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The Paw Print

The Student News Site of Wilde Lake High School

The Paw Print

The Student News Site of Wilde Lake High School

The Paw Print

General Assemblies Introduced to Uplift Student Voices, says SGA

Arielle Levine, News Editor | December 15, 2021

One Wednesday every month, the cafeteria fills with about 138 students to broadcast student voices of Wilde Lake through a General Assembly run by the SGA. When student government association sponsor Mr. Wallace began teaching at Wilde Lake four years ago, he had the idea of introducing General Assemblies — a governing body — to the school, led by the SGA. Now, with the return of Advisory, his...

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Spanish Honor Society Binds Notebooks for a Dominican Republic School

Yasmin Roach, Writer | December 15, 2021

It’s 2:30, and students gather in room 310, folding paper and cutting cardboard as they assemble the notebooks they will send to low-income students in the Dominican Republic. The bookbinding project, organized by the Spanish Honor Society, was the idea of senior Valerie Brady. The Spanish Honor Society’s sponsor, Ms. Maria Romano-Sweitzer, along with another Wilde Lake teacher, Ms. Susan...

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Students for Social Justice Club Wins HoCo Human Rights Commission Award

Trisha Rathee, Writer | November 10, 2021

The Students for Social Justice Club (S4SJ) received the HoCo Human Rights Commissions Award this year, for “their meritorious hard work,” says Sajana Vigna-McLaughlin, junior and member of S4SJ. This award “honors individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions to human and civil rights in Howard County," according to the Howard County Office of Human Rights and Equity. Students...

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State Tests to Be Worth 20% of Grades in Four Key Classes

Lauren Kelly, Editor | November 2, 2021

Last year, the MSDE (Maryland State Department of Education) voted to make some state tests worth 20% of students’ grades in English 10, Biology, Government, and Algebra 1 next school year. This year, students were required to sit for state tests, however, according to administration, those tests are not recorded on student transcripts. This will change next year, according to Timothy Guy,...

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Wilde Lake Prepares for First Homecoming in Two Years

Gabrielle Olibris and Zoe MacDiarmid | October 29, 2021

More than 700 tickets have been sold for this Saturday's outdoor, mask-optional, homecoming dance, which will be held on the turf this year. For weeks, the Senior Class Council met to plan this homecoming’s games, music, and food. “We feel a lot of pressure to plan a more exciting dance because there hasn’t been one in two years, and people want a normal year,” said Veronica Goode, Class...

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