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Ms. Marroulis Makes Math Simple

Ms. Marroulis Makes Math Simple

Susie Osborne, Writer

December 21, 2018


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When Ms. Marroulis, Wilde Lake’s new algebra teacher, isn’t sharing her passion for math with her students, she is spending her time in the great outdoors jogging, gardening, and traveling. Growing up, she always had a passion for math, and she found her talent for solving math problems and expla...

Language Department Drops Upper Level Classes, Lower Level Classes Reach Maximum Capacity

Language Department Drops Upper Level Classes, Lower Level Classes Reach Maximum Capacity

Sydney Cox and Sarah Rubin

December 18, 2018


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In recent years, there’s been a lack of enrollment in higher level language classes. Consequently, Wilde Lake’s language department has cut Italian III and IV in the 2018-2019 school year. With students no longer having a class to take, upper level Italian students have to either pick a new langu...

Mr. Wallace Returns to Howard County as a Government Teacher

Mr. Wallace Returns to Howard County as a Government Teacher

Hope Kahn, Editor-in-Chief

December 14, 2018


Filed under Features, Uncategorized

Mr. Wallace was born and raised in Howard County, but moved to New Mexico when he was 21 years old. After 12 years in the “Land of Enchantment,” he returns as an American Government teacher. His Native American Studies teacher in high school inspired him to move to New Mexico when he was 21 years old, i...

Family History Impacts Mr. Holzman’s Career

Family History Impacts Mr. Holzman’s Career

Hope Kahn, Editor-In-Chief

December 14, 2018


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Ever since he was a child, Mr. Holzman has felt a connection to history. He brings that passion to Wilde Lake as the new AP Economics, Honors World History and U.S History teacher. The history of his grandfather’s lives made the most significant impact on him. “One of my grandfathers, even th...

Mr. Damseaux is Forever Going the Extra Mile

Mr. Damseaux is Forever Going the Extra Mile

Rebecca Nason, Writer

December 14, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Running an ultramarathon isn’t easy, but then again neither is earning two masters in math, and yet somehow, Mr. Damseaux has managed to do both. Mr. Damseaux counts himself lucky for all the fantastic math teachers he’s had over the years, starting with his 11th-grade precalculus teacher and l...

Ms. Alcaraz Finds the Pleasant Surprises of Life

Ms. Alcaraz Finds the Pleasant Surprises of Life

Rebecca Nason, Writer

December 14, 2018


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As a child growing up in Puerto Rico, Ms. Alcaraz wouldn’t have seen herself as a high school chemistry teacher in the US with an eight-month-old and four cats, but life has turned out better than she ever expected. Five years ago, Ms. Alcaraz moved to Florida from Puerto Rico with her future hus...

Mr. Green Waddles Into the Band Room With Happy Feet

Mr. Green Waddles Into the Band Room With Happy Feet

Hope Kahn, Editor-in-Chief

December 12, 2018


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In 2012, Mr. Green was a student teacher for Wilde Lake’s veteran band director, Mr. Dutrow. Six years later, Mr. Green hopes to offer some of his personal ideas to the same program that is now his own. Mr. Green is an experienced percussionist with a performance degree from Johns Hopkins’ Peabody ...

All Around the World Cooking Pastries

All Around the World Cooking Pastries

Adriana Irizarry-Cruz, Staff Writer

December 12, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

From Montgomery County, to Germany, and finally to Howard County, Ms. Delaney has travelled the world following her enthusiasm for cooking. Currently working as the new FACS teacher at Wilde Lake, she is eager to share her extensive knowledge of the culinary arts with her students. Ms. Delaney st...

Brett Molin Makes Safety His Priority as Assistant Principal

Brett Molin Makes Safety His Priority as Assistant Principal

Maddie Sommers, Staff Writer

December 12, 2018


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Since he was a child, Wilde Lake’s new Assistant Principal, Mr. Molin, knew he wanted to grow up to be a role model for students. He strives to ensure that students have the support growing up that he lacked. “I didn’t have a lot of support in my house, and so I didn’t know what ...

Improvisational Performance of “Peter and the Starcatcher” Brings Cast Together

Improvisational Performance of “Peter and the Starcatcher” Brings Cast Together

Rebecca Nason, Writer

December 10, 2018


Filed under Arts, Features, Showcase

In the improvisational “Peter and the Starcatcher,” actors worked together to bring their whimsical vision to life. Unlike in previous plays where students have worked with director Ms. Adler to create the blocking, “A lot of the blocking was made up on the spot,” said senior Maggie Vanvranken....

Mr. Penn Leaves the Social Studies Department to Fill Athletic Director Position

Mr. Penn Leaves the Social Studies Department to Fill Athletic Director Position

Aenilah Watkins, Writer

December 10, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

This year, the Social Studies department is losing one of its most-loved teachers, Mr. Penn, who is stepping into the position of Athletic Director. As a teacher, Mr. Penn was elected “teacher of the year” twice by the senior class. He coached football, basketball and baseball, sponsored the Alp...

“Hard Work Beats Talent” on the Football Field

“Hard Work Beats Talent” on the Football Field

Darae Lyles and Mimi Johnson

December 10, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

Under the Friday night lights, the Cats proved themselves as a hardworking and successful football team  by achieving a 6-4 season record. This season was a triumph to the team compared to the 1-8 season they finished with last year. Sophomore Amari Hutson, offensive and defensive player, was proud of his team and kn...

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