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With Depression, You Don’t Have To Struggle Alone

Depression affects many teenagers, especially aggravating symptoms in students who are stressed by school. If you or a loved one is suffering from depression, you can speak to someone through the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

Savannah Jackson, Writer

May 8, 2017

“In past generations, people didn’t really talk about it. You just kind of pretended that it wasn’t there.” That’s what one Wilde Lake teacher has to say about her struggle with depression. “I’ve probably had [depression] my whole life,” she said. Depression ran in her family, but due to t...

Moving On and Looking Back: The Past Four Years in Journalism

Moving On and Looking Back:  The Past Four Years in Journalism

Anjali DasSarma, 2015-2017 Editor-in-Chief

May 8, 2017

Every one of us has had a different experience here at Wilde Lake. Some of us have blossomed in the arts programs. Others have found themselves in the ARL programs, training to become the next generation of nurses, engineers and generally talented young people. Some have grown into extremely accomplish...

Beyond Wilde Lake, We Can All Make an Impact

Beyond Wilde Lake, We Can All Make an Impact

Misbah Farooqi, 2015-2017 Editor-in-Chief

May 8, 2017

From Friday night football games to yearly Homecoming weeks, Wilde Lake has given us all a high school experience that we will never forget. Our school is known for its diversity, inclusive environment, and commitment to student  success, but I would like to remember it as a place where students we...

Wingfield Wins Coach of the Year

Wingfield Wins Coach of the Year

Takyla Brown, Staff Writer

May 8, 2017

Deonne Wingfield was selected by The Howard County Times to receive the honor of “Boys Basketball Coach of the Year.” In addition to coaching, Wingfield is also a physical education  teacher here at Wilde Lake. Now back to normal at Wilde Lake, Wingfield still recalls the feeling of stardom. ...

Faith Leslie Makes Home Run History

Gabby Christopher, 2015-2017 Opinions Editor

May 8, 2017

Senior Faith Leslie walked up to the plate on March 27 focused on playing hard against Hammond for the last time. She looked at the ground, looked up and took a strong, level practice swing. The wind whooshed as she securely swung her bat. Faith’s eyes focused in on the ball through her helmet as the...

Wilde Lake Athletes Rake In Medals On the National Stage

Track athlete Deanna Yancey represents the Wilde Lake Girls at Nationals and medals in four events.

Ricky Ho, Writer 2015-2017

May 8, 2017

Wilde Lake smoked the competition at the AAU Indoor Track and Field National Championship Meet at Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex in March. The Wilde Lake team was made up of four athletes -- Christian Saulsbury, TJ Lyles, Jason Macmillan, and Deanna Yancey -- who competed in high jump, l...

Band Conductor Mr. Dutrow Wins Outstanding Music Educator Award

Band Conductor Mr. Dutrow Wins Outstanding Music Educator Award

Luka Trikha, Writer

May 8, 2017

Coming back from Myrtle Beach, holding multiple awards from the Legends In Concert Championship, the student on the buses erupted into cheers when they pulled up to see a sign stating Mr. Dutrow had been awarded the Outstanding Music Educator Award by the Maryland Music Educators Association. Mr. Dutrow has been ...

Ms. Jones Reflects on Her Experiences in Segregated Howard County

Ms. Jones Reflects on Her Experiences in Segregated Howard County

Misbah Farooqi, 2015-2017 Editor-in-Chief

May 8, 2017

It’s often hard to remember that there was a time when Howard County was segregated, but Wilde Lake substitute, Ms. Jones, vividly remembers that time. Growing up in Howard County in the 1950s, Ms. Jones, a well-known and charismatic substitute teacher at Wilde Lake, lived during a time of segregat...

Restorative Practices Seek to Build Community and Engage Students

Restorative Practices Seek to Build Community and Engage Students

Misbah Farooqi, 2015-2017 Editor-in-Chief

May 8, 2017

When one of Ms. Chavarria’s students never came back to class after being arrested in school, she knew that the current disciplinary methods had to change. After researching other disciplinary methods, Ms. Chavarria discovered restorative justice. Restorative justice focuses on mending the harmed r...

Culture Day Unites Diverse Community

Jennifer Benavides and Vanessa Herrera represent Mexico at Culture Day.

Anjali DasSarma, 2015-2017 Editor-in-Chief

May 8, 2017

Songs and laughter flow out from the gymnasium as streams of students wander in to experience the sights and sounds from all over the world through Wilde Lake’s Culture Day. A cheery song bounces around the room as the Island Cats play their steel drums. A girl in a white skirt with her jet black ...

Ms. Franckowiak Selected to Compete on Jeopardy

Ms. Franckowiak (pictured here) in Andorra.

Anjali DasSarma, 2015-2017 Editor-in-Chief

March 7, 2017

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....

Good vs. Evil: The DC Story

Good vs. Evil: The DC Story

Christian Richardson, Writer 2015-2017

February 27, 2017

While some see the Great Depression and World War II as some of the lowest points in American history, others see it as the Golden Age since it was the era when the first superhero comics were created. We were introduced to the iconic characters we know today such as Superman, Batman and Captain America. ...

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