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Maddy Feldwick sits at her kitchen table for school, feeling stressed during a google meet. Penny, her cat, helps her get through her classes.

Teachers and Students Feel Burnout After a Year of Virtual School

Maddy Feldwick, Writer March 31, 2021

Drained, burnt out, and exhausted. This is what many students and teachers feel after a year of virtual learning. After a long winter of being stuck inside and not seeing friends, waking up early...

Lily Garrah is passionate about dancing and now has more time to dedicate to her art.

With One Foot Out The Door, Virtual Seniors Step Toward Independence

Amy Batmunkh , Opinions Editor, Features Editor March 31, 2021

Senior Jet Stevenson wakes up feeling well rested, and logs into her first period class. After practicing the viola and completing her asynchronous assignments, she ends her school day with a book...

Ms. Brookman Graduating from McDaniel College in 2020.

In 2020, a Year of Many Firsts, Ms. Brookman Has Her First Year at Wilde Lake

Abby Churilla January 7, 2021

This year, 10th and 11th grade English teacher, Ms. Brookman is taking on her first year of independent teaching at Wilde Lake. On top of these new beginnings, she must face the challenges of virtual...

Student Spotlight: 13 for Thursday feat. Sonia Sebadduka

Student Spotlight: 13 for Thursday feat. Sonia Sebadduka

Carly Damian , Writer October 30, 2020

The Paw Print has a new opportunity called "13 for Thursday" for students to answer fun questions to get to know each other as the virtual school year is progressing. Our goal is to get students from different...

Amidst Pandemic, Students Find New Ways to Celebrate

Amidst Pandemic, Students Find New Ways to Celebrate

Sarah Rubin, Managing Editor May 21, 2020

  A birthday celebrates a milestone in making it to another year, and acknowledges how special and valued an individual is. Wilde Lake junior, Logan Bitner-Parish, celebrated her sister’s birthday...

Through our Advice: “Find Your Purpose”

Through our Advice: “Find Your Purpose”

Aenilah Watkins, Web Editor in Chief May 21, 2020

Life is just beginning in the mind of an 18 year old. Whether you take the college path or not, you now have one of the biggest responsibilities this world could ask of you, to find your purpose. And for...

SGA Students Exercise Their Right to Voice Student Concerns

SGA Students Exercise Their Right to Voice Student Concerns

Amy Batmunkh , Opinions Editor, Features Editor February 26, 2020

The power of the student voice is immeasurable. From little everyday things like being heard on the morning announcements to nationwide protests and walkouts, students who use their voices are listened...

Senior Neveah Nelson entering the building as she prepares to start her school day.

As Senioritis Kicks In, Seniors Reflect On Life Lessons Learned in High School

Aenilah Watkins, Web Editor in Chief February 24, 2020

With three more months to go, the senior Class of 2020 can't wait until they walk across the Merriweather stage in their caps and gowns. In the meantime, struck by senioritis, many are taking the opportunity...

According to the International Journal of Education Research, 98% of dual-enrollment credits, like ones earned at HCC, will transfer to a post-secondary institution, but only 42% of AP credits will.

JumpStart Offers High School Alternative to Combat Soaring College Cost

Rebecca Nason, Editor-in-Chief February 24, 2020

Bryan Cheung, a junior at Centennial High School, will be the first person in his family to earn a college degree and will graduate in 2021 with both his high school diploma and his AA in engineering because...

The Step Team is pictured after their performance at Long Fellow elementary school for their culture day.

Step Program Allows “The Blounts” To Express Themselves

Komara Barba , Web Manager February 24, 2020

Dating back to African slave dances and movement patterns obtained through popular R&B songs, step is more than just “stomping your feet”. Here at Wilde Lake, Step gives students an opportunity...

Wilde Lake Students Express Enthusiasm Towards Voting

Wilde Lake Students Express Enthusiasm Towards Voting

Rebecca Nason, Editor-in-Chief February 3, 2020

The concept of voting brings many different images to mind, from the pillars of democracy to memories of struggling for the right to vote, to a feeling of apathy or discouragement, as though a single vote...

Meditation and mindfulness: Working towards a healthier classroom

Meditation and mindfulness: Working towards a healthier classroom

Sarah Rubin, Managing Editor February 3, 2020

Your feet are firmly planted on the floor, pushing down. Your spine is straight against the back of the chair, posture perfect. Your eyes are closed, and you feel enveloped by the darkness, as if it were...

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