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Wilde Lake’s AP Students Reflect on Their Classes

Wilde Lake’s AP Students Reflect on Their Classes

February 6, 2019


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

All Ideas Matter

All Ideas Matter

Ihsaan Fanusie, News Editor

June 9, 2017


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  (Warning: Spoiler Alert for the books The Grapes of Wrath, The Crucible, and The Scarlet Letter.) For a school that constantly parades its diversity and inclusiveness, there is a stunning lack of such values in the Wilde Lake English curriculum. Wilde Lake High School’s vision reads : “The Wilde La...

LGBTQ Tolerance Needs to Start With Us

LGBTQ Tolerance Needs to Start With Us

Takyla Brown

June 5, 2017


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A woman sits in her living room scrolling through her Instagram feed on her phone, when she sees a new comment on the photo she posted of her and the woman she loves on their wedding day. She taps on the photo to view the comment and her heart shatters when she sees the words: “You two disgust m...

Grow Up: “Retarded” Stings

Grow Up: “Retarded” Stings

Savannah Jackson, Writer

June 1, 2017


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Behind me, a girl leaned over to her friend and said, “You know the little boy in the retarded class? The one that makes funny noises and walks weird?” They both started laughing and kept talking about the boy. Little did they know, they were talking about my brother. I was in biology class during freshman year,...

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