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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


 Junior Elise Varoli describes Ms. Padgett as ‘communicative, kind, and creative.’”(Photo by Josh Cofie)

Curtains Open to the Padgett Era

Josh Cofie and Arielle Levine January 4, 2023

Enter stage left: Wilde Lake graduate, seasoned technical director, and history teacher of 13 years, Ms. Jessica Padgett. This year, Ms. Padgett filled the role of Wilde Lake’s theater director, left...

Ms. Owens practices full turns with her students. Freshman Sam Obregon describes Ms. Owens as hardworking, funny, and kind.”

Ms. Owens Pirouettes into the Wilde Lake Dance Department

Caroline Sorensen, Staff Writer January 4, 2023

Ms. Caitlyn Owens has been a dancer for most of her life.  Starting at age five, she danced at a studio in New Jersey, and as she grew up her passion for dance grew as well. Now, for the 2022-2023...

Almost, Maine Cast and Crew Prepare for Opening Night

“Almost, Maine” Cast and Crew Prepare for Opening Night

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

The snow machine is filled with fake snow. The last coat of paint has been applied. And the doors are set to open at 7 PM on November 17 for the opening night of “Almost, Maine.” Set in a fictional...

Ms. Morningstar teaches her Art 1 students. (Zoe MacDiarmid)

Arts Program Welcomes Two New Staff Members

Arielle Levine, News Editor November 30, 2021

The art wing had two rooms that needed to be filled for the 2021-2022 school year: an art room and the dance studio, Ms. Morningstar and Ms. Tucci made these rooms their own while starting their journey...

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,...

Senior Deyonna McGeachy-Alexander with one of her drawings. While it is colored, she started by sketching it during class. (Photo by Cameron Franks)

Studies Find Benefits of Doodling in Class

Cameron Franks, Staff Writer November 5, 2021

For many years now, students have been doodling during classes on worksheets, from Elementary School, up to High School. Teachers, however, even in this day and age still don’t understand it, and oftentimes...

Wilde Lake seniors Shelby Kline (left) and Shanna Kachuriner (right) performing together at an outdoor cafe on October 31, 2020. (Photo taken by Sarah Rubin)

In An Abnormal Year, Students Find Comfort in the Arts

Zoe MacDiarmid, Editor-in-Chief May 6, 2021

Seats are empty, instruments have been left to collect dust, stage lights are off.  Distance learning has made it difficult for students to rehearse, perform, and collaborate. In spite of all of this...

How the everyday music student practice during virtual learning (Photo courtesy of Emerson Alberti Ramirez)

Virtual Learning Takes Its Toll on Music Education

Virtual learning is hard. Learning music virtually is even harder, and students and teachers alike are feeling the effects of trying to carry on as a separated ensemble.  Anywhere where art relied...

Lily filmed her dancing at her studio from many different angles that Hwanee then edited over his playing.

Seniors Bond Through Artistic Collaboration

Zoe MacDiarmid, Editor-in-Chief May 4, 2021

Lifelong musician Hwanee Pak and lifelong dancer Lily Garrah joined forces to create an original story for Gene Koshinski’s “Afternoon in March” during online learning and didn’t have to work...

Dance Company members, Shelby Kline (left), and Emma Bohse (right), teaching during a hybrid lesson.

Senior Emma Bohse, DCo. Captain, Prepares For Final Dance

Amaiya Sancho , Sports Editor, Arts Editor May 4, 2021

Emma Bohse has been dancing for most of her life. She has been a part of the Dance Company (DCo) for all four years of high school. She has also been a competitive dancer since the age of eight,...

The Show Goes On(line): How Theater Has Survived Online Learning

The Show Goes On(line): How Theater Has Survived Online Learning

Zoe MacDiarmid, Editor-in-Chief April 30, 2021

Theater veteran Skyler Merchant has spent nearly a decade on the stage.  But, she was forced to put down the microphone and wipe off the makeup when COVID shut schools down. After a year of being...

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