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Taking a Stand for Equality

Taking a Stand for Equality

Komara Barba and Carly Damian

June 12, 2020

On May 25, an innocent 46 year-old black man named George Floyd died tragically in Minneapolis, Minnesota due to a combination of excessive police force and an impending heart attack. His death, along with the deaths of many other people of color from unnecessary police harassment has sparked a fir...

Peaceful, Organized, and Energized: Howard County Youth Collective Leads Thousands in Vigil for George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter Movement

Peaceful, Organized, and Energized: Howard County Youth Collective Leads Thousands in Vigil for George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter Movement

Amaiya Sancho and Amy Batmunkh

June 8, 2020

Led by former graduate of Wilde Lake, Saquan Maxwell, and the youth collective “Hoco For Justice,” thousands gathered yesterday to protest and hold a vigil after the senseless murder of George Floyd now two weeks ago. After viewing nation-wide protests on the news and social media, some of which ...

The Absence of a Goodbye

Laura Krell, Wilde Lake senior, takes a picture in her cap and gown at school.

Sydney Lowry, Writer

May 21, 2020

You’re walking onto the stage of Merriweather Post Pavilion grinning; nerves aflutter, decked out in green and gold.  Your teachers, friends, and family have gathered together to celebrate your hard work over the last thirteen years. You could be giving a speech, singing a song, or introducing a speake...

Students Take Toll of Things Lost in Pandemic

The American Psychological Association provides different ways to maintain a positive and healthy mindset during social distancing.

Amy Batmunkh, Writer

May 21, 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak has resulted in a worldwide halt of normalcy. People are confined to their homes, only allowed to leave to shop for essentials. Some states are requiring people to wear face coverings at all times when outside of their homes. While some parents work from home, young people are nav...

Varsity Cheer Ends Historic Season

Varsity Cheer Team poses for a picture after regionals.

Aenilah Watkins and Komara Barba

February 26, 2020

On January 29, the WLHS cheer team made history for the first time ever, as the varsity team qualified for and performed at regionals.  Each season, HCPSS allows the cheerleading team to participate in up to 3 invitational competitions. Ms. Townsend, the head varsity coach, says “Invitationals are a nece...

The Wilde Lake “Corner Cafe” Free Food Pantry

Students in the Wilde Lake cafeteria. Photo by Ayonna Ramey, edited by Sarah Rubin.

Ayonna Ramey, Writer

February 24, 2020

Beginning on March first, a permanent food pantry will begin at Wilde Lake, called The Corner Cafe.  The food bank was started by Mrs. Leonard and Ms. Volpe, who agreed that it’d be useful in the endeavour to help families with a lack of available resources, who are unable to attain the food neede...

Rise Up: The Pathway To Success

A student talking to their counselor about rising up a level in a subject.

Devin Garcia, Writer

February 24, 2020

This year, Wilde Lake is pioneering a new program that is encouraging students to rise up a level in at least one subject, to help them achieve their full potential.  Wilde Lake principal, Marcy Leonard, has been the driving force encouraging students to rise up. In her previous position as principal of Ha...

Do You Hear Howard County Sing When Tomorrow Comes

Students gather around the piano to practice for the show.

Sarah Rubin, Print Co-Editor in Chief

February 24, 2020

The lights go down, the audience quiets, and the stage is still. The students begin to enter, ready to perform. They have one chance, and after months of practice and preparation, the moment has finally arrived. Suddenly, the tympanies roar, the light shines down, and the show begins. On Sunda...

HBCUs Admit Non-Black Applicants, Students Are Critical

Mr. Press is pictured instructing his U.S History class in his Morehouse sweater that he pridefully showcases.

Aenilah Watkins, Web Editor in Chief

February 7, 2020

As Wilde Lake African American seniors are closing the chapter of their high school careers, many are preparing to continue their education in college, some have set their sights specifically on attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HCBUs).  Recently administrators at HBCU are looking ...

FARMS: More Than Just a Student Lunch

FARMS: More Than Just a Student Lunch

Sarah Rubin, Print Co-Editor in Chief

February 3, 2020

On the first day of school, students are bombarded with what feels like hundreds of different papers, all promoting sports, clubs, extracurriculars, and school-sponsored events. However, one of those commonly disregarded papers is far more important than students realize: The Food and Nutrition Services...

Leaving Friends Behind: Students Reflect on Redistricting Controversy

Parents discuss redistricting at a Board of Education meeting.

Sydney Lowry, Writer

February 3, 2020

On Facebook, Twitter, and even along the paths of Columbia, parents have made their opinions on redistricting clear. Armed with signs, t-shirts, and angry Facebook posts, their voices can sometimes even overshadow those of the students.  For many students, parent conversations about real estate prices...

Four-point quizzes: A New Way of Learning

Students record their grades in a table to track their progress.

Sydney Lowry, Writer

January 31, 2020

For many students, the thought of a math test conjures up feelings of dread. Some students feel overwhelmed by unit tests and quizzes, which often have a considerable impact on their overall grade. However, in some of the honors and on grade level math classes at Wilde Lake, larger tests are being re...

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