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Counselors Advise Students to take the SAT, despite colleges opting out

Counselors Advise Students to take the SAT, despite colleges opting out

Cris Fiorini
February 2, 2016
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Since the 1920s, the SAT has been an essential part of applying to colleges nationwide, however, some colleges have been following the trend of not requiring the SAT. Almost 1000 colleges and universities no longer require the SAT, or its counterpart, the ACT, in order to apply to their schools, acc...

Halloween Lunch Jam Showcases Musical Talent from Music Department

Halloween Lunch Jam Showcases Musical Talent from Music Department

Sara Fitch
November 12, 2015
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One Wilde Lake tradition that always drums up a crowd is the lunch jam. The lunch jam allows students to sing or play instruments during the lunch shifts. Many of the students who participate in the lunch jam play two or more instruments, and The Paw Print found that most practice at least an hou...

SGA Makes Changes to Homecoming Week

SGA Makes Changes to Homecoming Week

Tyler Powell
November 12, 2015
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Multiple changes had been made to Wilde Lake’s 2015 homecoming week and pep rally, including new spirit days, fashion shows, food drives, and more. This year, a suggestion box was left out in the cafeteria pre-homecoming week, allowing students to suggest ideas for this year’s pep rally and spirit...

Wildecat Time Changes Implemented

Gabby Christopher
November 12, 2015
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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...

The New SAT

The New SAT

Cris Fiorini
November 12, 2015
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Cristopher Fiorini A New Test is Coming Into Town   The SAT, a fundamental part of the American education system, is changing next spring in March. Used by almost all colleges in America in order to help determine eligibility, the SAT has traditionally been based on a score out of 2400...

CRD Program Helps Students Discover Alternative Paths

CRD Program Helps Students Discover Alternative Paths

Keshav Suri
November 12, 2015
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“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...

Culture Day Changes Reflect Rift Between Students and Administration

Culture Day Changes Reflect Rift Between Students and Administration

Carmen Freeman
June 16, 2015
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Written By: Carmen Freeman and Misbah Farooqi This year, Culture Day was presented to students in a pep-rally style assembly, during a two hour long 6th period in which half of all 6th period classes went down during the first hour and the other half went down during the second hour. Mr....

Mr. Cox Accepts Crystal Flame Award

Mr. Cox Accepts Crystal Flame Award

Jenny Lees
June 16, 2015
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As students applauded, Mr. Cox was presented with the 2015 Crystal Flame Award in the Students category, for creating Math Help on Main Street, where he offers assistance to students struggling in any level of math. The annual HCPSS Crystal Flame staff awards was first established in 2013. There are four categories: Students, Staff, Families and the Community...

Speech and Debate Students Compete at Nationals in Florida

Speech and Debate Students Compete at Nationals in Florida

Anjali DasSarma
June 16, 2015
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“I used to get so nervous with public speaking and reading out loud in class,” said junior Sarah Nemsick. Seeing Nemsick now, speaking clearly and thoughtfully, it’s hard to imagine a version of her that had trouble with verbal communication. “I really wanted to improve [my public speaking],...

State of the Black Girl Talk Ignites Thoughtful Discussion About Race

State of the Black Girl Talk Ignites Thoughtful Discussion About Race

Misbah Farooqi
June 16, 2015
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“Black girls will...” is the prompt that Mr. Ringgold used to open up the Black Student Achievement Program’s annual roundtable discussion on March 23. The “State of the Black Girl Talk” was a panel discussion between students, teachers, and community leaders from around the county about social,...

Hoops for Heart Raises $2,500 for Charity

Hoops for Heart Raises $2,500 for Charity

Catherine Ewing
June 16, 2015
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This year, the National Honor Society recognized a problem: heart disease is the number one cause of death in America. To combat this, they chose to fundraise      for the American Heart Association by hosting Hoops for Heart. The bracket-style 3v3 basketball tournament took place after school on ...

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