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MAY 20 , 2024 - Beyonce’s new Cowboy Carter album has received numerous reviews from well known newspapers, such as The Washington Post, who wrote that the album demands respect. According to The New York Times, Cowboy Carter is America: Every bit of it.

With “Cowboy Carter,” Beyoncé Redefines Herself and Country Music

Caroline Sorensen, Editor May 20, 2024

The release of “Cowboy Carter” by Beyoncé did more than gallop into the No.1 album spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart. It redefined country while remaining an authentically “Beyoncé” album. “Cowboy...

Jake Domenick-Urbansky performing Wind Ensemble latest piece, “Of Our New Day Begun” by Omar Thomas. (Photo by Charlotte Fetters)

Jake Domenick-Urbansky: A Jake of All Trades

Charlotte Fetters April 13, 2023

It isn’t uncommon for students to pick up an instrument at a young age. Whether it be through parental encouragement or in elementary school, many musicians start their journey young.  Jake Domenick-Urbansky,...

Johanna Shin perfecting an assignment for her third period class, Music Theory with Ms. Spiro. (Photo by Charlotte Fetters)

Working her Way Up the Scale: Johanna Shin’s Piano Journey

Charlotte Fetters April 13, 2023

In Wilde Lake’s piano class one student in particular shines– Johanna Shin. Since age five, Johanna has been playing the piano. Now, practicing every day, she finds herself representing Wilde Lake’s...

Samadhi Davis performing her original song, “Guardian,” on the Jim Rouse Theater Stage. (Photo by Charlotte Fetters)

Samadhi Davis: Dynamo on the Mic

Charlotte Fetters April 13, 2023

A peppy, casual tune echoes through the Wilde Lake cafeteria. Samadhi Davis, lead singer of the band BLACKOUT, is grinning as she sings “Santeria” by Sublime. The guitar bounces with her voice as the...

Wilde Lake Artists Find Growth and Emotion in Their Art

Wilde Lake Artists Find Growth and Emotion in Their Art

Charlotte Fetters April 13, 2023

Wilde Lake High School’s art department consists of four sections: Visual Art, Dance, Theatre, and Music. There are a multitude of clubs for each section, including Improv Club, Acapella Club, the Step...

Despite the fact that many people find rock to be an aggressive genre, it has helped me throughout my life. These are some of the albums that have helped me along the way. (Graphic by Zoe MacDiarmid)

Rock Saved My Life

Caroline Sorensen March 31, 2023

Music has been a big part of my life since I was a baby. My parents always played it around the house, so I grew up listening to many genres. It has always been my escape, whether that be from myself or...

Crowds Pour in for “Legally Blonde”

Crowds Pour in for “Legally Blonde”

Zoe MacDiarmid, Editor-in-Chief March 10, 2023

On Friday, March 10, one hour before curtain of the second night of “Legally Blonde,” a line has already formed in the rain outside of the Jim Rouse Theater. Friday and Saturday night’s shows...

 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 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 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....

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