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The Paw Print

The Student News Site of Wilde Lake High School

The Paw Print


The graphic depicts a student going through a maze to try and find an open bathroom. Throughout the maze, the student encounters hall monitors, vapes, and closed bathrooms. This graphic demonstrates what it is currently like to try and find an open bathroom at Wilde Lake.

Locked Bathrooms Are the Wrong Solution to Student Misuse

Bella Horvath, News Editor May 28, 2024

During a seven hour school day, sometimes all I need to do is use the bathroom, but to do that, I have to participate in a confusing and unnecessary system. Wilde Lake introduced a new bathroom system...

COLUMBIA, MARYLAND, FEBRUARY 6, 2024 -- Antonio Hardy (left) and Aly Abel (right) discuss the impacts of the budget cuts at an HCASC meeting.

The Budget Cuts Impact You

Caroline Sorensen, Staff Editor April 9, 2024

What happens at the Board of Education (BOE) does not stay at the Board of Education. The decisions made at the Howard County BOE meetings directly impact you and me, especially when they have to do with...

MARCH 5, 2024 -- Senior Faith 
Brown uses Snapchat, an app 
that allows students to send 
pictures to one another.

Out of Sight Out of Mind: The Solution to My Social Media Addiction

Lee Lewis and Amy Manzanares April 2, 2024

The first thing I do after a long day at school is lay in bed, pull out my phone, and open an app. My habits started out responsibly, but soon forms of media like YouTube Shorts and Instagram Reels led...

We Saw the Peace Room Rise  and Fall, and Rise Again

We Saw the Peace Room Rise and Fall, and Rise Again

Caroline Sorensen, Staff Editor December 20, 2023

I believe in second chances. The Peace Room was started by the Wilde Lake Restorative Justice Committee in 2021 and run by former teacher Ms.Wright. The original vision of the Peace Room was to help students...

Cartoon by Yasmin Roach

Local Business’ Restrictions on Teenagers Decrease Racial Profiling

Yasmin Roach, Staff Editor June 2, 2023

Three years ago, Wilde Lake senior Armand Lucas and his friends were racially profiled at the Columbia Mall. Armand’s profiling experience is hard to hear, but not unusual. A store manager told one of...

Wilde Lake students pictured in the 1976 yearbook. Since Wilde Lake opened in 1971, the school has focused on community, which Advisory helped build. (Photo courtesy of The Glass Hour staff)

Advisory Can be Possible

Zoe MacDiarmid, Editor-in-Chief May 16, 2023

When Advisory was cut down to three days a week in November, I figured that would be the last of the changes to it.  However, on Monday, March 20th, it was officially announced to the school that Advisory...

Despite the fact that many people find rock to be an aggressive genre, it has helped me throughout my life. These are some of the albums that have helped me along the way. (Graphic by Zoe MacDiarmid)

Rock Saved My Life

Caroline Sorensen March 31, 2023

Music has been a big part of my life since I was a baby. My parents always played it around the house, so I grew up listening to many genres. It has always been my escape, whether that be from myself or...

I can say with certainty that I hate artificial intelligence. Many people say that artificial intelligence is going to change the art world, that it will create new opportunities for artists and will make art more accessible to people, but in reality, for artists, it will only diminish the worth of what we love to do.

To Artists, AI Stands for “Awful Intelligence” 

Charlotte Fetters March 31, 2023

Ever since I could hold a pencil, I’ve been creating art. Whether it's a finished piece, a sketch, or just a doodle in my notebook, I enjoy the process of creating something from nothing.  But my...

A photo of Jocelyn (left) and me (center left) combined with a photo of Ashley (right) and me (center right) at her sorority formal.

The Beautiful Complexity of Having Sisters

Amy Manzanares, Staff Writer March 31, 2023

I used to consider it an insult to be compared to my older sister. In elementary school, I was called “Mini Ashley” by my teachers because they all taught my older sister Ashley first. I felt like...

There are many different ways of styling the hijab. Personally, I change my style based on what looks best with the outfit Im wearing and comfort level. (photos by Zoe MacDiarmid)

Stop Asking If I’m Hot in This

Yasmin Roach, Staff Editor March 31, 2023

In my seven years as a hijabi, I’ve been the target of a lot of questions. Although I try my best to answer politely, they are often ignorant and upsetting to hear. Many of them stem from damaging assumptions,...

When I was a student athlete, playing my sport bettered my academics and my outlook on life.

Sports Pave a Positive Path for Students

Blaiz Blackston January 5, 2023

Sports have the power to better a person’s life. All it takes is attending that tryout.  For athletes who struggle in the classroom or at home, their sport is an opportunity for change. It allows...

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...

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