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The Student News Site of Wilde Lake High School

The Paw Print

The Student News Site of Wilde Lake High School

The Paw Print

Michelle Boukanov defends the ball against a player from Howard High School. Wilde Lake allowed Michelle to play Varsity field hockey as a junior, despite not having past experience with the sport. COURTESY OF MICHELLE BOUKANOV

Wilde Lake Sparks Confidence in First-Time Athletes

Wilde Lake sports allow first-time athletes to explore new sports at a high level, building confidence and creating new opportunities. Before coming to Wilde Lake, freshman Natalie Morrissey had never...

MD, DECEMBER 2, 2010 – Mr. Harrison led the football team to victory in the 2010 state championship. He is seen holding the team’s trophy high, as he celebrates their win over Franklin High with the players. COURTESY OF MR. HARRISON

Mr. Michael Harrison Waves Goodbye After a Lifetime at the Lake

Amy Manzanares, Editor-in-Chief June 6, 2024

Mr. Michael Harrison has been a Wildecat since 1978 when he was enrolled as a freshman at the Lake, a school which was then only seven years old. Now, 45 years later with 30 excellent years of teaching...

31 Left After First Round of Annual Senior Assassin Water Gun Game

Bella Horvath and Amy Manzanares April 18, 2024

At the end of the first round of this year’s annual senior water gun game, “Senior Assassin,” 42 seniors have been assassinated. 31 seniors remain for round two.  73 seniors signed up for this...

COLUMBIA, MARYLAND, FEBRUARY 23, 2024 -- Junior Autumn Wilkerson receives her late pass after scanning her Synergy QR code. According to administration, having students sign in with their QR codes provides more accurate data on student attendance.

Decline in Student Attendance Challenges Administration

Amy Manzanares and Bella Horvath April 9, 2024

After the Covid-19 pandemic, administration has implemented new policies in response to a decline in student attendance. According to the Maryland State Department of Education, 37% of Wilde Lake students...

FEBRUARY 6, 2024 -- HCASC president Allie Liu (left), Hemant Kantheti (left), and Cristian Allen (right) discuss the budget plan.

Budget Slash Leads to Overcrowded Classrooms

Next school year, core class sizes at the middle and high school levels will increase across the county. This is just one major impact of the Board of Education’s recent decision to cut staffing and...

COLUMBIA, MARYLAND, MARCH 18, 2024- Abisola Ayoola and Hannah Boyer discuss Abisolas research project for the AP African American Studies exam. Abisolas project is on the evolution of fashion across the diaspora.

Recruitment for African American Literature Class Falls Short

This year, English teacher Mr. Alan Nettles was determined to recruit enough students to run the first African American Literature class at Wilde Lake. However, at the time of publishing “The Paw...

Many of the students at Wilde Lake have immigrated from other countries throughout the world. Aisha Morillo immigrated from Venezuela at a young age, while Renato Serrano and Zulma Agullar immigrated from El Salvador.

Three Immigrants Reflect on Their Past Lives and How They’ve Grown

Amy Manzanares, News Editor December 29, 2023

In Room 310 sits a group of students full of stories of growth within America. Many of these students were forced to leave their home countries for various reasons. Wilde Lake’s ESOL program welcomes...

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