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SGA Students Exercise Their Right to Voice Student Concerns

SGA Students Exercise Their Right to Voice Student Concerns

Amy Batmunkh, Writer

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 to. In 2018, students organized a school walkout after the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting to protest gu...

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

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 to reflect on the impact of high school.  Senioritis is believed to be a stigma placed on a senior class t...

JumpStart Offers High School Alternative to Combat Soaring College Cost

JumpStart Offers High School Alternative to Combat Soaring College Cost

Rebecca Nason, Print Co-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 of the JumpStart program. He chose to participate in the program because college gave him more f...

Step Program Allows “The Blounts” To Express Themselves

Step Program Allows “The Blounts” To Express Themselves

Komara Barba and Carly Damian

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 to use their body as an instrument to produce music, rhythms, and sounds.  The Wilde Lake Step P...

Wilde Lake Students Express Enthusiasm Towards Voting

Wilde Lake Students Express Enthusiasm Towards Voting

Rebecca Nason, Print Co-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 couldn’t matter.  Young people have traditionally voted at a much lower rate than other age gr...

Meditation and mindfulness: Working towards a healthier classroom

Meditation and mindfulness: Working towards a healthier classroom

Sarah Rubin, Print Co-Editor in Chief

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 a blanket wrapped around you from head to toe. The room is silent except for the voice emitting f...

StarTalk programs gives motivated students free language learning opportunity

StarTalk programs gives motivated students free language learning opportunity

Rebecca Nason, Print Co-Editor in Chief

January 31, 2020

As the world continues to globalize, language skills are becoming increasingly necessary for both business and national security. According to the BBC, around the world, sixty to seventy percent of people speak two or more languages. The National Security Agency is attempting to increase the number of bilin...

Unchecked Drinking May Lead to Life Long Drinking Problem

Unchecked Drinking May Lead to Life Long Drinking Problem

Marian Isailovic, Writer

June 18, 2019

“Drinking is fun, it helps me stay loose,” said a student at Wilde Lake. As the school year comes to an end, he finds himself at parties almost every weekend, and sometimes even drinking alone. These options, similar as they were to this student, demonstrates the tow alcoholism can have on an indiv...

Drama Department Heads Reflect on Their Experience With Wilde Lake Theatre

Drama Department Heads Reflect on Their Experience With Wilde Lake Theatre

Rachel Henry, Susie Osborne, Darae Lyles, Hope Kahn, Rebecca Nason, Sarah Rubin, and Marian Isailovic

May 13, 2019

Brian Hudec: Sound Department Head   By: Marian Isailovic If you recently saw “Chicago,” and noticed the smooth transition from speech to song between characters, you may have also noticed Brian, head of sound, following each line to make the microphones react as perfectly as they can. ...

Tanishka Mistry Proves Her Worth in a Male Dominated Club

Tanishka Mistry Proves Her Worth in a Male Dominated Club

Preeta Singh, Photography Editor

May 2, 2019

In her second year of robotics, Tanishka Mistry hopes to prove people wrong when they say that girls can’t be scientists. “The only reason I joined in the beginning was because my friend was doing it, but now it’s like my second home,” she said. Mistry, one of the only two girls in robotics...

Pole Vaulter Kareem Press Reaches New Heights

Pole Vaulter Kareem Press Reaches New Heights

Hope Kahn

March 31, 2017

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, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017

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...

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