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United Through Music: Chamber Master Class Brings Students Together

The Marriotts Ridge Chamber Singers perform their music.

Sydney Lowry, Writer

February 24, 2020

Each year, chamber choir students from all twelve Howard County high schools gather to showcase the songs they’ve been working on for the choral assessments in March. The theatre is always packed with choir teachers, students, and guest speakers excited to listen, perform, and educate.  Mr. Crouch...

Male Mental Health Suffers From Standards of Masculinity

Male Mental Health Suffers From Standards of Masculinity

Sydney Lowry, Writer

February 24, 2020

Once, a friend told me that he was tired of life. He has since been through therapy and medication, and has improved immensely, but it took a lot of support to get there. However, one of the most striking things I remember him saying was that he did not want to feel weak by asking for help. Societal...

Leaving Friends Behind: Students Reflect on Redistricting Controversy

Parents discuss redistricting at a Board of Education meeting.

Sydney Lowry, Writer

February 3, 2020

On Facebook, Twitter, and even along the paths of Columbia, parents have made their opinions on redistricting clear. Armed with signs, t-shirts, and angry Facebook posts, their voices can sometimes even overshadow those of the students.  For many students, parent conversations about real estate prices...

Thriving Fine Arts Programs Lose Funding

Mr. Crouch, Wilde Lake High School choir teacher, directs his chamber choir class.

Sydney Lowry, Writer

February 3, 2020

This year, the choir department increased in size from 88 students to 130. At the same time, according to Choir Director, Mr. Crouch, its budget was cut by $300.  This represents a trend of school-wide budget slashes, forcing departments to lean on patron donations or student fundraising.  ...

Four-point quizzes: A New Way of Learning

Students record their grades in a table to track their progress.

Sydney Lowry, Writer

January 31, 2020

For many students, the thought of a math test conjures up feelings of dread. Some students feel overwhelmed by unit tests and quizzes, which often have a considerable impact on their overall grade. However, in some of the honors and on grade level math classes at Wilde Lake, larger tests are being re...

Auditions for Wilde Lake’s Spring Musical, Guys and Dolls

Auditions for Wilde Lake’s Spring Musical, Guys and Dolls

Sydney Lowry, Writer

December 6, 2019

For anyone who loves to sing, dance, or act, Wilde Lake’s theatre department is holding auditions for the spring musical, Guys and Dolls, on Tuesday, December 10th.  Guys and Dolls is a classic musical comedy, involving overlapping love stories, gambling, and plenty of singing and dancing. Set in ...

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