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5 Instagram Rules that Should Never be Broken

5 Instagram Rules that Should Never be Broken

Khari Jackson
February 21, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

What apps are constantly up on your smart phone? The two that are always open in my phone happen to be Instagram and Twitter. Instagram to me is entertaining way to keep your friends updated through pictures. However, with social networks comes responsibility and etiquette. There should be five rules in...

Five Things I Wish I knew As A Freshmen

Five Things I Wish I knew As A Freshmen

Chris Simmens
February 21, 2014
Filed under Opinion

I remember walking into Wilde Lake on the first day of my freshmen year, I thought I knew everything. I didn’t. Looking back, I’m surprised at how much I didn’t know. I’m writing this to give a little help to whoever might need it. Dreading it doesn’t make it better. Waking up at five or six ...

Giving Students Head Start in Foreign Languages

Giving Students Head Start in Foreign Languages

Grant Severson
February 20, 2014
Filed under Opinion

        How exhilarating would it be to speak with someone from a foreign country in their own language as if you were a natural? How simple would it be to conduct business with foreigners and not have to worry about “not speaking that language?” In the near future, these considerations may b...

Break from the Traditional Midterms

Break from the Traditional Midterms

Jessica Hubert
February 19, 2014
Filed under Opinion

For midterms this year, many seniors said that instead of having to do a long, drawn out test, their teachers gave individual projects. Senior year, we are all stressed. If we say we aren’t, don’t believe it. The stress may not be apparent, but it’s there pushed back in the recesses of our minds....

Skateboarding Is Not A Crime

Skateboarding Is Not A Crime

Chris Simmens
February 19, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Back in the in the late ‘40s or early ‘50s, a few surfers got together one day to surf, but were halted by the smooth Pacific ocean. Days like these were what surfers dreaded, they had nothing to do then. Until one unknown surfer took a wood plank and put some roller skate wheels on either side a...

Social Networking: The Simple Alternative to Real Life Interaction

Social Networking: The Simple Alternative to Real Life Interaction

Daniel Ingham
February 19, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Let’s face it, real life conversation is a terribly inefficient and clunky model. It’s unpredictable! It never goes exactly the way I want it to, in fact it’s almost always messy. There are uncomfortable topics, lulls, awkward moments, inevitable social gaffes, and embarrassing mishaps. Sometimes I say things that aren’...

She Came In Like A Wrecking Ball

She Came In Like A Wrecking Ball

DeQuantai Edwards
February 19, 2014
Filed under Opinion

  In recent years, Miley Cyrus has decided to leave behind her good girl image for something more salacious. Once Disney Channel’s sweetheart, Miley is now Hollywood’s wild card. Praised by some and ostracized by many Miley has radically changed her lifestyle, fashion, and reputation as a...

PARCC Test A Burden For Students

PARCC Test A Burden For Students

Daniel Ingham
February 19, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Next year, students will be taking the PARCC Test (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) in place of other standardized tests like high school assessments. The PARCC Test is completely electronic, with comprehensive Math and English sections that are designed to encourage critical...

Is “Hot” Always Healthy?

Is “Hot” Always Healthy?

Natalie Varela
February 12, 2014
Filed under Opinion

I first saw the app at lunch. It was on my friend’s phone. Here’s how it works: Girls and guys upload pictures of themselves and we get to decide whether they are hot or not. Located at the bottom of each participant’s photo are a check mark and an “X”. If you think that participant is “hot,...

The Solution To World Wide Problems Is Simpler Than You Might Think

The Solution To World Wide Problems Is Simpler Than You Might Think

Christina Kochanski
November 22, 2013
Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

Christina Kochanski was a member of Wilde Lake’s Class of 2013. She is currently enrolled at the University of Notre Dame. She first became interested in Neglected Tropical Diseases in her Common Human Diseases class. Over one billion people are afflicted with a deadly or disfiguring Neglected ...

Public School Athletes Short Changed During Athletic Recruitments

Public School Athletes Short Changed During Athletic Recruitments

Khari Jackson
November 20, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Being recruited by a college or university is the number one priority of every competitive athlete. However, as a competitive athlete I feel that nowadays it is more difficult to get recruited than ever before. One problem is that college recruitment is unfair for most public school athletes who ...

A Detention Should Not Mean Public Humiliation

A Detention Should Not Mean Public Humiliation

Christina Kochanski
May 23, 2013
Filed under Opinion

When students break school rules by cutting class or being disruptive, the administration responds by giving those students detention. It appears to be a fair punishment. But these students do not always consider that their punishment will be supplemented by a little bit of public humiliation. The st...

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