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BSAP Focuses on Outreach

BSAP Focuses on Outreach

Maddie Sommers, Staff Writer

December 13, 2017


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When freshman Ryan Moment-Stromon won the 2017 Black Student Achievement Program’s essay contest, he was shocked.   “It was just amazing, most of the other participants were 11th or 12th graders and I didn’t think that I stood a chance, I was surprised, cheerful, and glad,” he said...

Administration Responds to Growing Need for Tutorial Classes

Administration Responds to Growing Need for Tutorial Classes

Ihsaan Fanusie and Luka Trikha

June 13, 2017


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Beginning next school year, administration is opening 5-6 tutorial classes to serve 50-75 students who need academic support. The class will function as a tutorial for students who need extra academic help. Students will be provided with resources necessary to succeed in their academics such as study s...

Howard County Approves New Policy: No School to Start Before 8 AM

Howard County Approves New Policy: No School to Start Before 8 AM

Rachel Eisenhauer and Ihsaan Fanusie

June 1, 2017


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Students can breathe a sigh of relief. As of the 2018-2019 school year, no Howard County Public School will start before 8:00 AM. Freshman Zion Olibris is looking forward to the change because of the effect it would have on his sleep. “I get up at 6:15 now, but with the change I would get up at ...

Students Elect River Hill’s Anna Selbrede to Replace Wilde Lake’s Griffin Diven as HoCo SMOB

Students Elect River Hill’s Anna Selbrede to Replace Wilde Lake’s Griffin Diven as HoCo SMOB

Hope Kahn

May 23, 2017


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“Many Students, one voice” is said boldly in the candidate video shown every April in Howard County Middle and High Schools as students cast their vote for the new Student Member of the Board. The SMOB is granted a seat on the Howard County Board of Education to give a voice to students. They...

With Depression, You Don’t Have To Struggle Alone

With Depression, You Don’t Have To Struggle Alone

Savannah Jackson, Writer

May 8, 2017


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“In past generations, people didn’t really talk about it. You just kind of pretended that it wasn’t there.” That’s what one Wilde Lake teacher has to say about her struggle with depression. “I’ve probably had [depression] my whole life,” she said. Depression ran in her family, but due to t...

Bookshelves, Coffee Makers, Couches, All Removed From Classrooms Due to HCPSS Policy

Bookshelves, Coffee Makers, Couches, All Removed From Classrooms Due to HCPSS Policy

Luka Trikha, Writer

March 29, 2017


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“Just put them in the closet!” students exclaimed after Ms. Bullock informed her students that her lamps, posters, and chair must go after the results of the Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) inspection held on January 5. Ms. Bullock says she liked the room the way it was. According to her, it created...

Culinary Students Get a Chance to Cook Again After Teacher Leaves

Culinary Students Get a Chance to Cook Again After Teacher Leaves

Gabby Christopher, Opinions and Sports Editor

February 23, 2017


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Upon entering the classroom on February 15, there was a liveliness that wasn’t there before in the 4B culinary class. The students were animated again, talking and interacting with one another while cooking food, which was a rare sight this school year. A man in a tall white hat complete with a white...

“Strong Burning Smell” From HVAC Causes Second Evacuation This School Year

“Strong Burning Smell” From HVAC Causes Second Evacuation This School Year

Anjali DasSarma, Editor-in-Chief

February 15, 2017


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Students were forced to evacuate the building on February 15, 2017 at the end of first period due to another round of issues with the HVAC system. At 8:15 am, the first two fire trucks arrived at the school while students milled about between the bus lanes and the Interfaith Center on the grass. Th...

Bio Classes Give Wilde Lake Failing Grade on Pollution Test

Bio Classes Give Wilde Lake Failing Grade on Pollution Test

Luka Trikha, Writer

February 7, 2017


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E. That’s the grade Wilde Lake received based on the test administered by Ms. Carpenter and Mr. Mandl's Biology classes. This test was based on criterion provided by the Howard County Conservatory. The factors considered were Wilde Lake’s dumpsters/trash, native vs. invasive plants, pH levels of the l...

Wilde Lake Middle School Holds Grand Opening of New Net Zero Building

Wilde Lake Middle School Holds Grand Opening of New Net Zero Building

Gabby Christopher and Bryan Castillo, Opinions Editor and Staff Writer

February 3, 2017


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Wilde Lake Middle School held it’s grand opening for the newly built Net Zero building on January 8, the first one in Maryland, making it the most energy conscious school in the state. The grand opening took place in the new, spacious gym that was lit with natural light that shined on the blue w...

Despite Election Results, Wilde Lake Trump Supporters Feel Silenced

Despite Election Results, Wilde Lake Trump Supporters Feel Silenced

Savannah Jackson

January 30, 2017


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Immediately following the presidential election of 2016, the student body was split between those who supported Hillary Clinton and those who supported President-Elect Donald Trump. Many Trump supporters at Wilde Lake felt categorized, silenced, and stereotyped. A Wilde Lake sophomore who comes from a Tru...

Women’s March Inspires Students to Get Involved

Women’s March Inspires Students to Get Involved

Misbah Farooqi, Editor-in-Chief

January 29, 2017


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“This is what democracy looks like!” shouts thousands of women and men in pink knitted hats, famously dubbed “pussy hats,” holding signs with messages like “girls just wanna have fundamental human rights” and “there is no planet b.” This is the scene that took place at the Women’s March on Jan...

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