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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 with the deaths of many other people of color from unnecessary police harassment has sparked a fir...

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 a nurse and I love what I do. It's just scary and I get anxious because you never know who has it ...

Amidst Pandemic, Students Find New Ways to Celebrate

Amidst Pandemic, Students Find New Ways to Celebrate

Sarah Rubin, Print Co-Editor in Chief

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 during quarantine. “Birthdays are important because being born and being alive are special thi...

The Absence of a Goodbye

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

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 work over the last thirteen years. You could be giving a speech, singing a song, or introducing a speake...

The Wilde Lake “Corner Cafe” Free Food Pantry

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

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 endeavour to help families with a lack of available resources, who are unable to attain the food neede...

Do You Hear Howard County Sing When Tomorrow Comes

Students gather around the piano to practice for the show.

Sarah Rubin, Print Co-Editor in Chief

February 24, 2020

The lights go down, the audience quiets, and the stage is still. The students begin to enter, ready to perform. They have one chance, and after months of practice and preparation, the moment has finally arrived. Suddenly, the tympanies roar, the light shines down, and the show begins. On Sunda...

FARMS: More Than Just a Student Lunch

FARMS: More Than Just a Student Lunch

Sarah Rubin, Print Co-Editor in Chief

February 3, 2020

On the first day of school, students are bombarded with what feels like hundreds of different papers, all promoting sports, clubs, extracurriculars, and school-sponsored events. However, one of those commonly disregarded papers is far more important than students realize: The Food and Nutrition Services...

English Teacher Ms. Keck Continues To Inspire at The Lake

English Teacher Ms. Keck Continues To Inspire at The Lake

Nadyne Segbe and Sarah Rubin

February 3, 2020

A cheerful smile on her face, Ms. Keck stands beside her door, waving at students as they pass her with happy greetings in the hallway. She welcomes them into her classroom, some slightly newer faces, but some from the past as well. Having moved to Wilde Lake from Harper’s Choice Middle, Ms. Keck is a friendly familiar ...

Meditation and mindfulness: Working towards a healthier classroom

Meditation and mindfulness: Working towards a healthier classroom

Sarah Rubin, Print Co-Editor in Chief

February 3, 2020

Your feet are firmly planted on the floor, pushing down. Your spine is straight against the back of the chair, posture perfect. Your eyes are closed, and you feel enveloped by the darkness, as if it were a blanket wrapped around you from head to toe. The room is silent except for the voice emitting f...

Spirit Days: Memories That Last a Lifetime

Jenna Hutchison poses for color day pictures throughout her four years of high school.

Sarah Rubin, Print Co-Editor in Chief

February 12, 2019

Freshman year, Jenna Hutchison was covered head to toe in all white, sporting a mohawk wig, furry leg warmers, and a cape trailing behind her. Sophomore year, she came to school dressed as Darth Vader in all black, with the imperial theme song playing out a speaker in her backpack as she strut down ...

Wilde Lake’s Teen Parenting Program Serves Students Countywide

Wilde Lake’s Teen Parenting Program Serves Students Countywide

Sarah Rubin, Print Co-Editor in Chief

December 19, 2017

The Teen Parenting Program at Wilde Lake High School is important for teen mothers in the county because it allows them to further their education while getting support for their child at the same time. Wilde Lake High School is the only school in all of Howard County with a daycare for teenager...

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