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Many students have set up work spaces in their homes to help them stay focused during class.

After A Semester of Online Learning, Students Still Struggling

Ashley Beckett and Rebecca Nason January 7, 2021

The COVID-19 crisis introduced a paradigm shift in schooling. Freshmen have never set foot in their school, graduated seniors never truly said goodbye, teachers are learning to adapt their strategies,...

The Wilde Lake football field now sits empty.

As HCPSS’ Winter Sports Season is Postponed, Players Prepare for Another Disappointing Season

Kavon Briggs, Rebecca Nason, and Zoe MacDiarmid January 7, 2021

After postponing the winter sports season, Wilde Lake athletes are preparing to continue their attempt to stay in shape without a team to practice with. The latest postponement, announced by HCPSS...

My Mercedes enjoying its favorite pastime: leaking oil all over the driveway

What to Know About Buying your First Car

Rory Cahill January 7, 2021

BRAP-BRAP-BRAP-BRAP-BRAP-CLUNK!!! BRAP-BRAP-BRAP-BRAP-BRAP-CLUNK!!! Ah, the unmistakable sound of a 1980s automatic transmission trying to shift. Specifically, the not-entirely-functional 1980s...

Working as an election judge was different this year due to COVID-19.

Not Quite Old Enough to Vote, I Worked the Polls Instead

Rebecca Nason, Editor-in-Chief January 7, 2021

When my alarm went off at 5 a.m. on that Saturday morning, I began to question my life choices. “How important is it really for you to do this?” my warm, comfortable bed asked. The freezing...

Teachers are learning to navigate teaching lessons to an empty classroom.

Falling Through The Cracks: Why Some Students Aren’t Succeeding in Online Learning

Rebecca Nason, Editor-in-Chief October 30, 2020

When Governor Hogan ordered that schools close on March 16, everything changed.  With COVID-19 infections rising globally, the future was murky and the list of questions began to grow. Would we be...

Family celebrates a birth announcement.

While Pandemic Disrupts Everyday Life, Some Find Ways to Celebrate Milestones

Ayonna Ramey , Writer May 21, 2020

COVID 19- has disrupted everyday life; daily routines have been interrupted and major life events are being delayed. According to the CDC, Maryland has had nearly 36,000 COVID-19 cases as of May 14. Gatherings...

According to the International Journal of Education Research, 98% of dual-enrollment credits, like ones earned at HCC, will transfer to a post-secondary institution, but only 42% of AP credits will.

JumpStart Offers High School Alternative to Combat Soaring College Cost

Rebecca Nason, Editor-in-Chief February 24, 2020

Bryan Cheung, a junior at Centennial High School, will be the first person in his family to earn a college degree and will graduate in 2021 with both his high school diploma and his AA in engineering because...

Wilde Lake Students Express Enthusiasm Towards Voting

Wilde Lake Students Express Enthusiasm Towards Voting

Rebecca Nason, Editor-in-Chief February 3, 2020

The concept of voting brings many different images to mind, from the pillars of democracy to memories of struggling for the right to vote, to a feeling of apathy or discouragement, as though a single vote...

StarTalk participants with exchange students from Columbia's sister city, Liyang.

StarTalk programs gives motivated students free language learning opportunity

Rebecca Nason, Editor-in-Chief January 31, 2020

As the world continues to globalize, language skills are becoming increasingly necessary for both business and national security. According to the BBC, around the world, sixty to seventy percent of people...

The football team celebrates their second playoff win of the season.

Wilde Lake Football Team Advances to Quarter Finals

Marian Isailovic, Writer November 15, 2019

Cheers overtook the crowd as Wilde Lake beat Manchester Valley in their second playoff game with an incredible 22-0 victory. Despite near-freezing and the added challenges of a grass field, the players...

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Improvisational Performance of “Peter and the Starcatcher” Brings Cast Together

Rebecca Nason, Editor-in-Chief December 10, 2018

In the improvisational “Peter and the Starcatcher,” actors worked together to bring their whimsical vision to life. Unlike in previous plays where students have worked with director Ms. Adler to...

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