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Through our Advice: “Find Your Purpose”

Through our Advice: “Find Your Purpose”

Aenilah Watkins, Web Editor in Chief

May 21, 2020

Life is just beginning in the mind of an 18 year old. Whether you take the college path or not, you now have one of the biggest responsibilities this world could ask of you, to find your purpose. And for these three young African American females, they’re doing just that.  What does a dancer,...

As Senioritis Kicks In, Seniors Reflect On Life Lessons Learned in High School

Senior Neveah Nelson entering the building as she prepares to start her school day.

Aenilah Watkins, Web Editor in Chief

February 24, 2020

With three more months to go, the senior Class of 2020 can't wait until they walk across the Merriweather stage in their caps and gowns. In the meantime, struck by senioritis, many are taking the opportunity to reflect on the impact of high school.  Senioritis is believed to be a stigma placed on a senior class t...

HBCUs Admit Non-Black Applicants, Students Are Critical

Mr. Press is pictured instructing his U.S History class in his Morehouse sweater that he pridefully showcases.

Aenilah Watkins, Web Editor in Chief

February 7, 2020

As Wilde Lake African American seniors are closing the chapter of their high school careers, many are preparing to continue their education in college, some have set their sights specifically on attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HCBUs).  Recently administrators at HBCU are looking ...

Friday Night Games Shine Light on School Pride

The student section is seen reacting to a missed shot from a Wilde Lake Player at a home game vs Centennial. The Cats unfortunately fell short on January 15th with a score of 57-51.

Aenilah Watkins, Web Editor in Chief

February 3, 2020

As students line up outside of the auditorium to purchase their tickets to the Friday Night Basketball Game, they anticipate a showdown. They expect the Cats to give their all as they fill the stands with excitement. From the moment the game begins to the very last minute, the fans can be heard cheering ...

Mission and Values

Mission and Values

January 23, 2020

Mission and Values: It is the mission of the Wilde Lake Paw Print to inform and educate the student body on relevant occurrences in the Wilde Lake community. We strive to demonstrate authenticity and reliability within our articles as it contributes to the overall strength and vibrant spirit of our p...

Hui Time Gives Students a Cafeteria Alternative

Freshman Matthew Batmukh and Nakomis Styers, are seen playing basketball in the Aux Gym.

Nadyne Segbe, Writer

November 13, 2019

Remember recess? It’s back. Not everyone wants to spend their lunch period in the cafeteria. That’s why administration is implementing Hui Time, an alternative to a cafeteria lunch, where students can spend their lunch period in the gym, instead, playing basketball, or just hanging out.  Mr....

Lateness Policy Creates Long Lines and Delays Instruction For Late Students

Numerous students are seen lined up outside of the main entrance awaiting a tardy pass.

Aenilah Watkins, Web Editor in Chief

November 11, 2019

At 7:25am across Howard County, students are expected to be in school on time. However, this isn’t always the case for Wilde Lake seniors Selam Abebe, Bryan Shin, and Trea Jenkins. The trio often misses the 7:10-7:25am timeframe, after which time students stand in line and await an official tardy pas...

Social Media: A Double-Edged Sword

Bryan Shin and Erica Knight

June 18, 2019

Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and Facebook. These are just a few of the countless social media outlets used by teens that allows them to have an online platform to express themselves. Social media users log into their favorite apps hoping to freely interact with other users. However, many are met wi...

For Some, Summer Vacation Leads to More Mental Health Challenges

Wilde Lake Student is seen receiving information from guidance counselor, Ms. Pruett.

Susie Osborne, Writer

June 18, 2019

Though summer is a time of freedom and fun for many, for others, the loss of easy access to school resources, especially in relation to mental health, can make summer seem unending. Losing the structure and support that school provides, tends to leave some students alone with their thoughts, which can ...

Student Resource Officers Seek to Repair Relationships Between Police and African American Students

Aenilah Watkins, Web Editor in Chief

June 18, 2019

On August 24th of his sophomore year, Erleans Joseph was stopped abruptly by police officers at the bus stop by the Columbia Mall. As he was roughly shoved on the deck of the officers car, Joseph was told he was under arrest. Without any knowledge of what he had done wrong, and a weighty feeling of embarr...

Wilde Lake Says Goodbye To Long-Term Staff Members

Mrs. Kipping teaches one of her final lessons at Wilde Lake in stiochiometry.

Rebecca Nason, Editor-in-Chief

June 18, 2019

As the 2018-2019 school year comes to an end, Wilde Lake will be saying farewell to more than ten long-term, beloved staff members. Mr. Fairies, Ms. Koshy, Ms. Kipping, Ms. Martucci, Ms. Bullock, Ms. Carpenter, Mr. Crouse, Ms. Busso, Ms. Pashigian, and Ms. Read will all be leaving Wilde Lake to p...

Overworked and Overstressed: Past the Breaking Point

Wilde Lake junior, Sydney Lowry, stresses while reading a book written entirely in French. Photo by Preeta Singh.

Sarah Rubin, Print Co-Editor in Chief

June 18, 2019

A few weeks ago, Wilde Lake sophomore Rachel Beall’s math teacher wasn’t in class for a few days, and, when he returned, there was a huge test. “I was so scared,” she said, “because not only did I not know the topic, but I had no time to study with him after-school to try to understand. I remembe...

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