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More Technology is Needed in Classrooms

More Technology is Needed in Classrooms

Gabby Christopher
June 13, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Ever since the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy was implemented in Howard County at the beginning of this school year, students using their cell phones has become a commonality within classrooms. This year, more and more teachers have been planning assignments and activities...

Testing For PARCC Is Going To Take Some Adjusting

Testing For PARCC Is Going To Take Some Adjusting

Rachel Eisenhauer
June 13, 2016
Filed under Opinion

PARCC isn’t going away. As much as many students would like to never take PARCC or another standardized test again, that doesn't seem likely. Because we can’t get rid of it, we need to find a way to live with it. Both students and staff need to work together to change the things they can. 1....

Why Everybody Should be a Feminist

Why Everybody Should be a Feminist

Gabby Christopher
June 1, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Time Magazine has been publishing an issue at the end of the year with someone they name the Person of the Year. Since 1927, the beginning of this tradition, there’s only been 4 women to ever be named this and Angela Merkel, Time’s 2015 Person of the Year, is the first woman since 1986 to receive...

Teen Dating Life Impacted By New Standards

Teen Dating Life Impacted By New Standards

Taylor Morton
February 2, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Dating in high school has become more complicated than it used to be, due to new social norms and pressures for having the “perfect relationship.” However, you shouldn’t have to strive for the “perfect relationship” but rather strive for a healthy one. Having a genuine relationship in school...

Tardy Table Proves to be Inadequate

Tardy Table Proves to be Inadequate

Gabby Christopher
November 12, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Every morning there are students who are just a few seconds or minutes late to school and instead of being able to quickly run to class, they have to stand in the tedious and long tardy table line. The tardy table was implemented as a way to make sure that kids who are late to school get consequences...

Cafeteria Staff Feels Disrespected

Cafeteria Staff Feels Disrespected

Taylor Morton
November 12, 2015
Filed under Opinion

When a student walks into the cafeteria, they might notice a tense atmosphere, frustrated kitchen staff, and hungry, impatient students clumped together in the free and reduced line. There is an unorganized, large mass of students pushing and shoving to get to the front.  While in the line, a student...

Be Proud to Play for Wilde Lake

Be Proud to  Play for Wilde Lake

Faith Leslie
November 12, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Sports

Being a Wilde Lake athlete, you constantly see the stigma and the category that the rest of Howard County puts us into: ghetto. I saw this stigma even before I came here, with people’s faces dropping when I told them where I was districted to go. People I’ve known for years have moved or attend...

How Early is Too Early?

How Early is Too Early?

Rachel Lazris
June 16, 2015
Filed under Opinion

According to Nathaniel Popper of The New York Times, in today’s sports world “coaches at colleges large and small” are recruiting 13 and 14 year old girls to fill future rosters, “despite NCAA rules that appear to explicitly prohibit it.” Rather than deciding which college to attend senior...

Perspective: Should Girl’s Lacrosse Continue To Wear Skirts?

Perspective: Should Girl’s Lacrosse Continue To Wear Skirts?

Ashleigh Cameron
June 16, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Sports

Can you imagine running down the field in a skirt that goes down to your knees? Some women athletes almost know what this feels like. In 1926, the first girls’ lacrosse team ever was created. Their uniforms were long, loose pleated dresses that came down to their knees and they wore long-slee...

The Important of Losing

The Important of Losing

Rachel Lazris
June 16, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Loser. No one wants to be associated with that word. Perhaps that is why so many families want to send their children to schools that win in sports often, such as River Hill with its numerous state championships. What those families fail to realize, however, is that schools, such as Wilde Lake, where...

The Problem With Cell Phones

The Problem With Cell Phones

Jenny Lees
June 16, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Have you ever had problems with procrastination, back pain, or fatigue? The source of the problem may be in the palm of your hand. Today, we are stuck in a cycle of constantly checking our phones, whether we are playing an addicting game, checking social media sites, or responding to what seems to be...

Make Your High-School Career Count

Make Your High-School Career Count

Ola Alli
June 16, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Less than 40 percent of Wilde Lake students are involved in clubs and sports, according to the latest Gallup Poll. Despite the benefits of extracurriculars, Wilde Lake’s involvement is low. I would like to encourage the rest of you, the other 60 percent, to get involved. In school, some of your...

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