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The Paw Print

The Student News Site of Wilde Lake High School

The Paw Print

When I was a student athlete, playing my sport bettered my academics and my outlook on life.

Sports Pave a Positive Path for Students

Blaiz Blackston, Sports Writer June 5, 2023

Sports have the power to better a person’s life. All it takes is attending that tryout.  For athletes who struggle in the classroom or at home, their sport is an opportunity for change. It allows...

Wilde Lake scored 4/5 stars on the 2023 Maryland State Department of Education report card. The report card makes their evaluations based on test scores, graduation rates, “readiness” for graduation, progress towards English language proficiency, curriculum, and a survey.

Wilde Lake Loses One Star on Report Card, Reflecting a Statewide Trend

Arielle Levine and Amy Manzanares June 2, 2023

On the annual Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) report card, Wilde Lake lost one star this year, lowering their score from 4/5 stars to 3/5 stars. This fall is reflective of statewide trends,...

The Wilde Lake Speech and Debate team after their arrival in Louisville, Kentucky for Speech and Debate Nationals in May 2023.

Wilde Lake Speech and Debate Team Secures Historic Season

Lauren Kelly, Staff Editor June 2, 2023

The Wilde Lake Speech and Debate team sent eleven students to Nationals in May this year after a record breaking season under coach Kelli Midgley and captains Lena Osborne and Aly Abel. At Nationals,...

Jake Domenick-Urbansky performing Wind Ensemble latest piece, “Of Our New Day Begun” by Omar Thomas. (Photo by Charlotte Fetters)

Jake Domenick-Urbansky: A Jake of All Trades

Charlotte Fetters, Staff Writer April 13, 2023

It isn’t uncommon for students to pick up an instrument at a young age. Whether it be through parental encouragement or in elementary school, many musicians start their journey young.  Jake Domenick-Urbansky,...

Johanna Shin perfecting an assignment for her third period class, Music Theory with Ms. Spiro. (Photo by Charlotte Fetters)

Working her Way Up the Scale: Johanna Shin’s Piano Journey

Charlotte Fetters, Staff Writer April 13, 2023

In Wilde Lake’s piano class one student in particular shines– Johanna Shin. Since age five, Johanna has been playing the piano. Now, practicing every day, she finds herself representing Wilde Lake’s...

Samadhi Davis performing her original song, “Guardian,” on the Jim Rouse Theater Stage. (Photo by Charlotte Fetters)

Samadhi Davis: Dynamo on the Mic

Charlotte Fetters, Staff Writer April 13, 2023

A peppy, casual tune echoes through the Wilde Lake cafeteria. Samadhi Davis, lead singer of the band BLACKOUT, is grinning as she sings “Santeria” by Sublime. The guitar bounces with her voice as the...

Wilde Lake Artists Find Growth and Emotion in Their Art

Wilde Lake Artists Find Growth and Emotion in Their Art

Charlotte Fetters, Staff Writer April 13, 2023

Wilde Lake High School’s art department consists of four sections: Visual Art, Dance, Theatre, and Music. There are a multitude of clubs for each section, including Improv Club, Acapella Club, the Step...

For Sneakerheads, They’re Not Just Shoes

For Sneakerheads, They’re Not Just Shoes

Matthew Cho, Staff Writer April 11, 2023

At Wilde Lake, we wear all kinds of different shoes.  Among the most popular shoes, Jordans are one of the oldest. Despite being first released in the 1980’s, they still manage to maintain their...

Despite the fact that many people find rock to be an aggressive genre, it has helped me throughout my life. These are some of the albums that have helped me along the way. (Graphic by Zoe MacDiarmid)

Rock Saved My Life

Caroline Sorensen, Staff Writer March 31, 2023

Music has been a big part of my life since I was a baby. My parents always played it around the house, so I grew up listening to many genres. It has always been my escape, whether that be from myself or...

Student democracy leaders  know that students at Wilde Lake are ready to talk, according to SGA President Sajana Vigna Mclaughlin. Abisola says it is important for Wilde Lake to create a student democracy environment that is “not exclusionary and has everyone’s opinions present.” [From left to right: Abisola Ayoola, Oliver Song, Gabby Oshadiya, Sajana Vigna Mclaughlin, Aly Abel, Liz Cho, and Logan Peyton]

Wilde Lake Student Democracy Leaders Create Accessibility for Student Voice

Arielle Levine, Editor-in-Chief February 16, 2023

In 2018 when Mr. Wallace first came to Wilde Lake and took on the role of SGA sponsor, he said he wanted to see the whole student body represented in student democracy by making it "accessible" to all...

The Star of David or known in Hebrew as a Magen David (shield of David) has long existed as the symbol for Judaism and can be cited back to the 12th century text of the Eshkol ha-Kofer, a work on the Ten Commandments. It was first used by Jewish printers to separate themselves from their competitors by marking their ancestry. During the Holocaust, the Star of David carried a new weight as the symbol on the badge Jews were forced to wear to be identified across Nazi Germany. Many Jewish people now wear the star with pride around their neck.

Another Year of Antisemitism Proves Words have Power

Arielle Levine and Lauren Kelly January 5, 2023

They say, “Don’t let history repeat itself.” The Holocaust ended 77 years ago. It started with words of hatred against the Jewish people. It did not start with the horror it is often remembered...

Aitya Ba’th (left), Jola Ojifinni (center), and Nalia Ba’th (right) spend time together during their Advisory period in the media center.

Staff and Students Compromise on Decision for 3-Day Advisory

Arielle Levine, Editor-in-Chief November 17, 2022

Three weeks into the school year, Ms. Leonard announced at the September General Assembly that Advisory — a 20 minute non-academic period — would no longer run on Mondays and Fridays.  “You guys...

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