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Mr. Cox Accepts Crystal Flame Award

Mr. Cox Accepts Crystal Flame Award

Jenny Lees

June 16, 2015


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As students applauded, Mr. Cox was presented with the 2015 Crystal Flame Award in the Students category, for creating Math Help on Main Street, where he offers assistance to students struggling in any level of math. The annual HCPSS Crystal Flame staff awards was first established in 2013. There are four categories: Students, Staff, Families and the Community...

Speech and Debate Students Compete at Nationals in Florida

Speech and Debate Students Compete at Nationals in Florida

Anjali DasSarma

June 16, 2015


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“I used to get so nervous with public speaking and reading out loud in class,” said junior Sarah Nemsick. Seeing Nemsick now, speaking clearly and thoughtfully, it’s hard to imagine a version of her that had trouble with verbal communication. “I really wanted to improve [my public speaking],...

State of the Black Girl Talk Ignites Thoughtful Discussion About Race

State of the Black Girl Talk Ignites Thoughtful Discussion About Race

Misbah Farooqi

June 16, 2015


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“Black girls will...” is the prompt that Mr. Ringgold used to open up the Black Student Achievement Program’s annual roundtable discussion on March 23. The “State of the Black Girl Talk” was a panel discussion between students, teachers, and community leaders from around the county about social,...

Hoops for Heart Raises $2,500 for Charity

Hoops for Heart Raises $2,500 for Charity

Catherine Ewing

June 16, 2015


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This year, the National Honor Society recognized a problem: heart disease is the number one cause of death in America. To combat this, they chose to fundraise      for the American Heart Association by hosting Hoops for Heart. The bracket-style 3v3 basketball tournament took place after school on ...

Spring Cleaning Brings Jeans Again

Spring Cleaning Brings Jeans Again

Ali Mallo

March 26, 2015


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For the second consecutive year, Wilde Lake’s halls were decorated in old jeans. They ranged from toddler to extra large adult sized, from the traditional blue to red, and from long to short lengths. Wilde Lake students came together this past month to help out the community by all bringing in old...

After School Study Hall is Helpful Though Underused

After School Study Hall is Helpful Though Underused

Gabby Christopher

March 26, 2015


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Any student who has ever played on a sports team can relate to the stress of juggling sports and school work. To help ease this stress, Wilde Lake now holds an afterschool study hall in the cafeteria for athletes. “The study hall was created to provide students involved in sports with a structured...

Foose Implements “Hour of Code”

Foose Implements “Hour of Code”

Gabby Christopher

March 24, 2015


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For a week in the beginning of December, Wilde Lake students had an hour long break from their science classes to create their own versions of popular games like Disney’s Frozen or Flappy Bird. Students were able to program these games during the Hour of Code, using the nonprofit Code.org website. Dr....

STEM Fair Showcases Student Passion for Science Experiments

STEM Fair Showcases Student Passion for Science Experiments

Alex Moon

March 24, 2015


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This year’s STEM fair concluded with an impressive participation of 147 student projects ranging from distracted driving to the strength of different 3D printing methods. Fifteen of the students will move on to the Howard County STEM fair at Long Reach High School. Two hundred freshmen and s...

Winter Storms Derail Learning, Testing Remains on Track

Winter Storms Derail Learning, Testing Remains on Track

Jenny Lees

March 24, 2015


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Just before midterms, arguably one of the most stressful times of the school year, Howard County was hit with a series of weather-related delays and closings. While winter weather put student learning on hold, it did not slow the arrival of high-stakes county and state tests, including midterms. In t...

Science Department Replaces Two Teachers

Science Department Replaces Two Teachers

Alex Moon

March 16, 2015


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This winter, the science department suffered from the unexpected absence of three veteran teachers. Independent of each other, Ms. Jenkins, Mr. Hubbard, and Ms. Schulman were all replaced by substitutes. Ms. Schulman is back to teaching, but Ms. Jenkins and Mr. Hubbard have retired, and new perma...

Spring Cleaning Brings Jeans Again

Spring Cleaning Brings Jeans Again

Ali Mallo

March 16, 2015


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For the second consecutive year, Wilde Lake’s halls were decorated in old jeans. They ranged from toddler to extra large adult sized, from the traditional blue to red, and from long to short lengths. Wilde Lake students came together this past month to help out the community by all bringing in old jeans to donate....

Indoor Track Team Shatters Records at States

Indoor Track Team Shatters Records at States

Ali Mallo

March 16, 2015


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Wilde Lake broke records this past week at the indoor track and field 3A State Championships. Five different records were broken, and one State Champion was crowned. Senior David Eisenhauer lead the boys team with a State Championship title, winning both the 1600m and 3200m races with new personal record...

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