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Five Nights at Freddy’s: It’s Not Over Yet?

Five Nights at Freddy’s: It’s Not Over Yet?

Christian Richardson

May 20, 2015


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In the 3rd installment of the Five Nights at Freddy’s series, the game skips 30 years into the future, where the original Freddy Fazebear’s Pizzeria has been closed down. The player resumes his or her role as a security guard working the night shift. This time, instead of working at the pizzeria,...

From Humble Beginnings To High School Principal

From Humble Beginnings To High School Principal

Misbah Farooqi

March 26, 2015


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There’s no question as to whether or not Mr. LeMon is passionate about what he does, but that was not always the case. Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Mr. LeMon is the youngest of six kids and comes from a hard working family. Mr. LeMon went to Washington High School but, surprisingly, wasn’t the best student. Inst...

Toni Heo: A Girl With An American Dream

Toni Heo: A Girl With An American Dream

Rachael Drake

March 16, 2015


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Junior Toni Heo has been fascinated with American culture since she was young. From learning English and watching American television shows such as Caillou and Dragon Tales, she aspired to be like every other American kid except there was one problem: she lived in Seoul, Korea, halfway around the w...

Anime Club Members Embrace New Culture

Anime Club Members Embrace New Culture

Christian Richardson

March 16, 2015


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After the intense battle of the popular horror computer game, “Five Nights at Freddy’s,” which lasted multiple hours, Wilde Lake’s Anime Club concluded the tournament with no winner. But it’s not about winning for members of this unique club. The Anime Club, which has been a staple club...

Exchange Programs Bring Diversity to Wilde Lake

Exchange Programs Bring Diversity to Wilde Lake

Carmen Freeman

March 16, 2015


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Through Howard County’s exchange programs, many students have had the opportunity to experience other cultures. Yada Ngamposri and Charis Ramsing, two Wilde Lake students, have had the chance to take advantage of these programs. Junior Yada Ngamposri is a foreign exchange student from Thailand, who currently lives with a host f...

Ms. Williams Returns, Coaches Volleyball team to Third Round of Playoffs

Ms. Williams Returns, Coaches Volleyball team to Third Round of Playoffs

Carmen Freeman

December 10, 2014


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This year, Ms. Williams came back ready to go from maternity leave and led the varsity volleyball team to its second 11-5 season in a row. Getting further into the playoffs than they have in the past 15 years, the team eventually lost to Glenelg in a hard fought 3-1 loss in the section finals. The...

Shane Nelson: A Cardinal Turned Wildecat

Shane Nelson: A Cardinal Turned Wildecat

Michael Casey

December 10, 2014


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“Calvert Hall is just a team, but at Wilde Lake we’re a family,” said Shane Nelson, the new kid from Calvert Hall, who has gained instant fame as the star receiver for the Wilde Lake varsity football team. Nelson attended Calvert Hall, one of the top private schools in the state of Maryland,...

Teacher Duplications

Teacher Duplications

Janay Gore

May 7, 2014


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Mr. Crouse Strives For Excellence

Mr. Crouse Strives For Excellence

Daniel Ingham

February 19, 2014


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“I want my door open for students to come in and say hello,” said Mr. Crouse, the new tenth grade assistant principal. “I can help with the atmosphere and environment of the school. I can make school positive for everyone by providing students and teachers with the tools to succeed.”     After t...

Dessert Affairs: Started Small, Now In Three Locations

Dessert Affairs: Started Small, Now In Three Locations

Anjali DasSarma

February 13, 2014


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Wilde Lake’s Freshman Mila de Souza and her family opened their own bakery, Dessert Affairs, in June of 2011 after Mila had the idea to bake and sell her popular pastries. Dessert Affairs is a custom bakery with a humble beginning. Tanika de Souza, Mila’s mother, the head baker, remembers the...

Dr West: Wilde Lake’s Respected Sage Retires

Dr West: Wilde Lake’s Respected Sage Retires

Jessica Hubert

November 20, 2013


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Former Social Studies teacher Dr. Herb West retired two weeks before the start of this school year. As an admired staff member and a dear friend to teachers and students alike, Dr. West will be missed. Dr. West taught Sociology and African American Studies. His classes were full of deep and t...

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