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Students Return to School with Mixed Feelings

Blaiz Blackston | May 4, 2021

Weirded out, happy, reluctant. These were some of the feelings felt by many Howard County students as they returned to the school building in April after having been out of school for over a year.  As the pandemic took its toll on America, students couldn’t live their normal lives. They couldn’t meet up with people as social interactions were limited to being online. They couldn’t...

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Vaccines Are a Dose of Hope for Teenagers

Greta Giuliano | May 4, 2021

On April 5 when it was announced that anyone 16 and over was eligible for a vaccine, senior Amaiya Sancho was overjoyed. After losing both of her grandparents to the Coronavirus and losing out on her senior year, Amaiya wanted to get back to normal. “It made me tear up being able to get something that my grandparents never did,” she says.  The opening of vaccinations to teenagers has provided...

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Wilde Lake Community Combats Racism in the Classroom

Ian Cruz, Writer | May 4, 2021

When Michelle Enomanna walked into her first high school GT class, she felt out of place. The very first thing she noticed was that she was only one of five Black or Brown students in a class of over 20. What Michelle saw is common at Wilde Lake. According to Propublica, White students at Wilde Lake are three times more likely to be enrolled in at least one AP course despite Wilde Lake’s student...

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Wilde Lake Sees Dramatic Increase In Graduation Rates Last Year

Amna Cheema | May 3, 2021

According to the Baltimore Sun, in 2020, Wilde Lake saw the biggest increase in graduation rates of any other school in Howard County The graduation rate in the 2017-2018 school year at Wilde Lake was 84% according to the Public School Review. Strengthened by the guidance of Wilde Lake principal Ms. Leonard, in the 2019-2020 school year, that graduation rate rose to 90.4 percent.  Ms. Leonard...

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Wilde Lake Parent Group Organizes Non-School Affiliated Prom

Maddy Feldwick and Olivia Lancaster | April 30, 2021

Facing a challenging school year of virtual learning, seniors looked forward to finishing high school with the greatly anticipated tradition of prom. Instead, they were met with the county’s decision to cancel all proms due to the ongoing pandemic. Disappointed for their children, Wilde Lake parents came together on Facebook to create the WLHS Class of 2021 Parent Group and organize their own parent-facilitated...

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