The Student News Site of Wilde Lake High School

The Paw Print

The Student News Site of Wilde Lake High School

The Paw Print

The Student News Site of Wilde Lake High School

The Paw Print

We Disagree with Mr. Shaw’s Comments on Howard County Teaching Practices

Gabrielle Olibris and Hannah Boyer | December 22, 2021

Are teacher’s leniency in the classroom a reflection of pushing their political agendas on students’ education? On Tuesday, November 2, 2021 Mr. Shaw spoke to the Board of Education about his concerns with the way classes in Howard County are being taught. He expressed that students are being given too much leniency and are not being properly prepared for the real world.  He also feels...

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Wilde Lake Burned by Un-Social Media

Zoe MacDiarmid, Editor-in-Chief | December 17, 2021

With at least ten new followers every hour and hundreds of likes, comments, and shares, Wilde Lake was buzzing this month with the spread of anonymous Instagram gossip accounts — shade rooms meant to humiliate their targets. And because the people posting were anonymous, the subjects of these posts could do nothing about it.  Posts on these anonymous accounts ranged from innocent musings —...

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Wilde Lake Is Like an Onion

Lee Lewis, Writer | December 15, 2021

“They judge me before they even know me,” said Shrek. This quote, from the movie Shrek, always reminds me of Wilde Lake High School. Wilde Lake has a reputation for things like low achieving students and rumors of violence and drugs. But those who go here know that those judgments don’t tell the full story, because like Shrek says, “Ogres are like onions.” Wilde Lake, too, is like an onion,...

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I Oppose the Pro-Midterm and Final Exams Decision and the SMOB Who Voted Yes

Oliver Song, Contributor | October 25, 2021

In the span of a few hours, the Howard County Board of Education made a year-altering decision in a 5-3 vote. The Board voted to require students to take midterms and finals after not taking them last year. One of the deciding votes in favor of the motion was the sole student voice on the Board of Education, the Student Member of the Board (SMOB). As the Wilde Lake Student Government Association...

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“To Kill a Mockingbird” from the Perspective of a Black Student

Joshua Cofie | June 10, 2021

To Kill a Mockingbird, published in 1960 by Harper Lee, is the story of a little white girl in Alabama named Scout Finch who comes of age in a small town called Maycomb. The story, told by her, is about the lessons she learns about racism as she watches her lawyer father try and fail to defend a black man who is falsely accused of raping a white girl.   In the story, her father, Atticus, an...

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