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Administration Responds to Growing Need for Tutorial Classes

Administration Responds to Growing Need for Tutorial Classes

Ihsaan Fanusie and Luka Trikha
June 13, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Beginning next school year, administration is opening 5-6 tutorial classes to serve 50-75 students who need academic support. The class will function as a tutorial for students who need extra academic help. Students will be provided with resources necessary to succeed in their academics such as study s...

All Ideas Matter

All Ideas Matter

Ihsaan Fanusie
June 9, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

  (Warning: Spoiler Alert for the books The Grapes of Wrath, The Crucible, and The Scarlet Letter.) For a school that constantly parades its diversity and inclusiveness, there is a stunning lack of such values in the Wilde Lake English curriculum. Wilde Lake High School’s vision reads : “The Wilde La...

LGBTQ Tolerance Needs to Start With Us

LGBTQ Tolerance Needs to Start With Us

Takyla Brown
June 5, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

A woman sits in her living room scrolling through her Instagram feed on her phone, when she sees a new comment on the photo she posted of her and the woman she loves on their wedding day. She taps on the photo to view the comment and her heart shatters when she sees the words: “You two disgust m...

Grow Up: “Retarded” Stings

Grow Up: “Retarded” Stings

Savannah Jackson
June 1, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Behind me, a girl leaned over to her friend and said, “You know the little boy in the retarded class? The one that makes funny noises and walks weird?” They both started laughing and kept talking about the boy. Little did they know, they were talking about my brother. I was in biology class during freshman year,...

Howard County Approves New Policy: No School to Start Before 8 AM

Howard County Approves New Policy: No School to Start Before 8 AM

Rachel Eisenhauer and Ihsaan Fanusie
June 1, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Students can breathe a sigh of relief. As of the 2018-2019 school year, no Howard County Public School will start before 8:00 AM. Freshman Zion Olibris is looking forward to the change because of the effect it would have on his sleep. “I get up at 6:15 now, but with the change I would get up at ...

Guitar Students Kick Off Summer with Lunch Jam

Guitar Students Kick Off Summer with Lunch Jam

Luka Trikha, Takyla Brown, Savannah Jackson, Writer
May 30, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

The semiannual Lunch Jam was held on May 19, where school bands to performed on the patio. The bands were comprised of both students and teachers. The cafeteria is usually packed with students eating lunch and socializing, but when the Lunch Jam started, many students migrated to the patio a...

Students Elect River Hill’s Anna Selbrede to Replace Wilde Lake’s Griffin Diven as HoCo SMOB

Students Elect River Hill’s Anna Selbrede to Replace Wilde Lake’s Griffin Diven as HoCo SMOB

Hope Kahn
May 23, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

“Many Students, one voice” is said boldly in the candidate video shown every April in Howard County Middle and High Schools as students cast their vote for the new Student Member of the Board. The SMOB is granted a seat on the Howard County Board of Education to give a voice to students. They...

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...

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