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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


Since its creation, The Paw Print has gone through many different editors, writers, and designs, but it has always been the sole student news source at Wilde Lake High School. “The Paw Print” is the student newspaper of Wilde Lake High School, and has been written and published by students since the 1970s. The archive is composed of 87 past newspaper issues dating back to 1985.

Looking Back: Past Paw Prints Reveal Wilde Lake’s Yesterday and Now

Greta Giuliano, Staff Editor June 2, 2023

Over 30 years after the first issue of "The Paw Print" was placed in the hands of Wildecats, “The Paw Print” staff has released a digital archive. The archive gives current Wildecats a look into...

Elijah Sow, who held a record this past season, has decided to take his talents to the Morgan State Bears.

Unc Is a Bear: Elijah “Unc” Sow Commits to Morgan State

Josh Cofie, Staff Writer June 2, 2023

Elijah Sow, Wilde Lake stand-out offensive tackle, committed to play Division I football at Morgan State University in Baltimore.  The choice of Morgan State was an easy one for Elijah, who said that...

The Wilde Lake Speech and Debate team after their arrival in Louisville, Kentucky for Speech and Debate Nationals in May 2023.

Wilde Lake Speech and Debate Team Secures Historic Season

Lauren Kelly, Staff Editor June 2, 2023

The Wilde Lake Speech and Debate team sent eleven students to Nationals in May this year after a record breaking season under coach Kelli Midgley and captains Lena Osborne and Aly Abel. At Nationals,...

For Sneakerheads, They’re Not Just Shoes

For Sneakerheads, They’re Not Just Shoes

Matthew Cho, Staff Writer April 11, 2023

At Wilde Lake, we wear all kinds of different shoes.  Among the most popular shoes, Jordans are one of the oldest. Despite being first released in the 1980’s, they still manage to maintain their...

Over Thanksgiving Break, ten Wilde Lake students went to the Slayton House to receive training in leading Peace Circles. (Photo courtesy of Ms. Collier)

First Students in County to Lead Peace Circles

Yasmin Roach, Staff Editor March 31, 2023

The week before Thanksgiving break, ten Wilde Lake students were invited to Slayton House to receive training in holding Peace Circles — a method of restorative justice where people meet to create...

Henry Hopper at the finish of the State Championship at Hereford High School. (Photo credit Om Maryankandy)

Henry Hopper Makes Strides with State Championship Win

Greta Giuliano, Staff Editor February 16, 2023

Wilde Lake junior Henry Hopper’s path from soccer to running was not a linear one. After seven years on the soccer field, he decided to make the switch to the cross country course. Now, he holds the...

Student democracy leaders  know that students at Wilde Lake are ready to talk, according to SGA President Sajana Vigna Mclaughlin. Abisola says it is important for Wilde Lake to create a student democracy environment that is “not exclusionary and has everyone’s opinions present.” [From left to right: Abisola Ayoola, Oliver Song, Gabby Oshadiya, Sajana Vigna Mclaughlin, Aly Abel, Liz Cho, and Logan Peyton]

Wilde Lake Student Democracy Leaders Create Accessibility for Student Voice

Arielle Levine, Editor-in-Chief February 16, 2023

In 2018 when Mr. Wallace first came to Wilde Lake and took on the role of SGA sponsor, he said he wanted to see the whole student body represented in student democracy by making it "accessible" to all...

On Saturday at 8:30 AM, thirty minutes before customers can come, Ms. Kirk (left) and a volunteer, Mr. Jacques Moutome (right), plan how they will organize the tables.

Columbia Community Care Grows to Meet Community Needs

Zoe MacDiarmid, Editor-in-Chief December 7, 2022

On March 11, 2020, Wilde Lake High School Spanish teacher Erika Chavarria posted a tweet: “If they close HCPSS I volunteer to run meals to students and families who are in need, or help in locations...

Mr. Bell helping junior Alaijah Reed-Wright with schoolwork.

Providing Support and Safety in School Remains Priority

Joseph Ortiz-Rivera and Greta Giuliano November 15, 2022

When a student is having a bad day or struggling in school, who supports them? While there are many supports available at Wilde Lake like Beyond School Hours and Advisory, behind all of those are the...

Sun Shines on Wilde Lake for Pep Rally

Sun Shines on Wilde Lake for Pep Rally

Arielle Levine, Zoe MacDiarmid, and Matthew Cho October 7, 2022

  After a week of rain, the sun came out for Wilde Lake’s Homecoming pep rally.  Students gathered on the bleachers to celebrate their school spirit. This year was the first year since...

Ms. Adler with students at a medieval feast event fundraiser in Baltimore where she was the Lady of the Feast. (Photo courtesy of Ms. Adler)

Ms. Adler Retires After 32 Years of Theater Excellence

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

Ever since Ms. Adler was a young girl, she was in the spotlight.   Since elementary school, her mom had her acting in community shows. By high school, she was doing shows all year. She majored in...

50 Years Later, the Current Staff Reflect

50 Years Later, the Current Staff Reflect

Cameron Franks, Staff Writer June 16, 2022

In 1971, Wilde Lake High School was born under the forward-thinking vision of Jim Rouse’s Columbia. Now, half a century later, staff members with roots at Wilde Lake and Columbia reflect.     Jim...

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