

For Muslim Students, Prejudice Still Looms

For Muslim Students,  Prejudice Still Looms

Carmen Freeman
June 16, 2015
Filed under Features

At Wilde Lake, we often feel like as though we live in a world that is over prejudice, when in reality, many still feel the subtle and unseen hand of discrimination. Muslim students, often misunderstood, as a result of stereotyping in the media. Freshman Zuha Wasti defines prejudice as “people...

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