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Communication is the Foundation of a Great School

Communication is the Foundation of a Great School

Misbah Farooqi
June 16, 2015
Filed under Opinion

In order for a school to be successful, the students and administrators all need to understand one another’s perspectives and communicate those perspectives with one another. Unfortunately, we don’t always see this happening at Wilde Lake. While our administration and students all do an excellent...

Not All Superheroes Wear Capes

Not All Superheroes Wear Capes

Christian Richardson
June 16, 2015
Filed under Opinion

When people hear the word “hero,” they think of people like Superman or Batman. Many people picture a hero as someone who has extraordinary abilities and wears a bright and colorful costume. The dictionary definition of a superhero is “a figure of divine descent, endowed with great strength ...

Procrastination is Our Worst Enemy

Procrastination is Our Worst Enemy

Misbah Farooqi
March 25, 2015
Filed under Opinion

It’s 8 P.M. on a Sunday night, and you still haven’t started your homework. You’re lying in bed, scrolling through your Instagram feed. A quick text to your friends confirms that you’re not the only one who hasn’t started your homework yet. It happens to all of us, but it’s something th...

Opinion: Stepping it Up Better Recruitment, Better Coaching, More Wins

Opinion: Stepping it Up Better Recruitment, Better Coaching, More Wins

Ali Mallo
March 16, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Sports

Wilde Lake is not known through the county for it’s sports. We have suffered many years with the majority of our teams having losing records. While some programs do not follow the trend, the reputation we have been given has stuck. Why are Wilde Lake sports struggling? The issue is not a lack...

(Pretend) Violence is Normal

(Pretend) Violence is Normal

Alex Moon
December 12, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Halo, Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto. What do they have in common? They’re staples in the game industry that target a younger male demograph­ic. Year after year, they rake in money hand over fist. They also all prominent­ly feature guns. Like most other males my age, I spent a solid chunk of my ch...

It’s Not How We Fall, But How We Get Back Up

It’s Not How We Fall, But How We Get Back Up

Syra Kayani
April 21, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

At approximately 11:15 a.m. on Saturday, January 25, eight shots were fired in the Columbia Mall. After the event, three were killed and several were injured, but the pain and anxiety lingered in Columbia. Following the incident, many were still afraid and hesitant to enter the one place they visited ...

Why You Should Listen To Punk Music

Why You Should Listen To Punk Music

Michael Moore
March 18, 2014
Filed under Opinion

           What is punk music and why should I listen to it? In order to answer that question, you have to look at all the subgenres of punk music. Punk rock, pop punk, “emo” punk, and ska punk (an upbeat mix of rock, reggae rhythm, and brass instruments) are some of the subgenres that enco...

Don’t Freak Out if You’re Single

Don’t Freak Out if You’re Single

Jessica Hubert
March 14, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Set the scene: It's prom night and you don't have a date. All your other friends have a date and are taking 400 pictures and pinning on boutonnieres and corsages. You’re standing outside of the group, questioning your life and every decision you’ve made. Should I have asked Joe Schmo out that time after Spring Break? Should I have let him make that move when we went to see Safe Haven?...

A Day Without My Cell Phone

A Day Without My Cell Phone

Chris Simmens
March 5, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Cell phones have become an almost necessary part of our lives. We use them for communication, entertainment, and even business. There are a lot of people who couldn’t go a single day without their phone. I decided I should try to survive a day without my beloved phone. Here is my experience. 7:20 AM: I give my phone to a fellow journalist a...

Sick of the Common Cold Fronts Yet?

Sick of the Common Cold Fronts Yet?

Grant Severson
February 28, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Hot off the heels of yet another storm, and consequently, another snow day. Those of us who just months ago welcomed the odd day off with open arms now turn a cold shoulder to the all too frequent forecasts of snow. And let’s be honest here. We may have dreamed of a white Christmas, but probably not...

The Beatles: 50 Years Young

The Beatles: 50 Years Young

Anjali DasSarma
February 27, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Four young lads from Liverpool who called themselves “the Beatles” stepped out onto Ed Sullivan’s stage on February 9, 1964 to change the music industry forever. To be fair, that's probably not what they set out to do, but, purposefully or not, they and the music movement they brought with them ...

Khari On Love

Khari On Love

Khari Jackson
February 25, 2014
Filed under Opinion

When you think of love, what do you think? This is a serious question because I feel everyone has a different opinion on love. I always wonder, do people share the same thoughts on love as me. Love is a feeling that should be agreed on by two people, and I think that us high schoolers are so forc...

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