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Chris Carey works on an assessment.

PARCC Replaced by MCAP

Hope Kahn May 14, 2019

Next year, the PARCC assessment will be replaced by the MCAP, short for the Maryland Comprehensive Assessment Program, in an attempt to improve state assessment testing by providing a shorter and more...

Senior Corey Cooke proves his growth as he speaks at the Black History Month Assembly.

Seniors Regret Freshman Failures

Adriana Irizarry-Cruz, Writer May 14, 2019

As graduation approaches, seniors are looking back on their time in high school. Each year has its ups and downs, but freshman year tends to be the biggest struggle. It was a hard transition from middle...

Wilde Lake step team highlights the diverse aspects of Wilde Lake at the Black History Month Assembly.

Our Diversity Makes Us Stronger

Darae Lyles, Writer May 14, 2019

Diversity is one of the biggest challenges we embrace here at The Lake. Wilde Lake’s diversity score is 70 percent, which is higher than the state average, 40 percent. We have African-Americans, Hispanics,...

Students who constantly work throughout the entire school day believe they could benefit from extra time to work.

Let’s Start School With WildeCat Time Every Day

Sydney Cox, Arts Editor May 14, 2019

Waking up around 6:15 am is insufferable for most students, including myself. We get to school groggy and irritated, with almost no motivation to even walk in the building. Trudging outside to the bus...

Senior Darae Lyles gets off of her bus to be greeted by Officer Shams

Wilde Lake Tightens Safety Measures in Response to Threat of Gun Violence in Columbia

Bryan Shin, Filmmaker/ Writer May 14, 2019

The school shootings that have occurred throughout the United States are incidents that have changed the mindsets of many throughout the entire country. 2018 was a record year for school shooting incidents...

Mr. Nicks leads a discussion with students (Photo provided by Mr. Nicks)

Mr. Nicks Motivates Students Through Class Visits

Sarah Rubin, Managing Editor May 13, 2019

Walking into a room, BSAP Liaison Mr. Nicks commands attention. His inviting personality and spirited energy draws the crowd in, and all eyes are on him as he greets the students. In the 9th grade classes...

Emmanuel Wright jumps to make a layup.

Wilde Lake Varsity Basketball Has a “Special season… something to be remembered.”

Darae Lyles, Writer May 13, 2019

The Wilde Lake High School boys Varsity Basketball team, composed of eight seniors and the rest of the lineup juniors, finished fourth in the county with a season record of 16-8. Senior guard Trea Keys...

Senior Rachel Henry (left) and Glenelg junior Justin Robertson (right) at Glenelg. (Photo from Glenelg’s twitter.)

I Was Homesick After a Day at Glenelg

Rachel Henry, Editor-in-Chief May 13, 2019

Walking up to Glenelg at 7:45 March 27, 2018 was terrifying. I had on my Wilde Lake sweatshirt, and my bulky Wilde Lake band jacket. I was a giant billboard saying “Hey! Look at me! I don’t belong...

Mr. Mollins has always sought ways to engage with students-- both pre- and post-pandemic.

Teachers Award Record Number of Positive Behavior Forms

MiMi Johnson May 13, 2019

This year, teachers have handed out more positive behavior forms than discipline forms, the result of an increased effort to recognize students for their successes and not simply their missteps. In the...

Coach Henderson on the sideline intensely instructing his team

Coach Henderson Fills Head Coach Position for Upcoming Football Season

Aenilah Watkins, Web Editor in Chief May 9, 2019

The Wilde Lake Wildecats will be hearing a new voice along the sidelines under the Friday Night Lights as former assistant coach, Coach Henderson, steps up and replaces head coach, Coach Henderson for...

Wilde Lake and Glenelg students at Glenelg on March 27. (Photo contributed from Glenelg’s Twitter)

Wilde Lake Students Attend Glenelg High For a Day

Hope Kahn May 9, 2019

Wilde Lake students are used to the open building, diverse classes, and constant noise, so when five students had the opportunity to attend Glenelg for the day, they noticed an enclosed building, a lack...

Photo provided by Ms. Volpe

Social Studies Teacher Ms. Volpe Awarded Secondary Teacher of the Year

Hope Kahn May 9, 2019

Ms. Volpe’s enthusiastic presence is known throughout the school, and now it is known throughout the state. On March 25, she was awarded  “Secondary Teacher of the Year” by the Maryland Council...

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