The Student News Site of Wilde Lake High School

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

We Disagree with Mr. Shaw’s Comments on Howard County Teaching Practices

We Disagree with Mr. Shaw’s Comments on Howard County Teaching Practices

Gabrielle Olibris and Hannah Boyer December 22, 2021

Are teacher’s leniency in the classroom a reflection of pushing their political agendas on students’ education? On Tuesday, November 2, 2021 Mr. Shaw spoke to the Board of Education about his...

Posts on anonymous Instagram accounts spread like wildfire.

Wilde Lake Burned by Un-Social Media

Zoe MacDiarmid, Editor-in-Chief December 17, 2021

With at least ten new followers every hour and hundreds of likes, comments, and shares, Wilde Lake was buzzing this month with the spread of anonymous Instagram gossip accounts — shade rooms meant to...

Felix Gomez painting one of the wood panels.

A Peek Behind the Curtain: “Clue” Crew Prepares for Opening Night

Lauren Kelly and Zoe MacDiarmid November 18, 2021

After months of preparation, Wilde Lake’s stage production of the board game “Clue.” Six unsuspecting D.C. inhabitants are brought to the luxurious Boddy Manor one stormy, long, murderous night....

‘Showcase of Bands’ Brings Together Marching Bands County-wide

‘Showcase of Bands’ Brings Together Marching Bands County-wide

Zoe MacDiarmid and Charlotte Fetters November 10, 2021

The stands were silent and the lights were glaring after the first marching band to perform marched onto Centennial’s football field on the evening of October 20. The drum major stands on a ladder,...

Wilde Lake Prepares for First Homecoming in Two Years

Wilde Lake Prepares for First Homecoming in Two Years

Gabrielle Olibris and Zoe MacDiarmid October 29, 2021

More than 700 tickets have been sold for this Saturday's outdoor, mask-optional, homecoming dance, which will be held on the turf this year. For weeks, the Senior Class Council met to plan this...

Oliver Song, Wilde Lakes SGA president, advocates for mental health, restorative justice, and uplifting student voices.

I Oppose the Pro-Midterm and Final Exams Decision and the SMOB Who Voted Yes

Oliver Song, Contributor October 25, 2021

In the span of a few hours, the Howard County Board of Education made a year-altering decision in a 5-3 vote. The Board voted to require students to take midterms and finals after not taking them last...

Valerie Brady, senior, studying at a Howard County library. “It can be hard, but I don’t turn in work late,” she said. “Will it be the best quality it can be? No. Will it be completed though? Yes.” (Photo by Zoe MacDiarmid)

Covid-19 Continues to Impact Late Work Policies

Zoe MacDiarmid, Editor-in-Chief October 5, 2021

As students grapple with this year’s changes, many teachers are amending their late work policies to help students readjust to in-person learning and a seven-course schedule. Still, some teachers...

Social Justice Club Rallies Support for Removal of Police in Schools

Social Justice Club Rallies Support for Removal of Police in Schools

Zoe MacDiarmid, Blaiz Blackston, and Belen Kidanu June 14, 2021

At 1:30 PM, May 27, 2021, one hundred Wilde Lake Students participated in a walkout to remove school resource officers (SROs) from Howard County schools. The walkout was organized and led by the Wilde...

Former English teacher Mr. Berkowitzs Advisory in 1974.

Wilde Lake to Bring Back Advisory. What Can We Learn from the Past?

Next school year, Wilde Lake plans on adding an extra period to the six-period day, Advisory — 20-minutes for students to meet with teachers, attend clubs, and study.  Advisory is not new to...

To Kill a Mockingbird from the Perspective of a Black Student

“To Kill a Mockingbird” from the Perspective of a Black Student

Joshua Cofie June 10, 2021

To Kill a Mockingbird, published in 1960 by Harper Lee, is the story of a little white girl in Alabama named Scout Finch who comes of age in a small town called Maycomb. The story, told by her, is...

Wilde Lake Softball Makes a Playoff Run After Historic Season

Wilde Lake Softball Makes a Playoff Run After Historic Season

Ian Cruz and Rowley Jackson June 10, 2021

Wilde Lake softball has not had a winning record in the past two decades. But, that changed in the 2021 season when the varsity team went 7-4 this season, shutting out teams and causing forfeits as they...

Wilde Lake Reports Four Cases of Covid-19

Wilde Lake Reports Four Cases of Covid-19

Rowley Jackson June 6, 2021

In November, Wilde Lake reported its first cases of Covid-19, two staff members. The first student case was reported in April, and another staff member reported positive in May.  According to principal...

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