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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


Filed under Features

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


Filed under Features

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...

Ms. Franckowiak Selected to Compete on Jeopardy

Ms. Franckowiak Selected to Compete on Jeopardy

Anjali DasSarma, Editor-in-Chief

March 7, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Click. Click click. It’s Tuesday evening, and Biology teacher Ms. Franckowiak sits in front of her TV as Jeopardy questions flash up on the screen. She’s gripping a pen, poised to click right after host Alex Trebek finishes asking the question. “You think it’s just about speed,” she explains....

Seniors Give Advice on Grappling with College Rejections

Seniors Give Advice on Grappling with College Rejections

Julia Bohse, Writer

March 3, 2017


Filed under Features

“We regret to inform you…” A student’s worst nightmare. You see the letter in the mail with the label “Admissions” on the front and your heart starts to race. Excitedly, you pull open the seal and dig out the letter. Fumbling to unfold the paper, the word “regret” jumps out at you....

Sophomore Philip Taylor Designs Prosthetic Arm for Children

Sophomore Philip Taylor Designs Prosthetic Arm for Children

Rachel Eisenhauer, Arts and Sports Editor

March 1, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Most children spend their childhoods racing up and down plastic slides, toddling around parks and screeching after scraping a knee or an elbow. But for children who have disabilities, a simple crash can have more serious consequences. A typical prosthetic limb can range anywhere from $5,000-$50,000...

Sophomore Trea Keys Shoots to Top Ranked Scorer in Howard County

Sophomore Trea Keys Shoots to Top Ranked Scorer in Howard County

Hope Kahn

February 13, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

“He’s-A-Soph-More!” the crowd chants as Trea Keys, a 5’7” point guard, scores from the 3-point line again and again. Keys, the leading scorer in Howard County basketball, is an essential part of the varsity basketball team. Keys was pulled up to varsity as a freshman during the 2015-201...

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