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Ms. Linton’s Class Sets Into Motion

Ms. Linton’s Class Sets Into Motion

Chris Simmens

November 20, 2013


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A rowdy class begins to settle in after the bell rings. On the board, a warm-up reads, “which will hit the ground first: a basketball or a ping- pong ball?” The class is divided: Some say basketball and some say ping-pong ball. The new physics teacher drops both objects and they hit the gro...

For Incoming Freshman, First Quarter is a Balancing Act

For Incoming Freshman, First Quarter is a Balancing Act

Natalie Varela

November 20, 2013


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Life is a balancing act for most students. Everyday after school, students have homework, studying, sports practice, clubs, other extracurricular activities, and then more homework. It’s no surprise that incoming freshmen nowadays are feeling stressed and overwhelmed. “I’m normally over...

Mr. Fish Dives Into the Lake

Mr. Fish Dives Into the Lake

Grant Severson

November 20, 2013


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New to the school, his students call him Mr. Fish. He even has a blue fish sign outside his classroom door. Mr. Fischetti is Wilde Lake’s new Sociology and World History teacher. Mr. Fischetti became a paraeducator at Reservoir High School after college.This Special Education background...

Bringing “Fresh” Spirit to the Lake

Bringing “Fresh” Spirit to the Lake

Jessica Hubert

November 20, 2013


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While waiting for the schedule to resume on the day of PSAT testing, all fresh- men were gathered for a day of “fun.” The freshmen class was split up and each group was assigned three to four senior leaders. In the main gym, students line-danced and did trust falls off of a table. In the cafeteria, students wrote letters to their future selves. On the track, they ...

Candice Ho, Female Drum Major

Candice Ho, Female Drum Major

Janay Gore

November 20, 2013


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At halftime, the crowd quiets and anxiously waits for the marching band to begin. The drum line eagerly leads the band out on to the field, keeping everyone in step. With a whistle, Candice Ho begins to count off. Candice is the first female drum major at Wilde Lake since 1999. Having been part of ...

Administration Changes Schedule, Students Lose Time

Administration Changes Schedule, Students Lose Time

Natalie Varela

November 20, 2013


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After asking his Math teacher for extra help before the test, waiting in the lunch line for far too long, and then finally settling down to enjoy his meal, Joseph Howards has only 10 minutes left to wipe the grease off his pizza and eat. “I feel extremely rushed,” says Joseph. “No one has ...

Jobs for Teenages Are First to Go in Poor Economy

Jobs for Teenages Are First to Go in Poor Economy

Rayma Kochakkan

March 25, 2013


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There are certain things that define being a teenager: shopping at the mall, going to prom, and enjoying the freedom of having a car. But all of these things cost money, and in an economy where teenage jobs are the first to go, many of today’s young adults have struggled to find a job to help pay for th...

Social Media Finds Place in Education

Social Media Finds Place in Education

Dylan Reynolds

March 24, 2013


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In 2005, MySpace was the most popular Social Media site in the world, Facebook was used by less than one million people, and only two percent of public schools allowed in-class cell phone use, according to a survey conducted by the Department of Education. Since then, MySpace has become one of th...

New Efforts Against Bullying Miss Big Picture, Students Say

New Efforts Against Bullying Miss Big Picture, Students Say

Syra Kayani

January 24, 2013


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Bullying has been a hot issue at Wilde Lake for the past few weeks. Around the school hang signs to remind students to “Stand Up” and not “Stand By.” Mr. Fowlin‘s compliment, “You Are Beautiful,” is now a lingering whisper through the halls. On the surface, bullying seems a problem Wilde L...

Wilde Lake Excels Despite Stereotypes

Wilde Lake Excels Despite Stereotypes

Dylan Reynolds

January 24, 2013


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Every student was surprised with a piece of candy during lunch on December 21 to celebrate the school’s increased attendance. According to Mr. LeMon, the rate increased from 95 to 97 percent. Wilde Lake’s achievements though are not always recognized. The school’s image, distorted by stereot...

Apprehension Surrounds Future Testing

Christina Kochanski

November 24, 2012


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Students will be hit by a new wave of standardized tests, featuring both multiple-choice questions and numerous writing pieces, in 2014. According to the Maryland State Department of Education (MDSE), these tests are designed to hold students to a higher standard of academic achievement. These PARCC assessm...

Dress Code Continues to Confuse Students

Syra Kayani

November 24, 2012


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“It all depends on the teacher,” said Senior Tia Hill of Wilde Lake’s dress code policy. “Most teachers have more to worry about than catching someone for a dress code violation. It’s an administrator’s job to look for those kinds of details.” While the dress code policy has always been...

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