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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 Star of David or known in Hebrew as a Magen David (shield of David) has long existed as the symbol for Judaism and can be cited back to the 12th century text of the Eshkol ha-Kofer, a work on the Ten Commandments. It was first used by Jewish printers to separate themselves from their competitors by marking their ancestry. During the Holocaust, the Star of David carried a new weight as the symbol on the badge Jews were forced to wear to be identified across Nazi Germany. Many Jewish people now wear the star with pride around their neck.

Another Year of Antisemitism Proves Words have Power

Arielle Levine and Lauren Kelly January 5, 2023

They say, “Don’t let history repeat itself.” The Holocaust ended 77 years ago. It started with words of hatred against the Jewish people. It did not start with the horror it is often remembered...

An overlook that captures a large portion of the heartland, an area of Red Dead Redemption.  Photo from Rockstar Games.

The Loading Screen: “Red Dead Redemption II”

Marran Frigo, Staff Writer December 7, 2022

“Red Dead Redemption Two” follows Arthur Morgan as he moves with his group of outlaws: the Van Der Linde gang run by Dutch Van Der Linde. The gang is on the run after a heist in the fictional city...

Under the influence of Andrew Tate, some boys can be led down the wrong path. (Graphic by Greta Giuliano)

Why You Should Stop Listening to Andrew Tate

Greta Giuliano, Staff Editor November 18, 2022

Misogynist. Abuser. Scammer. Alpha male. The perfect man.  All of these words have been used to describe Andrew Tate, an International Sport Karate Association (ISKA) kickboxing champion. But more...

Students in the 1975-76 school year of Wilde Lake in the schools yearbook, The Glass Hour, four years after the school opened in 1971. The caption of the photo reads, “The joy of celebrating togetherness is what Wilde Lake and the ‘76 Glass Hour is all about!” At this point, Advisory was part of the school’s structure. (Photo courtesy of The Glass Hour staff)

The Vision of Advisory Falls Short

Zoe MacDiarmid, Editor-in-Chief November 18, 2022

There’s a saying that goes, “A few bad apples can spoil the bunch.” In some ways, this applies to Advisory — a 20-minute time block between periods two and three on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.  On...

Though some supports have been removed, the Peace Room keeps its door open.

Post-Pandemic, Students Still Need Support

Lauren Kelly, Staff Editor November 17, 2022

The 2021-2022 school year was one filled with hardship, but with that hardship came support. Now, as life slowly loses the unpredictability of the pandemic’s early days, many of these supports are being...

The Wilde Lake football field after the final home game that was a loss for the team.

Reactions After Football Fights Underscore Wilde Lake’s Unfair Reputation

Blaiz Blackston , Staff Writer November 15, 2022

On September 3, Wilde Lake was playing against Atholton in their first away game of the season. Students from both schools packed into the stands, buzzing with excitement. By the third quarter, Wilde Lake...

At 65, I am in the 99th height percentile for women in the United States.

A Tall Tale

Zoe MacDiarmid, Editor-in-Chief November 15, 2022

Jeans never reach my ankles. As a 6’5 girl, I’m an anomaly. An odd sight to see. Oftentimes, people’s eyes will scan me, their heads tilting up, then down, then back up. Some will whisper to their...

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Let’s Celebrate Indigenous People

Yasmin Roach, Staff Editor October 10, 2022

In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. In 1492, the land that is now known as Howard County was occupied by various Native American tribes. And in the United States today, one of these is celebrated,...

We Are Not the Lost Generation

We Are Not the Lost Generation

Alayna Rover and Hannah Boyer June 14, 2022

Those of us born in Generation Z — 1997-2012* — have faced a lifetime’s worth of problems in the few years we have been around. Despite facing many setbacks, we always find a way to persevere.  Our...

Students playing cards in Ms. Sweitzer’s advisory

Creating a Better Wilde Lake is Up To Us

Greta Giuliano, Staff Editor June 14, 2022

Every day, I see kids breaking the rules. Whether it’s skipping class, leaving campus for lunch, or any of the other rules for our safety and education, people are breaking them every day.  We...

Spiderman, Riverdale, 10 Things I Hate About You, Euphoria, and 13 Reasons Why (clockwise from top left) are just some examples of teen media. The characters depicted in these shows and movies are vastly different, due in part to the various ways producers choose to portray teenagers. (Graphic by Yasmin Roach)

Media is Harming Teens

Yasmin Roach, Staff Editor June 10, 2022

A teenage girl walks into a dark room. She grabs a red solo cup filled with beer and joins dancers in the center of the room. The others at the party are drinking beer, too, some probably taking drugs. This...

The College Dropout: A Retrospective

The College Dropout: A Retrospective

William Kingue, Music Columnist May 27, 2022

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