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The Paw Print

The Student News Site of Wilde Lake High School

The Paw Print

The Student News Site of Wilde Lake High School

The Paw Print

Ms. Adler with students at a medieval feast event fundraiser in Baltimore where she was the Lady of the Feast. (Photo courtesy of Ms. Adler)

Ms. Adler Retires After 32 Years of Theater Excellence

Zoe MacDiarmid, Editor-in-Chief June 17, 2022

Ever since Ms. Adler was a young girl, she was in the spotlight.   Since elementary school, her mom had her acting in community shows. By high school, she was doing shows all year. She majored in...

We Are Not the Lost Generation

We Are Not the Lost Generation

Alayna Rover and Hannah Boyer June 14, 2022

Those of us born in Generation Z — 1997-2012* — have faced a lifetime’s worth of problems in the few years we have been around. Despite facing many setbacks, we always find a way to persevere.  Our...

Students playing cards in Ms. Sweitzer’s advisory

Creating a Better Wilde Lake is Up To Us

Greta Giuliano, Staff Editor June 14, 2022

Every day, I see kids breaking the rules. Whether it’s skipping class, leaving campus for lunch, or any of the other rules for our safety and education, people are breaking them every day.  We...

A penny next to a lethal dose of fentanyl.

Marijuana Users May Unknowingly Be Taking Lethal Fentanyl Doses

Lauren Kelly and Zoe MacDiarmid June 14, 2022

If you thought that marijuana was harmless, think again. According to the CDC, marijuana is not only more potent that it ever was, but it is increasingly being found laced with the deadly opioid, fentanyl.  According...

2022 Senior Spotlights

2022 Senior Spotlights

Lauren Kelly, N'Dea Walters, and Zoe MacDiarmid May 27, 2022

In August 2018, the Class of 2022 came to Wilde Lake as freshmen. Though many were unsure about what careers they wanted to pursue when they graduated, a few already had something in mind. “The Paw...

Priyal Dhringra (right) and Maria Romano-Sweitzer (left) in the Wilde Lake cafeteria on the night of the 2022 Spanish Honor Society Induction. Priyal is the Vice President of membership for the Spanish Honor Society.

Priyal Dhingra

Lauren Kelly, N'Dea Walters, and Zoe MacDiarmid May 27, 2022

Priyal Dhingra has “always wanted to be a doctor.”  “That was always the thing,” she said. “I never changed it. I always stuck to that.”  Recently, her focus has been on orthopedic...

Valerie Brady photographed before the fall 2021 homecoming. She has written four novels over the course of six years.

Valerie Brady

Lauren Kelly, N'Dea Walters, and Zoe MacDiarmid May 27, 2022

Valerie Brady has always had a passion for writing. At 18 years old, she has written four novels, the longest one being 81,000 words.  This passion for writing even allowed her to write a full novel...

Beruktawit Gebreamlak at Wilde Lakes 2022 culture day representing Ethiopia. She moved to Maryland from Ethiopia at age eight.

Beruktawit Gebreamlak

Lauren Kelly, N'Dea Walters, and Zoe MacDiarmid May 27, 2022

In the first grade, Beruktawit Gebreamlak discovered her dream career in an event she describes as a “funny accident.” In her class, there was a boy with whom she was “rivals,” with that drove...

The College Dropout: A Retrospective

The College Dropout: A Retrospective

William Kingue, Music Columnist May 27, 2022

The two images Mr. Shaw displayed at his second testimony.

Teaching Tolerance Is Not Political Indoctrination 

Zoe MacDiarmid, Editor-in-Chief May 12, 2022

On February 10, for the second time this school year, Wilde Lake Health teacher Mr. Shaw testified to the Howard County Board of Education on “accountability and political indoctrination” in Howard...

Most of Wilde Lake Continues to Mask After Mandates Lifted

Most of Wilde Lake Continues to Mask After Mandates Lifted

Effective March 1, universal indoor masking in HCPSS buildings and on school buses was no longer required. This decision, voted on by the Board of Education, came after the CDC's recommendation to...

Ms. Franckowiak (left) overlooks the crowd as Xavia Worsham speaks about increased depression and suicide rates among LGBTQ+ teenagers.

GSA Stages Walkout of Class in Protest of ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill

On March 11, colorful flags swayed in the wind as GSA members led a fifth period walkout in protest of Florida’s Bill to ban classroom instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity.   Hundreds...

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