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A Buried History: LGBTQ+ Narratives Erased

A Buried History: LGBTQ+ Narratives Erased

Paw Print Contributor

February 3, 2020

I was 11 the first time I heard the word gay. It was considered a bad word, an insult to someone being affectionate. Needless to say, it wasn’t something I was able to understand as normal - at least until recently. I realized I liked girls in middle school, but I tried to deny it. I grew up with...

Our Diversity Makes Us Stronger

Our Diversity Makes Us Stronger

Darae Lyles, Writer

May 14, 2019

Diversity is one of the biggest challenges we embrace here at The Lake. Wilde Lake’s diversity score is 70 percent, which is higher than the state average, 40 percent. We have African-Americans, Hispanics, Caucasians, Afro-Latinos, Asians, Middle Easterns, Africans, and Hawaiians. From celebrating cul...

Let’s Start School With WildeCat Time Every Day

Let’s Start School With WildeCat Time Every Day

Sydney Cox, Arts Editor

May 14, 2019

Waking up around 6:15 am is insufferable for most students, including myself. We get to school groggy and irritated, with almost no motivation to even walk in the building. Trudging outside to the bus stop, I’m engulfed in darkness, with only street lights guiding my path. There seems to be no posi...

I Was Homesick After a Day at Glenelg

I Was Homesick After a Day at Glenelg

Rachel Henry, Editor-in-Chief

May 13, 2019

Walking up to Glenelg at 7:45 March 27, 2018 was terrifying. I had on my Wilde Lake sweatshirt, and my bulky Wilde Lake band jacket. I was a giant billboard saying “Hey! Look at me! I don’t belong here!” All of the participating students and some counselors sat down in a small conference room...

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

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, Web Editor in Chief

March 7, 2019

    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

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CI0LjmSrmJU&feature=youtu.be

Be Aware, Not Ignorant

Be Aware, Not Ignorant

Rachel Henry and Hope Kahn

January 8, 2019

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

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

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

November 19, 2018

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...

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