The Paw Print

This is the poster signed by just about all of Wilde Lake's seniors before we finish our final school year together.

Just A Thought: On Conclusions

Sarah Rubin, Managing Editor May 21, 2021

I feel like I am standing on a precipice. I have lived my whole life secure in the knowledge that if I took a step off the edge, there would be a net right there to catch me. Now, as I finish my last few...

Not every story has to be a fairy tale. Life is so much more than perfection. While Cinderella stares at the ball down below, we prepare to graduate high school, and chase other dreams.

Just A Thought: On Fairy Tales

Sarah Rubin, Managing Editor April 19, 2021

I grew up among the millions of other doe-eyed little girls who dream of being a princess when she gets older. Of wearing a beautiful, glittering ball gown, and having all eyes on her as she descends down...

This is a picture I took right before going on a walk today. I kept my phone in my pocket after taking this for over an hour, and I have to admit that at times I felt this knee-jerk type of reaction of craving to check if I had any messages. This is what I mean - this is the feeling to overcome.

Just A Thought: On Living in the Moment

Sarah Rubin, Managing Editor March 26, 2021

I want you to imagine two things. The first, walking with a friend. Smiling so hard your face hurts, feeling the cool breeze in the summer air, hearing the birds sing in the air above. Completely focused...

These are just a few of the sticky notes I’ve created for myself over the past year with affirmations to keep me going.

Just A Thought: On Positivity

Sarah Rubin, Managing Editor March 19, 2021

When is the last time someone told you they were proud of you? It doesn’t matter what it was about, just that they said they were proud. A teacher, a friend, a parent, a mentor. While we navigate through...

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Just A Thought: On Columns

Sarah Rubin, Managing Editor March 12, 2021

Sometimes, the weeks move like molasses. Each week stretches into the next, and each end of a day is closely followed by the start of another. This droning repetition is broken up by the things we carry...

Sarah Rubin and her brother, Daniel, do homework outside together.

Remembering Things As They Were: Why I Decided to Stay Virtual

Sarah Rubin, Managing Editor March 2, 2021

I think there has been a global recognition over the past year that there are a lot of things in life that we take for granted. More specifically, I have found that the longer the pandemic continues, the...

Joan Hash. Photo by Sarah Rubin

Joan Hash Unveils Forgotten History of Harriet Tubman High School

Sarah Rubin, Managing Editor February 26, 2021

Filled to the brim with exhaustion, she got up for school at five in the morning. The bus ride was long, and she used it to get some extra rest, or sometimes to catch up on homework. In school,...

Taking a Stand for Equality

Taking a Stand for Equality

Komara Barba and Carly Damian June 12, 2020

On May 25, an innocent 46 year-old black man named George Floyd died tragically in Minneapolis, Minnesota due to a combination of excessive police force and an impending heart attack. His death, along...

Those on the Front Lines

Those on the Front Lines

Carly Damian , Writer May 21, 2020

With a packed schedule all day long, the emotions and personal lives of healthcare workers can easily be forgotten about. Nicole Stanley, a nurse for children in Pennsylvania, says, “I love being...

Amidst Pandemic, Students Find New Ways to Celebrate

Amidst Pandemic, Students Find New Ways to Celebrate

Sarah Rubin, Managing Editor May 21, 2020

  A birthday celebrates a milestone in making it to another year, and acknowledges how special and valued an individual is. Wilde Lake junior, Logan Bitner-Parish, celebrated her sister’s birthday...

Laura Krell, Wilde Lake senior, takes a picture in her cap and gown at school.

The Absence of a Goodbye

Sydney Lowry , Writer May 21, 2020

You’re walking onto the stage of Merriweather Post Pavilion grinning; nerves aflutter, decked out in green and gold.  Your teachers, friends, and family have gathered together to celebrate your hard...

Students in the Wilde Lake cafeteria. Photo by Ayonna Ramey, edited by Sarah Rubin.

The Wilde Lake “Corner Cafe” Free Food Pantry

Ayonna Ramey , Writer February 24, 2020

Beginning on March first, a permanent food pantry will begin at Wilde Lake, called The Corner Cafe.  The food bank was started by Mrs. Leonard and Ms. Volpe, who agreed that it’d be useful in the...

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