The Student News Site of Wilde Lake High School

The Paw Print

The Student News Site of Wilde Lake High School

The Paw Print

The Student News Site of Wilde Lake High School

The Paw Print

The wildecat statue, built out of paper-mache by then-senior Kurt
Muller in 1998, sits outside of the media center.

The Spirit of Wilde Lake in a Statue

Lee Lewis and Arielle Levine June 15, 2022

At the heart of the school, a ferocious wildecat is ready to pounce, bearing its teeth, waiting for students to pass it as they walk by the media center. Now, students are greeted by the cat as they walk...

Long Delayed Pep Rally Revives School Spirit

Long Delayed Pep Rally Revives School Spirit

Zoe MacDiarmid and Arielle Levine March 31, 2022

The band pounded drums and blared trumpets. The step team danced down the bleachers. Wildecat student-athletes ran across the field as their peers applauded them from the stands.  On March 25,...

Core Subjects Introduce Three New Members to Their Teams

Core Subjects Introduce Three New Members to Their Teams

Arielle Levine and Marran Frigo February 13, 2022

This year, the science department at the Lake welcomed two new members of their team along with the world language department who took one new teacher under their wing.  Biology with Ms. Dutta In...

Nick Shidle discusses the outcome of homecoming with Johanna Shin. (Photo by Arielle Levine)

General Assemblies Introduced to Uplift Student Voices, says SGA

Arielle Levine, News Editor December 15, 2021

One Wednesday every month, the cafeteria fills with about 138 students to broadcast student voices of Wilde Lake through a General Assembly run by the SGA. When student government association sponsor...

Ms. Morningstar teaches her Art 1 students. (Zoe MacDiarmid)

Arts Program Welcomes Two New Staff Members

Arielle Levine, News Editor November 30, 2021

The art wing had two rooms that needed to be filled for the 2021-2022 school year: an art room and the dance studio, Ms. Morningstar and Ms. Tucci made these rooms their own while starting their journey...

Mr. Sillers on Main Street.

Wilde Lake Administration Adds Sillers to the Team

Arielle Levine, News Editor November 22, 2021

Wishing to act as a backbone for the Wilde Lake community, after 16 years at Hammond, Mr. Sillers is ready to make his mark on Wilde Lake. During his years at Hammond, Mr. Sillers was a social studies...

Sophomore Cross Country runner, Myles Brown (front), running a course. (Photo by Pamela Cheung).

Wildecat Athletes Return to the Field with Full Course Load

Arielle Levine, News Editor November 3, 2021

Every day, after school, freshman Ethan James sneaks off to the media center for forty-five minutes of studying before his soccer practice. At 2:45, Ethan rushes down to the locker room to change before...

Highlight mental health every year, make mental health days excused absences, and offer parent seminars on mental health. It is that easy.

Student Mental Health Accommodations: We Need More

Arielle Levine, News Editor March 2, 2021

It should come as no surprise to the Howard County Public School System that many teenagers are struggling with their mental health. From the ongoing pandemic to virtual learning to the constantly evolving...

Rabbi Axler leading services in the parking lot in front of Temple Isaiah.

Worship Through a Pandemic: Fulton Rabbi Finds A Silver Lining

Arielle Levine, News Editor January 8, 2021

Rabbi Craig Axler of Temple Isaiah in Fulton, Maryland, has transformed the way he leads his congregation as a result of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. This year is anything but a typical year for...

Advice for the freshmen class from Sarah Rubin, Ms. Volpe, Ms. Henderson, and Ms. Riley.

Words for Freshmen: A Message to the Class of 2024 from Experienced Wilde Cats

Arielle Levine, News Editor January 5, 2021

This year’s freshmen class is the first in history to begin high school without ever having entered the school building. Every class, extracurricular, and interaction has taken place entirely over...

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