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Letterman Raise $400 in Spare Change for Grassroots

Letterman Raise $400 in Spare Change for Grassroots

Jenny Lees
December 12, 2014
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Three Howard County high school students died by suicide last year. For Howard County, that number is about average for the past three years, according to Cathy Smith, who intends to bring that number to zero. Cathy Smith is the Youth Coordinator of the Grassroots Crisis Center and Homeless Shelter,...

Chesapeake Bay Drainage Project Combats Pollution

Chesapeake Bay Drainage Project Combats Pollution

Anjali DasSarma
December 10, 2014
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“They even had to look into explosives,” said Mr Crouse, 11th grade assistant principal, when asked about the Chesapeake Bay Drainage project. The Chesapeake Bay Drainage project, part of Howard County’s Watershed and Restoration Program, started in June to improve water quality and reduce stormwater...

Wild Wilde West

Wild Wilde West

Janay Gore
May 6, 2014
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A Showcase of Champions: Ms. Midgley Presents Award Winning Speech and Debate Team

A Showcase of Champions: Ms. Midgley Presents Award Winning Speech and Debate Team

Nathan Nguyen
May 1, 2014
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On Tuesday April 29 the Speech and Debate team performed a their best oral pieces of the year to a small but adoring crowd. Here are pictures from the event.   ...

Administration Reinforces Cell Phone Policy

Administration Reinforces Cell Phone Policy

Mariah Robinson
March 13, 2014
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                  This august administration has reinforced the cell phone policy here at Wilde Lake. The policy was created because “the superintendent wanted students to have more access in school” said assistant principle Ms. Brennan. However, the policy was so indistinct administrat...

Camera Systems Installed on Howard County School Buses

Camera Systems Installed on Howard County School Buses

Syra Kayani
February 26, 2014
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The Howard County Public School System is now in the process of installing digital camera systems on all school buses. With the goal to have every Howard County bus equipped with a camera system in the next few years, the camera’s are being installed to address and allow schools to investigate compla...

Student Walkers Concerned for their Safety

Student Walkers Concerned for their Safety

Syra Kayani
February 26, 2014
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  Local paths used to be freshman *Caroline Richardsons go-to route for getting around,` until the day she was sexually harassed. Richardson recalls the incident. “A guy was walking towards me from the opposite direction on the path. He seemed normal enough from a distance, but as we go...

Edmodo: A Teaching Tool for College Readiness

Edmodo: A Teaching Tool for College Readiness

Nathan Nguyen
February 21, 2014
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Edmodo is a virtual classroom that emulates the Facebook interface. By allowing students and teachers to connect through the internet, teachers can easily assign homework, create quizzes,and engage students in discussion, all in a virtual classroom setting. AP Environmental Science teacher, Mrs. Proctor, ...

Glitchy Common App Bugs Students

Glitchy Common App Bugs Students

Daniel Ingham
February 19, 2014
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After weeks of laboring over writing supplements, filling out personal information, and following up on teacher recommendation letters, senior Evan Bell sat down on October 15 to send an online college application to one of her top choices, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Filling out that online application on Common App was no small feat, but it was a labor of love. After...

YouTube and Social Media Restrictions Lifted in Howard County Public Schools

YouTube and Social Media Restrictions Lifted in Howard County Public Schools

Jessica Hubert
November 20, 2013
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Students “like” and “comment” on a photo of Miley Cyrus using their cell phones and media center computers. At lunch and in the hallways, students check updates and add pictures of their friends to Facebook. This is what Wilde Lake High School looks like in 2013. Starting this year, ...

County Lowers Academic Eligibility Standards for Students

County Lowers Academic Eligibility Standards for Students

Syra Kayani
November 20, 2013
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With at least a 2.0 GPA and no more than one E for the marking period, students in Howard County are, for the first time, allowed to fail a class and continue to participate in extracurricular activities. Last year’s policy, which required a minimum 2.0 GPA for participation, was revised, ...

Lunch Staff Implements New Pin System

Lunch Staff Implements New Pin System

Syra Kayani
November 20, 2013
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“Point of Sale,” the new electronic system for keeping track of and paying for student lunches, allows parents to fund an online account from which their child can pay for breakfast and lunch at school. Within the first month of the 2013-2014 school year, students received a six digit identification number by mail. To access any funds on their account to...

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