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In CDC Study, Rate of ADHD Diagnoses Skyrocket Among High School Students

In CDC Study, Rate of ADHD Diagnoses Skyrocket Among High School Students

Dylan Reynolds

June 13, 2013

2.1 million teenagers in the United States are diagnosed with ADHD, a 40 percent increase since 2002, says a recent study by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However the drastic rise in the diagnosis has spurred a debate over the legitimacy of these numbers. “ADHD is a serio...

English Curriculum Refocuses Attention toward Classics: Young Adult Novels To Be Cut

English Curriculum Refocuses Attention toward Classics: Young Adult Novels To Be Cut

Dylan Reynolds

June 3, 2013

Wilde Lake students will walk into their English classes this fall to a much-unexpected change: many popular Young Adult fiction novels will have been cut from the curriculum. The change will be part of the rigorous educational reforms known as Common Core, a nationally implemented curriculum outli...

English Students Welcome Mrs. Read to Wilde Lake

English Students Welcome Mrs. Read to Wilde Lake

Dylan Reynolds

March 24, 2013

After months of substitute teachers Mrs. Read was made a permanent teacher for tenth graders at Wilde Lake. In November, Wilde Lake said goodbye to Mrs. Creed, a longstanding and beloved member of the Wilde Lake staff. Mrs. Creed, who taught Advanced Composition as well as several English 10 classes...

Social Media Finds Place in Education

Social Media Finds Place in Education

Dylan Reynolds

March 24, 2013

In 2005, MySpace was the most popular Social Media site in the world, Facebook was used by less than one million people, and only two percent of public schools allowed in-class cell phone use, according to a survey conducted by the Department of Education. Since then, MySpace has become one of th...

“We Are Leaders”: Letterman Hold School’s First Leadership Summit

Photograph by Becca Farquahar

Dylan Reynolds

January 24, 2013

Students circled around Senior Nicco Jones, eagerly waiting for him to complete a seemingly impossible challenge: cut a hole in a piece of printing paper large enough for him to walk through. It was the group’s job to guide Jones through the steps necessary to complete the task, but each student could only give one word of...

Wilde Lake Pilots Electronic Recommendation Tool

Wilde Lake Pilots Electronic Recommendation Tool

Dylan Reynolds

January 24, 2013

This winter, teachers began using a new electronic class scheduling and recommendation tool. The new system does not replace the current paper-based process, but is a supplement intended to increase efficiency and decrease waste. This is the first time Howard County high schools will see the use of...

Wilde Lake Excels Despite Stereotypes

Wilde Lake Excels Despite Stereotypes

Dylan Reynolds

January 24, 2013

Every student was surprised with a piece of candy during lunch on December 21 to celebrate the school’s increased attendance. According to Mr. LeMon, the rate increased from 95 to 97 percent. Wilde Lake’s achievements though are not always recognized. The school’s image, distorted by stereot...

Professionals Butt Heads over Concussions

Dylan Reynolds

November 24, 2012

“My brother’s junior year was completely screwed up by his concussions,” said Senior Jordan Trinh, whose graduated brother, Ethan, wrestled for the Varsity Wrestling team. “He played through at least two concussions before he finally had to quit . . . He had trouble with school, and his GPA dropped.” Ethan’s...

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