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The Hat Policy Change is Good for Wilde Lake

The Hat Policy Change is Good for Wilde Lake

Rachel Henry, Editor-in-Chief

March 22, 2019


Filed under Opinion

This year for the first time, students are allowed to wear hats and hoods inside of the school building. And so far, it’s been great. Students who had previously gotten in trouble for a simple head covering, can now wear hats and hoods without discussion. In the beginning of my sophomore year, I go...

Reflecting on a Stress-Filled Junior Year

Reflecting on a Stress-Filled Junior Year

Aenilah Watkins, Sports Editor

March 7, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

    Junior year to most students is regarded as just another year of high school, just one more year to add to the torture we experience daily. However, in my case, while junior year has ended up being the most stressful, it has also been the most transformative year of my life. ...

Why The Blackfishing Trend Is A Problem For Me

Why The Blackfishing Trend Is A Problem For Me

Erica Knight, Writer

February 19, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Blackfishing is a problematic style trend in the white community. It consists of the darkening or tanning of the skin, and the use of foundation significantly darker, to appear to give a person an 'afrocentric' appearance. Some have gone as far to say that it's an act of modern day blackface. ...

Wilde Lake’s AP Students Reflect on Their Classes

Wilde Lake’s AP Students Reflect on Their Classes

February 6, 2019


Filed under Features, Opinion, Showcase, Videos

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Be Aware, Not Ignorant

Be Aware, Not Ignorant

Rachel Henry and Hope Kahn

January 8, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Two-Hundred-Twenty-Seven miles from Wilde Lake, Sabbath prayers were interrupted by gunshots at the Tree of Life synagogue taking 11 lives on October 27, 2018. Although some might say that “anti-Semitism doesn’t happen here,” they would be wrong.   Twenty miles from Wilde Lake, during a show...

Getting Laughed at… But in a Good Way

Getting Laughed at… But in a Good Way

Sydney Cox, Arts Editor

January 2, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

As the audience floods into the JRT, not every seat is filled, but it's just enough for the cast and crew to tell that this is going to be a good audience. The house lights come down, and the announcements for the show begin. Silence swells in the air until the song starts for the actors to enter. A happ...

Why We Need Everyone to Learn American Sign Language

Why We Need Everyone to Learn American Sign Language

Marian Isailovic, Writer

January 2, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Imagine being in a place where almost no one speaks your language and the only way you can understand them is by looking at them while they talk or by reading what they write. Although this concept is foreign to many hearing individuals, many people who are hearing impaired suffer from isolation because t...

I Support the Local News. You Should Too.

I Support the Local News. You Should Too.

Hope Kahn, Editor-in-Chief

November 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

We get The Baltimore Sun on the weekends. Occasionally it gets briefly read and other times it gets lost under the giant pile of mail or used to protect the floor from yet another accident my dog would have. I have a feeling that this happens in most households. That was until I joined The Paw Print...

We Need to Learn That College is Not the Only Option

We Need to Learn That College is Not the Only Option

Jane Hilger, Writer

January 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As the end of the year is quickly approaching, more and more seniors are asking the question: what comes next? The decisions we make could affect us for the rest of our lives. Since middle school, we have been told that we need to go to college to be successful in life. The focus of our lives beco...

Why We Should Have Free Periods and How We Can Implement Them

Why We Should Have Free Periods and How We Can Implement Them

Sophia Hilger, Stella Johnson, and Sarah Rubin

January 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Students can utilize free periods, a length of time allotted in the school day, as a study hall, a time to talk to teachers about questions they may have, or simply a time for a break from the stressful school day schedule.  Free periods are something many schools have, and they do not count as a clas...

Adopt Don’t Shop!

Adopt Don’t Shop!

Stella Johnson, Writer

January 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion

There are millions of animals, ranging from cats to dogs to birds to horses, in rescues across the country and across the world waiting to be adopted. However, many buyers still turn to pet stores or breeders when bringing new animals into their family. According to the ASPCA, 6.5 million cats an...

There Is An Opioid Crisis, And We Must Do Something About It

There Is An Opioid Crisis, And We Must Do Something About It

Hannah Van Osdel, Writer

December 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

Did you know that an opioid overdose is the leading cause of accidental deaths in the United States?  More than 52,404 people died in 2015 from an opioid overdose, yet addiction is preventable problem. With proper education and awareness, citizens can recognize the warning signs of an opioid addict...

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