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First Wave of Students Returns to Wilde Lake

Maddy Feldwick, Writer | March 2, 2021

On March 1 of 2021, almost one year after schools were closed to in-person instruction, Howard County adopted a hybrid learning model and opened its doors to the first of four waves of students, but with mandatory safety precautions in place. As of March 1, the halls and classrooms of Wilde Lake High School will once again be filled with students and staff, but it will look vastly different from what...

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In Virtual School, Asian Student Union Emerges as a New Voice

Amy Batmunkh , Opinions Editor, Features Editor | March 2, 2021

The Asian Student Union, founded this year by Danielle Sumaryo and Sajana Vigna-McLaughlin, advocates for the 8 percent of Wilde Lake students who identify as Asian, but it also provides a much needed way to connect in a virtual school environment.  ASU President Danielle Sumaryo, a sophomore at Wilde Lake, explains how she was inspired to start the club. “With the racist rhetoric of the Trump...

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Columbia Community Care’s Founding Members Build Wide-Reaching Non-Profit From Humble Beginnings

Zoe MacDiarmid, News Editor | January 8, 2021

  Columbia Community Care’s (CCC) founding members-- Erika Chavarria, Meg Feroli, and Makenna Burns-- have built a non-profit organization during the COVID-19 crisis from the ground up. Today, hundreds of volunteers are serving over 700 recipients a week with hot meals and groceries. The group also offers free translation and grocery delivery services. According to Wilde Lake High School...

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Worship Through a Pandemic: Fulton Rabbi Finds A Silver Lining

Arielle Levine | January 8, 2021

Rabbi Craig Axler of Temple Isaiah in Fulton, Maryland, has transformed the way he leads his congregation as a result of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. This year is anything but a typical year for Rabbi Axler. Before Covid-19, Rabbi Axler would offer in-person programming daily and weekly religious services.  However, like many leaders of faith, he has had to transition to Zoom programming and...

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The Young People on the Front Lines

Samihah Keita and Zoe MacDiarmid | January 8, 2021

During the COVID-19, the burden of working on the frontlines has largely fallen on young Americans. For many, this new struggle is also a source of pride. From April to July 2020, the number of employed youth (16 to 24 years old) increased by 4.4 million, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. Nearly half of young people in the United States are employed, including Wilde Lake senior Maura...

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