The Paw Print

A Buried History: LGBTQ+ Narratives Erased

On Aug. 14, 2019, the Trump Administration made plans to grant federal contractors the ability to use

Marian Isailovic, Writer

February 3, 2020

I was 11 the first time I heard the word gay. It was considered a bad word, an insult to someone being affectionate. Needless to say, it wasn’t something I was able to understand as normal - at least until recently. I realized I liked girls in middle school, but I tried to deny it. I grew up with...

The Wilde Lake Football Team Has Their First Playoff Win In Nine Years

Wilde Lake Football at Manchester Valley for their second playoff game.

Marian Isailovic, Writer

February 3, 2020

This year, the Wilde Lake football team has amazed the school with their outstanding playoff run after coming in 5-8 overall and 2-6 in the region. After having barely made it into the playoffs as the eighth seed, their first game performance shocked the school as they upset the first seed, River Hil...

Unchecked Drinking May Lead to Life Long Drinking Problem

Research indicates that alcohol use during the teenage years could interfere with normal adolescent brain development and increase the risk of developing Alcohol Use Disorder, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

Marian Isailovic, Writer

June 18, 2019

“Drinking is fun, it helps me stay loose,” said a student at Wilde Lake. As the school year comes to an end, he finds himself at parties almost every weekend, and sometimes even drinking alone. These options, similar as they were to this student, demonstrates the tow alcoholism can have on an indiv...

Why We Need Everyone to Learn American Sign Language

Students sign

Marian Isailovic, Writer

January 2, 2019

Imagine being in a place where almost no one speaks your language and the only way you can understand them is by looking at them while they talk or by reading what they write. Although this concept is foreign to many hearing individuals, many people who are hearing impaired suffer from isolation because t...

Puerto Rican Native Brings Her Experience to Wilde Lake

Puerto Rican Native Brings Her Experience to Wilde Lake

Marian Isailovic, Writer

December 6, 2018

Ms. Mendez-Crespo was inspired by her kindergarten teacher and has aspired to be a teacher ever since. “She was really fun, and I wanted to be just like her,” she said. She began her teaching career in 2008, working with elementary students for five years in Baltimore City before moving to teach at St...

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