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A sign hangs on the Peace Room’s door, reminding students of Ms. Wright’s message. She reminded her students to always find the soft people. According to Mr. Blount, a soft person is “somebody that meets you where you are with kindness and not any sort of preconceived notions or any sort of judgment or rule setting.”

Peace Room Adjusts To Staff Changes

Arielle Levine, Editor March 31, 2023

This January, five teachers replaced Ms. Anjole Wright as Peace Room staff. The change from a single staff member to multiple has some students concerned that the Peace Room’s original vision has been...

A group of students work on completing assignments in the LGBTQ+ studies class.

Wilde Lake and Hammond Pilot LGBTQ+ Studies Class for HCPSS

Lauren Kelly, Staff Editor March 31, 2023

Ms. Franckowiak will be the first teacher at Wilde Lake to teach an LGBTQ+ Studies class. Though it is currently only at two schools, Wilde Lake and Hammond, according to HCPSS, there are plans to expand...

Though some supports have been removed, the Peace Room keeps its door open.

Post-Pandemic, Students Still Need Support

Lauren Kelly, Staff Editor November 17, 2022

The 2021-2022 school year was one filled with hardship, but with that hardship came support. Now, as life slowly loses the unpredictability of the pandemic’s early days, many of these supports are being...

Ezra playing Sims on a Sunday afternoon. He says the reason he plays varies from checking on [his] households or as a form of escapism.

COVID Has Caused a “Rollercoaster” of Mental Health

Zoe MacDiarmid and Arielle Levine June 17, 2022

Before March 13, 2020, then-freshman Ezra Lynch described their life as normal.  Ezra had just finished his second show for Wilde Lake’s theater department. They had a good group of friends. And...

Laura Lippman (center) and her “It’s Academic” team. Laura was the captain of her team.

Old Wilde Lake as Remembered by Novelist Laura Lippman

Arielle Levine and Zoe MacDiarmid June 10, 2022

Award-winning novelist Laura Lippman says that being a writer might be the closest thing she has to a destiny.  Ms. Lippman’s destiny as a writer has led her to 27 published novels and three short...

The construction site for the 13th high school on Mission Road.

Howard County to Open a 13th High School in 2023

Lauren Kelly and Marran Frigo April 8, 2022

The blueprints have been drawn, the signatures gathered, and the first bits of the foundation laid. Howard County will open the doors to a new high school in September 2023, an attempt to solve the...

Thomas Dragovich (left) and Valerie Brady (right) binding notebooks after school.

Spanish Honor Society Binds Notebooks for a Dominican Republic School

Yasmin Roach, Staff Editor December 15, 2021

It’s 2:30, and students gather in room 310, folding paper and cutting cardboard as they assemble the notebooks they will send to low-income students in the Dominican Republic. The bookbinding project,...

For these four classes, the tests will be counted towards students final grades. (Photo by Lauren Kelly)

State Tests to Be Worth 20% of Grades in Four Key Classes

Lauren Kelly, Staff Editor November 2, 2021

Last year, the MSDE (Maryland State Department of Education) voted to make some state tests worth 20% of students’ grades in English 10, Biology, Government, and Algebra 1 next school year. This...

How to Keep Hobbies you Start (and let yourself have fun with them!)

How to Keep Hobbies you Start (and let yourself have fun with them!)

Lauren Kelly, Staff Editor January 7, 2021

We have all wanted to be an expert at something. Maybe you found a love of intricate crochet or watched Olympic ice skating and decided that someday soon, it would be you with the gold medal. But once...

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