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Replacing Mr. LeMon as School Principal, Mr. Wilson Makes School Culture A Priority

Replacing Mr. LeMon as School Principal, Mr. Wilson Makes School Culture A Priority

Hope Kahn, Editor-in-Chief

December 20, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Showcase, Uncategorized

As soon as Mr. Wilson began his position as principal of our school, he made it his priority to put students first. Since the first day on the job, one of his main focuses has been building relationships with the students, staff, and community members. “The sign on my door says principal, but that means no...

Wilde Lake’s Teen Parenting Program Serves Students Countywide

Wilde Lake’s Teen Parenting Program Serves Students Countywide

Sarah Rubin, Staff Writer

December 19, 2017


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The Teen Parenting Program at Wilde Lake High School is important for teen mothers in the county because it allows them to further their education while getting support for their child at the same time. Wilde Lake High School is the only school in all of Howard County with a daycare for teenager...

Are Phones and Social Media Affecting Mental Health in Adolescents Today?

Are Phones and Social Media Affecting Mental Health in Adolescents Today?

Stella Johnson

December 19, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

According to “The New York Times,” anxiety rates in adolescents are increasing rapidly, and researchers are linking that anxiety to smartphones and social media. According to “The Times,” social media has become a platform where young people feel a false responsibility to live up to unrealistic expec...

New BSAP Liaison Mr. Nicks Hopes to Empower Students With Winning Mindsets

New BSAP Liaison Mr. Nicks Hopes to Empower Students With Winning Mindsets

Ihsaan Fanusie

December 19, 2017


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Marcus Nicks is bringing a new spirit of positivity and character building to students and teachers in his first year at Wilde Lake. Mr. Nicks, Black Student Achievement Program Liaison, has made it his goal to help students achieve their best selves. Mr. Nicks previously worked at Patuxent Valley...

Guitar Students Kick Off Summer with Lunch Jam

Guitar Students Kick Off Summer with Lunch Jam

Luka Trikha, Takyla Brown, Savannah Jackson, Writer

May 30, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

The semiannual Lunch Jam was held on May 19, where school bands to performed on the patio. The bands were comprised of both students and teachers. The cafeteria is usually packed with students eating lunch and socializing, but when the Lunch Jam started, many students migrated to the patio a...

With Depression, You Don’t Have To Struggle Alone

With Depression, You Don’t Have To Struggle Alone

Savannah Jackson, Writer

May 8, 2017


Filed under Features, News

“In past generations, people didn’t really talk about it. You just kind of pretended that it wasn’t there.” That’s what one Wilde Lake teacher has to say about her struggle with depression. “I’ve probably had [depression] my whole life,” she said. Depression ran in her family, but due to t...

Band Conductor Mr. Dutrow Wins Outstanding Music Educator Award

Band Conductor Mr. Dutrow Wins Outstanding Music Educator Award

Luka Trikha, Writer

May 8, 2017


Filed under Arts, Features

Coming back from Myrtle Beach, holding multiple awards from the Legends In Concert Championship, the student on the buses erupted into cheers when they pulled up to see a sign stating Mr. Dutrow had been awarded the Outstanding Music Educator Award by the Maryland Music Educators Association. Mr. Dutrow has been ...

Ms. Jones Reflects on Her Experiences in Segregated Howard County

Ms. Jones Reflects on Her Experiences in Segregated Howard County

Misbah Farooqi, Editor-in-Chief

May 8, 2017


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It’s often hard to remember that there was a time when Howard County was segregated, but Wilde Lake substitute, Ms. Jones, vividly remembers that time. Growing up in Howard County in the 1950s, Ms. Jones, a well-known and charismatic substitute teacher at Wilde Lake, lived during a time of segregat...

Culture Day Unites Diverse Community

Culture Day Unites Diverse Community

Anjali DasSarma, Editor-in-Chief

May 8, 2017


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Songs and laughter flow out from the gymnasium as streams of students wander in to experience the sights and sounds from all over the world through Wilde Lake’s Culture Day. A cheery song bounces around the room as the Island Cats play their steel drums. A girl in a white skirt with her jet black ...

Pole Vaulter Kareem Press Reaches New Heights

Pole Vaulter Kareem Press Reaches New Heights

Hope Kahn

March 31, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports, Spotlight

Sprinting down the runway with speed, determination and focus, junior Kareem Press plants the pole firmly onto the ground, takes flight, and soars through the air clearing the bar at 10 feet. This was the moment Press won pole vault at Howard County regionals. Press’ clearance of 10 feet at regional...

Ariti Dorsey Uses Poetry To Express Herself

Ariti Dorsey Uses Poetry To Express Herself

Takyla Brown

March 29, 2017


Filed under Arts, Features, Showcase

Five year old Ariti Dorsey sits in the cozy living room of her home with her mother, as the voice of Maya Angelou’s poetry fills the air from the CD player. Years later, Maya Angelou's words and strength still echo within Ariti, encouraging her to write her own poetry. Now, as a senior, Ariti ha...

Wilde Lake Wins Second in the Bright Minds Dance Competition

Wilde Lake Wins Second in the Bright Minds Dance Competition

Bryan Castillo, Writer

March 23, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

At the end of the school day, many teachers walk towards the dance room. As they make their way towards it, the music gets louder and louder. Past the band room and guitar room, to their right is the dance room. Opening the door, Ms. Estabrook is at the front of the dance room dancing to The Newsies soundt...

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