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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 grades and class levels to participate in order to create more unity in a time of division....

Amidst Pandemic, Students Find New Ways to Celebrate

Amidst Pandemic, Students Find New Ways to Celebrate

Sarah Rubin, Print Co-Editor in Chief

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 during quarantine. “Birthdays are important because being born and being alive are special thi...

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 these three young African American females, they’re doing just that.  What does a dancer,...

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

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

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

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.

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 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

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

Komara Barba, Writer

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, 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 participants with exchange students from Columbia's sister city, Liyang.

Rebecca Nason, 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

Research indicates that alcohol use during the teenage years could interfere with normal adolescent brain development and increase the risk of developing Alcohol Use Disorder, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

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. ...

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