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Pole Vaulter Kareem Press Reaches New Heights

Pole Vaulter Kareem Press Reaches New Heights

Hope Kahn
March 31, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports, Spotlight

Sprinting down the runway with speed, determination and focus, junior Kareem Press plants the pole firmly onto the ground, takes flight, and soars through the air clearing the bar at 10 feet. This was the moment Press won pole vault at Howard County regionals. Press’ clearance of 10 feet at region...

Ariti Dorsey Uses Poetry To Express Herself

Ariti Dorsey Uses Poetry To Express Herself

Takyla Brown
March 29, 2017
Filed under Arts, Features, Showcase

Five year old Ariti Dorsey sits in the cozy living room of her home with her mother, as the voice of Maya Angelou’s poetry fills the air from the CD player. Years later, Maya Angelou's words and strength still echo within Ariti, encouraging her to write her own poetry. Now, as a senior, Ariti ha...

Wilde Lake Wins Second in the Bright Minds Dance Competition

Wilde Lake Wins Second in the Bright Minds Dance Competition

Bryan Castillo, Writer
March 23, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

At the end of the school day, many teachers walk towards the dance room. As they make their way towards it, the music gets louder and louder. Past the band room and guitar room, to their right is the dance room. Opening the door, Ms. Estabrook is at the front of the dance room dancing to The Newsies soundt...

An Inside Look at Seussical the Musical

An Inside Look at Seussical the Musical

Rachel Eisenhauer, Arts and Sports Editor
March 10, 2017
Filed under Arts, Showcase

The scene backstage is almost as interesting as the scene out front. After walking into the makeup room, you’re immediately surrounded by actors and makeup artists calling out, “can you hand me a brush?” and “where’s the eyeliner?” while rummaging through drawers and tops of tables. ...

Ms. Franckowiak Selected to Compete on Jeopardy

Ms. Franckowiak Selected to Compete on Jeopardy

Anjali DasSarma, Editor-in-Chief
March 7, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Click. Click click. It’s Tuesday evening, and Biology teacher Ms. Franckowiak sits in front of her TV as Jeopardy questions flash up on the screen. She’s gripping a pen, poised to click right after host Alex Trebek finishes asking the question. “You think it’s just about speed,” she explains....

Sophomore Philip Taylor Designs Prosthetic Arm for Children

Sophomore Philip Taylor Designs Prosthetic Arm for Children

Rachel Eisenhauer, Arts and Sports Editor
March 1, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Most children spend their childhoods racing up and down plastic slides, toddling around parks and screeching after scraping a knee or an elbow. But for children who have disabilities, a simple crash can have more serious consequences. A typical prosthetic limb can range anywhere from $5,000-$50,000...

Culinary Students Get a Chance to Cook Again After Teacher Leaves

Culinary Students Get a Chance to Cook Again After Teacher Leaves

Gabby Christopher, Opinions and Sports Editor
February 23, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Upon entering the classroom on February 15, there was a liveliness that wasn’t there before in the 4B culinary class. The students were animated again, talking and interacting with one another while cooking food, which was a rare sight this school year. A man in a tall white hat complete with a white...

With New Coach, Boys Lacrosse Prepares For the Upcoming Season

With New Coach, Boys Lacrosse Prepares For the Upcoming Season

Faith Joseph
February 23, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

This year, the Wilde Lake boys lacrosse team welcomed Coach Mychael Gaines as their new coach. Coach Gaines currently teaches at Homewood. Coach Gaines has an extensive background in lacrosse. He played lacrosse in high school and college. He also played in a semi-professional lacrosse league for ...

“Strong Burning Smell” From HVAC Causes Second Evacuation This School Year

“Strong Burning Smell” From HVAC Causes Second Evacuation This School Year

Anjali DasSarma, Editor-in-Chief
February 15, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Students were forced to evacuate the building on February 15, 2017 at the end of first period due to another round of issues with the HVAC system. At 8:15 am, the first two fire trucks arrived at the school while students milled about between the bus lanes and the Interfaith Center on the grass. Th...

Sophomore Trea Keys Shoots to Top Ranked Scorer in Howard County

Sophomore Trea Keys Shoots to Top Ranked Scorer in Howard County

Hope Kahn
February 13, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

“He’s-A-Soph-More!” the crowd chants as Trea Keys, a 5’7” point guard, scores from the 3-point line again and again. Keys, the leading scorer in Howard County basketball, is an essential part of the varsity basketball team. Keys was pulled up to varsity as a freshman during the 2015-201...

Wilde Lake Implements New After School Academic Support Program

Wilde Lake Implements New After School Academic Support Program

Faith Joseph, Writer
February 9, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Replacing Wilde Lake’s previous program, Bridges, Beyond School Hours is a program designed to provide students with academic support in various content areas, from math to social studies.  Site coordinator Mrs. Buteau helps further the mission of Beyond School Hours, which is to offer all students...

An Early Finish: Sixteen Year Old Ariel Uy Graduates with the Class of 2017

An Early Finish: Sixteen Year Old Ariel Uy Graduates with the Class of 2017

Rachel Eisenhauer
February 9, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

When making the decision to graduate from high school a year early, junior Ariel Uy asked herself, “Consider how it will affect all parts of your life. What are you missing [and] what are you gaining from leaving a year early?” For Uy, the decision was a difficult one. A lot of opportunities and experiences ca...

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