The Paw Print

Facilitating Friendships and Inclusion Through Best Buddies

Keith Haring's artwork is used as the Best Buddies logo

Stella Johnson, Writer

March 29, 2018

At the Wilde Lake Best Buddies chapter meetings, students can be seen smiling and laughing, engaged in conversation, as they decorate cookies, eat pizza, or play group games. Best Buddies is an international organization that promotes inclusion of students with intellectual or physical disabilit...

Why We Should Have Free Periods and How We Can Implement Them

Jane Hilger and Savannah Jackson discuss a book during some free time.

Sophia Hilger, Stella Johnson, and Sarah Rubin

January 16, 2018

Students can utilize free periods, a length of time allotted in the school day, as a study hall, a time to talk to teachers about questions they may have, or simply a time for a break from the stressful school day schedule.  Free periods are something many schools have, and they do not count as a clas...

Adopt Don’t Shop!

Rufus, Jane and Sophia Hilger

Stella Johnson, Writer

January 12, 2018

There are millions of animals, ranging from cats to dogs to birds to horses, in rescues across the country and across the world waiting to be adopted. However, many buyers still turn to pet stores or breeders when bringing new animals into their family. According to the ASPCA, 6.5 million cats an...

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